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Intro to Figure Drawing (HYBRID)

The human figure has so much to offer for both beginners and seasoned artists. This hybrid remote and in person, 6 week introductory course will lead you through basic figure and portrait drawing techniques using photographs, videos as well as live professional nude models. We will focus on line, shading techniques, and proportions while studying human skeletal and muscular anatomy as well as renditions of the figure by the old masters. Students will begin with graphite and in the last class will have freedom to experiment with other mediums and
develop their own figure drawing style.

Please note this is a hybrid class and will meet accordingly:
Nov 8 – 6pm-8pm, Online
Nov 15 – 6pm-8pm, Online
Nov 22 – 6pm-9pm, In Person (Berkeley)
Nov 29 – 6pm-8pm, Online
Dec 6 – 6pm-9pm, In Person (Berkeley)
Dec 13 – 6pm-9pm, In Person (Berkeley)


Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $350
  • Location: Kala Gallery & Classroom
  • Instructor: Nelli Astvatsatrian
  • 6 Classes
  • Monday, November 8, 2021 — December 13, 2021
  • 6:00pm — 9:00pm


About the Instructor:

Nelli Astvatsatrian is a UC Berkeley Art Practice graduate based in Berkeley, CA. Her multi-media work involves printmaking, textiles, and figurative illustration combined in installation. She currently works as an AP Art, Photography, and Drawing+Painting teacher at a private high school in Albany called Tilden Preparatory School. She also teaches private figure and portrait drawing classes (remote, online). Nelli has also taught remote quilt-making workshops at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive art lab.