High School Student Studio Courses

High school student looking at figure drawings

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Figure Drawing for High School Students

  • Oakland Campus
  • EXHSD-1500-01
  • Instructor: Erik Parra
  • Sat, Oct 6 - Dec 8 (No class Nov 24), 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Sorry! This class is full. Add your name to the waitlist here
  • 9 sessions, $300. 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.

Halloween Drawing by Candlelight

  • Oakland Campus
  • EXDRW-1101-01
  • Instructor: Ben Peterson
  • Sat, Oct 27, 1:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
  • 1 session. $50. Noncredit
  • Prequisite: open to anyone age 14-100+ with previous figure drawing experience
Embrace the dark side in preparation for Halloween with this themed Saturday afternoon workshop. Draw by candlelight from a costumed model, exploring how to work with the low, flickering light of candles to create moody, mysterious drawings.
Using ink washes as well as white on black, experience the power of shade. There may even be a pumpkin and skeleton or two.
Bring: white chalk, conte, or charcoal; soft vine charcoal and graphite as desired; black drawing paper; white drawing paper (preferably Bristol); india ink; sumi brushes; three containers for water and ink. Costumes optional!