The Many Faces of
CREATING EXPRESSIVE FACES
using a variety of
CHARCOAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES
Charcoal is one of my most favorite art supplies of all times. It’s a beautiful material that can be used in an endless variety of ways. You can draw from super soft and smooth, to expressive and raw with a lot of texture. It’s a very forgiving medium and therefore ideal for beginners. But also intermediate and advanced artists can use charcoal in all kinds of ways and let themselves be surprised by the versatility of this beautiful product.
This 6 weeks in-depth portrait class is all about this fantastic medium: charcoal. You’ll learn how to draw expressive faces, using a variety of charcoal drawing techniques and different types of charcoal.
Here’s a little sneak peek of one of the projects of this class.
To draw, you must close your eyes and sing. PABLO PICASSO
About this class
The Many Faces of Charcoal is an online charcoal portrait course which runs for six weeks.
Each week we’ll do a full, in-depth project in which we’re going to create a charcoal portrait from start to finish. Every project will be different, using different techniques or styles. I will show and tell you exactly what I do and why I do it, so you can learn & practice the techniques and implement them in the future in your own style.
Besides the full-length weekly projects, we will also do weekly warm-up exercises and I will explain all about the materials and supplies.
And last but not least, you will also receive a full-length bonus project. 🙂
This is an online class, so the lessons are taught in video format and you can watch them from the comfort of your home. All videos are in real-time, so not sped up or partially skipped. You can watch me draw and hear me explain my process, what I do and why I do it. This means that you can follow exactly what I do, and if you want you can go back and watch certain parts again if you missed anything or something was unclear. You can watch the videos whenever you like and as many times you want!
These are close-ups of the projects that we’re going to make.
Curious to know what types of charcoal and other supplies we’re going going to use in this class? Click the button below to download the full supply list! 🙂
Here’s another sneak peek of one of the projects of this class.
The Many Faces of Charcoal started March 4 but is still open for registration. You get lifetime access to the course website and all videos can be downloaded so you can keep them forever and do the lessons as many times as you like.
You will also get access to a dedicated Facebook group, where you can show your work, connect with the teacher and your fellow students, ask questions, and share tips.
This is a ‘live online class’, which means that the class opens at a particular date (in this case March 4) and we will start with all the students at this date. The lessons are released weekly, during six weeks. However, you don’t have to follow the six weeks schedule. The video lessons are pre-recorded, so there is no specific airing time and after release you can watch them whenever it suits you best. You have lifetime access to the class website and can do the lessons comfortably at your own pace, so no worries if you can’t keep up with the class schedule!
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6-weeks charcoal portrait course
All videos can be downloaded
Prices in Euro will be used for the actual purchase.
Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy. ALBERT EINSTEIN
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
If this is the first time you sign up for a Juna Biagioni Art course, you will create an account during the registration process. You can access the private website of the class with the email address that you signed up with and the password that you chose for your account. You get immediately access to the course introduction section and related info on the course website.
On the actual starting day of the class you will receive an email as soon as the lessons for the first week are available. Every week after that you will receive an email when the lessons for that week are available.
The lessons are taught in video format. All videos are in real-time, so not sped up. You can watch me draw and hear me explain what I do and why I do it. This means that you can follow exactly what I do, and if you want you can go back and watch certain parts again if you missed anything or something was unclear.
The lessons and the extra course materials (such as supply lists and reference photos) will all be provided on the private course website. You can watch the lessons online, and/or download everything so you can keep all the course materials forever and access them from your own hard drive.
This is a ‘live online class’, which means that the class opens at a particular date (March 4) and we will start with all the students at this date. The lessons are released weekly. However, you don’t have to follow the six weeks schedule. The video lessons are pre-recorded, so there is no specific airing time and after release you can watch them whenever it suits you best. You have lifetime access to the course website and can do the lessons comfortably at your own pace, so no worries if you can’t keep up with the class schedule!
Besides the course website you will get access to the dedicated Facebook group for this class. This is a fun and safe place to post your work, get support from the other students and the teacher, ask questions, and meet new friends. You can participate however you like and be more or less active, whatever fits your needs.
Lifetime access, what does that mean in practice?
You get lifetime access to this course. In practice this means that the course website (including all videos and course materials) will remain accessible to you for as long as the course is being offered for sale. If this course at some point in the future isn’t ging to be offered for sale anymore, you will have 6 months to download all materials if you want to keep them forever.
Can I download the videos?
Yes, you can download all the videos and other materials of this course.
Is there a dedicated Facebook group for this class?
Yes, there will be a dedicated Facebook group for this class. It’s a great place to ask questions, share your work, get support from the teacher and your fellow students, and meet new art friends. You will receive the link to the group after you sign up for the course.
I am a total beginner. Can I sign up?
It depends a bit on what type of beginner you are.
If you are a beginner in working with charcoal, but have some basic experience in drawing faces, then definitely yes, you can do this course. This is an in-depth class that teaches a number of different charcoal techniques, and you will learn a lot from it.
If you are a beginner in drawing faces, then you can also sign up for this course, because you can follow in the video lessons exactly what I’m doing and learn a lot about how to work with charcoal. However, this class doesn’t teach the basics of facial proportions and shading, or how to work with tonal values, etc. If you would like to get more in-depth lessons about these subjects, I definitely recommend to do my class Drawing in the Soul first. That will give you a strong foundation for drawing faces, and is very good for beginners because it starts from the very basics and builds up from there.
I feel a bit insecure about my art and not ready to show it to others. Can I participate without joining the Facebook group?
Yes, you can participate without joining the Facebook group for this class. But know that you can also join the Facebook group in a more passive and anonymous way, without having to post your work if you don’t want to. If you do join the Facebook group you will get the additional benefits of being in a ‘live’ class, such as getting support from the other students and the teacher, asking questions, and meeting new friends. The group is private and provides a safe environment for all participants of every level.
I don't have a Facebook account. Do I need one in order to take this class?
You don’t necessarily need a Facebook account to take this class. The course website is a dedicated website that you get access to after you sign up for the class. The Facebook group is optional.
However, if you do want to join the Facebook group but don’t have a Facebook account (yet), you can also consider creating a Facebook account just for this workshop alone.
Do you work with reference photos in this course?
Yes, we will be working with reference photos in this course. They will be available for download from the course website.
Is there a payment plan available for this course?
Yes, there will be a payment plan available for this course. Please contact me via the form below for more info on the payment plan.
Can I get a refund after purchasing this course?
Due to the downloadable nature of this course, no refunds are given after the starting date.
Can I give this course as a gift?
Certainly! Just contact me by filling in the form below and I’ll be happy to help.
How can I contact you?
You can contact me by filling in this form.