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Figure and Portrait Drawing and Painting

8 Week Class:
Figure and Portrait Drawing and Painting

Mondays, 6-8:30pm July 10th through August 28th*

Class Fee $320

*Plus Nelson-Atkins Museum Visit TBD by Student Vote

Class will cover all aspects of figure and portrait drawing (primarily in charcoal) and painting in oil. Basics as well as advanced concepts will be covered, so it is appropriate for students of any ability level. Models will be our primary reference, but photos, images of art, etc., will serve as reference as well.

Concepts covered will include:

  • Gesture and proportion
  • Accurate and expressive contours
  • Light logic
  • Likeness
  • Skin tone palettes and mixing
  • Various oil painting techniques
  • Composition
  • Limitations and advantages of photographic references


Earlier Event: August 20
Medium Poses Life Drawing
Later Event: August 23
Wednesday Semi-Private Lesson Group