Kevin Chen is a renowned Artist and instructor from Los Angeles. At his school, Concept Design Academy (CDA), there are some great figure drawing and foundational courses. They also offer two uninstructed workshops, a short pose workshop on Sundays and a new long pose workshop on Wednesday evenings. These workshops are open to the public and open to all levels. This is a great opportunity to draw, paint and interact with veteran artists and instructors like Kevin.
These drawings below are from the long pose sessions. For more info on CDA’s figure drawing courses and workshops, visit their blog at:
New long pose figure painting and drawing session comes to Silicon Valley. Every Wednesday night from 7pm – 10pm at the Community School of Music and Art in beautiful Mountain View, California.
2 hour figure drawing by Chris Legaspi. Taken from the Wednesday, Sep. 22nd session in Mountain View. 2 1/2 hour pose, charcoal on paper.
This new figure painting and drawing session starts out with 20 minutes of gesture poses for warm up, then 1 continuous, long pose for the remainder of the evening (approx. 2 1/2 hours). Perfect for fine art charcoal drawings and painters of all mediums. Students, professionals and artists of all levels and all mediums are welcome.
No pre-registration required. Drop-ins welcome. $15 drop in fee. $12 with CSMA discount card (contact CSMA or workshop organizer for more information).
Where: CSMA/Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040 Time: Every Wednesday from 7:00 – 10:00pm Fee: $15 ($12 with CSMA discount card) Website:http://www.arts4all.org
After waiting years for a chance to study in-depth with legendary Artist and teacher, Steve Huston, I finally headed to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) to take part in Steve’s annual workshop. This workshop was a 5 day intensive focused on drawing and painting the figure. Although it was taught as a figuartive class, I learned so much more. I learned about art, myself and how Steve, aka “The Man” thinks, plans and executes his renowned gallery work.
The event was held at LAAFA in Van Nuys, California, from March 24-28th. This is a breakdown of the class each day and my thoughts going through the workshop.
For these next set of Bay Area Figure Drawing workshops, we’re going all the way to San Francisco for 2 open workshops and to Oakland for an all day figure marathon. I’ve organized them by day, but times and day may vary. Please contact the organizers for their current schedule.
San Francisco @ 23rd Street Studio
3747 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 http://users.rcn.com/mcm.dnai/ Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm (also available Monday afternoons, Sunday and Wednesdays) Fee: $16
Having the day off for President’s day, I was itching to draw. I decided to make 45 mile drive up to San Francisco and draw at 23rd Street Studio, and it was well worth the drive. First, I corresponded with artist and organizer Michael Markowitz and was able to secure a drop-in slot.
I’ve recently caught the ‘figure drawing bug’ again, and have been drawing non-stop since early February of this year. Since then, its been a personal mission and obsession to attend as many figure drawing workshops as possible in the San Francisco Bay Area where I currently live. This is a field report of my recent drawing journeys.
These reviews are of the recent workshops I’ve attended, organized by day. There’s also contact info for anyone who wants to draw at their local workshop, and support the Bay Area life drawing community. This report is currently ongoing, so check back for more updates, artwork and reviews.
This video is demonstrates how to construct the limbs (how the draw the limbs) during a figure quick sketch drawing. The video demonstrates basic figure construction of the arms and legs. Topics covered include gesture drawing, anatomy and landmarks. There are examples from 3 different poses. Narrated by the artist.