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! #Creative
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
This class is for younger artists who love to draw people, and want to practice making them look more realistic. Each week, I'll demonstrate how to draw a person in an action pose. We begin with a light, simple sketch. Then we add more detail, including clothing and a background. Students may make requests during class, and I'll incorporate them whenever possible! In my "draw together" classes, we draw together step-by-step, and I check in with my students frequently to help them...
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.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Kristy, and I am a longtime artist and art educator. I live on the outskirts of town with my husband and pups. Before I joined Outschool, I taught full time in public school. I loved my students, and I had so much fun...