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Life Drawing 1W24

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

You can register for this class starting November 15. 

Want to develop your drawing skills?  

In this 2-hour-long life drawing class, you'll draw from a live, nude figure model at your own pace.  Sessions are overseen by a professional artist who can help answer questions and/or provide critique.  However, no formal instruction is provided in this class.

You are responsible for bringing your own drawing implements (pencils, conte, vine charcoal, or pens if you prefer!) and paper; we'll provide the art-boards, easels, and tables. 

We'll invite varied body-types and genders to model and encourage dynamic poses each week so you can truly explore the human form.

All experience levels welcome.  Open to adults 18+, or, youth with permission of parent or guardian.

Sessions take place every Tuesday evening, registration is required.  Attendance at all sessions not required.

*Select the number of sessions desired January - March.  Tuition is based on the number of sessions selected.  Discount applied to multiple sessions.


Both Rob and Brigid did a top-notch job of running this class: they are very qualified and communicate well with the students.  The class is always on schedule, with excellent lighting and music, and provides a needed outlet for serious artists.  Figure drawing is really important for artists working in many genres.


You can register for this class starting November 15. 

Paul Tomkavage


Paul has been drawing people for over 20 years.  First, his focus was mostly portraits, at Brookline Adult Education.  Since 2010 he has focused on the figure at the Eliot School.  He also paints.  Interests include perspective, and imagined and real landscapes. Paul recently retired from a long career in environmental engineering.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees.

Drawing, portraiture

Juan Perez

Juan Perez has been creating his art for  many years, using a variety of mediums, including pen and ink drawings, watercolor, oils, and pastels. He draws his inspiration from Boston city life, architecture, landscape, and childhood memories of his native Dominican Republic. He teaches figure drawing. 

He attended the Arts Students League in New York, and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 1973. He has been featured in numerous exhibitions over his career, his favorite being his solo “Hats on For Walter” at the Boston Brewery Complex in 2013. His work has also been published in the Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, and El Mundo. 

He has a plethora of teaching experience. In addition to his extensive background as an artist, Juan spent the majority of his career as a chef supervisor at Fenway Park.

Materials to bring to class:

Bring your own preferred drawing implements.  You might consider any of the following

  • pencil(s)
  • conte
  • chalk
  • (vine) charcoal
  • pen and ink, etc.
  • eraser(s)
  • smudge sticks, etc. 

and whatever paper you prefer to work with, large or small size depending on your own personal preference and drawing style! 

  • basic white copy paper
  • heavier weight watercolor paper for pen and ink or water(color) washes
  • newsprint, etc.