Course Description

This course is available only as part of the Summer Animation Residency. You are required to submit an application to be admitted to the program. Applications open every January.

If you have been accepted into the Residency, please navigate back to the Summer Animation Residency page to complete enrollment and payment.

This is an introductory life-drawing course using the figure to develop observation, expression, and ultimately a style unique to the artist. Drawing the figure in motion and short poses to capture the feeling of movement and life, and longer poses to explore how to express drama and personality.

Through intensive drawing sessions and instructor guidance students will develop and/or elevate observational drawing skills, increase visual intelligence to better discern artistic quality, and develop a professional approach to the work, including the development of muscle and agility to draw whatever is necessary at any time. They will also develop a body of work that can be used as reference for future design and illustration work, and be included in professional or college application portfolio.

Required tools and supplies will be provided.


  • This course is available to students who have been accepted into the Summer Animation Residency only. If selected to participate in the Residency you will enroll in all three courses.
  • Open to artists age 18 and up.

Applies To The Following Residencies


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