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Figure Drawing Immersion 1S22

Age Group: 
Teens, Adults

Immerse yourself in drawing for an afternoon with a dynamic and experienced instructor 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.

Join in on the 1st Sunday of each month; April 3rd, May 1st, and June 5th.

All experience-levels welcome; beginners and seasoned artists alike have enjoyed these workshops.


What I liked best about this class was that each student's approach was very different, and we all had different skill levels. Bob has a lovely way of challenging students while being simultaneously enthusiastic about each student's direction and accomplishments.


Bob is a warm and kind critic and he appeared to be able to approach each student at their own level. Never condescending or exclusive, all skill levels were welcome.


Robert Siegelman

robert_siegelman portrait

Robert Siegelman is a photographer and printmaker whose teaching is also an art. He teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, works with artists privately, and leads workshops and classes throughout New England. 

He is represented in Boston by Gallery NAGA, and his work is in many collections including Boston Public Library, MIT, Harvard University Art Museums, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (New York City) and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and has been exhibited and published internationally. He is included in the books 100 Boston Artists by Chawky Frenn and Self Portraits by Others, organized by Hunter O’Hanian.

This story from “The Moth,” the popular NPR series, features Robert Siegelman – "Bob" – in a story called "How to Draw a Nekkid Man," by Tricia Rose Burt, about a class he taught at the Museum School. It reflects his power as a transformative teacher.

Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Art Critique
Materials to bring to class:

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
  • Graphite
  • 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