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Unleash your artistic potential and master the art of figure drawing with life drawing classes in Los Angeles. Learn the fundamentals, refine your technique, and gain confidence as you capture the human form in all its beauty and complexity.

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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
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Life Drawing - Uninstructed

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

Experience the timeless art of life drawing at Valley Art Workshop. Discover the beauty of classical poses, master the art of form and shadow, and explore the intricate details of anatomical articulation. Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the captivating world of figure drawing.

(8) All levels 10 and older
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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
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Basic Life Drawing

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

Learn to draw the human form in a class designed for creative individuals with little figure drawing experience. Work with charcoal, graphite, and Conte crayon as you explore the creative use of materials to portray and interpret the figure within the composition. You’ll receive direction on proportion, volume blocking, and some anatomy in the first three weeks, then learn about special techniques for drawing knees, elbows, feet, hands, and the...

(513) All levels 18 and older
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$219

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Exploring Still Life Drawing - Color Media

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Whether you’re looking to fine tune your observational drawing skill or enhance your portfolio for College Admission, this is the course for you! This class will focus on traditional techniques and materials used to create highly informed drawings. We will be exploring a range of structural techniques designed to give students a stronger grasp on drawing from life. Drawing from life facilitates a better understanding of organic and manufactured...

(513) All levels 18 and older
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$99

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Life Drawing - Quick Poses

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd El Camino, Torrance, CA

Join us for a relaxing Sunday as we open our doors to the Life Drawing and Painting marathon.  In the morning session (10am-1pm), we will be offering quick and moderate-length poses.  In the afternoon session (2pm-5pm), we will be offering a single three-hour pose.  Open for all artists interested in painting or drawing the nude model. Bring your own drawing and painting materials. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Life Drawing Marathon

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd El Camino, Torrance, CA

Join us for a relaxing Sunday as we open our doors to the life drawing and painting marathons. Two studios, one offering quick poses, the other offering one all-day pose, will be open for all artists interested in painting or drawing the nude model. Bring your own drawing and painting materials. This class has a materials fee of $5 to be paid directly to the instructor at the time of the first class. Note: Students under 18 years of age, must...

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Life Drawing II

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

Learn to build upon basic observational drawing methods in an intensive workshop focused on anatomy. Working in colored pencil and graphite, 'travel' through the human body using simplified forms for skeletal and muscular anatomical structures. Workshop includes weekly detailed demonstration drawings and homework based on images collected on Pinterest. Some prior drawing experience recommended. Recommended textbook: Figure Drawing: Design and...

(513) Intermediate 18 and older
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$195

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Life Drawing with a Model

The Gallery Girls @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, CA

These late-night figure drawing events feature a nude model and focus on character, expressions and narrative. Please note: Everyone is welcomed to attend and no artistic experience necessary. Bring your own art supplies: Paper Canvas Pencils Paints etc. You will be asked to show your vaccine card and wear a mask. Our Ethos: In today’s technology-driven world, creative types are becoming more isolated than ever. We make it...

(86) All levels 21 and older
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Exploring Still Life Drawing - Black & White Media

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Whether you’re looking to fine tune your observational drawing skill or enhance your portfolio for College Admission, this is the course for you! This class will focus on traditional techniques and materials used to create highly informed drawings. We will be exploring a range of structural techniques designed to give students a stronger grasp on drawing from life. Drawing from life facilitates a better understanding of organic and manufactured...

(513) All levels 18 and older
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$99

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Long Pose Life-Drawing Club – Instructed

Valley Art Workshop

In this workshop, we provide for focused engagement with professional nude models, at an intimate scale (7 artists, maximum). Instructed students can expect demonstrations and lectures on anatomy, gesture, and the principles of 2-dimensional figure construction. The class is open for adults and ambitious teenagers, at all levels of experience. For instructed students, we will focus on drawing techniques.

(8) All levels 13 and older
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Long Pose Life-Drawing Club – Uninstructed

Valley Art Workshop

The class is open for adults and ambitious teenagers, at all levels of experience. For uninstructed artists, we welcome most any drawing, painting, and small-scale sculpting media.

(8) All levels 13 and older
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Uninstructed Life Drawing

MakeSpace ARTS @ 2797 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Work from nude model. Short poses starting with 3 minute gestures and working up to 15 minutes. This is a group for people who want to draw from live models. Maybe you took a figure drawing class in college and always wanted to try it again, or perhaps you are an industry professional that could brush up on your skills. In any case, all skill levels are welcome. Experience drawing from a nude model is preferred but not required. This is an uninstructed...

All levels 18 and older
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Life Drawing - Long Pose

El Camino College

Join us for a relaxing Sunday as we open our doors to the Life Drawing and Painting marathon. In the morning session (10am-1pm), we will be offering  quick and moderate-length poses.  In the afternoon session (2pm-5pm), we will be offering a single three-hour pose. Open for all artists interested in painting or drawing the nude model.  Student must be at least 18 years old to attend. Bring your own drawing...

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Weekly Life Drawing Sessions

The Gallery Girls @ 9410 Owensmouth Ave, Los Angeles, CA

In Partnership with Gallery Girls, 11:11 ACC and Toolbox LA are offering weekly life drawing sessions to practice your figure drawing chops, 3D modeling or animation! Bring your own materials- Sketchbooks or tablets encouraged! ​Become a Toolbox Member and turn your 3d modeling sketches into 3D printed toys! Ask us for more info about this Please Note:  We request that the artist please provide their own art supplies.

(86) All levels 21 and older
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Drink and Draw

Drinky Draw @ 425 Park Ave, San Fernando, CA

Come practice your art skills by drawing professional models and try new brews every week. Professional Models are provided by Gallery Girls. Drawing Sessions are held in different brew pubs in the LA area. Walk-ins welcome – use our donated materials or bring your own!  5, 10, 15 & 20 minute poses March 22: Noir (double model) – Clark Manhattan and Rachel Robinson

All levels 21 and older
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Long Pose Figure (Friday)

Knox Farrand Art Studio @ 1021 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA

Three hour long pose offers you the great opportunity to draw and/or paint the figure. Please bring your own supplies (benches and easels available).

(4) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Life Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Life Drawing Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.4 stars based on 790 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • 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.
  • Life Drawing with a Model

    Reviewed by paula p. on 5/16/2021
    I enjoy the opportunity to sketch the live models. The models are interesting looking and the poses are a good place to learn about body structure. Fun
  • Life Drawing with a Model

    Reviewed by Carol T. on 1/30/2021
    Great exercise. Limber, professional model
  • Life Drawing with a Model

    Reviewed by Marina C. on 12/11/2020
    Good model well run and friendly vibe. Great value
  • Life Drawing with a Model

    Reviewed by Xiaoge Y. on 9/25/2020
    Very good!
  • Life Drawing with a Model

    Anonymous review on 5/22/2020
    All the kinks are worked out - great course!
  • Life Drawing - Quick Poses

    Reviewed by Kim S. on 8/5/2018
    Great Class The class was very relaxing I enjoyed it I a looking forward to the next class.
  • Life Drawing - Quick Poses

    Reviewed by DylanMisa K. on 8/28/2017
    This was a fabulous experience! I drove all the way from Santa Barbara in order to take a sibling to the class and we drew together. Wonderful model, friendly and supportive and gracious community. Even though it is over a 2 hour schlep, I plan to return as schedule permits.
  • Exploring Still Life Drawing - Color Media

    Reviewed by Marwa A. on 5/29/2016
    The instructor is amaxing, he's so encouraging and helpful. Aldo his method and techniques are very useful. I learned alot from him
  • Basic Life Drawing

    Reviewed by michael l. on 4/7/2016
    Excellent instructor. All levels of drawers can expect to come away with some skills to apply to there art style.

Discover the Best Life Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Life drawing classes are a satisfying personal pursuit or a classical way to enrich your artistic skills. People take life drawing classes for the opportunity to draw and study the human figure in detail. This classical method of art training helps you learn to accurately see your subject in detail and capture their unique gestures and expressions. Life drawing practice helps you become a better artist. Life drawing can work from a model or capture a still life of arranged objects. It may be a detailed study, an expressive sketch, or a captured gesture.

Why You Should Learn Life Drawing in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to many accomplished artists as well as world-class museums and galleries. The city provides a rich culture where you can immerse yourself in art, and develop your own skills and creativity in life drawing. Making art yourself helps you appreciate viewing or collecting fine art.

Plus, life drawing is relaxing and immersive – it takes you away from your usual routine and refreshes your creativity. You can learn from and and collaborate with other artists in your classes and expand your unique style. 

If you want to pursue a career in art, life drawing classes are a great place to start. You’ll build your personal portfolio and meet other aspiring artists and art professionals. Art is a side hustle for many creatives who sell their work online or at festivals and galleries. The median annual wage for fine artists is $50,000. 

In-Person Life Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

You have access to a range of in-person life drawing classes in Los Angeles. Take a look at these classes offered through Coursehorse. 

Life Model Drawing Sessions at The Art Studio - Westminster in Westminster, California provides studio time with a live, professionally lit model where figurative and portrait artists have uninstructed time to work. Project-based drawing sessions give you the opportunity to work on projects of all sizes. Artists of all experience levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. You’ll learn the elements of art, techniques, and mediums in this creative and social sanctuary. Use your studio time to create a portfolio, make gallery work, or work on a commission. 

Weekly Portrait and Figure at The Art Studio - Westminster in Westminster, California develops your skills in oil painting by studying form, design, and color. You’ll start by concentrating on values, subtlety of form, how to get a likeness, and refining edges. Then you’ll put it all together in a portrait while working from a live model.

The Art Studio cultivates a sanctuary for creating, socializing, and collaborating. You can use your class time to build your portfolio, create gallery work, or make commission work.

Drawing with Graphite 101 at Pastimes for a Lifetime in Van Nuys, CA is a fun and informative class that is ideal for beginners as well as students returning to art classes after a long absence. You’ll learn or rekindle your basic skills with this classical medium. Students will focus on developing measuring and drawing skills, as well as honing sensitivity in the hand. Unique projects improve your hand-to-eye coordination while teaching you how to measure for proportion. You’ll learn the best practices for sketching and shading with graphite pencil in order to produce dimension, perspective and texture on paper. Students create line and tone drawings for their portfolios or enjoyment. Learn how to bring flat drawings to 3-D life.

Virtual Life Drawing Classes 

Taking a life drawing class in person is a great way to quickly improve your skills. You get in-person feedback from your instructor, and they can demonstrate with the techniques and materials you are using. Plus, you have the opportunity to draw in the studio from live models. You’ll make new friends and build connections with other aspiring artists.

Many people live in places where there are no life drawing classes available, but they still want to grow their art skills and connect with the artist community. Online classes bring expert instructors to you, wherever you are. Skip the commute, arrange your work area the way you like it, and draw in your jammies. You can even connect with your classmates online, so you share your creative journey with like minded new friends.

When you take an online class you’ll need to acquire your own materials. Your instructor will provide a materials list that you can shop for at a local art supply or online, and they’ll be yours to keep when the class ends. Explore these online life drawing classes you can take through CourseHorse.

Beginner’s Drawing in 90 Minutes at The Art Studio NY teaches you the foundational drawing skills you need to sharpen your skills and improve your drawing. Classes cultivate an environment of creativity, connection and community for beginning or more experienced artists. The class covers shading, line, tone, mark marking, and cross hatching. You can draw from still life, landscape, or whatever inspires you most. 

Are you a beginner, or a lapsed artist? Online Drawing with Graphite 101 led by Pastimes focuses on measuring and drawing skills in a fun and informative way. Uniquely developed projects hone your hand sensitivity and improve your hand-to-eye coordination. You’ll learn to create dimension, perspective and texture on paper with sketching and shading techniques. 

Fear-Free Beginner's Drawing 101 from The Art Studio NY will unleash your inner artist. This class is aimed at beginners and provides one-on-one expert instruction. You’ll work in charcoal and pencil to explore still life, realism, abstraction, landscape, and portraiture drawing. Techniques like shading, expressive line, mark-making, composition, contour drawing, quick sketches, 3-D effect, and dimension will bring your drawings to life. Plus, you can connect with other aspiring artists in a private Facebook group for class students only.

Online Drawing with Graphite 102 is an intermediate class that will build on your drawing skills. It covers measuring, sketching and shading skills using tinted paper and larger formats, and more challenging subject matter like still life. 

Private Group Life Drawing Classes in Los Angeles

Plan your next group event in Los Angeles with Coursehorse. Whether you need an activity for your team-building retreat or a fun bridal weekend, life drawing classes for private groups in Los Angeles are a fun and enriching way to bring your group together.

Virtual Group Drawing & Sketching Class covers all the basic drawing techniques, like hatching and cross hatching to build value and create depth in your drawing. You’ll create a graphite still life drawing using basic shapes and dynamic compositions. Choose from still life, landscapes, botanical, faces, or another drawing style you enjoy. Your instructor will demonstrate everything you need to know, so you can just show up with a graphite pencil and your preferred drawing paper. You can customize your course by adding a game or a second event with all materials included for just $150 more. This class accommodates up to 255 people.

If you don’t see the class you’re looking for, let Coursehorse create it for you. Reach out using the Contact Us button on their website to plan your unique group experience. It’s simple to book a class with CourseHorse. Choose your class, pick a date, and estimate how many people will attend. You can submit your final group size up to one week before your class. There’s no booking fee or extra charges, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation.

CourseHorse recommends joining your class on Zoom, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. If you’d like an in-person activity, some courses can even come right to your office or home.

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