Create the artful faces of your dreams!
Jane Davenport, brings her best-selling book to life in her effervescent and encouraging style as she guides you through the foundations of drawing a face, creating smooth skin tones, and so much more.
This workshop is full of new techniques to engage and inspire your imagination.
Drawing faces with confidence feels liberating!
I adore drawing faces and playing with colour! It helps makes me feel inspired and happy. The reason I teach is because I want this for everyone. Whether you want to make art as a pastime or as your profession makes no difference. As long as you enjoy the process rather than being fixated on the end result, you will keep at it. Growing and glowing!
I would love to help you create the artful faces of your dreams.
The Online Workshop brings the book to life! As I created “Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces’ I filmed the whole process. I will be going in to my Face Math (TM) Methods in depth and further explaining concepts from the book.
I have designed the Workshop to have many Lessons. But you have Lifetime Access so you can take your time and re-visit the materials, although I will encourage you to keep to my schedule, just because I want to see you get the most from the Workshop!
I have a full list of FAQ’s for your reference here.
The Online Workshop brings my #1 best-selling book to life! As I created “Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces’ I filmed the whole process.
We dive deep into the book and then journey even further!
These are the main topics in each Lesson Art Materials, organisation and Warmup Sketchercise™!
Lesson 1: Starting Small
We start small and I introduce my ‘Longitude & Latitude’ exercises to get you drawing turned faces!
Lesson 2: Grand Scale
My FACE MATH™ method will help you set a foundation.
I also go into The Details of eyes, the nose and lips.
Lesson 3: Shading
How to add volume, depth and a hint of realism!
Lesson 4: Hair (yes, finally a whole lesson on hair!)
I have some handy techniques for my trademark flowing hair, plaits and up-do’s!
Lesson 5: Layers
Let’s mix it up with watercolour, acrylics and ink and use each to our advantage!
Lesson 6: Collage and Wild colour
Collage is a liberating way to start a face! Art born from bits and pieces of your life have an extra richness of meaning.
Lesson 7: Turned faces and adding Movement
Learn to ‘capture’ your subject as if they are on their way somewhere!
Lesson 8: Smooth vs painterly!
Creating Burnished porcelain smooth skin and painterly portraits.
A few more details…
I have created this class so you can take all the time you need and let the magic happen!
All sessions for the Self-guided study classes are up when you arrive. This means there’s no waiting for projects to be posted and you can take the course at whatever pace works for you.
You can revisit, rewatch, recharge and remind yourself of all the art supplies, all the drawing lessons, all the mixed media inspiration whenever you want.
You need never feel embarrassed about not ‘clicking’ with a new skill straightaway. It’s a terrible feeling when you feel left behind, or that you dont ‘get it’ and everyone else does in a learning situation!
But you will NEVER feel that way in my classroom because you can pause and rewind, and ask questions.
What do you get?
8 Juicy Lessons packed with practical, clear techniques for learning to draw fabulous mixed media faces.
Jane Davenport gives solid, detailed, clear instructions for drawing.
Beginners will appreciate the step-by-step instructions she provides.
More advanced artists will enjoy Jane’s careful attention to detail which will help refine, improve and expand their techniques.
The workshop has a breezy, cheerful quality, but don’t let Jane’s relaxed attitude fool you , she teaches serious drawing techniques!
Just like the book, the workshop is liberally illustrated with Jane’s lovely and inspiring work and is absolutely packed with useful and inspiring information from the beginning to the end.
“Jane has put together an instructional tour de force with this online workshop.”
What do you need?
Jane insists you start with whatever art supplies you have. You can always add more later!
The main supply for this workshop is the book. It really is an integral part
and you need to have a copy to participate. You can purchase signed copies from this site, from online booksellers ( Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia etc) and excellent book stores!
Matte Medium – Liqitex and JD MM set
Journal A4 /letter size or larger would be perfect. Strathmore and JD MM journal
Coloured Pencils – Prismacolor JD MM set
Matte Acrylic Paint – Ceramcoat and JD MM set
Watercolours – new Schmincke set and JD MM set
The important thing to realise is that you do not NEED everything I use.
I am a degenerate art supplies junkie, and have just about everything in the artiverse.
(Always keep in mind, it’s the artist, not the tools, that are creative.
Having said that, we will never be cruel and hold you back from getting art supplies!)
‘Jane Davenport is an excellent art instructor, probably one of the best in the world. I don’t know her personally, but since I began taking her online classes, my ability to draw faces and figures has been so strengthened that I am amazed at how much my art has improved.'
'Jane Davenport has put together an instructional tour de force with this book. If you are interested in drawing or mixed media, you need this book!'
'Jane Davenport goes into great detail and gives step by step directions on drawing the face, AND then gives additional step by step instructions on how to shade and color the face and hair to bring your portrait to life. Jane also includes the supplies she uses with step by step instructions on how to get her fabulous results.'
Create the artful faces of your dreams!
Jane Davenport, brings her best-selling book to life in her effervescent and encouraging style as she guides you through the foundations of drawing a face, creating smooth skin tones, and so much more. This workshop is full of new techniques to engage and inspire your imagination.