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Everybody’s Drawing on the Weekend

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study. This winter, make it the foundation of a weekend well spent!

The Art League has lined up nine different ways to put pencil to paper (or charcoal, pen, etc.) for the absolute beginner and the experienced student. They all start in January 2018!

No experience necessary

Basic Drawing comes in three flavors: Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning (as well as every other day of the week). This is the class to take if you’re rusty or brand-new, since it teaches you all the skills you’ll need for other classes like painting and printmaking.

 

Some experience recommended

For the classes below, some drawing experience is helpful.

If you’re ready to branch out into a new medium, how about Waxy Media Techniques? Lisa Semerad will show you how to use oil pastels, colored pencils, oil bars, pigment sticks and grease pencils.

by John Murray

For drawing humans (portrait and figure), we have several options you can pursue. Gesture Drawing with John Murray is all about capturing movement (you can read more about it in this blog post). For more advanced students, check out Expressive Figure Drawing with Susan O’Neill, a new class this school year.

Portrait Drawing with Jin Chung is the place to go to learn to capture a likeness. Check out the instructor at work in this video.

If you’re in the mood to practice figure or portrait drawing on your own — but in a supervised, focused environment — there’s always Open-Life Drawing Sessions (Long Pose). This Saturday class lets you use your own media and your own pace to draw from a live model. (For shorter poses, there are also open sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.)

Back Study by Art League instructor Thanasi Papapostolou.

And finally, for a class that’ll really get under your skin, take Artistic Anatomical Drawing. You’ll learn to see, and draw, the human form from the inside out with Thanasi Papapostolou.

To see all our classes, browse our full catalog.

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