Drawing the Figure for Beginners 2022

Drawing the Figure for Beginners 2022

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

Duration: 4 lessons totaling 8 hours

Course Fee: R880.00


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.

Please note that we may need to shift dates to comply with Covd-19 Health and Safety protocols. As this is an in person contact class with specialised equipment that is shared, we require all students to be vaccinated.


With the new South African legislation i.t.o. data protection (Protection of Personal Information Act, "POPIA"), effective as of 30 June 2021, Ruth Prowse School of Art NPC wants to reassure you of our compliance and our continued respect for your privacy. Please only provide us with your name, e-mail address and mobile number. We will only utilise these for class registers and to contact you with regards to the course that you have enrolled for.

By registering online, you agree to provide us with these details and for this specific purpose.

Regular price R 880.00 Sale