Portfolio in the Human Figure

A functional understanding of anatomy, gesture, and proportion is the foundation of any figural artwork. This class will help a students’ portfolio stand out by learning to draw the human figure. Working from a live nude model, students will develop an advanced understanding of how to render the human form while focusing on human anatomy, proportions, poses, and gestures.. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students will gain confidence in mark-making and grounding figures in dynamic compositions.

Portfolio in the Human Figure

A functional understanding of anatomy, gesture, and proportion is the foundation of any figural artwork. This class will help your portfolio stand out by learning to draw the human figure. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students will gain confidence in mark-making and grounding figures in dynamic compositions while working from a live nude model. You will develop an advanced understanding of how to render the human form while focusing on human anatomy, proportions, poses, and gestures.
Students are required to bring 9”x12” sketchbooks.

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to info@thearteffect.org.

Foundations in Figure Drawing

New to figure drawing? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of observational figure drawing, with a focus on grasping the fundamentals of human anatomy and proportion as well as working from general to specific (gestalt theory) to capture lifelike poses and gestures. Students work primarily with charcoal and work with live nude models

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to jet@thearteffect.org

Portfolio in the Human Figure

Bring the human form to captivating life through in-depth figure work! In this class, artists will delve into color theory and value to create painted renderings of live nude models. Learn to develop dynamic compositions of figures within an interior space. Students will develop a heightened awareness of color, light, and form. Through working directly from observation, students will gain perspective on the intricacies of representational figurative art.

No class on Sunday 4/9 for Easter Weekend.

Students are required to bring their own sketchbook.

Scholarships are available to those in economic need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to jet@thearteffect.org

Portfolio Development Foundations

Learn what it takes to start advancing beyond art basics and begin building a scholarship-worthy portfolio. You will become proficient in drawing and painting human anatomy, proportions, landscapes, still lifes, and more, while learning to draw from observation and creating original works that blend the observation with the imagination. This class will prepare students for advanced classes such as Intermediate Portfolio and other specialty Portfolio classes.

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

Portfolio in the Human Figure

A functional understanding of anatomy, gesture, and proportion is the foundation of any figural artwork. This class will help your portfolio stand out by learning to draw the human figure. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students will gain confidence in mark-making and grounding figures in dynamic compositions while working from a live nude model. You will develop an advanced understanding of how to render the human form while focusing on human anatomy, proportions, poses, and gestures. 

**No class on 4/17 (Easter)

Read The Art Effect's COVID-19 Safety Plan here

Drawing and Painting the Human Figure

A functional understanding of anatomy, gesture, and proportion is the foundation of any figural artwork. This class will help your portfolio stand out by training you in drawing the human figure, with tips and techniques for understanding and representing human anatomy, figure proportions, different poses and basic gestures. Working from a live nude model, you will develop an advanced understanding of how to render the human form convincingly from direct observation. Using a variety of materials and techniques, you will gain confidence in mark-making and grounding your figures in dynamic compositions.