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Drawing Classes San Diego

Learn to draw realistic portraits and landscapes in beautiful San Diego through immersive drawing classes with professional instructors.

1 class in-person in San Diego has spots left, and 19 classes live online are available.

Figure Drawing from Life

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th Street, San Diego

Unleash your creativity and hone your artistic skills with a hands-on experience capturing the human form in its truest essence. Explore the intricacies of anatomy and proportions under the guidance of experienced instructors in a vibrant artistic environment. Elevate your drawing abilities through immersive practice sessions and unlock your potential in the world of figure drawing.

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Online Pen and Ink 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the power of the pen as you delve into the intricate art of Pen and Ink. Unlock your creativity and learn the techniques needed to create stunning black-and-white illustrations. Perfect for aspiring illustrators and those seeking to enhance their artistic skills.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Online Drawing with Graphite 102

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Online Gray Colored Pencil 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Learn to create stunning gray-scale works of art using colored pencils in this unique course. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and discover techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. Perfect for colored pencil enthusiasts who prefer working in tone rather than color.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Prima Materia Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the essential drawing techniques that will help you create realistic and convincing artwork. Join the live online classes every Tuesday at Prima Materia Institute and learn how to draw portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and more using various mediums. Develop your skills and receive expert feedback for a well-rounded beginner artist experience.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 5:30–7pm Pacific Time

 (12 sessions)

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Drawing with Pastel

92nd Street Y

Unlock the vibrant world of soft pastels in this online course. Discover color theory and enhance your drawing skills as you explore classic still-lifes, figures, and photographs. Receive individual feedback and guidance from instructor Eva Nikolova along the way.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10:30am–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist and discover the joy of drawing in this inspiring and non-judgmental beginner drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn a variety of techniques, from charcoal and pencil use to shading and composition, as you create and finish many drawings to feel proud of. Join our supportive art community and experience the lasting health benefits of drawing!

Monday, Feb 26th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing & Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Take your drawing and painting skills to the next level with this intermediate/advanced level course. Learn new techniques, explore the work of master artists, and receive individual feedback to enhance your creative practice. Join from the comfort of your own home and develop your observational skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Cartooning for Beginners

92nd Street Y

Unlock your creativity and learn the art of cartoon design and graphic novels at 92nd Street Y. From mastering anatomy to applying ink, this course will guide you through the essentials of cartooning, helping you bring your imagination to life on the page. Don't miss the chance to build your vocabulary as a cartoonist.

Sunday, Apr 7th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y

Discover the art of drawing with expert guidance at 92nd Street Y. This course provides a solid foundation in the basics of drawing, from lines and shapes to shadow and perspective. Perfect for beginners and intermediate-level students seeking to develop their drawing skills.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Colored Pencils for Beginners

92nd Street Y

Discover the surprising versatility of colored pencils in this beginner-friendly course at 92nd Street Y. Learn how to create vibrant drawings from life with nuance, depth, and expression using basic techniques for blending and shading. Unleash your artistic potential with this perfect medium for the home studio.

Monday, Apr 1st, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Drink & Draw Online

The Gallery Girls

Explore a creative and social experience from the comfort of your own home with The Gallery Girls. Join us for an online session where you can interact with friends and artists while drawing a lively costumed model. Unleash your artistic side and have some fun.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 4–7pm Pacific Time

Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y

Explore the art of capturing the human form and face with precision and depth in this immersive drawing course. Master the intricacies of anatomy and bring your figures and portraits to life using a variety of drawing mediums. Join a community of artists online as you work with live models and engage in class discussions and demonstrations.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color Pencil

92nd Street Y

Unleash your artistic expression and master the human form with this dynamic online course that takes you from graphite to vibrant colored pencils. Join us for an immersive experience in portrait drawing that will sharpen your skills in capturing the essence of the human face.

Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

Colored Pencils (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Take your colored pencil skills to new heights and create dimensional drawings that come to life! Refine your technique and artistic voice in this intermediate/advanced course at the esteemed 92nd Street Y. Prerequisite: Colored Pencil for Beginners. A supplies list will be available.

Monday, Apr 1st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Portrait and Figure Painting (All Levels)

92nd Street Y

Develop your skills in figure and portrait painting from observation of live models. Learn color mixing, structure, proportion, and light and shadow theory in gouache and oil mediums. Capture the model's gesture, likeness, and expression in this comprehensive course.

Monday, Apr 1st, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Abstraction for Drawing and Painting

92nd Street Y

Discover the secrets of creating captivating abstract art in this engaging course that combines traditional and contemporary approaches. Unleash your artistic voice, gain confidence in your abilities, and impress yourself and others with your newfound skills. Get ready to experiment, explore, and create stunning works that will leave a lasting impression.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing: All Levels

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your inner artist in this inspiring drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Learn to express yourself through drawing in a fear-free and non-judgmental environment, guided by expert instructors. No experience is necessary - all levels are welcome!

Monday, Feb 26th, 6:30–8pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

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