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Self Portraits with Meshell Melvin

This is a guided step-by-step process in drawing the human face in proportion. It is an excellent class in combination with drawing the human figure, as it is based on the same principals of measurement. Once again students are encouraged to challenge their “ideas” of what a face actually looks like, for example, just how big an ear actually is! These drawings make excellent beginning places for further projects in other visual art mediums.

Grade Suitability:

5 -12

Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

2-4 hours, depending on class level.

Material Required:

Easels or drawing horses, drawing boards (if possible), 18”x24” sheets of cartridge paper, mirrors, pencils and erasers.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply drawing media at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:





This program is available throughout the year and may be part of an extended school project.

Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin began her creative career in London, Ontario where she received a combined honors degree in English and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1997, while still at school, Meshell began teaching art classes for children of all ages and has continued this practice throughout her career. She has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work. Meshell moved to Whitehorse with her two boys after spending ten years of her practice in Atlin, B.C. There she ran Dragon Studio, her gallery and workspace. Meshell has been exhibiting in Whitehorse since 1995. Her work has been featured in newspaper, on CBC radio and television, and in Out of Service magazine.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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