New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 



Classical Figure Drawing - From the Beginning with John Reger (Wednesday through Saturday)

  • 08/14/2024
  • 08/17/2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 08/14/2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 08/15/2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 08/16/2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 08/17/2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • Main Studio



Join John Reger for this 4-day workshop offering an in depth study of the fundamentals of academic ‘long-pose’ life drawing. Perfect for all artists, beginners or advanced, we will focus on developing an understanding of the classical tradition of realistic figure drawing. Students will be introduced to the manual, procedural, and analytical techniques of a refined, articulate, realistic approach to pencil drawing. Presented with an immersive drawing experience, students will progress with the most effective learning tool,  the multi-level experience of drawing itself.  Participants will be introduced to a refined, articulate drawing style in which drawings are built up methodically through a succession of linear and tonal stages: (1) the envelope:a simple, foundational shape encompassing the whole figure, (2) the block-in: the complex, abstract shape of the figure, (3) the contour: the specific, linear description of the silhouette of the figure, (4) drawing on the inside: the tonal description of the form of the body within the confines of the contour.  The focus is on patience, craft, observation, and understanding of drawing principles. You will be amazed at what you can learn in 4 days! 

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

Materials List

Gallery Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

Join us on Facebook   fb logo  and on Instagram 

                     Subscribe to our e-Newsletter                        

copyright New Mexico Art League
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software