Class Description:

This is a beginner’s course in drawing designed for those with little or no artistic training.

In this class students will take part in lectures, demonstrations, and be guided in various projects focusing on topics such as value judgment, turning form, creating depth, accurate proportion, and angular construction as students progress from fundamental drawing to drawing a volumetric still life. The material will be presented sequentially through a series of lessons that will train the beginning student to “see” and translate the world around them. Group discussion and individual support is also deeply embedded in the class structure. The class will be instructed by utilizing various technologies, including Zoom, live virtual demos, and real time virtual assistance on student projects, chat and email, among others.

Spring Session I | Dates:

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

Week 1:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 2:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 3:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 4:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 5:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 6:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET

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

  2. Week 1 - Introduction, Value Scales

  3. Week 2 - Sphere Drawing

  4. Week 3 - Bargue Drawing

  5. Week 4 - Portrait Drawing

  6. Week 5 - Final Project

  • $270.00
  • Online
  • 6 Weeks
  • Beginner

Meet Your Instructor

Adam Cross


Adam was born in West Virginia and studied under master artist Naijun Zhang at WVU and throughout China. In 2014 he earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art and was awarded a residency to study in Giverny, France. Adam is devoted to creating relevant, modern, Christ-inspired works which have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at the United Nations, Flowers Gallery, and Sotheby’s. His artwork has been published in The Wild Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and featured in the book, The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. Adam has been awarded numerous private and public commissions including for the Clearing House Headquarters in Manhattan and as lead artist on a multi-year restoration, painting, and sculpture project for Our Lady of Grace Church in Brooklyn. Adam has taught at schools throughout the New York Metro area including Caldwell University and the New York Academy of Art.

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Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice