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Mixed Media Figure Drawing & Painting


Explore contemporary figure drawing, painting and mixed media using graphite, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, and collage. Experiment with different approaches for developing the human form such as realism, expressionism and abstraction. Emphasis is placed on observation, structure, line quality, volume, composition, technique, experimentation, and originality. Discussions, art historical examples, and demonstration are all a part of the curriculum.

Students work from a model and respond and manipulate their chosen mediums to arrive at a dynamic and unique solution. The focus is on the process of creating a drawing, painting or mixed media piece of art.

Students are asked to balance risk-taking and exploration with things that they already know how to do well. Students are encouraged to take their work beyond just making pretty pictures or technically proficient pictures by attempting to produce work that is as fun and interesting for them to create as they are for people to look at.

The goal for a student in my class is to create work that is fresh, vital and alive, as opposed to work that is static or copied. Inherent in each piece is the search for the right line, shape, color, value, texture and edge.

The finished piece will be a record of that journey.

Student furnishes their own supplies and surfaces to work on. A suggested (recommended) supply list will be provided once you are enrolled.


Students have a basic understanding of the figure as the foundation of figure drawing is not taught in this class.


Private studio in Santa Monica


$175  |  2 spaces left



Tuition includes a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable fee. 

If you cancel 10 days or more before the workshop date, your tuition less the $50 nonrefundable fee will be returned. 

If you cancel within the 10 days of the start of the workshop and your space can be filled with a newly enrolling student as of your cancellation date, your tuition will be returned less $100. This does not include instances where a previously enrolled student from the previous day's Thursday workshop transfers their enrollment to your vacated space.

If you cancel within the 10 days of the start of the workshop and your space cannot be filled in that time, no refund or transfer will be available. Your tuition may not be used for a future workshop.

Thank you for your understanding.


Later Event: June 12
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