Intro to Drawing: Faces & Figures

Ages 16+  |  In-Person

Spring 2022 Registration is Open!


COVID Safety Guideline: Please be assured that all in-person programs will follow strict safety protocols required by George Mason University and are subject to pivoting to all virtual platforms if health and safety conditions warrant. Please visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for all in-person programs.


Open to Art Lovers of All Levels.

Participants will develop their use of the elements of art and design principles to enhance their figure drawings. Emphasis will be on proportion and placement of features on the face and figure drawing. Artists will explore the use of expressive lines and shading techniques in their drawings. Previous drawing experience is welcomed, but not required for this course.


Ages:  16+
Dates:  Saturdays, February 19 – April 23, 2022 (8 weeks)
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Skip Dates:  April 2  |  April 9
Supply List: HERE
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building








Kate Parsons
Art Educator in Fairfax County, VA
Read about Ms. Parsons

Kate Parsons is the studio art teacher for MCAA’s Drawing for Adults course. Ms. Parsons is a Fairfax County art teacher with 16 years of classroom experience. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Radford University and holds a teaching certificate in Art K-12.

In the Summers, Ms. Parsons continues to teach visual art classes with the Institute for the Arts, where she has been working since 2012. Her classes range from Foundational Drawing to Fused Glass, Jewelry & Metals, and Fiber Arts. Ms. Parsons has also taught at a summer sewing camp in Fairfax for The Handwork Studio, based out of Pennsylvania. This year, Ms. Parsons has transitioned to online classes for both MCAA and The Handwork Studio, as well as online distance learning for her art classes in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Ms. Parsons lives in Fairfax County with her two adult children (and their two dogs). She is also a non-medical volunteer for the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corp. Ms. Parsons has participated in trainings, exercises, and drills since 2009, and is proud to help out in Fairfax during 2020’s quarantine due to the Coronavirus.












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