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Figure Drawing Classes Boston

Learn the art of capturing the human form with precision and detail in figure drawing classes in Boston, where participants can refine their skills in gesture drawing, anatomy, and shading techniques.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Boston have spots left, but 3 classes live online are available.

Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y

Explore the art of capturing the human form and face with precision and depth in this immersive drawing course. Master the intricacies of anatomy and bring your figures and portraits to life using a variety of drawing mediums. Join a community of artists online as you work with live models and engage in class discussions and demonstrations.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Portrait and Figure Painting (All Levels)

92nd Street Y

Develop your skills in figure and portrait painting from observation of live models. Learn color mixing, structure, proportion, and light and shadow theory in gouache and oil mediums. Capture the model's gesture, likeness, and expression in this comprehensive course.

Monday, Feb 26th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color Pencil

92nd Street Y

Unleash your artistic expression and master the human form with this dynamic online course that takes you from graphite to vibrant colored pencils. Join us for an immersive experience in portrait drawing that will sharpen your skills in capturing the essence of the human face.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

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Figure Drawing

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

The Atelier Certificate program is studied in two concurrent streams, each containing four levels. Stream 1 - Sight-size (Bargue, Cast, and Still Life) utilizes the sight-size method as practiced by artists such as Sargent and Reynolds and is taught through a series of exercises progressing from the “flat” - Bargue drawings in graphite and progresses through cast study and then still-life painting. Stream 2 - Comparative Measurement from the...

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Bargue/ Cast/ Still-life

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

The Atelier Certificate program is studied in two concurrent streams, each containing four levels. Stream 1 - Sight-size (Bargue, Cast, and Still Life) utilizes the sight-size method as practiced by artists such as Sargent and Reynolds and is taught through a series of exercises progressing from the “flat” - Bargue drawings in graphite and progresses through cast study and then still-life painting. Stream 2 - Comparative Measurement from the...

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Northern Renaissance Painting (Mastercopies)

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

Crucial to experienced painters and beginning artists alike are the foundations of drawing the human figure. A successful draft of the figure requires elegantly simplifying the subject to its most basic framework, but, once mastered this simple construct yields great dividends as the piece progresses. In this course, students will receive individual instruction in drafting the human figure from live model observation and the academic method. Particular...

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Figure Construct

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

Crucial to experienced painters and beginning artists alike are the foundations of drawing the human figure. A successful draft of the figure requires elegantly simplifying the subject to its most basic framework, but, once mastered this simple construct yields great dividends as the piece progresses. In this course, students will receive individual instruction in drafting the human figure from live model observation and the academic method. Particular...

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Drop-In Figure Drawing Sessions

The Boston School of Painting @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Uninstructed figure sessions! We set the pose, you draw or paint your heart out! Poses are typically single session to multi session poses. The shortest pose is 3 hours long, a single session. We tend not to offer gesture at every session.  For multi-session poses, pay in advance guarantees your place in the room.  Bring your own materials - NO PASTELS

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Figure Drawing: Long Pose on Toned Paper

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

Beginning in graphite, students complete a 'cartoon'. This is a preliminary drawing that establishes proportion, body type, gesture and the correct grouping of light and dark. This important phase creates a solid structure. Students then transfer the cartoon to toned paper and the drawing continues in graphite and chalk. The instructor will assist students in choosing an area of the figure to fully render. Through the articulation of subtle plane...

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The Academics Of Drawing and Painting The Figure

North River Arts Society @ 157 Old Main St, Boston, MA

Dianne will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin and finish a painting of the face or figure.  She will then work with you on an individual basis to help you improve and move forward at your own speed. This group will utilize the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of "Alla Prima" to help each person learn the fundamentals to create a painting that is structurally sound in color,...

Drawing from Life

Hopkinton Center for the Arts @ 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA

Drawing from the human figure is an enjoyable and powerful exploration into the cultural context of one’s own world. At the HCA, you will have the unique experience of blending visual arts with theater arts as we will incorporate models in theatrical costumes for timed posed sketches. This course uses simple materials: charcoal and erasers inks and brushes This drawing class is the perfect start if you’re new to figure drawing, or if it’s...

Figure Class

The Boston School of Painting @ 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA

Figure classes are a time to learn while working from a live model. It's a great introduction class for amateurs and professionals alike. Covering a variety of subjects from portraiture, the whole figure both nude and clothed as well as composition in terms of allegory. We teach and discuss anatomy as it pertains to the visual artist. Dealing with the figure in all three mediums, graphite, charcoal and oil paint is important in being able...

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Critique Workshop

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

Crucial to experienced painters and beginning artists alike are the foundations of drawing the human figure. A successful draft of the figure requires elegantly simplifying the subject to its most basic framework, but, once mastered this simple construct yields great dividends as the piece progresses. In this course, students will receive individual instruction in drafting the human figure from live model observation and the academic method. Particular...

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Figure Drawing, Drawing from Sculpture

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

Study the human figure and experiment with different drawing techniques using a variety of media including leads, colored pencils and conte crayons.Learn to measure bodily proportion and compare stylistic differences in classical art from the MFA collections of figurative work in the galleries to find underlying ideas, themes, and a common language. Supplies will be provided.

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Figure Drawing Workshop

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

Drawing from a live model, try different exercises with a different pose every 10–30 minutes. Explore different approaches to looking at your subject and develop personal expression. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. 

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Artistic Anatomy for Figurative Artists

Academy of Realist Art Boston @ 112 South St, Boston, MA

This workshop is meant to familiarize art students with the structural basis of human function. Students will participate in a 10-day workshop in which the majority of the human skeletal and muscular structure will be explained, analyzed, and related directly to artistic practice. The quality that sets this course apart is the dissolution of the barrier between theory and practice. Human anatomy is learned and applied with comparisons to basic 3-dimensional...

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Life Drawing

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

This course is designed to build foundational drawing skills through a strategic accumulation of observational and technical skills of the figure through live/nude model sessions. By working with both dynamic gestures and long poses, the students will learning to approach the figure with confidence and poetic enjoyment. We will practice measuring, composition, perspective, structural anatomy, tonal shading and drawing the figure in motion. An instructional...

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Portrait Drawing

North River Arts Society @ 157 Old Main St, Boston, MA

This workshop is for both the beginners and intermediate artists and concentrates on learning how to draw a portrait - a wonderful area of concentration, but also a fundamental step that can help you move on to other mediums in portraiture. Working from a live model, the workshop will cover concepts including light & shadow, shapes, values & edges.  Learn easy steps of observation that simplify ways to getting a likeness. How the use...

Drawing, Learning to See Workshop

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

This one day workshop will introduce you to drawing from a still-life while learning foundational observation techniques, such as negative space, measuring, and accurately drawn representation of the objects observed.   Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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Portrait Drawing Workshop

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

Working with a live/clothed model, explore formal and expressive aspects of portrait drawing. Through both short and long poses, learn the basic anatomy and proportions of the human head, and investigate various approaches to personal expression.  Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

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