High School Student Studio Courses

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Figure Drawing for High School Students


  • Oakland Campus
  • EXHSD-1500-01
  • Instructor: Erik Parra
  • This class is offered in the Spring and Fall only. Please email specialprograms@cca.edu to be added to a notification list
  • 9 session, $295. Noncredit.
  • Prerequisite: current enrollment in high school

California College of the Arts offers this course as a special opportunity for high school students to develop their drawing skills and experience drawing from a live model.

Please note, a model is not employed for the first class meeting. Students spend the first class focusing on a variety of drawing issues in anticipation of drawing from the model.

All eight subsequent sessions involve drawing from a nude model.

Bring to first class: 20” x 26” drawing board with clips, 18” x 24” pad of newsprint, 18” x 24” pad of 80 lb weight drawing paper,  a set of graphite pencils (2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B), six sticks vine charcoal (medium or jumbo size), General's soft charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, masking (artist's) tape.