So many of my students complain that they can't draw faces and try to pass with the stick people and smiley faces. I found that a step by step dot system was the most successful way for them to draw and understand the placement of facial features.
In this gathering of examples, charts and step by step handouts, I have illustrated the basic starters to how to draw a symmetrical face. I use a dot system that is very easy to follow. I have tips and tricks on how to draw simple noses, mouths, and eyes.
I also added how to create depth and dimension with drawing pencils. I find this to be my favorite thing to teach because it is simple and the kids really enjoy how their faces turn out. With my lesson, each step is broken down and the visuals allow students to work at their own pace and independently which allows me time to move around the classroom and do hands on instruction with individual students.
I use this lesson with my 7th and 8th grade classes but I use these same tricks to teach adults the anatomy of the face. Enjoy!