in-studio / online art workshop for teens 13-18 years old

teacher: Cody Blocker
This course is dedicated to everything you need to know about drawing: sketching, shading, perspective, anatomy of humans and animals.  Learn to draw everything you wish freely from your imagination!
Recommended for students willing to improve their realistic drawing skills.

The course is focusing on the basics of the representation of 3D objects on a 2D surface. It does not cover color. For color theory and brushwork, we recommend taking All About Painting course after this one.

It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

14 weekly online classes:


Online, Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm Pacific Standard Time:
September 7 - December 14, 2021

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

San Francisco, Mondays 4:00-6:00pm Pacific Standard Time: September 13 - December 20, 2021
9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 11/30, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

- Online, Tuesdays 3:45-5:45pm Pacific Standard Time: June 22- September 14, 2021


in-studio (SF) 

Detailed Schedule:

Day1 Sketching & shading. Study of basic shapes. Pencil.

Day 2 Understanding Proportions. Sketching. Starting working on a small still life. Charcoal. 

Day 3 Understanding perspective. 1-point perspective. Drawing of a room. Pencil, eraser, ruler.

Day 4 Understanding perspective. 2- and 3-point perspective. Drawing a vehicle.

Day 5 Drawing a landscape. Representing textures of nature. Pencil/pen/sharpie.

Day 6 Human anatomy overview. Understanding human proportions and figures in motion. Short sketches. Soft pencil.

Day 7 Human anatomy overview: basic bones and muscles. Sketching athletes. Pencil.

Day 8 Facial anatomy, facial features, and emotions. Sketches. Pencil.

Day 9 Study of a human head. Pencil on cardboard. Starting a drawing.

Day 10 Study of a human head. Pencil on cardboard. Finishing the drawing.

Day 11 Drawing animals. Animal anatomy and proportions. The texture of fur. White charcoal drawing on black paper. 

Day 12 Starting working on a final project: a lecture on composition. Paper, pencil.

Day 13 Final project of a choice, continuation.

Day 14 Final project of a choice, final touches.


- Sketchbook
- Drawing tools kit (graphite pencils at least 3 different softness, charcoal pencils - black and white, kneaded eraser, charcoal sticks, sharpener, blending tools, eraser)
- Black liner
- Black paper or board - 14x17 or bigger
- White paper or board - 16x20 or bigger
- Drawing/charcoal paper - 5 pages 
- Bristol Velum or Mixed Media paper - 5 pages
- Mixed Media or Charcoal paper 16x20 min - 1 page (for portrait)
- Watercolor paint and brush

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start.