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Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

Discover the secrets of starting a drawing with confidence and improving your technique in this intensive class at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will teach you the basic principles of light, shadow, and shading. Take the first step towards creating stunning artwork with this one-time opportunity.

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  • 16 and older
  • $35$45
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  • 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this drawing class:

In this intensive two hour class, students with learn how to correctly start a drawing through the process of straight line construction and comparison. The basic principles of light, shadow, and shading will also be discussed.

This class is great for artists of every level of experience that would like to improve their technique and gain confidence in the embarkation of a new piece.

This class is meant to provide a taste of what we can do at Decorus Atelier, and may only be taken one time per student. It is not an on going class.

What to bring:

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Eraser

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

  • Kindly give 4 business days notice of cancellation prior to start of class.
  • If you cannot attend a class session we are always happy to honor the payment and work with you to find an alternative make up date.
  • We will only allow one reschedule request per student. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate a second reschedule request. If you do not attend the original scheduled class or the make up date, a refund will not be given.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art (144)

(4.9-star rating across 144 reviews)
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Anonymous review on 4/1/2024
    What a wonderful experience! The Atelier is a breeding ground for creativity. James provides excellent guidance through the art of drawing, sculpting and painting and highly encourages in depth study of human anatomy. Our class was very intimate and I just loved being surrounded by likeminded intellectuals, discussing art, perspective and philosophy. I will be back
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Iktan A. on 3/24/2024
    The experience for my grandson was excellent! His progress was made all the better due to his professor who explained throughly where he could expand his knowledge. I’m looking forward to set up additional classes for him.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Sharise S. on 3/11/2024
    Very informative and beautiful space, makes you motivated to draw and feel out your own skills. James the instructor was so kind and made my sister and I feel right at home and help with drawing pointers. Best art class by far with demonstrations and kind words thay push us to be better.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Albert D. on 3/7/2024
    James was among the best teachers I’ve ever had - patient, passionate, and devoted. Was such a pleasure to take his class!
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Abigail D. on 3/5/2024
    Incredible time! James genuinely works with each individual and meets them where they are at. I am an absolute beginner and felt comfortable leaning into the process and thoroughly enjoyed opening myself up to a new skill set!
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Aeden Z. on 2/19/2024
    Passionate teacher, generous with time, answered questions
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Anonymous review on 11/21/2023
    Great class - learned a lot in just one session, instructor is very passionate about his work and helping others to reach their potential. It’s a cool, welcoming space as well.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Anonymous review on 10/10/2023
    James was amazing from the beginning of the class to the end. This is my first time taking drawing classes, I didn't know what to expect, but it was a small group and everyone was friendly and so talented working on their own pieces of art, I learned a lot. I was supposed to stay only two hours but James let me stay longer. I recommend this class, take it, you will not regret!
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Anonymous review on 10/1/2023
    James is highly knowledgeable, and provides a relaxed, welcoming environment for all who attend.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Gabriela S. on 9/26/2023
    Wonderful class! Prof. James is very dedicated and experienced.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Michael L. on 8/10/2023
    I loved working with James - he is very generous with his time and clearly has a passion for both teaching and art. It is a very unique space and program that he has set up, simply a one-of-a-kind experience. I will be coming back!
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Helaina G. on 8/4/2023
    If you’re interested in learning how to draw- I’d highly recommend this class. James is really good at creating a welcoming environment, is obviously super knowledgeable and most importantly for me at least- really good at giving targeted, transferable and immediately actionable feedback in a firm but positive way. I really felt like he was looking closely at my work and really tailoring advice. The value honestly far exceeded the price and I’ve definitely paid more for less.
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Amna A. on 7/28/2023
    The class was great! I am a total beginner with drawing and was able to learn a lot in just one class! Everyone at the school was kind and helpful
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Maia K. on 6/20/2023
    James was enthusiastic about the class. I told him what I want to learn, and he was trying to teach me as much as he could. I could def tell he is so good and amazing at his artwork so I would def take another class going forward. highly recommended
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Diego M. on 6/16/2023
    The class was beyond my explanations. Professor James is very knowledgeable and talented in his craft. Highly recommend!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students overwhelmingly praise the Accelerated Introduction to Drawing class for its warm, welcoming and professional teaching environment. The instructor, James, is particularly commended for his expertise, passion, and ability to provide targeted, actionable feedback to each studentl. Many students reported a notable improvement in their drawing capabilities after just one session, fiinding that James tailors his teachings based on each individual's skills to create personalized experiences for everyone. Moreover, the class is hailed for its unique and inspiring location and for offering a great value relative to cost. An underlying theme of the reviews is the confidence and enthusiasm that students gained. Quotes: 1. "James is really good at... giving targeted, transferable and immediately actionable feedback in a firm but positive way." 2. "I could def tell he is so good and amazing at his artwork so I would def take another class going forward." 3. "[He] also helped me learn how to look at the world so I can become not just a better artist but a better observer. I would definitely take this class again."

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Question from Demar A.
Do I need to bring materials to this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Demar! The school always has some supplies you can use if needed but it's a good idea to bring your own as well. Items like a sketchbook, pencils, and eraser.
Answer from Demar A. Verified Student
Ok! We did not know, so we will use items from the school tomorrow. Thank you.
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Question from Cristiane G.
Is this class for a person with no experience or drawing?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Cristiane! Yes, it is a class for any experience level even for those with no experience.
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I'm not yet 16. Can I attend with a parent or legal guardian?
Answer from Kyna N. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The school considers below 16 guests on a case-by-case basis. If you need any help, we'll be happy to reach out to the school on your behalf so feel free to send a note to us through our Contact form.
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What art supplies do I need to bring?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there. The school always have some supplies you can use if needed but it's a good idea to bring your own as well. Items like a sketchbook, pencils, and eraser. Thank you.
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Question from anonymous
What if you're not good at drawing AT ALL? Will I be able to take this class?
Answer from Steve K. Verified Student
How do you get better if you don't even try? Yes, you'll be able to take the class and gain something from it.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Absolutely, in fact, we specialize in helping those who have never drawn at all. We have designed a methodology/strategy that can help any level of art student that walks through our door and he/she will not leave the class the same level they walked in. Hope this helps!
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Question from anonymous
Do I have to bring my own art supplies?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, the school have some additional supplies for drawing but you should probably have certain basic materials of your own. For certain classes like sculpture or painting, there are some supplies or materials that are required.
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Question from anonymous
I would like to register for this class, but I really need just basic drawing. Will this class provide me with that skill? I am not an artist.
Answer from James Xavier B. Verified Educator
Yes, this class is definitely suitable for beginners. You will learn the principles of constructing form using straight-line construction and obtain the skills necessary to shade.
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Question from Valencia C.
Can beginners attend?
Answer from Stanley C. Verified Student
They sure can
Answer from James Xavier B. Verified Educator
We absolutely welcome beginners of any level, medium, and background
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Question from Paulina S.
Are drawing materials provided or do I need to bring my own?
Answer from TONY P. Verified Student
They have a pencils, paper and erasers. They ask you to bring your materials but I used their stuff.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Paulina! The school always have some supplies you can use if needed but it's a good idea to bring your own as well. Items like sketchbook, pencils, and eraser.
Answer from James Xavier B. Verified Educator
Yes, we have some additional supplies for drawing but you should probably have certain basic materials of your own. For certain classes like sculpture or painting there are some supplies or materials that are required. You are always welcome to message us if you have any questions
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