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Life Drawing Classes Boston

Learn the art of capturing the human form with precision and grace in the vibrant city of Boston through engaging life drawing classes that focus on anatomy, proportion, and shading techniques.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Boston have spots left, but 2 classes live online are available.

Colored Pencils for Beginners

92nd Street Y

Discover the surprising versatility of colored pencils in this beginner-friendly course at 92nd Street Y. Learn how to create vibrant drawings from life with nuance, depth, and expression using basic techniques for blending and shading. Unleash your artistic potential with this perfect medium for the home studio.

Monday Jan 8th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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 Dec 13th, 2–3pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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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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10 sessions

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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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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...


10 sessions

The Academics Of Drawing & Painting the Figure

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

Accurate drawing is the most important part of painting. Dianne will begin with simple drawing methods of a Classical Atelier study and continue each week with a different lessons to cover many of the drawing problems we encounter painting life drawing using live models. Paint the live model outdoors in most weather conditions. I will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin and finish a painting of the face or figure...


7 sessions

Oil Painting

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

Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting through drawing and painting still life. Color relationships, composition and oil painting technique will be emphasized. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. Supply List: Oil Paints (Suggested Colors: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black , Titanium White) Walnut or Linseed Oil ...

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10 sessions

Bare Essentials: Life Drawing

Maud Morgan Arts @ 20 Sacramento St, Boston, MA

Hone your figure drawing skills in this open session with a live model. Participating artists choose the poses by consensus. Because life drawing sessions include a nude model, participants must be 18 or over or bring a consent letter signed by a parent/guardian.

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Life Drawing

Brookline Adult & Community Education @ 24 Webster Place, Boston, MA

This class is designed to provide students at any level with a non-competitive environment in which to develop drawing skills, expand visual perception, and gain familiarity with rendering the human figure. Our emphasis will be on building an intuitive response to the figure while striving to sharpen awareness of proportion, light, and flow throughout the form.  We will discuss both how to accurately render the figure and what gives a figure...

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7 sessions

Drawing from the Imagination

The Eliot School @ 24 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Learn how illustrators and concept artists create dynamic and imaginative drawings using inspiration boards, reference images and lots of imagination. See how the best in the business develop character and costume design, animal, creature, and monster drawings, vehicles and robots, interiors and landscapes. Put it all together with art that is out of this world. Some prior life- and figure-drawing experience recommended.  Materials to bring...

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6 sessions

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