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Beginner Drawing Classes Boston

Learn the fundamentals of drawing in Boston with beginner classes that cover topics such as sketching, shading, and perspective, perfect for those looking to develop their artistic skills.

1 class in-person in Boston has spots left, and 15 classes live online are available.

Drawing for Total Beginners

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Unlock your artistic potential and discover the joy of drawing. Join us at Art School 99 for a beginner-friendly class that will guide you through the logical process of drawing. No experience is required - just bring your curiosity and a sketch pad!

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential drawing techniques that will help you create realistic and convincing artwork. Join the live online classes every Tuesday at Prima Materia Institute and learn how to draw portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and more using various mediums. Develop your skills and receive expert feedback for a well-rounded beginner artist experience.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 5:30–7pm Pacific Time

 (12 sessions)

$525

12 sessions

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Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y

Discover the art of drawing with expert guidance at 92nd Street Y. This course provides a solid foundation in the basics of drawing, from lines and shapes to shadow and perspective. Perfect for beginners and intermediate-level students seeking to develop their drawing skills.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$270

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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 1–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Fear-Free Drawing: Beginners Portrait Drawing

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Learn how to draw stunning portraits in this supportive and stress-relieving online class. Discover the fundamental techniques and tools needed to create masterpieces, even if you think you have no artistic talent. Join a community of artists and immerse yourself in the transformative power of drawing.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 2:30–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$99

5 sessions

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Drawing with Pastel

92nd Street Y

Unlock the vibrant world of soft pastels in this online course. Discover color theory and enhance your drawing skills as you explore classic still-lifes, figures, and photographs. Receive individual feedback and guidance from instructor Eva Nikolova along the way.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10:30am–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

7 sessions

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Drawing & Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Take your drawing and painting skills to the next level with this intermediate/advanced level course. Learn new techniques, explore the work of master artists, and receive individual feedback to enhance your creative practice. Join from the comfort of your own home and develop your observational skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$330

7 sessions

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Drink & Draw Online

The Gallery Girls

Explore a creative and social experience from the comfort of your own home with The Gallery Girls. Join us for an online session where you can interact with friends and artists while drawing a lively costumed model. Unleash your artistic side and have some fun.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 4–7pm Pacific Time

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist and discover the joy of drawing in this inspiring and non-judgmental beginner drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn a variety of techniques, from charcoal and pencil use to shading and composition, as you create and finish many drawings to feel proud of. Join our supportive art community and experience the lasting health benefits of drawing!

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 8:30–9:45pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$125

4 sessions

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Ages 9-12: After School Online Weekly Portfolio Drawing: How to Draw Portraits and Figures Part 1

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your child's artistic talent with an engaging and fun online drawing class! Join NYC's #1-rated art studio for step-by-step instruction, personalized guidance, and exciting group discussions. Your child will learn how to draw portraits, figures, and more while building a portfolio they'll be proud of.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 4:30–5:20pm Eastern Time

 (17 sessions)

$399

17 sessions

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Art Portfolio Preparation for Teens (Online)

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ Virtual Classroom

Create unique works for your portfolio with the guidance of professional teaching artists in this advanced online art course for teens. Unlock your full potential as you learn essential skills, techniques, and professional tips to make your portfolio stand out from the rest. Tailored to your portfolio requirements, this course will set you on the path to success in the world of art.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 4:45–6:45pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$490

7 sessions

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Drawing (Intermediate)

92nd Street Y

Deepen your understanding of drawing techniques in this online course. Develop your skills in line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form, and perspective through challenging exercises and assignments. Receive real-time feedback and engage in group discussions to enhance your technical and compositional abilities.

Thursday, May 23rd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$330

6 sessions

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Caricature Drawing Class

BrushCapades @ Online Classroom

Unleash your creativity and master the art of caricature drawing with just a pen and paper! Join us at BrushCapades and learn how to bring out the unique features of your subjects in a fun and engaging way. No experience required, just bring your imagination and a highlighter if you're feeling fancy!

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–7pm Central Time

Drawing Made Easy for the Complete Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Unleash your inner artist and learn the essential techniques of drawing with the experts at Prima Materia Institute. Discover how to create lights, shadows, texture, and form through step-by-step guidance. Join us for this hands-on experience and unlock the magic of drawing.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 12–1pm Pacific Time

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Art Lab

Art School 99 @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Specifically created for total beginners this class starts with basics of composition, color theory and art history leading you to your own world of art and self-discovery! We will discuss all other materials at the first class. Please prepare $5 for the art materials if you don't have your own. These classes are also available in packages of 3, 5 or 10 classes.

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One Day Drawing Workshop

Lexington Arts and Crafts @ 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA

Learn some Basics in Drawing in a one day workshop. This is a taste of drawing and the students can see what it entails. Great for a new person learning to draw or anyone who needs a refresh. Jill will cover composition, value and line drawing, design issues with a variety of exercises designed to help you create a wonderful illusion on the paper. We will cover still life, landscape and portrait in one day. Come and join this exciting workshop.

Drawing with Friends: William Merritt Chase &the Figure

Museum of Fine Arts @ 465 Huntington Avenue , Boston, MA

This special evening begins with a visit to the “William Merritt Chase” exhibition, where the instructor will introduce a selection of the artist’s finest works in both oil and pastel of images of women, jewel-like landscapes, views of urban parks, and scenes of children at play. On our way to the studio, stop at Taste Café to pick up wine, coffee, or something cold to take with you to the art-space next door. In the second hour, the instructor...

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Observational Drawing

Art School 99 @ Online Class, Online, MA

Are you afraid of drawing? Do not be! Once you relax your wrist and fingers you will feel the line.  In this class, we will teach you the basic shapes required to draw objects, spaces, and figures. Once you get the basic shapes down you can then work on advancing your images. Break the line! Drawing is not so hard once you understand its logic and can relate to it.  Purchase 11 x 14" 60 lb drawing pad and a few pencils to the first class....

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