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Head, Hands, and Costume Drawing | Glenn Vilppu (Limited Seating)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Advanced Students Only.

The aim of this class is to facilitate a student’s ability to accurately sketch heads, hands, and drapery without the use of direct observation. Rather than focusing on the rendering of form, this class will give students a thorough understanding of construction, proportions, and anatomy of the human head and hands, as well as fold characteristics of certain fabrics.

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Course #: 1431
Start Date: April 5, 2017
End Date: May 10, 2017
Day: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 10AM-3:30PM, with 1/2 hour break
Holidays and Postponements (no class): none
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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Product Description

Supply List

Canson Biggie Sketch Pad in 11 x 14 or 18 x 24 inches
Moleskin Sketchbook 111 lb paper 8-1/2 x 11 inches
Drawing Board
Water-Soluble Pencils Faber-Castel Albrecht Durer (preferred) or Caran d’Ache, colors Black and Dark Brown or Sepia (they might like to have several different ones as each works a bit differently).
Water Brush
Pencil Sharpener (NOT ELECTRIC)
Kneaded eraser

Instructor Bio

Glenn Vilppu is a world renowned artist. Glenn earned his B.F.A., M.F.A at Art Center College of Design. In addition he studied at Otis Art Institute, Santa Monica City College. He has taught at Vilppu Studios, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, UCLA, The American Animation Institute, DHIMA, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Loveland Academy of Art, Ringling College of Art and Design, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Rhythm and Hues among others. Glenn is the author of several books including The Vilppu Drawing Manual, and the Vilppu Sketch Book.

LAAFA Policies


Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.

Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.

There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).


LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.

If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.

If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.


All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.

You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.

All artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.


  • If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
  • The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
  • Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
  • Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
  • Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
  • Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
  • Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
  • Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
  • No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.


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