Woman drawing man

Steve Jacobs

Life Drawing ONLINE

Discover the human form in this online course. Guided practice sessions help you draw with greater confidence and ease by building both perceptual and technical skills. This course will include both short and long poses for sketching.

Terms and Conditions of Participation in Online Courses.

Participants must be 18 or older. Spots are limited. Some prior experience with the medium is recommended.

Students to supply their own materials. 

Week 1: Study of gestural drawing, focusing on the structural movement of the body. Discussion and demonstration on main axis and axis points.

Week 2: Modelling with directional lines. The relationship between directional lines and contour lines will be explored.

Week 3: Chiaroscuro/Shape reading

Week 4: Proportions of the body and features

Week 5: Modelling the head in colour


Here are some suggested retail outlets where you can purchase your art materials:

Above Ground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, delays to orders and shipments are very possible. Our instructors will do their best to accommodate alternative materials.

18” x 24” Cartridge paper pad

Conte sticks: Black HB, B, 2B, Sanguine (red brown), Bistre (dark brown), and white 2B (or NuPastel white as substitute)

Chalk Pastel set: 12 or more colours

Erasers: white plastic and large kneadable eraser

Optional: Charcoal pencils, coloured crayons

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Fridays, - | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (5 weeks)



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  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is limited to space restrictions.
  • Advance registration is recommended for all programs.
  • Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.
  • All registration is subject to availability.
  • All programs, prices and instructors are subject to change without notice.
  • The AGO has the right to remove students from classes. (remove if they are disruptive).

Withdrawals and Refunds


  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $15 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus a $50 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals after the start of the second class are non-refundable.
  • One day workshops are non-refundable. 
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Courses are not transferable.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by email through the Contact Centre at contactus@ago.ca.

Cancellation of Classes

  • To ensure that we are able to run your preferred classes, we recommend that you enroll at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the program.
  • In the event of course cancellation, registrants will be notified 3 days prior to the scheduled commencement of the course and a full refund will be given.


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