SO011 Figure Drawing: One Step at a Time

  • 01 Oct 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 26 Nov 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • Artist's Studio, Paris, 75015; Metro: Balard
  • 13


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Thursdays, 1, 8, 15 & 22 October and 5, 12, 19 & 26 November 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: 300 
Pro-rata option also available: 48 per session

The image of the human face or body is a subject of universal appeal. Children take to it naturally, but for adults it can seem a daunting task. With instruction, time and practice, participants in this class will learn step-by-step how to approach this challenging and rewarding subject.

Exercises will include:

  • studies of master drawings
  • drawing visits to museums and parks
  • copies of anatomical illustrations
  • basic drawing exercises to sharpen perception
  • sessions with a live model.
This course would be a good choice for those who:
  • have longed to be able to draw a portrait or figure
  • want the structure and stimulation of a group experience
  • would like to sharpen their observation skills
  • enjoy figure drawing and wish to practice with guidance from an instructor.
Course requirements

This class is open to all skill levels. The cost of registration covers models' fees and sketching paper. Museum tickets are not included. A materials list and addresses for Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting.

About the instructor

Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing. Since her tenure as a full-time fine arts faculty member at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Jan has specialized in continuing studio arts education for adults. She has taught beginning to graduate-level figure drawing at the University level. Her paintings, prints and drawings focus on the figure. Visit Jan Olsson's website to see examples of her work.

Image credit: Jan Olsson

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
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