Features and Facial Expressions with Brian Knox


Registration Opens March 1st, 2021 at 8am PST

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : Mar 19th – Apr 16th

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Fridays at 12pm PST

Level :  All Levels Welcome

Features and Facial Expressions will cover a wide variety of topics often overlooked when studying the human head: facial anatomy and the 6 basic facial expressions. Learning about facial expressions is a critical part of storytelling and something all students can benefit from. Week 1 will be a facial anatomy lesson/demonstration. Week 2 will be a demonstration about how to draw the individual features. Weeks 3 through 5 will be demonstrations that cover 2 facial expressions each for a total of 6: anger, happiness, fear, disgust, surprise, and sadness.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox began studying full time at the atelier in 2012 and began teaching in 2015. As a student his emphasis was on logical and simple head and figure construction. As an instructor his dedication to teaching full time has allowed him to focus on finding clear explanations for complicated concepts and, when combined with his gestural/structural approach to head and figure drawing, has helped countless students tackle difficult subjects over the last 5 years. Brian’s ultimate goal is to produce a series of head and figure drawing books that rival those of the great instructors of the past (i.e. Bridgman, Loomis) but in a more modern format. Each term brings him one step closer to realizing that goal.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit