Figure Drawing

This online class will introduce you to basic theories, principals, and techniques to successfully draw the figure. We will concentrate on improving your eye and knowledge through handouts, note taking, demonstrations, and lots of drawing of the figure from photographs. There will be critiques, group discussions and dialogue to help improve your drawing skills. Topics include gesture drawings, long drawing, drawing from multiple viewpoints, composing multiple figures on the page, discussing methods and materials, etc.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Due to Labor Day, this class will begin on September 14, 2020.

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. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, August 26.

Required supplies:

  • You are free to use any drawing materials you choose. The supply list is composed of suggested materials that reflect the instructor’s demonstrated techniques.

  • A sketchbook

  • Pencil

  • Kneaded rubber eraser

  • Soft vine charcoal

  • Charcoal paper pad

  • Toned charcoal paper

  • White chalk or conte crayon