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How to Draw Basics: Figure Drawing Studio

Hone your drawing skills in this studio figure drawing course that emphasizes in-class mastery of techniques!
Adria W.
284 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 17 (5 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
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Class Experience

In this class your learner will learn observational skills, basic human anatomy, how to draw a gesture drawing in sixty seconds, critique skills and more. 
I am delighted to be able to offer classes that emphasize fine art techniques through the lens of observational drawing. Observational art is a method of learning to draw with three principles in mind: understanding of the subject, building looking skills, and practice of artistic technique. Through this method and practice, learners can draw anything. Completion of my courses will result in a learner who is engaged with art and understands basic art technique. Even students who are not aspiring artists have much to gain from drawing, including improvement of hand-eye coordination and hand dexterity skills.

Along with my bachelor’s degree in art history and studio art from a premier liberal arts institution in Ohio, I also have been teaching since 2016. My online teaching career began on Outschool in 2017. I have taught homeschoolers, unschoolers, and undergraduate students of all ages. My background in art history means that my classes are created with an understanding of historical precedence- I’m teaching what I know works! Many of my classes include examples of important artworks from masters for students to examine and learn skills from. In addition, my many years of teaching art have helped me curate concise and logical drawing curriculum that young artists can easily pick up and apply to their work. Every art class I teach hopes to provide learners with all the knowledge and support they need to grow as an artist.

No homework will be formally assigned, however, it is REQUIRED for all learners to finish any exercises or assignments not completed in class as homework for the next class. This is necessary to ensure productive critique sessions. 
 4 files available upon enrollment
***MATERIALS*** Your learner will need: - A range of graphite drawing pencils including 4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B - Two erasers: Polymer/Vinyl and kneaded -A sketchpad Optionally your learner may like: -Charcoal -Blending Stumps The needed materials should cost less than $30.00 USD and are multi-purpose. They can be used outside of this course. I provide four PDFs for this course: -A syllabus outlining course policies, class expectations -A materials guide -A PDF Critique Guide -A glossary for terms
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
To remove the stress of what is sometimes a very daunting course of study, your learners will not have tests, quizzes, or formal grades in the class. Instead, I utilize positive verbal critiques to provide feedback and encourage improvement. However, if grades are requested I will provide them via rubrics that will suggest a grade. Learners progress will be gauged by the completion of their assignments, execution of techniques, contributions in critique sessions, and their class presence (being on-time, listening when I am speaking, and how they communicate with peers). 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
For this class we will be using online photobanks of models from websites like QuickPoses and Line of Action. While all models will be clothed, some images may still be inappropriate for your learner. Please investigate these websites before signing up for this course.


Adria W.
Lives in the United States
Observational & Free-Hand Art Teacher
284 total reviews
333 completed classes

About Me

Hello & Welcome!

My name is Adria and I am a life-long mixed-media artist with a bachelor’s in art history and studio art. I am an observational and free-hand artist. Observational art is an artistic process that emphasizes visual perception or... 
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