In-Person Courses:

The New York Academy of Art is the only place I offer in-person public drawing, painting, and figure anatomy instruction.
The Summer session is currently open for registration! We start 5/20, but feel free to join our course at any time: email ce@nyaa.edu for help registering after 5/20/23

Strategic Drawing (in-person!)

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Saturday Mornings from 10am - 1pm, 5/20 - 7/22

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Learn strategies to better navigate materiality, gesture, proportion, and light and shadow by working from both the Academy's amazing plaster cast collection and the live nude figure model. Each week in this in-person class will introduce new drawing and perception concepts while also building on the previous week's lesson, allowing us to break down the larger elements of figure drawing, such as gesture, proportion, basic structure, and light and shadow. Material use is very open, but the lessons will cover graphite and charcoal/chalk drawing material concepts.



Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting (in-person!)

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Saturday Afternoons from 2 - 5pm, 5/20 - 7/22

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Through demonstration, discussion, and practice, students in this in-person class will gain an understanding of how the science of light can be harnessed along with their perceptual awareness to produce convincing works of figurative art. We will be discussing both drawing and painting, along with materials, from the ground up. Students of this course may choose to work on a new drawing or painting each week, or work on two long drawings or paintings during the course. Students may choose to work with any of the materials discussed- drawing or painting. We'll work from the live, nude figure for the duration of our course. This summer we'll be working from a "narrative" pose- it'll be a lot of fun!



Introductory Figure Anatomy (in-person!)

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Saturday Evenings from 6:30 - 9:30pm, 5/20 - 7/22

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Through demonstration, discussion, and practice, students in this class will gain an understanding of how to apply structural and anatomical concepts to their figurative work. With an emphasis on gesture, proportion, perspective, and morphology, we will create a number of works from the observed nude life model. Anatomical figure construction throughout history will be discussed, as well as the contemporary practice of anatomical form as function, with an aim towards understanding how the human figure moves and articulates. Extra attention will be paid to figure *structure*, and creating convincing volume in our work.