Class Description:

Explore gesture, proportion, perspective, and the many facets of color by working through two 6-week long figure poses.

Through demonstration, discussion, and practice, students in this in-person class will gain an understanding of how the science of light can be harnessed along with their perceptual awareness to produce convincing works of figurative art. We will be discussing both drawing and painting, along with materials, from the ground up. Students of this course may choose to work on a new drawing or painting each week, or work on two long drawings or paintings during the course. Students may choose to work with any of the materials discussed- drawing or painting.

Spring Semester Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next semester of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 2:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 3:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 4:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 5:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 6:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 7:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 8:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 9:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 10:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 11:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 12:
2 - 5 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1 - Portrait Day 1: Getting Started

  3. Week 2 - Portrait Day 2: The "Answering Shape"

  4. Week 3 - Portrait Day 3: Hard and Soft Tissues

  5. Week 4- Portrait Day 4: The Jaw, Chin, & Mouth

  6. Week 5 - Portrait Day 5: Nose, Eyes, & Ear

  • $595.00
  • In-Person
  • 12 Weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced

Meet Your Instructor

Evan Kitson


A draftsman, painter, instructor, anatomist, curator, collector, and all-around art-obsessed thirty-something, Evan Kitson splits his time between Lancaster, PA where he maintains a lively studio practice working with deceased subjects, and New York, NY where he exhibits and instructs. Kitson earned his BFA in Illustration from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and has held a number of studio assistantships, notably working with Odd Nerdrum. Evan has taught in many institutions, including The Art Student's League of New York, The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, The New York Academy of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Studio Incamminati. He has given talks at Millersville University, Booth Gallery, Grand Central Atelier, and Parsons School of Design. Alongside his active studio practice and impressive course load, Evan is currently an Artist in Residence at the North Museum in Lancaster, PA.

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