Drawing the Figure for Beginners 2022

Drawing the Figure for Beginners 2022

RPSA is a a mandatory vaccination site and all who enter the premises are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof. This is an in-person-contact class.

This fun short course will introduce the beginner to figure drawing by  focusing on the body with a a skeleton and a live model. This is also a great course  for those wanting to re-discover figure drawing.
Each session will include quick, fun exercises and then a focused, longer drawing. The focus will be on cultivating skill and improving technique as well as exploring the possibilities in terms of materials, and making work in a fine art or illustrative style or individual creative approach.

  • Lesson 1: Composition and Negative Space with the skeleton
  • Lesson 2: Drawing a Portrait
  • Lesson 3: Anatomy & Proportion from the model and the skeleton
  • Lesson 4: A creative drawing from the model

Materials to be supplied by the student
4 x A2 Newsprint; Soft Compressed Charcoal; Medium Woodless charcoal; Putty Rubber, 2 x A2 Cartridge and 2 x A2 Cape Liner       

Silver Mackenzie

4 lessons totaling 8 hours



Please note that we may need to shift dates to comply with Covd-19 Health and Safety protocols.
Mask wearing is recommended but optional.
Mask wearing is still mandatory in close proximity clustering – as detailed in the exclusions paragraph below.


Any demonstrations/ briefings/ critiques that would have a staff and student cluster (if you can reach out and touch another individual) would be mask mandatory.
A policy of consideration is to be followed with staff and student engagement of the one-to-one sessions /or a class basis if either wishes for masks to be worn.
Respect must be shown for those whose health is compromised.
Though who are unwell with any cold of flu-like symptoms are required to stay at home and not come on campus.
As and when circumstances change, the policy will be reviewed and may change – in either direction – stricter or more relaxed. The current infection numbers continue to drop and remain low.

If you have registered and your payment has been accepted by the site, you have been accepted to the class and will be added to our class register.
The response from the site is your proof of registration and we look forward to seeing you on the first day and time of the class at RPSA.
If no payment is accepted, we regret that the class is full.

Regular price R 880.00 Sale