12-week Figure Gesture Drawing

Member: $210 (with member discount coupon) Non-member: $280
Tuesdays 7-9:30pm ET (Boston Time). April 5- June 21, 2022

learn drawing with Yong Chen

In this beginning figure drawing program, you’ll learn the exciting art of gesture drawing. I will guide you through the figure drawing process with step-by-step instructions and hands on projects.

In the week-by-week classes, you will learn the fundamental techniques and process of figure gesture drawing. You will learn

  • How to use lines expressively
  • Understand the basic human anatomy
  • How to measurement for proportions
  • How to simplify and capture the dynamic balance
  • How to define the movement
  • How to shade for dimensions and drama

This program include 12 weeks step-by-step learning, each week we will focus on essential figure drawing techniques. By the end of this course you’ll be able to do gesture drawings that stand alone as works of art as well as lay the foundation for more detailed figure drawings. Each class will include

  • Review of your homework
  • Detailed drawing demonstrations
  • In-class exercises from hundreds of photographs of fully nude models
  • Instant interactive communication

If you have to miss a class, don’t worry. The full videos of our Zoom class meetings will be uploaded to the class website for your easy review and learning.

When you have completed your homework assignment, upload it to the dedicated class review area. Class members are encouraged to give suggestions and technique reminders to each other. There will also be homework coaching sessions where Yong will give suggestions for individual improvement.


Scheduled class time is based on Boston, Massachusetts’ time zone (EST). 

Classes will be held on Zoom. Both audio and camera are to be on during the class. Please be sure both are working.

Refunds will only be honored for email cancellation requests made 3 days (72 hours) in advance of the first class, using the email yongc@yongchen.com. Refunds will not be generated for any reason after this time. No refunds will be honored for no shows, forgetting, technical problems, etc. 

Screen shots containing images of class members or the professor may not be reproduced in any form, as it is against the law.

Recommended equipment for the Interactive learning experience: Adjustable Mounted Holder for iPad/phone

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