Draw Together: People Edition

Practice sketching people using reference photos; this is an ongoing class for artists who want to improve their figure & portrait drawing skills.
927 total reviews for this teacher
24 reviews for this class
Completed by 185 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does an β€œOngoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time
πŸ”₯ This class is in high demand! 1 of 2 classes have sold out.

Next on Mon May 16

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:55pm
Only one spot remaining

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Class Experience

Students will practice drawing from observation, shading, adding clothing, and creating backgrounds with contrast and depth.  Some weeks may include optional additional media practice such as ink, watercolor, or colored pencil.
Figure drawing is my favorite art discipline!  I have years of experience creating my own drawings and sculptures, using the human form as inspiration, and I always brought my enjoyment and expertise to my students when we created figurative artworks.  I have taught figure drawing to elementary, junior high, and high school age students for over a decade, and look forward to meeting more young artists who want to learn this skill!
Students who work more slowly may wish to use time after class to finish their sketches. 
Β 1Β file available upon enrollment
An image will be provided for students for each week's drawing. This image will be viewed on screen during class. Students will need the following materials each week: Drawing paper (sketchbooks may be purchased from a variety of retailers for ~$10) Pencil & eraser (block eraser preferred) Optional materials (these will not be used every week, but some additional instruction may be provided): Drawing or fountain ink pen Colored pencils Watercolor paints
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be using photographs of people as references.  Photographs will depict a diverse range of body types, and respect for all models will be expected. There will be no nudity, however some figures may be clothed in leotards, gym shorts, or similar.  Please feel free to address concerns with me beforehand, and I will take your student's needs into consideration.  


Kristy Mankin
Lives in the United States
Art for Everyone!
927 total reviews
567 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kristy, and I am a longtime artist and art educator.  I live on the outskirts of town with my husband, puppy, and cat.  Before I joined Outschool, I taught full time in public school.  I loved my students, and I had so much fun...Β 
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