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How to Paint Hair (Live Class)

Join NMA instructor Iliya Mirochnik for an 8-week interactive Live Class, where you will learn the important concepts and theories for painting hair. Hair is often overlooked in portrait classes and has generated tons of questions from students about it. So we’re going to do a deep dive for eight sessions to get to the root of the problem! The class will begin with a lecture on cranial structure, hair theory, growth patterns, and terminology. You will proceed by painting various sculptures and making copies of old master paintings, analyzing the different treatments of hair by artists of the past. Finally, you will jump into making paintings of various hairstyles and colors. Each week, students will complete homework assignments that will be critiqued in the following class. This class will be using digital media, but all of the principles transfer into traditional techniques.

Previously Live

In this Live Class, Iliya Mirochnik will demonstrate techniques for capturing hair in a painting. Each session Iliya will set up new challenges and techniques for you to tackle. You will learn different approaches to painting hair while mixing traditional and digital concepts together in your paintings.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Saturdays at 9:30 am PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes.

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by Iliya. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.