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Weekend Figure Drawing

at Drawing New York - Union Square, New York

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 Oct 29th, 1pm

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Weeknight Figure Drawing

at Drawing New York - Gramercy, New York

This is an uninstructed class though we are happy to discuss your drawings with you. This is a two hour drawing session to work from a live (nude) model. We will start with short 2 minute poses and work up to a 20 minute pose by the end of the session. We take a 5 minute break every 20 minutes. Important Things to Note: Access to a sink is available...

Wednesday Nov 2nd, 7pm

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Figure Drawing

at Brooklyn Art Space & Trestle - Gowanus, New York

Figure drawing drop-in sessions are open to everyone. Artists may come, set up, and work directly from the model at their own pace. Chairs and drawing boards are provided.  These sessions are held on: Mondays: A Series of short poses (BYOB)  Wednesdays:  One three-hour pose (BYOB)  Saturdays: One three-hour pose Important...

Monday Oct 31st, 7pm

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Figure Drawing

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side, New York

Increase your understanding of anatomy and proportion and learn how to draw using charcoal and pencil. Work from models to make drawings that convey the strength and subtlety of the human form. Pre-requisite needed for this class:  Basic Drawing. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?  A: No, make-up classes are not...


6 sessions

Saturday Nov 5th, 1pm


Introduction to Figure Drawing

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Learn the basic skills necessary to approach figure drawing, including shading techniques, simple anatomical concepts, the comprehension of line, building solid planes, and a variety of other topics. Working with a live model, poses will range from quick gesture poses to longer poses.  This class is designed for beginners and those seeking to...


8 sessions

Monday Nov 7th, 7pm


Figure Drawing: A Foundation

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Working from the live model, learn to draw the structural landmarks of the human figure by combining the variations of form and plane.  We will begin by simplifying light and shadow to create shapes with a step-by-step approach, which will then allow you to build the detail of the body and achieve a likeness with human expression. You will learn...


8 sessions

Wednesday Nov 9th, 7pm


Figure Drawing: Theory and Practice

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Understanding the basics of drawing the figure allows you to organize light, shade, gesture and rhythm into a single expressive whole. Working individually with the instructor, you?ll be introduced to varied drawing approaches and techniques, and develop your skills and insights.  Open to students of all levels. Q&A Q: Is there a work-study...


8 sessions

Saturday Nov 12th, 1pm


Figure Drawing: Model Draw (BYOB)

at Eckford Street Studio - Greenpoint, New York

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,...

Tuesday Nov 1st, 8pm

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Drawing from Life

at Chelsea Classical Studio - Chelsea, New York

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....

Wednesday Nov 2nd, 1pm

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Constructing and Composing the Figure

at Chelsea Classical Studio - Chelsea, New York

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...

Friday Nov 4th, 1pm

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Classic Charcoal Drawing: Anatomy

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but specific techniques and skills.  This class will start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure. We'll be drawing from Michelangelo's beautiful...

Sunday Nov 13th, 2:30pm


Figure and Color

at Shoestring Press - Crown Heights, New York

Working from life with models each session, expand on the basic tenets of gesture, line quality, sighting and measuring, value, anatomy and portraiture with color materials.  We'll explore watercolor, ink washes and chalk pastel, as well as basics of color theory for adding emphasis and emotion to your art, with long poses giving you time to...


4 sessions

Sunday Nov 6th, 2pm


Compositions in Drawing

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Work from the gestures, forms and structures of the live model. Broaden your understanding of the artistic, technical and historical aspects of art through an intensive study of drawing. This is a progressive year-long course, though students can join each new session. Instructor present both days. Important Thing to Note:  Fee includes $50 first...


17 sessions

Tuesday Nov 8th, 9am


Modernism Through Drawing

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Acquaint yourself with the idea of Modernism through drawing. Modernism is a point of view about art that prioritizes visual structure and personal discovery over making a product. It is a way of seeing both art’s creation and the history that went before it.  Raise your level of visual understanding through drawing from the figure and various...


8 sessions

Monday Nov 7th, 4pm


Anatomy for Artists

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side, New York

Learn a structural approach to drawing the figure that builds on the underlying anatomical structures of the body. Learn to use body landmarks, plane changes, and the inner "axis" of forms to create more solid and well-understood depictions of the figure. Illustrated lectures and demonstrations focusing on particular parts of the body will introduce...


16 sessions

Thursday Nov 10th, 1pm