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Self Portraits with Meshell Melvin

This is a guided step-by-step process in drawing the human face in proportion. It is an excellent class in combination with drawing the human figure, as it is based on the same principals of measurement. Once again students are encouraged to challenge their “ideas” of what a face actually looks like, for example, just how big an ear actually is! These drawings make excellent beginning places for further projects in other visual art mediums.

Grade Suitability:

5 -12

Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

2-4 hours, depending on class level.

Material Required:

Easels or drawing horses, drawing boards (if possible), 18”x24” sheets of cartridge paper, mirrors, pencils and erasers.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply drawing media at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:





This program is available throughout the year and may be part of an extended school project.

Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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