Beginning Figure Drawing with Kelly Drake, April 9-May 7

Beginning Figure Drawing with Kelly Drake, April 9-May 7



Have you ever wanted to draw the human figure, but found it a little intimidating? Do you want to improve your observational skills, and learn how to stay loose with a complicated subject? This class is for you! 

In Beginning Figure Drawing, you’ll learn to draw the human figure in a casual, non-judgmental environment.  First, by doing quick “gesture” drawings, you’ll learn to capture the essence of a pose quickly and accurately. Then, during longer poses, learn how to portray the correct human proportions through observation, drawing accuracy, measuring and some anatomy basics. Move on to creating shading and light, comparing values and adding drama. Once you have the hang of it, figure drawing can be fun, rewarding, and addictive! You’ll never find out unless you give it a try.

A live clothed model will be present for each class.

Supply List

•  Large pad of newsprint (18x24)

•  Large pad of drawing paper (18x24)

•  At least 2 packages of vine charcoal (soft & medium hardness)

•  1 can of spray fixative

•  gum eraser (or two)

•  drawing board

•  drawing board clips or blue masking tape (to hold your paper on the drawing board) 


•  white soft pastel or conte crayon

•  nicer paper (we can talk about that in class)

•  graphite crayon or black conte crayon  

NOTE: Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for PTSA students.

Note from Kelly: If you have any questions about the class or the supply list, please email Kelly at


REMEMBER MEMBERS: Your get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout. To join, CLICK HERE.

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