Through the effect of light and shade, students will learn how to portray the essential features of a human face. Taking a closer look at facial anatomy, students will receive instruction on creating dynamic expressions. The class will learn how to utilize various measuring techniques to turn reference photos into art. The final project will be a self-portrait. This class is geared towards intermediate to advanced students. Beginners may join--they will focus more on mark-making, shading, and controlling their drawing utensils to build a more simplified portrait.