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Figure Drawing Classes San Diego

Learn the art of figure drawing in San Diego with classes that cover anatomy, proportions, and capturing movement in various mediums.

1 class in-person in San Diego has spots left, and 3 classes live online are available.

Figure Drawing from Life

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

Learn to draw the human figure, where the principles of form and proportion as well as gesture and movement are applied, with the aid of a live nude model. Learn the fundamentals of capturing the human anatomy with traditional techniques. In this class, you'll learn how to: Develop better observational skills Hand-eye coordination Draw short and long poses Learn human proportions through observation of a live model Mark making with charcoal...

Monday, Mar 18th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

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, Feb 26th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 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, Feb 26th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

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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, Feb 21st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

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Portrait Painting

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Prerequisite for this class is Portrait Drawing. Painting portraits can be intimidating to say the least, but I want to show you how to let go of that fear! Learn the fundamental elements of creating a realistic portrait in acrylic paint using reference photos and expand on what we learned in the Portrait Drawing class. We will explore a variety of techniques to arrive at the goal of an expressive portrait. In this class, you'll learn how to:...

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Expressive Figures

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

Express yourself and tell your own story. We will begin with a session of loose, gestural life drawing with a clothed model and then in weeks two and three you will use some of those sketches to create unique paintings using unusual compositions, painting, collage, drawing, whatever you like. Supply List: Sketch paper, newsprint or whatever you have, but no smaller than 18x24. Something to support your paper on an easel - a sketch board, heavy...

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From Sketchbook to Canvas: "Pet Portraits"

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Create colorful and unique pet portraits from start to finish using your own photographs to paint creatures of all kinds, from furry to feathery to scaly! In this class, you will learn to create a pet (or other animal) portrait that is unique to you as the artist as well as to your subject. We will cover concepts in composition, style, and effects to create animalian details like fur. In this class, you'll learn how to: How to create a compelling...

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From Sketchbook to Canvas: "Botanicals"

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Create a set of colorful and unique floral paintings from start to finish using your own photographs or live flowers as subjects! In this class, you will learn to render the vivid colors and various textures of flowers in a way as unique to you as it is to your subject. We will cover concepts in composition, style, and effects to create a series of mini floral portraits, covering everything from shiny leaves to light-filtering petals. In this...

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Portrait Drawing

Art on 30th @ 4434 30th St, San Diego, CA

Improve your ability to capture a subject’s likeness, learn expressive drawing techniques, and expand on your style of rendering! Learn the fundamentals of creating a realistic portrait using reference photos, mirrors and your imagination. Explore a variety of techniques to arrive at the goal of an expressive portrait. In this class, you'll learn how to: Select a reference photo that will provide the best results Draw the structure of a...

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Beginning Figure Drawing

Art Academy of San Diego @ 3784 30th St, San Diego, CA

This is a foundation course for students to develop skills in seeing and interpreting shape and form. Students will learn through practice, repetition of basic principles, experimentation, demonstration, keeping a sketchbook, and interaction with studio peers.  A strong emphasis is placed on learning a visual language as it relates to line, composition, value, and basic perspective. Students will gradually advance to be prepared for continuing...

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Advanced Figure Drawing

Art Academy of San Diego @ 3784 30th St, San Diego, CA

For students who have completed a basic drawing class or who have had previous experience in drawing. This class will teach the basics of design, and will introduce techniques to help you learn to see differently, and to express your own vision.  You are encouraged to use the subject matter and media of your choice.

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Intermediate Figure Drawing

Art Academy of San Diego @ 3784 30th St, San Diego, CA

Build confidence and expand your ability to draw! Through use of different materials and drawing skills, students become comfortable with drawing as a process.  Topics include:  Composition proportion light color the illusion of space and the exploration of expression Using wet and dry mediums, you will work on still life, self-portraits, and other imagery, while strengthening your own voice. Experience the act of drawing as a...

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