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Figure Drawing Workshop

Join us in the beautiful Kala classroom for a 3-hour session of drawing from a live model. We will look at the work of some contemporary and classical artists for inspiration and explore different approaches to mark making, line quality, value and composition. We may briefly look at anatomy and proportions (some handouts may be available for those who want more of that) but the main focus will be on how we look and what we look for: shadows, highlights, negative space and more. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own drawing voice, try new things and consider how they can use the figure to express their own ideas.

Mixed Media + B.Y.O.  Media : Students are welcome to bring their own art supplies and will also be able to experiment with a variety of supplies available in the classroom such as graphite, charcoal, watercolor and ink.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $75
  • Location: Kala Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Yael Levy
  • 1 Classes
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022 — July 24, 2022
  • 1:00PM — 4:00PM
  • TBD - Payable to the instructor on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Yael Levy is a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She draws, paints, collages and writes. She often self publishes her work, and sometimes prints and binds it by hand. She loves playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. Most of Yael’s work is based on her own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual and bisexual woman. She also enjoys telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures and just painting images of beautiful nature. She believes the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. Yael likes to remind people of the artist in them, or at the very least make them smile. Although once in a while the work makes people cry too.

Born and raised in Israel, Yael  first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later completing a BFA of Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design(2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA (2017). In recent years she’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center and JCC of the East Bay and ran workshops for various Zine Fests. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine(2019), Forward Comix(2017 & 2020), The Baylies(2021) and SAW(2021). https://www.leahyaellevy.com/