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Life Drawing and Portrait Classes at Carol Ivey Studio
Last Updated
2015-06-04 01:28:10

Session Description:
This class is aimed at the beginning and intermediate level. Emphasis will be on developing and engaging visual perception to see the human form in terms of unique configuration. Participants learn and practice exercises in gesture, contour, shape, proportion, value, and expression. Some structure and anatomy will be presented. Poses vary in length from the quick study to the more finished drawing.
All work is done from the live model.
Classes are limited to no more than 12 participants.

Class begins with a review of proportion, form, and structure of the human head. There will two consecutive models with the opportunity to complete two or more paintings or finished drawings.
Lancaster Lofts
1324 E. Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Fort Worth
Anatomy and Figure Drawing Classes
Last Updated
2015-01-16 16:34:58
Session Description:
Thursday Figure Drawing Lab: the Figure Lab is designed to compliment the anatomy course and it is a non-instructed time for artists to draw from the figure for multi-day poses that will include classical poses, action poses, foreshortening, and draped poses. The Figure Lab is coordinated by the upper level TAFA students. It will meet every Thursday from 6:00-9 pm beginning January 22th, and will run for 11 weeks.
Tuesday Portrait Drawing: This course is designed for artists both painters and sculptors to learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and proportion as it relates to the portrait. It is open to artists of any level from beginner to advanced and will help any artist improve their general drawing skills and understanding of the human form.

The course format will include a 20-25 minute lecture on a specific anatomical feature and then we will draw from the model with a focus on the anatomy covered in the lecture. This course is instructed by TAFA Director and Instructor Ron Cheek.

Cost: Portrait Anatomy for $285 Dollars ($30 drop-in per session), Figure Drawing for $220 ($20 drop-in)or combined as a Mon/Wed Course for $450 Dollars.

Purpose: Our evening courses provide professionals the flexibility to draw from a live-model along with gaining knowledge about anatomy. Additionally, the evening courses provide our TAFA daytime students with extra training as they pursue mastery of figurative drawing and painting. TAFA Evening Courses are open to all levels of experience and to anyone with an interest in figurative realist art.

You can build your artistic portfolio, tailor your college courses or just indulge your creative side! Come draw with us and become part of the TAFA community.
Texas Academy of Figurative Art
415 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Fort Worth
RAD/ Lancaster Lofts Figure Group
Last Updated
2015-01-09 17:41:57

Session Description:
The Riverside Arts District Group has found a new home!
Jan of Studios On Race Street/ Four Apples encourages everyone who has painted with the RAD to come join us now at Lancaster Lofts. Drawing and painting will be available, with sessions starting January 21.
1324 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth
Contact Carol Ivey for instructions.
El Centro College Art classes
Last Updated
2014-08-27 09:40:01
Session Description:
Classes that use models often:
Drawing II, Figure Drawing I & II, M/W 1:30 - 4:15, intermediate to advanced students. Other class and section times vary by semester, day is most common.
Some use of models at teacher request - Fall 2012, 2 additional Drawing II sections are offered. One is MW evenings, 6:00 - 8:45 pm; and the other is on Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:45 PM. All courses offered depend on required enrollment of 15 to "make".

Occasional models:
Painting I & II & Advanced Painting I & II - beginning to advanced students -
M/W 9:00 - 11:45 am and T/R 1:30 - 4:15 pm, other sections and times times vary

Light to no models -
Painting I & II and Watercolor I & II,
Sat. only, 9:00 am - 3:40 pm; beginning to advanced students

Edmundo "Omar" Hernandez, Full-time Faculty and Program Coordinator
Rosemary DesPlas, Full-time Faculty
Barbara Armstrong, Instructional Associate and Adjunct Faculty, Model Booking
Additional art teachers include: Chaitra Linehan, Matthew Guest, and Carlos DonJuan.

The teachers vary in the type and length of poses. All are very good about breaks and are reasonable about the abilities of the model. Gesture poses are often used as warm-up for longer poses.

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El Centro College
801 Main Street
downtown Dallas, 75202
City block bounded by Market, Main, Lamar and Elm streets. Close to DART bus and train. Very limited PAID parking. See comments.

3D and 2D Art Studio is in the "C" building basement - C020. The C building entrance faces Market St. near the entrance arch to the West End. Go into the lobby and go down in the elevators to "B". When you exit the elevator, go straight ahead through the double wooden doors into the Art Studio, rm. # C020 et. al. Studio phone number - 214-860-2748

2D Art Studio, A851, is on the 8th floor of the A building - the 9 story historic building facing Lamar St. Take the elevator to the 8th floor. Go to the left as you exit the elevator then go around the corner to your right. A851 is the first room on your left.
WED Night: Open Session w/ Figure
Last Updated
2014-05-21 13:28:47
Session Description:
Weekly Open Session w/ Model. Artists can use any medium. Session is 3 hours long and will typically have a combination of short and long poses. Very casual atmosphere and non-instructional. Great opportunity to get in front of a model and perfect your craft.
Thirteen Thirty Studio
1330 Motor Circle
Dallas TX, 75207
Monday night Figure Drawing/Live Model Drawing Lab at CAC
Last Updated
2014-05-21 13:28:35
Session Description:
Monday night figure drawing concentrates on the fundamentals of good drawing: gesture, contour and mass, with an overview of the general skeleton and muscles of the body. Drawing fundamentals will be emphasized, as well as encouraging individual style in drawing.
Sunday Drop-in Lab with live model, no instructor
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228
Sofia Art Academy - Traditional Classic Art School
Last Updated
2014-05-21 13:28:00

Session Description:
There are four levels in the main program (We also provide special courses and workshops) at Sofia Art Academy.

First Level - Constructive drawing and painting of simple objects and forms, sculptures, and still lifes.

Second Level - Constructive drawing and painting of complex objects and forms, sculptures, and still lifes.

Third Level - Constructive drawing of features of the face, hand, foot, skull and head constructions. Painting of complex still lifes.

Fourth Level - Constructive drawing of human head, torso with hands and full figure. Life models portrait and figure drawing and painting.

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Sofia Art Academy
14856 Preston Road, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75254
figure drawing
Last Updated
2014-05-21 13:27:48
Session Description:
figure drawing from live model, concentrating on
gesture, anatomy, and shading.
1101 Lagoon, Dallas TX, 214-678-0738
figurative sculpture
Last Updated
2014-04-22 09:25:27
Session Description:
This is a 3 hour sculpture instruction class offered by the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. We study the human form and work from nude models as well as clothed models. We offer instruction to all skill levels. Our medium is clay. Sculpture size us usually 10-14 inches.
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
2360 Laughlin Dr. Dallas Tx. 75228
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