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Beginning Figure Drawing

With instructor

Miguel Gonzalez

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Sat. 10am - 1pm

Course Description

This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!

We emphasize the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three and four week long poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques. Students may choose to work in charcoal, white chalk and graphite or a combination of both. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given.

What You'll Learn

The Academic Method: Plumb Line, Placement, Envelope Shape and Gesture

Measuring Proportions, establishing angles and refining shapes

Tone and finalize shadow shapes

Rendering forms and focus on values, edges

Historical techniques for rendering: hatching, line weight for emphasis, form emphasis, mass emphasis

Tools and tricks for helping you see shapes and values accurately

Personalized one-on-one instruction

Enrollment Options

About

Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire.

Testimonial

Figure Drawing Student

Sarah Kim

I highly recommend the art classes here at Kline Academy if you want to actually learn the fundamentals and techniques that will give you the tools to create any kind of art! I especially recommend the figure and portrait classes with Miguel. He's a great teacher and fantastic artist and I learn so much in his classes!

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Additional Information

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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!