Class Description:

This class will focus on developing a dependable strategy for observational drawing from any subject matter.

Learn to better navigate materiality, gesture, proportion, and light and shadow by working from both the Academy's amazing plaster cast collection and the live nude figure model. Each week in this in-person class we will introduce new drawing and perception concepts while also building on the previous week's lesson, allowing us to break down the larger elements of figure drawing, such as gesture, proportion, basic structure, and light and shadow. Material use is very open, but the lessons will cover graphite and charcoal/chalk drawing material concepts.

Spring Semester Dates:

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

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

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

  2. Week 1 - Materials and "The Start"

  3. Week 2 - Strong Starting Priorities

  4. Week 3 - Shape

  5. Week 4- Shadow Accents: the Core and the Cast

  6. Week 5 - Light Accents: The Turn and Light Effect

  • $560.00
  • In-Person
  • 12 Weeks
  • Beginner to Intermediate

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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Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice