Youth life drawing

Life Drawing

Life drawing is about interpretation of the human form in its various shapes and postures, offering foundational skills in observation and empathy. Inspired by professional life models, guided practice sessions help you draw with greater confidence and ease by building both perceptual and technical skills. 

This drawing course is suitable for all skill levels. Meet in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

Terms and Conditions of Participation 

Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to the start of class. 

Participants must be 18 or older. 


Week 1: Introduction and study of Gesture/ Croquis 

Week 2: Main Axis and Axis Points

Week 3: Gesture, Contour Lines and Planes

Week 4: Chiaroscuro and Shape Reading

Week 5: Modelling with Directional Lines

Week 6: Directional Lines, Contour Lines and Basic Anatomy

Week 7: Rhythm and Harmony (Sustained Drawing on Toned Paper)

Week 8: Proportion and Composition (Sustained Drawing on Toned Paper) 

Week 9: Gesture, Structure and Proportion of the head

Week 10: Modelling the head in colour


  • 18” x 24”  Newsprint or Cartridge Pad

  • Conte sticks: Black HB, B, 2B, and white 2B (or NuPastel white)

  • Eraser: white plastic and kneadable erasers

  • Toned Paper/ Brown Kraft Paper  

  • Optional: Conte Sanguine (red brown),Conte Bistre (dark brown), Chalk Pastel, Charcoal Pencils and Graphite Pencils, Pencil Sharpener 

These are the recommended materials for this course. All sizes are approximate. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

Some suggested retailers for purchasing your art materials:

Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.




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