Fall Online Classes for 2021

posted Sep 8, 2021, 8:18 AM by Suzanne Head   [ updated Sep 8, 2021, 8:18 AM ]

Suzanne Head at Gage Academy of Art

I will be teaching two, five week sessions this fall at Gage Academy of Art online. 
This course covers the anatomy and stylization of human and animal characters. We dive into the psychology of shape, color theory, and conveying emotion. We will learn how to exaggerate the anatomy and facial features of figures and animals; and examine different styles and methods of drawing characters. Students will be encouraged to discover their own unique style; and professional Illustrators will join us to discuss their careers and techniques. Students may use traditional drawing media on paper, or choose to paint digitally using a tablet and accompanying software. Assignments will be given each week in addition to in-class gesture drawing of human and animal subjects.

Spring Classes for 2021

posted Apr 10, 2021, 2:28 PM by Suzanne Head   [ updated Apr 10, 2021, 2:34 PM ]

I will be teaching two online courses this spring: Intro to Character Design and Intro to Digital Painting. These courses will be taught through Gage Academy of Art, based here in Seattle! Click the images above for a full description.  

First Mural, Completed!

posted Apr 8, 2021, 5:52 PM by Suzanne Head   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 6:00 PM ]

Suzanne Head painting a mural on a scaffold Suzanne Head with Mary Devlin and Gary Raskin

I tend to jump in the deep end when it comes to learning new processes. I’ve got a lot of pride and can’t stand disappointing people - so if I tell someone I can do something and I’ve never actually done it before - I learn it, quick. Mary Devlin recently opened Barrio Glassworks in Carlsbad, CA. Their logo is of a simplified female glassblower with a ponytail; I guess I de-simplified it a bit. I’m incredibly grateful to Mary and her family for letting me give this my all. 

2020 Publications

posted Nov 15, 2020, 8:17 PM by Suzanne Head

I'm very excited to be featured in two glass catalogues this Fall, New Glass Review 41 and Glass Art. Sarah Sally LaGrand wrote a wonderful, in-depth article about my glass process and conceptual narrative in Glass Art; and a photo of me wearing the white rabbit mask is featured in New Glass Review. The NGR photo isn't on my website, (I've always been somewhat self conscious about my thighs, and the published image features those babies in all their pasty glory!) but I felt called to venture out of my comfort zone, and the pose spoke to my intended message. 
Glass Art selected my mask as the cover art in addition to the article! I was not expecting that and am very grateful for the feature; my folks really got a kick out of it. Click the photos for a link to either publication.

Acrylic Paintings at Museo

posted Nov 15, 2020, 8:13 PM by Suzanne Head


I can't express how refreshing it was to return to painting after working as a full time glass artist the past few years. Starting with drawing (as I always do), I created 5 graphite drawings on cotton mixed-media paper, sealed them with matte medium, and went right on top with the acrylic paint. The process was very fluid and I found myself dancing in the studio constantly. Some of the originals are still available so don't hesitate to email me if interested! Also check out Museo Gallery, here, they're located on Whidbey Island; its a really gorgeous day trip if you're in the Seattle area!

Seattle Protests

posted Nov 15, 2020, 8:07 PM by Suzanne Head   [ updated Nov 15, 2020, 8:11 PM ]

I can be somewhat of a coward when it comes to political issues. Nevertheless, protesting in Seattle, experiencing Capitol Hill's autonomous zone, and connecting with others through BLM discourse, has had a big impact on me. The conversations have been the most positive thing I've seen come out of this tragic circumstance. Through these conversations, I was introduced to the work of Dr. Cornel West. I highly recommend checking out anything you can find of his. I listened to Race Matters on audio book (here's the Audible link) after watching this damn-near-perfect video, What Kept Coltrane's Horn Blowing. Anyway, I just sat down and started drawing one day: some from youtube videos, some from photos I took downtown. These are my favorites, click for full scale.

2020 Workshops Cancelled

posted Nov 15, 2020, 8:06 PM by Suzanne Head


I was scheduled to teach two workshops this season: fused glass at Pittsburgh Glass Center and portrait sculpting at Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio. Unfortunately, both have been cancelled due to Covid. Be sure to check back here, or on my instagram, for upcoming workshops once the craziness ends. (These photos are from the figure sculpting workshop I taught at WIFAS in 2019; these guys were great!)

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