Classes

Classes are offered in 4 different formats:

  • Weekend Skill Clinics
    Designed to isolate and analyze critical visual thinking, the first five skill clinics (Drawing I through IV, and Parts of Light on Form) do not utilize posing models; yet these intensive two-day guided surveys relate directly to better figure and portrait drawing.  Read More...


  • 5 and 10-Day Workshops
    Musicians practice scales, dancers do barre and floor exercises, and visual artists study figure drawing... Each art form begins with training in a baseline structure, and by continued practice, artists stay supple and strong. Today, visual artists train primarily with short gesture figure drawings. Poses longer than 20 minutes are the exception. Unfortunately, without extended study, students will never encounter and solve essential visual problems. The Academic Figure five day workshops give students a set of stylistically neutral techniques that are the platform for extended study.  Read More...


  • Semester-long weekly classes
    Most weekly art classes stress individual student interests over group learning. In reality, however, art teachers can't give special attention to every student in this kind of format. By experience, Rebecca Alzofon has found that her students benefit more, overall, from classes where topics are stressed, rather than individual pursuits.  Read More...


  • Lectures
    Artists and non-artists, alike, will appreciate these information packed demonstration and slide show lectures. All lectures are offered for enjoyment and enrichment; however, the Light on Form lecture and the Gesture Figure Drawing Lecture/Slide Show are prerequisites for the Parts of Light Practical and Drawing VI: Gesture Figure Drawing, respectively.  Read More...