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Figure Drawing Level 1: Drawing People With Gesture and Movement

Chris Chien
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In this 4-day course, students will learn how to draw people with an emphasis on proportion, shape, form and movement.

Class Experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
  • The goal for the students is to learn human anatomy and draw the human figure with proper proportion, shape, form and movement.
Chris Chien is a professional theme park designer who has spent the last 10 years contributing to projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Ferrari World and many more. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, he has created designs for many theme parks all around the world!

Chris primarily works in Photoshop, but his background in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and oil painting help gives his digital art an authentically “hand-painted” look. In addition, Chris often uses 3D software such as SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds.

In 2010, Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Industrial Design and a minor in Theater. During his time in college, Chris designed and built many award-winning Carnival Booths, which sparked his interest in themed entertainment. Afterward graduating from Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious Concept Design Academy, studying under Hollywood’s finest professionals from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard.
Chris’ passion for themed entertainment and storytelling comes from exploring different countries. With his desire to learn and explore, he backpacked around the world, visiting the continents of Europe, Asia and South America - seeing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural context.  Chris’ mission in themed entertainment not just to entertain, but to also provide education and inspiration to people around the globe.
​• 10 years of concept art and design experience
​• 8 years of professional teaching experience (art classes for children, teens and adults)
• Experienced in theme park design, concept art for games and movies, showset design, fabrication, and scenic painting
Homework Offered
Students will be assigned about 30 minutes worth of homework everyday to practice what they have learned in class. Students will be able to download the homework assignments by clicking on the classroom’s tab, located here.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Teacher will provide feedback for homework done in the class. Completion and turning in the homework is voluntary.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
The material list is as follows… 1) Sketchbook 2) Colored Pencils (Red/ Blue/ Teal/ Purple) 3) Black Colored Pencil
Joined March, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts
Mr. Chris (Chris Chien) is a top art instructor on the Outschool Platform and a recognized expert in the Themed Entertainment Industry. In addition to teaching kids, he also teaches art to college students, as well as working professionals from... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
40 min

Completed by 351 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
3-10 learners per class

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