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Capturing the Human Gesture

at Art on 30th - North Park

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North Park
4434 30th St
Btwn Monroe & Meade Avenues
San Diego, California 92116
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Elissa Lieberman

What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

Explore fluidity and movement in figure drawing using your whole body, not just your hand, and learn to capture a pose quickly—with energy!

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the history of gesture drawing and why it is fundamental to drawing and illustrating the human form. Learn how to turn a simple stick figures into a fully-expressed ones in less than 30 seconds using a variety of drawing materials.

Students will walk away with loose sketches that can be used as references or to further develop at home and a few, fully finished drawings. Gain new understandings of figure drawing and see that capturing the body is not about the details but the big picture—the gesture!


  • ​Instructor will supply charcoal, charcoal pencils, ink, and brushes.
  • Students must buy a large 18x24 inch smooth newsprint pad and a drawing board with clips.

Please dress for mess and comfort.

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Refund Policy

Occasionally Art on 30th may find it necessary to cancel a course or workshop due to scheduling conflicts or instructor cancellation. If this occurs, registered students will be contacted and allowed to transfer to another class or be refunded the full course tuition and any additional fees.


If something should come up and you are unable to attend your class/workshop, please give us 72 hours notice prior to the start of the class/workshop for a full refund. 

After 72 hours, you may receive a partial refund and a 20% processing fee will be deducted from the price of the class/workshop. 

​No refunds will be extended after the first session (for classes).


​Life happens and you may miss a class. You will be allowed to make up one class from the session. 

Please request a “make up slip” that is active for the next 30 days. 

You may make up your class in any class that has room, it does not need to be the class that you originally took. 

​Make ups are limited to one class per session.


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The building that is now Art on 30th once housed the Morse Security Company. We have left the original mosaic logo in the lobby floor as an homage to the building’s history. The original Samuel Morse was an artist made famous by his portrait of American President John Adams. He also invented the...

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