Basic Principles of Classical Drawing

(Click here to try the sample class for free 3/21!)
Basic Principles of Classical Drawing Course
Total 9 classes over April/May
1st class starts April 4th(See full schedule below)

$330 early bird rate (Pay by March 28th)
$360 (After March 28th)
To receive the early bird rate your payment must be completed before March 28th (11:59 PM).
Limited space, max students per class 10.
Sorry, drop-ins and partial payments are not permitted for this workshop.



We invite you to visit our Sample Lesson March 21st Thu, 6:30-8:00pm:

1. Introduction 30 min:
“Why do I need it? What will I get?“

2.Practice 60 min:
“How does it work?“

Suggested donation $5-$10



Philosophy, sense and the main goal of this course:

Within a picture, there is the whole composition with the mutual influence of its parts. For example, there is a central focus and secondary background focus. There are light and shadows common to all parts. There is also the idea and atmosphere of the art piece.

We will help you to develop a more technical mindset learning creative solutions for classical drawing.

You were born with children’s freedom, we will give you adult skills.



Fundamentals of this course:
1. Composition
2. Proportions (objects’ relation)
3. Construction:
– linear
– perspective
– artist’s position related to the object
4. Chiaroscuro:
– light + highlight
– halftones
– core shadow
– reflected light
– cast shadow
5. Materials (types and logic of the hatching, work with pencil, etc.)



Course Overview:

1. April 4th Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Axial objects – construction, chiaroscuro
Homework – axial object


2. April 11 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Objects with the perspective – construction, chiaroscuro
Homework – simple objects with the perspective


3. April 18 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
More difficult composition – constructive drawing, perspective
Homework – simple objects in the composition


4. April 25 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
More difficult composition – chiaroscuro  
Homework – simple objects in the composition


5. May 2nd Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Difficult constructive object – construction
Homework – constructive object


6. May 9th Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Difficult constructive object – chiaroscuro
Homework – constructive object


7. May 16th Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Still Life – construction
Homework – little still life


8. May 23rd Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Still Life – construction/chiaroscuro
Homework – little still life


9. May 30th Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm
Still Life – chiaroscuro
Homework – little still life



Final Show!! TBA
Presentation of Certificates! Drinking champagne!
(for Final Show students will present 2 works: one by their choice, another – Still Life)



Supplies Needed:
Paper for drawing: size A3-A4
Pencils: b, b2, b4



Refund Policy: Refunds can be given only if you cancel one week prior to the course starting date. (We need time to find a replacement)

Cancellations made after the week prior to the workshop or no-shows are charged the full amount. No refunds are issued.

Please understand we are a small studio and your fee goes towards paying for the instructors time and keeping our doors open.

Sorry, drop-ins and partial payments are not permitted for this workshop.

Studio 23 Gallery reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop. Students will be contacted via phone or email asap and will receive a full refund.