art workshop for teens & adults

Cody Blocker (SF),  Maria Zhalnina (SJ),  Masha Ashikhmina (MV)

Get your figure drawing skills moved to the next level with our Figure Drawing workshop!


We’ll focus on the most complicated part - live model drawing. Human proportions, anatomy overview, detailed studies of the head, hands, feet, short and long sketching sessions, and a final well-rendered drawing.

High-quality art materials provided. Model fee included in workshop price.

San Francisco: Fridays 6:30-9:00pm
April 15 - May 13, 2022 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
San Jose
: Mondays 6:30-9:00pm
April 25 - May 23, 2022 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23
Mountain View
: Wednesdays 6:40-9:10pm
April 20 - May 18, 2022 4/20, 4/27, 5/2, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18


Art materials & model fee included.


Mountain View:  2105 Old Middlefield Way #D, Mountain View CA 94043 map

San Francisco: 1603 Irving Street, San Francisco CA 94122  map

San Jose: 700 S Winchester Blvd #15, San Jose CA 95128 map

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. 

If camp or class is cancelled due to gathering restrictions or shelter in place order placed by state or county authorities, similar online camp/class will be held instead. Students can cancel their registration if online learning does not work for them, with the full credit towards future in person camp/class.

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Human proportions and anatomy overview. Short sketches of an echorche. Detailed short drawings of the head, hands, and feet. 

Day 2
45-min long studies of standing, sitting, reclining poses.


Day 2

Starting a final drawing of an undressed model (in a swimsuit). Assessing composition, proportions, perspectiveof the drawing.  White and gray pencils on toned paper.

Break: several 5 min-long sketches.


Day 4 Continuation of the drawing. Setting up the values, starting from the shadows.
Break: several 5 min-long sketches.
Day 5

Finalizing the drawing. Adding accents and detals, pulling everything together.

Break: several 5 min-long sketches.