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Draw Together: Realistic People & Characters (For Beginners!)

In this ongoing class for younger artists, we'll practice the basics of realistic figure drawing, learn how to create action poses, and put our characters in a variety of outfits and costumes!
Kristy Mankin
982 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" 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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Students will practice using simplification to draw proportionate, realistic figures, adding clothing or costumes, and drawing backgrounds. My goal is to give young artists a solid foundation in realistic drawing, which they can build on as they get older and continue to practice!
I've been teaching realistic drawing for over fifteen years!  I have two degrees in art education, and many years of practice.  My goal has always been to help students practice the skills they need so they can draw anything they want.  The classes I make are inspired by the things I wished I could draw when I was (much, much) younger.  
All you'll need for this class is paper, pencil, and an eraser! Drawing in a sketchbook or on a digital tablet would also be fine for this class. Students may choose to finish their work in color media if they feel so inspired: - colored pencils - watercolor paints - markers - crayons - another medium of your preference!
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will sometimes draw people of different body types and physical abilities.  Students will be encouraged and expected to treat all people with respect, both in their drawings and with their words.  


Kristy Mankin
Lives in the United States
Art for Everyone!
982 total reviews
615 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... 
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