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About Face! Exploring Portraiture From Around the World: Grades K-2

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About Face! Exploring Portraiture From Around the World: Grades K-2

What does Medusa have in common with African masks? What makes certain symbolic elements in portraitures significant such as Mona Lisa’s smile and the inclusion of animals in portraits in many areas of the world? Examining faces in art helps us to understand how people from different cultures and times have viewed themselves. Learn how to draw and construct portraits in many styles while exploring different cultural influences such as the Italian Renaissance, African mask making, Pre-Columbian art, Japanese woodcuts, Korean art, and more. Explore the human face in a wide range of 2D and 3D techniques including drawing, painting, collage, photography, clay, and wire. Learn to draw individual features of the face and become an expert at the hardest of them all -- the nose and the ear.

Included in Course Price: $35 (materials provided by instructor)


  • On the first day of class, ALL students must check in with Extension staff in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building before attending class.
  • All K-12 and Pre-College students are required to submit a completed K12 Mandatory Forms Packet prior to admittance into the classroom. Students will not be permitted to attend without this.
  • For students attending both morning and afternoon classes, a mandatory fee of $50 is required for supervision during the lunch break (meals not included). The fee is paid online after Registration is completed.

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Course Details
Course Code
Credit Hours
Section 1
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
June 10, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Class Size
Provided at check-in
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