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Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, but 3 classes live online are available.

Figure and Portrait Drawing Combined

92nd Street Y

Dive into anatomy and discover how to render realistic figures and portraits. Use graphite, charcoal, or your other favorite drawing medium to create lively drawings while honing your skills in understanding the proportions and intricacies of the human body. Work from live models via online video conferencing and participate in class demonstrations and discussions. For the Supply List, please CLICK HERE

Monday Nov 6th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Portrait Drawing: Black & White to Color

92nd Street Y

Work from live models via online video conferencing to develop expressive and dimensional drawings. Begin in graphite and move to colored pencils to create expressive drawings while honing your skills in understanding the proportions of human face. Click here for the supply list

Wednesday Nov 1st, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Fear-Free Drawing: Beginners Portrait Drawing

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Learn how to draw the human portrait in this inspiring, stress-relieving and online, live Beginners Portrait Drawing Class! The human face has been an inspiring muse for artists throughout art history, and this supportive, non-judgmental online drawing class will teach you the fundamental drawing techniques, tricks, and tools that you need to know to draw your own portraits. If you hear yourself saying, “but I can’t even draw a straight line,”...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 8–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

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Portrait Drawing

MakeSpace ARTS @ 2797 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

By the end of this class, students will have a sound foundation in portrait draftsmanship that they can use to develop their own approach and style. In this 10 week class you will gain the knowledge that most artists use intuitively and don’t verbalize. By combining this knowledge with some skill exercises, you will learn to quickly layout an accurate likeness of anyone. Also, you will learn how to consistently judge values accurately and, together...

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10 sessions

Portrait Drawing Workshop (Uninstructed)

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

This will be a one-time 3-hour pose with a new model. We have tables and chairs and 2 easels. Bring your own drawing and painting materials. We welcome all questions.

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Long Pose Portraiture

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

3 hour long pose with a new model each week. Drawing and painting materials welcome. We have easels, benches, chairs, and tables. Our workshops are designed as both professionally intensive and communally fun introductions to printmaking. Our larger service is to equip artists with the knowledge of how to combine traditional printmaking and the resource of a community printmaking studio with their own work.

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Portrait Painting

Warehouse Workshops @ 3206 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

We'll go over some of the basic structure and proportions of the human portrait.  We'll practice portrait quick sketch, as well as longer alla primas where we will apply the subtractive and additive approach with different palettes to our painting.  This is a great way to get some milage, and expand our painting vocabulary in practical manner by slowly raising the complexity of the elements we are working with.   The palettes...

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8 sessions

Ink Portrait Sketching

Valley Art Workshop

Draw from a live model! This class is open to any level of portrait-drawing experience. Ink brush and wash techniques have been a common sketching technique for centuries. The quickness and lightness of the method allows for an elegance and flow that pencils or ballpoint pens do not permit. Ink's permanence turns the drawing into a kind of successive game, where each line must work with and against others to create space, volume, and tension. Students...

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Blind Contour Line Drawings with Claire Salvo

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

In this workshop, artist Claire Salvo will guide you through drawing still lives, portraits and figures with a continuous line, and without looking down at your paper. All materials included.

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Facial Anatomy

SPACE South Pasadena Arts Center @ 1506 Mission St‎, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Learn how to draw a portrait of a face and head, by exploring basic anatomy — bone structure, muscle mass, and proportion. Using live models and instructional materials, students will learn to observe and draw the different aspects of the skull and then to explore facial features and the expression of emotion. The class is for beginners as well as the advanced student wanting to brush up on drawing skills.

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6 sessions

Illustration Workshop with Lost Boy

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

This workshop will be a comfortable and supporting environment for students who want to learn how to draw hands, eyes, and essential the essence of a portrait. Through observations, various drawing techniques, and live demonstrations, students will be equipped with not just a technical aspect of drawing but you will also learn how patterns/intricate details/textures can can also be discovered in this process. Students will walk away with their own...

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Intro to Portraiture

Santa Monica College @ 1227 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Learn the basics of drawing and painting portraits in a course that provides step-by-step instruction--with each class focusing on a particular building process--and culminates with painting and drawing directly from live models. Using structural drawing and traditional techniques of perspective, shading, and understanding form, as well as various wet and dry materials, develop your ability to create a more concrete and believable portrait. No...

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6 sessions

Figure Drawing

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Figure drawing is part of the foundation of a drawing practice.  In this class we will seek to demystify drawing the body and rediscover the poetry of the human form.  Using a live nude model as inspiration, we will begin with a series of 30 second poses using soft charcoal to loosen up our technique, and then will move into studies of longer poses in which we can explore light and shadow, details and different media.  The main emphasis...

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Vision Board Art Journal (Online)

Craft Sierra Madre @ Online Learning, Online, CA 00000

When things change inside you, things change around you. Making a vision board art journal is a powerful way of influencing your mind and manifesting your reality while being creative and inspired. Just imagining something without a bit of effort or strong intention wont lead to overnight results, so this series will touch on tools like astrology, meditation, gratitude and positive affirmations to craft a new reality.  Have you created a...

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3 sessions

Creative Self-Portraits

Quilt'n'Things Fiber Arts @ 2411 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Use fabric and applique to create yourself, your favorite pet, or anyone else you wish. In this informative class you will work from an existing photograph and learn to turn it into a one-of-a-kind fabric portrait. NO drawing skills are necessary! Mary Ellen will walk you through all the necessary steps to create a great portrait. ​Supplies:  Sewing machine in good working order, clean and oil before class. Bring manual if you have...

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