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Figure Drawing Classes San Francisco

Learn the art of figure drawing in San Francisco through immersive classes that focus on developing techniques in sketching, shading, and anatomy to create captivating and lifelike drawings.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, but 3 classes live online are available.

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)

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)

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Figure Drawing: People and Faces

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn to draw the figure, facial expressions, and portraits. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, line quality, value and composition strategies to improve your technical skills.  Explore different methods and approaches while drawing from reference, observation and a live model.  Class 1: The Head - Proportions & Structure Class 2: The Figure - Proportions and Introduction to Drawing from Life (with model) Class 3: Portraits and...

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Figure Drawing

Art School of SF Bay @ 1601 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

Refine your figure drawing skills and elevate your artistry with a comprehensive workshop at the Art School of SF Bay. Gain in-depth knowledge of human proportions, anatomy, and detailed studies of the head, hands, and feet. Explore various sketching techniques and create a well-rendered drawing under the guidance of experienced instructors.

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The Figure: Starting Out

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Ever felt you need help drawing people? Our hang ups and preconceptions can get in the way of representing fellow humans in art. This class will use exercises and learn shortcuts for really seeing what people look like. Projects using multiple media activate different areas of perception to connect those pathways in your understanding. Model fee included. Required supplies for this program: Large Pad of newsprint Heavy drawing paper with tooth...

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Long Pose Figure Drawing

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

This course is an intensive figure study. Instructor will address the fundamentals required to make accurate drawings, with the emphasis on structure, form, proportion, light and shadow. Students will gain greater technical skills and a deeper understanding of rendering. The shortest pose in this class is 45 min. and the longest post is 3 sessions. Previous figure drawing experience recommended.

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Fundamental Figure Drawing

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn and practice approaches to drawing the figure such as gesture, contour, blind contour and sighting, using a variety of materials.  Advanced students are welcome to work independently.  Model fee included.

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Figure Drawing & Painting Studio

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Students will work independently from a live model. All non-fuming 2D media welcome. Sessions will include longer and shorter poses, and new poses each week.  Model fee included. This is an uninstructed class lead by a studio monitor. Required Materials: Bring any odorless 2D media that your are comfortable using. Please use only odorless solvents.

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Figure Drawing Studio

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Students will work independently from a live model with a studio monitor.  Water-based 2-D and 3-D media welcome.  Model fee included.

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Drawing Essentials: Still Life

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn drawing techniques for realistic still life- a great introduction for beginnings and intermediate artists wanting to expand your toolbox. Explore the versatility of charcoal as we cover the materials, explore value, 3-D illusion, mark-making, and composition. Hone skills which transfer across media, moving you forward in whichever artistic direction you want to travel. Class Requirements Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate What To...

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Portrait Drawing for Adults

Art School of SF Bay @ 1601 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

Join us for a portraiture workshop that is guaranteed to improve your portraiture skills. During the first half of the workshop, students will complete numerous head studies and improve their knowledge of proper head construction. The second half of the workshop will allow students to focus on a project of their choice in whatever medium they choose. This can involve a single portrait over the course of multiple classes or a series of portraits. ...

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Still-Life Drawing

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

As a beginning drawing class, students will start with the fundamentals of drawing with graphite and charcoal. Introducing various exercises in line work, shading and blending, students will focus on observation and rendering to the best of their ability. Once we have grasped the basics, students will close out the 10 week session with more colorful and creative works. Materials List: In addition to the materials included in the kit, students will...

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Figure Drawing

JHess Studios @ 290 Division St, San Francisco, CA

This intensive figure class focuses on drawing correctly from nature as a basic skill and foundation to good painting. Students will be working from the live model while being introduced to representing the visual impression of the figure in charcoal and white chalk on toned paper.  When beginning the drawing on a middle tone, one is challenged to see and organize value relationships with a more sophisticated and strategic eye. As the drawing...

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Long Pose Life Drawing

Sadie Valeri Atelier @ 1045 17th St, San Francisco, CA

Students who have completed at least one cast drawing in our Classical Atelier Program can apply to our advanced figure model classes.    Going beyond the basics of optical block-in and form shading, students are presented with more advanced concepts for understanding 3-dimensional living form through the disciplines of construction (simplified 3-dimensional shapes), morphology (the principles of organic form), and identification...

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Figure Drawing

Riley Street Art Supply @ 1138 4th St, San Rafael, CA

Well established and popular Thursday night drawing group. Bring your own easel if possible: tables and some easel benches are available but first come/first served. All mediums welcome.

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Long Pose Figure Drawing

The Atelier School of Classical Realism @ 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

This is a time for independent study and development of individual initiative. The model takes one pose for the session. These are repeated for about two months and, when desired by a majority of those participating, even longer. This permits students to study the anatomy of the model in detail. A marvelous opportunity is also presented to gain experience in the final finishing of a figure drawing or figure painting. There is no instruction during...

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Portrait Drawing

JHess Studios @ 290 Division St, San Francisco, CA

This intensive portrait class focuses on drawing correctly from nature as a basic skill and foundation to good painting.  Students will be working from the live model while being introduced to representing the visual impression of the portrait in charcoal and white chalk on toned paper.  When beginning the drawing on a middle tone, one is challenged to see and organize value relationships with a more sophisticated and strategic eye. A...

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Portrait Drawing and Painting

Sadie Valeri Atelier @ 1045 17th St, San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth teaches oil portrait painting using traditional academic methods in drawing and painting. Using strong drawing skills, skilled brushwork, and luminous color she has combined approaches from multiple influences to create her own unique approach to painting a portrait quickly and accurately.

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