Erin Kehr, resident scene artist at the Central Minnesota Children's Theatre in St. Cloud is teaching the class.
"I'm teaching the students how to draw more realistically. We are working on how to break down the basic elements of shape and shading, dividing the face into quadrants," Kehr said.
At the beginning of the course he asked the students what they would like to do. Kehr has stressed the importance of one-minute poses. "It is important to get the shapes down, then you can go back and refine your picture. Not everything you draw can sit and pose for a picture for any period of time," he added.
He has had the students do freehand drawings, work from grids, and draw sections of the face at a time, using charcoal.
The students have drawn portraits of each other and their final project will be to draw a self-portrait.
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