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Beginning Figure Drawing

Beginning Figure Drawing

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

$20 – $100

Pick up drawing skills in this fun class using live models!

Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8- 24
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 9
Fee: $20/drop- in & draw fee; $100 for all 6 classes
Materials included.

How to Register:

Use our online registration system to pay in advance. Through this, you can select either the “Full Session” of 6 classes or pick specific Drop In dates. 

You can also call us (916) 452-3005 x 208 or email Katie to sign up.

This is a multi-generational program offered through the Sierra 2 Senior Center. All welcome!

Engage in simple drawing exercises that will help you discover how to draw the human figure, with Joel Smith, a local artist and longtime art instructor.

The class will cover:

  • gesture drawing,
  • contour line drawings,
  • lay-in drawings and,
  • how to render a form.

You will also learn some tips and tricks on how to shade and create simple tones that will create the illusion of three-dimensional form, as well as learn how to identify markers to help you simplify the complex forms of the body into simple shapes.

Learning how to break things down into small pieces will help you make drawings from observation that will look like what you see and help you learn how to better understand how to recreate the world around you.

About the Instructor:

Joel Smith is a graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with BFA in Illustration with a background in drawing and painting. He is a working fine artist, illustrator, and teacher. His work has been exhibited widely including Jack Hanley Gallery in S.F. the American Illustration show in NY The “On Gallery” L.A. and the Exploding Head gallery, Toyroom Gallery in Sacramento.


July 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $100
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Sierra 2 Center
(916) 452-3005


Room 9
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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