Figure Drawing: All Levels – Nov 15 cancelled due to weather


Working from a mannequin or images, then a live model, progress in techniques of capturing the human form.  Open to both students and pre-registered attendees for the studio time with a live model.  Space is limited.

Please note November 15 session is cancelled due to snow/sleet.


Maj Kalfus   Oct 4, Nov 15

Eileen Murphy Oct 25

Gary Finelli   Oct 18, Nov 1

Thursday evenings 6-8:30

6-7 pm class

7-8:30 studio time with model

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Figure drawings by Gary Finelli, courtesy of the artist.

Always wanted to draw from a life model, but unsure how to begin?  Drawing the human figure is often considered a great challenge —  but it is an immensely rewarding experience even for beginning artists.  Join us for this unique program to expand yours skills and inspire your confidence when creating art inspired by the human form.

There are two options:

1. Instruction with studio session: 6-8:30 pm ($25/session).  Be guided in studying the human form from 6-7 pm, learning proportion and how to show weight, form, and convey balance.

For classes with Maj Kalfus (Oct 4, Nov 15): exploring special techniques of working with drapery and costume.  Class time and studio time will use a costumed model.  Please note studio time from 7-8:30 is included in tuition, but is without instruction.

With classes with Gary Finelli (Oct 18, Nov 1): we will begin our session working from a mannequin to learn the basics (for one hour) and progress to working from a live model at the end of the class.  Please note studio time from 7-8:30 is included in tution, but is without instruction.  We will also explore examples of figure drawing from art history and use them as a basis for our art-making.

For class with Eileen Murphy (Oct 25): we will explore techniques of capturing the human form, with a focus on techniques with graphite pencil.

2. Studio Session: open to pre-registered attendees ($10/session) for studio time with the live model (without instruction) from 7-8:30 pm.  Please arrive at 7 pm.

This class is great for those new to figure drawing, or those wanting to fine-tune how they capture human form.   Helpful worksheets developed by the instructors plus discussion of the rich art history of figurative drawing will round out this class.

Level/age: beginning to intermediate: some basic drawing background is helpful/age 18 on up

Supplies: drawing paper or sketch pads (recommended size is 18 x 24″).  Smaller sizes such as 9” x 12” or 11” x 14” are acceptable.  Drawing pencils: B Lead or HB Lead; gum eraser.   Sheets of 18 x 24″ newsprint will also be available.

Main image: Drawing by Maj Kalfus, image courtesy of the artist.

Additional information

Choice of Sessions

Full session instruction & studio Oct 4 $25, Full session instruction & studio Oct 18 $25, Full session instruction & studio Oct 25 $25, Full session instruction & studio Nov 1 $25, Full session instruction & studio Nov 15 $25, Studio only Oct 4 $10, Studio only Oct 18 $10, Studio only Oct 25 $10, Studio only Nov 1 $10, Studio only Nov 15 $10