Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

Drawing the Human Figure Adult Art Class

Learn how to draw the human figure? Yes! Many see it as a life-long endeavor to improve skills or as a path to learn drawing.

Figure or ‘life drawing’ as it's often called is the process of drawing the human figure within a studio environment. In this class, we will draw from a live model (not using photography). Models will be nude or in a swim suit.

This class is open to all levels from beginners to advanced. Individual attention will be emphasized as we cover simple steps to get you started.

First 2 sessions lecture & demonstrations will focus on gesture, a process for laying in the pose of the model or line of action. Typical gesture practice includes a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time in as little as 2 minutes, or as long as 10 minutes. Last 2 sessions will focus on longer poses with demonstrations on structure and mass.

Adult Visual Art Class
Offered via The Art Verve Academy (AVA).
No prerequisite, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

‚ÄčAbout the Art Verve Academy
The Art Verve Academy (AVA) is mobile art school without brick & mortar boundaries, established to support the local Tucson, Arizona arts community. Classes are held in rented spaces, where instructors foster an encouraging, accepting, & considerate environment. AVA offers weekly classes for adults at any level who would like to learn, create or cultivate the visual arts within a variety of mediums, subject matter or techniques in sketching, drawing & painting.

Christy Olsen

Sep. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 in 2018

(4) Saturday Afternoons, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 3 hours per session

Tucson Pastel Society (TPS) Art Center
2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, AZ 85705

Online ( or phone: +1 (520) 477-7035

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