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Six Week Instructed Life Drawing Classes

Starting in October I will begin another series of 6 week figure drawing classes. If you are interested please email me at royced@gmail.com and let me know what times might work best for you. 
Usually classes are held on Monday night from 6-9pm with a live model. Classes are limited to 7 students.




Easels and drawing boards will be supplied, the materials that we will be using in these classes are important and not readily available here in town. So I make them available and for Figure Drawing 1 have included the materials in the price. If you have the materials listed below in the descriptions, feel free to let me know and I will gladly discount the price of the class to not include the materials. 

One Day Figure Drawing Workshops

If you are interested in an intensive day of drawing from the figure contact me via email. This workshop will be 10am to 5pm which includes an hour lunch. Limited to 7 students per workshop.

One Day Figure Painting Workshops

If you are interested in an intensive day of painting the figure contact me via email. This workshop will be 10am to 5pm which includes an hour lunch. It is recommended that you have taken at least one of the 6 week session or attended a One Day Figure Drawing Workshop before signing up for this workshop. Limited to 5 students per workshop.

Credit cards accepted.

These classes are held at 531 S. Union, Traverse City, Michigan

Questions? Email: royced@gmail.com
Cellular Telephone: 231.883.1681

Bucket List Session
(Last one was held January 26, 2015)

An introductory new session designed for those that have never drawn from the nude model.


Have you always wanted to draw from the live model, have you wondered what it is that artists are talking about when they talk about the importance of working from the model?

Bucket List sessions are 2.5 hours long and will be handled just like we did it the first day of art school. We will be drawing and the model will be nude. We will start with a short instructional period. You will be introduced to the materials you will use and learn how to use them. Next we will learn about basic proportions of the human form directly from the model. 

You will experience gesture drawing by doing several short 1-2 minute poses where you will learn to get the entire figure registered in just a few strokes of the charcoal. Then we will do a few longer 10 minute poses where we will concentrate on different parts of the body and give our gestures more detail.

After a break and some refreshments we will finish the session with two 20 minute poses where you will be able express yourself as the artist that you are.

All materials and supplies for this class will be supplied and are included in the price of the class along with the model fee.


Cost for this class is $40.00 and is open only to those who have never worked from the live nude model before.

If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the next Bucket List Session, please call, 231.883.1681 for information and scheduling. 

The next one of these sessions will be scheduled in either May or June depending on the interest.