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Drawing from Life

at Chelsea Classical Studio - Chelsea
526 W 26th St Ste 415, New York, New York 10001

Working from the live model, students will learn to draw the live model where they will aim for strong gesture and draftsmanship.  Poses will be relatively short, to focus on capturing the movements and fundamental construction of the figure, and understanding the abstract rhythms that make the figure such an important and captivating subject....

Weeknight Figure Drawing

at Drawing New York - Union Square
123 E 15th St, New York, New York 10003

Our two and a half hour figure drawing session with a long pose at the end. All levels are welcome and this session is open to the public. This session is designed to allow attendees to create more completed drawings. The first forty minutes are short poses. After that, all poses are 20 minute poses with a 40-minute pose at the end. Our room is quiet...

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Figure Drawing: Model Draw (BYOB)

at Eckford Street Studio - Greenpoint
70 Eckford St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Explore your talents and enjoy an evening focused on figure drawing from one of our carefully selected, professional live models.  No need to be a pro! Enjoy an evening of putting pencil to paper. Are Materials Provided and Included in the Cost of the Class?  No, You need to bring your favorite materials like pencil, marker,...

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Figure Drawing

at FIELD COLONY - Hoboken
1001 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

You will be surrounded and will be inspired by the art from our current art exhibitions featuring artist from New Jersey as you draw. This class involves simple materials - pencil / charcoal - as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the process of the “drawn” language with specific exercises that focus on visual analysis and the skills needed...

Weekend Figure Drawing

at Drawing New York - Flatiron
890 Broadway 5th floor, New York, New York 10003

This is a three hour drawing session to work from a live (nude) model. We start with 5 minute poses and work up to 20 minute poses by the end of the session.  We take a 5 minute break every 20 minutes. There are seats for everyone tables and several light weight easels.  Access to a sink is available for watercolor artist.  Important...

Saturday Jul 21st, 12:30pm

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Constructing and Composing the Figure

at Chelsea Classical Studio - Chelsea
526 W 26th St Ste 415, New York, New York 10001

Working from memory, imagination and students’ drawings, this class will focus on composing the figure and understanding how it is constructed. Students will practice making up figures, then adjusting and composing them in groups.  There will be constant demonstrations as well as critiques to better understand human anatomy and conceptions...

Figure Drawing: Movement and Expression through Gesture

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side
315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

The purpose of this course is to become acquainted with movement as a quality inherent to life drawing. Through an exploration of essential mark-making, we will be using the immediacy of the gesture drawing to celebrate both the expressive potential of the dynamic pose and the lyricism and grace of the human figure.  We will be learning the identify...


2 sessions

Monday Aug 6th, 9:30am

Cast Drawing and Developing Drawing Accuracy

at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art - Sunset Park
117 57th Street Floor 2, Brooklyn, New York 11220

In this class we will focus on cast drawing and many of the fundamental skills necessary for an artist to achieve an illusion of reality in his or her work . Students will begin with a basic “block-in” construction which helps to build proper accuracy in tilt, comparing important visual alignments, shape, proportion and gesture. Discussion...


4 sessions

Friday Aug 3rd, 6:30pm

4-Week Fashion Figure Drawing

at Esaie Couture Design School - Flatiron
38 W 32nd St 10th Fl Ste 1012, New York, New York 10001

This class is an introduction to drawing the human body. Students will illustrate the human body, learn the fundamentals of the human figure, explore creativity and design. Students will utilize techniques to draw the human body including proportion, light, and shadows, and use different media: pencil, charcoal, and watercolor. Students are required...


4 sessions

Saturday Jul 21st, 4:30pm

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Adult: Introduction to Still Life Drawing & Painting

at Creatively Wild Art Studio - DUMBO
98 Water St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Learn practical skills while you take inspiration from still life all around you. Studying still life will help you develop a strong set of foundation skills and prepare you for the exciting journey ahead as you work evolves. Create from man made objects, furniture or natural: food, flowers, or personal subject matter. This is the perfect beginner...

Wednesday Jul 18th, 11:30am

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Figure It Out: A Short Course n Life-Drawing

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

“If only my hand obeyed my mind, my drawings would be so much better.” A challenge we all wrestle with. The goal is not to copy the model but to train your mind to “see” by understanding the building blocks of the human figure. In this short course on Life Drawing, we will learn the basic tools: proportions, anatomy and lighting, and use this...


4 sessions

Monday Aug 6th, 1:30pm

Painting and Drawing the Figure and Portrait (Beg/Int)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Painting and Drawing the Figure and Portrait (Beginner/Intermediate) Focus on painting and drawing to create strong portrait and figure compositions. Focus on light and shadow, color and surface to create strong paintings of the figure and portrait. Through multiple session poses, learn about anatomy and the structure of the body, head and features....


13 sessions

Monday Sep 24th, 10am

Portrait Drawing

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn about anatomy, proportion, line and value by working from quick studies and longer poses. Develop your ability to capture the model’s features and personality; then move onto drawing your friends and family. Prerequisite: Drawing for Beginners. Supply List: For Susan Cottle’s Class: Drawing pencils 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and/or thin, soft...


6 sessions

Monday Nov 12th, 4pm

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Work from live models to develop expressive and dimensional drawings. Supply List: Prismacolor Premier Pencils. Do not buy the “very thin” prismacolor pencils Black - #935 White - #938 French Grey 70% - #1074 50% - #1072 20% - #1069 Espresso - ? Canary Yellow - #916 Spanish Orange - #1003 Goldenrod - #1034 Orange - #918 Pumpkin orange...


12 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 4pm

Figure Drawing & Painting: A Classical Approach

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Through sustained four week poses, students will be guided through the process of completing an accurate oil painting or drawing of the live model. Students will learn to paint the structural landmarks of the human figure by combining the variations of form and plane. We will focus on the beginning stage by simplifying light and shadow to create shapes...


12 sessions

Friday Sep 28th, 10am