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People Drawing Skills

  • Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)

8 Mondays, April 9-June 4, no class May 28.

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Please join Ann for a survey course in drawing people. This class will introduce a challenging subject with playful and mindful discipline. We will explore several ways of drawing humans: field sketching, caricatures, self-portraits, and drawing figure and portrait from a tradition model pose. Class subjects will include drawing in proportion using angles and negative space, contour vs. core drawing, mass and line drawing and how they relate to one another, achieving a confident line, and showing gesture and expression in a drawing. The last two or three of the class sessions will explore painting and drawing people in color. All media are welcome: pastel, acrylic, oil, watercolor, markers, watercolor pencils, etc. Please see below and your receipt for studio access instructions and go to for complete materials list. No class 5/28 due to holiday.

Earlier Event: March 4
Storytelling with Collage
Later Event: April 11
Drawing: Beginning and Beyond