Drawing the human figure has always been an important building block of artistic training. For those who are seeking a solid foundation in Figure drawing, we begin with a focus on observation and learning to use basic tools of drawing such as sighting for size and angle, negative space, understanding proportions of the figure and how to see shape, and foreshortening. We will begin with simple gesture drawings, and contour line drawings, progressing to fully rendered drawings of the figure using values and exploring the use of different drawing media. Classroom instruction includes demonstrations, slideshows to introduce figurative artists both traditional and contemporary, as well as one-on-one instruction and class critiques in a supportive environment. Working with model for 5-weeks. Materials list available.