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Introduction to Figure Drawing
A Drawing Class by Royce Deans


Working from the live model is one of those core exercises artists have used from the very beginning. It is by far the best way to develops skills such as proportion, scale, foreshortening, and composition.

Even if your interests lie in landscape, still-life, or abstraction, developing the skills needed to represent the human figure will improve your skills and ability to draw faster than any other practice. Drawing well, is also key to making great paintings.

In this class we will work from nude models and will learn the main body structures with their accompanying bones and muscles. We will observe how those parts of the body are effected by different poses. We will also learn about the human form by drawing gestures, contours and breaking the figure into geometric shapes. As this is a drawing class we will also focus on a few different drawing techniques that will help you represent the dynamic nature of the human form.



This introductory class is geared towards those with little to no experience working from the live nude model, as well as, those that have maybe been away from drawing the figure for many years and want to dust off those necessary skills like proportion and gesture.

We will be doing lots and lots of drawing in this class. Each session we will warm up with short poses, then concentrate one now two specific areas of focus during some intermediate poses, and we I'll finish each class with a 30-minute pose.



This course will be held in four 3-hour sessions and will include charcoal and paper and model fee.

The cost for this class including materials is $220.00

Royce Deans Studio, located in the Leelanau Studios is Traverse City's premiere figure drawing studio.

For more information or to register for the class please fill out the form below.

Royce Deans Studio
Leelanau Studios #3
10781 E. Cherry Bend Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
(Corner of M-22 & Cherry Bend)