Figure Drawing in the 21st Century

Anthony Ryder is the author of The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing ( He studied drawing and painting with Ted Seth Jacobs in New York and France from 1983 to 1989. He began teaching in 1985 and has since taught thousands of students in the US and Europe. Learn more
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
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Drawing is a profoundly positive approach to life and art and a traditional practice for a dystopian age. It is a form of yoga, a means of concentrating one’s attention and stilling the mind, so that it rests in the present moment, and in the immediacy of our experience, united with the energies of light and form. It is the contemplation of an organized and harmonious subject: the radiance of the light and the form of the living model.

Figure Drawing in the 21st Century is a way of drawing the human figure that incorporates past and present, realism and abstraction, structure and perception. It is a practical course in figure drawing in pencil, covering the use of materials, block-in, movement, light, shade, structure and form.

Suitable for all levels but especially designed to give beginners a solid foundation in basic drawing practice and principle. Also an excellent refresher for intermediate and advanced students.

Want to take BOTH (add-on Non-Symbolic Portrait Drawing) Anthony Ryder weeklong workshops back-to-back? Call us at (206) 323-4243 to receive $300 off when you sign up for both at the same time! This offer is only available over the phone, so call today! This discount expires on Friday, October 26, 5:00 P.M.