Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Facial Features’ Drawing Workshop


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a “Facial Features” drawing workshop Jan. 10 and 17 from 6-8 p.m.

During this workshop, taught by Ellen Hahs, curator of education at the Museum, participants will be introduced to the intricacies of facial differences using observation and comparison. Participants will learn about a feature’s highest, lowest and widest points, simplifying the ability to duplicate a shape, while discovering that shapes needs to be placed in correct relation to other features and their shapes. Understanding what to leave out and using both positive and negative drawing, participants can quickly capture a likeness. The class will also focus on the detailed differences when observing faces, including nose tips, nostril shapes, eye corners, white of the eyes, lip thickness and the convex and concave locations of a face.

A preregistration fee of $10 is due Jan. 9 for ages 18 and older. No experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided.

To register, visit, call (573) 651-2260 or email

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.