Drawing Dance at BalletX (six-session workshop)

Join us to enjoy the inspiration BalletX provides. We will split our time between observing rehearsals of this exciting company, and working up drawings and paintings back at Fleisher’s studio. Working in a spirit of inspiration employs memory and observation in a fearless way. Come with us to share the excitement of dance, as well as the excitement of drawing or painting the dance and the dancer.

This class will take place both onsite and offsite at BalletX, located at 1923 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146. The first 4 sessions will meet at BalletX.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn:

  • Drawing from a moving figure

  • Capturing gesture and movement

  • The proportions and structure of the human figure

  • Capturing the grace and beauty of dance

Required Supplies:

  • 9×12” or 11×14” mixed media or watercolor pad

  • Water color markers (I recommend Tombow)

  • Round Watercolor brush, I recommend the type that holds water (available at Artist & Craftsman)

  • .5 black micron pen

  • A rag or paper towels

  • White gouache

  • 1 20/30” watercolor paper at least 140lbs

  • Some tube watercolors, or watercolor set (optional)