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  • Description
    In this 8-week Live Class, Renaissance Head Drawing, presented by NMA founder Joshua Jacobo, master draftsperson Glenn Vilppu will teach you his unique approach to drawing the head, rooted in the traditions of the Old Masters. You will learn how to illustrate the portrait with three-dimensionality. You will master the construction, planes, and anatomy of the head. Glenn will also teach you an approach to capture facial expressions, and from there, he will show you how to draw the head from imagination. In sharing his technique, Glenn will help you achieve the ability to create effortless yet convincing drawings.

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  • Meet Your Instructor
    Joshua Jacobo is a fine artist and educator specializing in drawing, modeling, and sculpting the human figure. Currently, Joshua is developing a marble carving studio with his wife, sculptor Johanna Schwaiger, out of their home in Southern California. In 2011, Joshua founded New Masters Academy. Before creating New Masters Academy, Joshua helped design and launch the award-winning Vilppu Academy with his longtime mentor Glenn Vilppu. Other companies and organizations Joshua has founded or directed include: Art Mentors, Draw This!, NationofChange, and Truthout. You can read more about how Joshua founded New Masters Academy here. You can follow Joshua on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube.
  • Format
    This Live Class is presented as a pre-recorded lecture with live critiques. While it is encouraged that you attend class live on the dates and times specified below, it is not required, and you can still watch a DVR of the class between weekly classes, and turn in your assignments for critique.

    As a Live Class participant, you will attend class digitally, via a live stream which will appear on the website. Each week, you will be asked to watch certain sections pre-recorded course instruction, then complete the assigned homework. You will then submit that homework for an opportunity to have it critiqued live by the instructor. During class, you can talk with other students, ask the instructor questions, share your work, and receive feedback on your assignments.

    You must have an active subscription to attend this class. For more information, please contact us here.
  • Day and Time
    Classes are live once per week, Wednesdays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT Starting January 19th 2022
  • How to Attend
    You will be provided with a link to the live class stream page shortly before class starts. Make sure you enroll for updates.