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Figure Drawing Intensive
Immerse yourself in drawing in an afternoon or full day of drawing with a dynamic and popular teacher who will bring out your best. Using any media, draw from a live model and see the subject and your own work in new ways and with new inspiration.
Choose one Sunday in each month, or more, from November through April each year. Then, in July, go super-intense and draw for a full day or two days in a row.
Beginners and seasoned artists alike have enjoyed these intensive workshops.
This story from “The Moth,” the popular NPR series, features Robert Siegelman – “Bob” – in a class he teaches at the Museum School. We feel it perfectly reflects his power as a transformative teacher.
Robert Siegelman also teaches Works in Progress: Art Critique Evening - one day workshops that happen throughout the Fall and Winter. Learn about the nature of giving a critique, how to look at and critique others' work, and receive feedback on your own work.
Skill LevelAll Levels
In order to foster wide experimentation in this course, we encourage you to bring a variety of materials to work with. Wet materials (with the exception of oil paint), as well as dry, are fine. Feel free to bring collage materials as well.
Please wear clothes that you are comfortable in, and that can get dirty. Aprons, smocks, or coveralls are great.
Bring to class:
- Newsprint (100 sheets, pads or loose) at least 18”x24”
- drawing board (large enough for 18”x24” paper) with clips
- Compressed charcoal sticks (Blick's own brand is a good option: medium hardness, producing very strong dark black tones; we no longer recommend AlphaColor Charkole)
- Tool box to hold your drawing supplies
Other materials to bring if you have, or buy if you wish:
- sketchbook, journal, or notebook, any size/type
- conte crayons
- kneaded erasers
- white plastic eraser
- charcoal pencils
- colored pencils
- vine or thick charcoal, lump or stump
- lumber crayons
- a variety of papers, white, toned, black, colored, rolls, inexpensive, and good quality
- Alphacolor non-toxic pastels
- oil pastels
- oil sticks, oil bars, pigment bars
- gouache, acrylics, or watercolors, and related supplies (brushes, palette, cups, etc.)
- watercolor crayons
- glue and various papers that can be used for collage
- ink, brushes, sticks, and pens
Find out more about where to buy supplies.
Instructor, Schedule, and Cost
For summer classes, bring a lunch, or plan to get takeout at a nearby restaurant.
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When classes are FULL, put yourself on a waiting list. But please do NOT register for full classes.
- Summer Program for Children 2015
- Spring–Summer 2015 catalog (pdf)
- Registration Form (pdf)
- Refunds, Cancellations, Discounts & Other Policies
We also add classes outside of our printed catalog. Browse to find out more.