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Unleash your creative side with a wide variety of drawing classes in Los Angeles. Learn the fundamentals of sketching, shading, and composition, and discover the joy of expressing yourself through art.

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Drawing with Graphite 102 (In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this intermediate-level class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn to measure, sketch, and shade with more challenging subject matter. Develop your artistic abilities in a safe and professional studio environment.

(20) Intermediate 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Drawing with Graphite 101 (In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and bring your drawings to life with the historic medium of graphite. Learn measuring, shading, and sketching techniques to create dimension and texture on paper. Perfect for beginners or those returning to art, this class will improve your hand-to-eye coordination and teach you the skills needed to create stunning line and tone drawings.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Gray Colored Pencil 101 (In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Master the art of working with gray-colored pencils in this unique course offered by Pastimes for a Lifetime. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and learn techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. This is ideal for colored pencil enthusiasts looking to create stunning grayscale works of art.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Drawing with Charcoal 101 (In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with charcoal drawing techniques in this comprehensive course. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and illustrators.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Pen and Ink 101 (In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the art of pen and ink illustrations in this intricate class. Learn to represent textures, shading, and tone with precision, as well as utilize positive/negative space. Ideal for detail-oriented artists and those interested in a career in illustration or commercial art.

(20) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Anime, Manga, Comics, and Cartoon Art

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Step into the vibrant world of Anime, Manga, Comics, and Cartoon Art in our dynamic class! Dive into iconic styles, create expressive characters, and master narrative techniques under expert guidance. Join us in a positive and inclusive environment where every stroke brings your favorite stories to life with flair and imagination.

(3) All levels 10 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Weekly Drawing

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Embark on a journey to master the timeless art of drawing. From building strong foundations to mastering advanced shading techniques, our course offers personalized guidance and a supportive community to fuel your creative growth. Join us and unleash the artist within!

(3) All levels 13 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Procreate Introduction

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of digital art with our Procreate Introduction class! From mastering essential tools to creating your first digital masterpieces, our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way. Join us and unleash your creativity on the canvas of your iPad with Procreate.

(3) Beginner 13 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Procreate Intermediate/Advanced

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Elevate your digital artistry to new heights with our Procreate Intermediate/Advanced class! Dive deep into advanced techniques and tools, guided by expert instructors who will help you master complex workflows and refine your unique style. Join us in this transformative experience and unleash the full potential of Procreate in crafting visually stunning and impactful creations.

(3) Intermediate 13 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Weekly Oil Painting/Drawing

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Embark on an inspiring artistic journey where you'll explore the realms of drawing and oil painting. Unleash your creativity, refine your techniques, and bring your visions to life on canvas. Join us to develop your skills and create stunning artworks that reflect your unique style.

(3) All levels 13 and older
$63
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+630 pts
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Westside Drink & Draw

The Gallery Girls @ 12017 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity with live models, fun music, and great costumes at the Westside's premier artistic event. Join us for a unique experience that will inspire your artwork and ignite your imagination.

(86) All levels 21 and older
$20
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+200 pts
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Digital Drawing & Painting

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Experience the seamless fusion of creativity and technology in our Digital Drawing & Painting Class! Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, discover the endless possibilities of digital artistry with personalized guidance and expert instruction. Join us in a positive and inclusive environment where every digital stroke brings your imaginative visions to life on your creative canvas.

(3) All levels 7 and older
$45
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Botanical Plaster Casting

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity with Botanical Plaster Casting. Explore the bas-relief technique, using textures from nature to craft intricate sculptures. This workshop welcomes all levels, providing an opportunity to create detailed and beautiful artworks with real plants and flowers.

(27) All levels 18 and older
$60
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+600 pts
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Outdoor Sketching Workshop with Cynthia Halley

Drawing New York @ 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and master the art of on-location sketching with renowned Art Director Cynthia Halley. Gain insider techniques, personalized feedback, and access to exclusive resources in this immersive workshop. Discover the joy of bringing outdoor scenes to life with style and confidence.

(709) Intermediate 16 and older
$95
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Urban Illustration Workshop

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the artistic charm of Chinatown as you immerse yourself in an urban landscape drawing workshop. Join fellow artists of all skill levels as you explore various locations, capturing the vibrant energy of the city through your sketches. Unleash your creativity and celebrate the architectural beauty of this bustling neighborhood.

(27) All levels 18 and older
$30
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+300 pts
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Life Drawing - Instructed

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA

Unlock the secrets of the human form in this captivating art class, where you'll learn classical techniques and master the art of capturing form, shadow, and anatomical articulation. Join us for an immersive life drawing experience that will leave you inspired and eager to create.

(8) All levels 10 and older
$50
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+500 pts
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Urban Sketching (Teenagers and Adults)

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the techniques of urban sketching in this engaging course at East Los Angeles College. Discover how to capture the urban landscape using elements of perspective, composition, lighting, and more. No previous experience is required.

(253) All levels 12 and older
$90

5 sessions

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+900 pts
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Figure Drawing

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Immerse yourself in the art of Figure Drawing Class. Study the human form from a live model using graphite and charcoal, fostering a respectful and inclusive environment for all skill levels. Join us for creative exercises and long poses to capture the beauty of the human body.

(27) All levels 18 and older
$40
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+400 pts
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Drink & Draw @ Redwood Bar

The Gallery Girls @ 316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA

Embark on a creative adventure with two captivating models, diving into a Pirate Women-themed drawing session. Join us in person or online for dynamic poses and detailed costumes. Bring your imagination and art supplies for an unforgettable experience!

(86) All levels 21 and older
$20
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+200 pts
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Life Model Drawing Sessions

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Unleash your artistic talents in a supportive and collaborative environment with professional artists at The Art Studio's Life Model Drawing Sessions. Explore the elements of art, techniques, and mediums while working on small, medium, or large projects. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, this class offers a sanctuary for creating, socializing, and collaborating.

(3) All levels 16 and older
$30
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+300 pts
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Reviews for Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Drawing Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,106 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Botanical Plaster Casting

    Anonymous review on 2/5/2024
    The instructors were very helpful and knowledgeable. I will take another class with them.
  • Drawing with Graphite 102 (In-Studio)

    Reviewed by Linda K. on 3/19/2023
    Linda is wonderful…her studio is great. And, I learned so much!
  • Life Model Drawing Sessions

    Reviewed by Sharon A. on 12/21/2022
    My son and I took Denise’s class together as one of our holiday outings. The class was great! It was his first life model class and everyone made him, and me, feel welcomed and encouraged. We’ll definitely take another of Denise’s classes.
  • Urban Sketching (Teenagers and Adults)

    Reviewed by Patricia A. on 11/20/2022
    Instructorr was excellent. Covered main points and used constructive criticism. Very helpful.

Best Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

For centuries, people have used drawing skills to produce attractive and meaningful art. Over the years, drawing has become an important part of the creative marketplace in many surprising ways. For example, career fields as diverse as advertising, branding, video production, and interior design may all utilize drawing skills. Thankfully, Los Angeles residents can choose from many in-person drawing classes to learn these creative skills.

Why You Should Learn Drawing in Los Angeles

People learn to draw for many different reasons. For example, some people simply want a new hobby that helps them relax after a hard day at work. Sitting down with a sketch pad and drawing beautiful art may calm your nerves and give you a unique creative outlet. Whether you produce imaginary or realistic artwork, creation through drawing can be very rewarding. 

Furthermore, Los Angeles has a thriving art scene, with thousands of artists producing and displaying their art every year. Learning to draw can help you join this community and make new friends. Often, art groups meet regularly to share their work, learn new techniques, and create massive shows highlighting the city’s sterling creative professionals. 

Even better, you can start a new full-time job using your drawing skills, such as becoming an advertising designer or website artist. If you already have a steady position, you can still sell your artwork online or to various studios in your area. This diverse array of unique benefits makes learning to draw a wise investment for the creatively inclined in Los Angeles.

In-Person Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has many in-person drawing classes that provide hands-on help learning the unique demands of this art. They include beginner-friendly courses that ease you into drawing and more advanced programs that may challenge your skills. The following classes cover a diverse array of topics that will likely fit your interests and capabilities.

Weekly Drawing (Adults & Teens) 

Weekly Drawing covers multiple subjects, including composition, construction, values, shading, lighting, and shadow shapes and provides all of your supplies for al fee. During each course, you’ll practice your techniques under the watchful eye of a professional, ensuring that you get the help you need to become a skilled artist.

Intro to Drawing Class (Safe In-Studio)

Intro to Drawing Class covers the basic skills needed for sketching with graphite, including creating lines, planning your drawing, and creating unique shapes. You’ll also learn some simple shading techniques that add depth and tone to your work. After finishing this Pastimes for a Lifetime class, you can take other drawing classes from this studio.

Drawing With Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Drawing With Graphite 102 is an intermediate course available after finishing the Intro to Drawing Class mentioned above. In this class, you’ll learn measuring, sketching, and shading with more challenging art setups. These include still-life designs and larger formats, such as landscapes. This course can help you build on the basic skills learned in the previous class. 

Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (Adults)

Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters teaches adults how to craft memorable and engaging cartoon characters using unique drawing techniques. You’ll learn what makes a cartoon character interesting and how to design, draw, shade, and texture the character. This in-depth information will help you create fun characters for online or print comics.

Gray Colored Pencil 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Gray Colored Pencil 101 teaches you about the different gray families and how to integrate them into your artwork. You must take the Intro to Drawing course provided by Pastimes for a Lifetime before attending this class. Techniques covered include using grade shades to add texture to your drawings, as well as in-depth explanations on proper design techniques.

Weekly Oil Painting/Drawing (Adults & Teens)

Weekly Oil Painting/Drawing covers simple sketching and oil painting techniques that both kids and adults can learn. Designed for beginner’s, this course helps ease you into this art style to ensure that you feel comfortable in this medium, particularly when learning advanced skills. You’ll walk away with a new piece of art each class, making this a fun course for LA residents.

Life Model Drawing Sessions 

Life Model Drawing Sessions is available for adults and teens and provides a unique project-based environment. You choose small, medium, or large projects and apply multiple techniques to each. These include sketching, drawing, shading, and texturing your work. You’ll also meet multiple people in each class who can critique and improve your artwork.

Urban Sketching (Ages 15+)

Urban Sketching takes about 12 people and teaches them about sketching and drawing urban landscapes. You’ll not only get practice with drawing things like cityscapes but master sketching streets, complex architecture, and more. Subjects also include linear perspective, lighting, composition, modeling, and other techniques that improve your drawing skills.

Westside Drink & Draw

Westside Drink & Draw not only teaches you basic drawing skills but provides engaging music with live models in attractive costumes. They’ll pose in fun and challenging ways to teach you about drawing human anatomy from multiple angles. You must bring your own supplies to this course, which typically has about 15 people per session.

Virtual Drawing Classes 

Online drawing classes provide many unique benefits that make them a wise alternative to in-person learning. For example, you don’t need to commute to class and can avoid driving in LA’s insane traffic. Even better, you can work in multiple locations, such as in your living room, at a friend’s house, at a vacation home, or even on a business trip.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to buy all your art supplies yourself when taking an online course. That does add to the class’ overall costs, which may turn some people away from them. However, the many benefits that virtual drawing classes provide make them an excellent choice for people who’d rather stay at home while learning to draw. 

Online Drawing Classes You May Enjoy 

Choosing an online drawing course requires a little research and knowing what you want from a program. For example, the Zoom Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting course teaches you basic sketching and drawing techniques to prepare you for more advanced classes. You get three private, two-hour sessions in a one-on-one environment with a skilled expert. 

You can also take Online Drawing With Charcoal 101, a simple class that teaches you how to craft gorgeous artwork using charcoal. Lastly, Online Pen and Ink 101 teaches you drawing techniques for ink that improve your artwork’s overall style. Note that these are just three options and that many more are available depending on your skills and interests.

Private Group Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Are you looking to set up a team-building exercise for your LA office and want something beyond the traditional kayaking experience? CourseHorse can set up drawing classes for private groups in Los Angeles, typically up to 255 people. These courses include personalized instruction designed for your group’s unique interests and skill levels. 

Courses available include the Virtual Group Drawing & Sketching Class, a program that teaches basic and advanced skills. You may also enjoy the Virtual Cartooning & Doodling Workshop if your team’s interested in cartoon or fantasy artwork. Lastly, CourseHorse’s Virtual Sun Printing Workshop provides you with a class focused on producing sun-based artwork.

If you don’t see a publicly listed class that fits your team’s needs, contact CourseHorse and ask about upcoming options. They can let you know when something you like becomes available and can even set up classes that meet your needs. Their goal is to provide a comprehensive training package that meets the requirements of as many customers as possible. 

Benefits of working with CourseHorse include fast confirmation, typically within 24 hours, and no booking fees. Furthermore, you can change your class size up to your booking day at no extra cost. CourseHorse also works to ensure that their programs work with multiple platforms. As a result, your remote or hybrid team should have little trouble attending each session.

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