Workshops

Check the registration page for workshop availability.

For in-person participation, we ask that you not attend if you're not feeling well. Masks are optional but encouraged if it makes you more comfortable.

Undrawing the Portrait

Like Undrawing the Figure, below, the Undrawing approach to portraiture can yield accurate and compelling results in minutes. It's not about which part of the face to draw first or how things typically align, it's about seeing and drawing from the model in front of us. This takes the guesswork out of the process and allows you to concentrate on capturing the model's character. We'll be using soft pastel for the class (materials list below) but the concepts are applicable to any medium.

Class Size: Limited to 8 in-person, 16 online
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials:

  • Pastels Soft or chalk pastels (inexpensive, full-length, square, unwrapped)
  • Paper: 50+ sheets of newsprint or other cheap paper (A2 or 18x24").
  • Other: Drawing stands, boards, and clips will be supplied for in-person participants.

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Undrawing the Figure

This lively workshop is predicated on the idea that we have an intuitive sense of spatial geometry, and that just a few common obstacles prevent us from effectively utilizing this. Overcoming these obstacles allows us to draw quickly and accurately, no matter what our level of experience.

Through a combination of demos and hands-on instruction, we'll learn techniques to improve our discernment of significant shapes and mastery of the tools.

Class Size: Limited to 16 students, in-person only
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Materials:

  • Pastels Soft or chalk pastels (inexpensive, full-length, square, unwrapped)
  • Paper: 50+ sheets of newsprint or other cheap paper (A2 or 18x24").
  • Other: Drawing board, clips, a cloth for wiping your hands, a water bottle.
  • Optional: Apron, hair ties, etc.

Tutored Life Drawing

Tutored life drawing sessions differ from the workshops in that they're typically shorter (2 hours), less expensive ($30 or so), and are more of a high-level introduction to Undrawing concepts. They're still lots of fun!


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Pastel Figure Drawing

This in-person workshop offers techniques allowing us to use our perception of mass and cool/warm colors to create fast, dynamic figure and portrait studies. Brief demos for each concept, followed by hands-on practice. We'll use soft pastels and toned paper and work from a live model.

3-hours, $180

Click for Materials list.
In-person only: Limited to 10 participants.


Figure Drawing

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Untutored Figure Drawing

In-person and streaming figure drawing session with multiple camera angles of each pose. Poses will vary from 1- to 15-minutes. For those interested, sharing our work will take place at the end of the session.

In-person attendance limited by venue. For remote attendees the Zoom link will be delivered via email approximately 30 minutes prior to session start.

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