Head Drawing with Brian Knox and Evan Collene


Registration open.

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.

Critiques will be done by new instructor Evan Collene. To see examples of Evan’s work, click below!



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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. Demos will be available to watch on this platform 2 weeks after the final lesson.

Date : 12-Sep to 10-Oct

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Monday at 12pm PST

Level :  All Levels

Critiques: Evan Collene

Stressing proper placement of features and strict value control, this class will work on executing an accurate portrait from photo reference. The focus will be placed on proper planing out of the head, and spacing and placing the features using a rhythmical lay-in system called the “Abstraction.”


• 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.

Evan Collene

Evan Collene is an aspiring artist who is currently working towards building a career in illustration. He began his study at Watts Atelier after finishing high school and has continued studying the arts ever since.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit