Figure Drawing From the Inside Out

An anatomical figure study class for artists

While I am working as the Coordinator for Somerville Open Studios 2013, I will not be teaching any classes. I do look forward to teaching again once SOS 2013 is over, though. To all my students, thank you for your patience. Let’s meet up again over the summer of 2013. Best to all of you, – Rachel

Do you participate in a figure drawing
Has it been years since you drew the figure in school?
Do your figures stand on ovals or have oven-mitts for hands?

We’ve all been there!

There’s so much to express in the movement, stoke, and gesture, but after while you can begin to feel stuck—like your drawing isn’t progressing and your people don’t quite feel like people to you. That’s a good time to take a step back and study what’s going on underneath all those curves, shadows and postures.

Drawing from a full-size anatomical study skeleton, using anatomical charts and master-drawings for additional study, we will dive into how the “head bone’s connected to the neck bone,” to further your sketching, drawing, and painting.

Small classes of 4 to 6 students; focused study.

Course tuition includes basic drawing supplies (paper, charcoal, pencils) and use of easels and drawing-boards. Students may also choose to work with their own ink or other water-based media.

A portion of the class will utilize live models; model fee is included in course tuition.


This class is not currently being offered. Contact me if you would like to be notified when this class runs next.


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