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Beginner Figure Drawing - Sun - 10am

Gain confidence drawing the human figure in this beginner-friendly, guided drawing class. Ages 16+

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 35 US dollars
  • New Cat Classroom and Cat Clay Studio (6427 W Ustick Rd, Boise)

Service Description

Starting 5/19, this offering will be held every other Sunday, from 10am-12:30pm Ongoing, Ages 16+ Learn how to conduct a figure drawing study with a live model using vine charcoal, newsprint and drawing paper. While each standalone session will discuss basic human proportions, composition, value and form, each lesson may focus on a specific topic, including but not limited to: props, hands, face, back, lying down, drapery over figure. Practiced and skilled figure drawing artist, Aryssa Hutchins, will teach you about optimal work area set-up, familiarize you with a basic set of materials, and explain dynamic gestures and measuring techniques. As a group, we will learn from each other by sharing our work and discussing our challenges in brief critiques during breaks for our model. Studies can be finished pieces, but most often artists use their study drawings as notes to create larger more elaborate pieces. Hiring models for specific poses to help finish a painting is standard practice, and learning to work with a model is a key first step to any fine art career. These figure drawing studies create muscle memory to draw more accurate figures without reference to allow an easier creative flow; practice makes progress! Please bring the following with you: - Soft vine charcoal - Kneaded eraser - Newsprint - Drawing paper (18x24 is ideal) While we encourage you to purchase and bring your own materials to class (as it means you'll be able to practice outside of class with familiar tools), we always keep extra supplies on hand just in case! All other supplies will be provided. Scholarships for this and all of our other classes are available for those who otherwise would not be able to attend art classes, thanks to generous donations to our Art Start Fund. If you would like to make classes available to others, see our sponsorships page to contribute a monthly or one-time donation. Thank you for supporting (y)our commUNITY! *This class is included in our Teacher Share program, which allows our teachers to expand their knowledge and skills by learning from one another at no cost. Contact us if you're a Cat teacher and would like to sign up for this class.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us within 48 hours of your event time. Refunds will not be issued unless we have received proper notice of cancellation. :)

Contact Details

  • 6427 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID, USA


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