Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

at Evanston Art Center - Online

Course Details
$175 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 26, 9:30am - Dec 07, 12:30pm Central Time (6 sessions)

Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom
Chicago, Illinois
No class on Nov 23.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Michelle Kogan

What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

New students will be introduced and continuing students refreshed while practicing drawing techniques via lectures, warm-up drawings, and longer finished poses. Techniques may include: gesture and organizational line, contour line, shape-plane-volume-modeling, value, and foreshortening. We will work from a clothed model, and have critiques, which will show off your work and provide class supportive response. Choose to work in drawing and/or painting mediums.

  • This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom and register your email address prior to your first class.
  • You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including a unique URL and meeting code to join the class at least 1 day before the start of the class.
  • Review the supply list posted. Students are responsible for purchasing all necessary supplies.
  • Classes that do not meet enrollment minimums will be cancelled three days prior to the start of the class.

Supply List

  • Blick Studio Newsprint Pad - 18'' x 24'', 100 Sheets
  • Legion Stonehenge Paper - 22'' x 30'', White 90 lb
  • Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Paper- 19'' x 25'', White, Single Sheet
  • Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper - Hot Press, 22'' x 30'', 90 lb, Single Sheet
  • Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper - 19'' x 24'', Single Sheet
  • Blick Hardbound Sketchbook - 11'' x 8-1/2''
  • Blick Studio Tracing Paper Pad - 9'' x 12'', 50 Sheets
  • General's Compressed Charcoal - Assorted, Pack of 4
  • General's Charcoal Pencil Kit
  • Staedtler Lumograph Pencil - 3B
  • Staedtler Lumograph Pencil - 4B
  • Staedtler Lumograph Pencil - 6B
  • Conte Crayons - Sketching Colors, Matchbox Set, Set of 4
  • Rembrandt Soft Pastel Set - White 100.5, Full Stick
  • Blick Black Cat Waterproof India Ink - 3 oz
  • Blick Artists' Soft Pastel Half Stick Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 20
  • Speedball No. 5 Artists' Set
  • Prismacolor Kneaded Eraser - Extra Large, 2-1/8'' x 2-1/8'' x 3/8'', Gray
  • Blick Pencil Sharpener
  • Blick Sketch Pad Board - 23-1/2'' x 26''
  • Blick Bamboo Brush - Size 6

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if the EAC Registrar is notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met. Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. 

If the Director of IT and Administration is notified at least one week prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. 

A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes and camps that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class meets and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below. 

Students are responsible for notifying the Art Center Director of IT and Administration that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. 

There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable. There are no exceptions to the Evanston Art Center refund policy.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes or Workshops

Type Dropped 7 or more days before the 1st Session* Dropped between 6 days before the 1st Session & the 1st Working day after the 1st Session Dropped after the 1st Working day after the 1st Session*
Adult & YFA Classes & Camps Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the Tuition No Refund or Credit
Workshops costing $100 or more Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No refund or credit
Workshops under $100 Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No Refund or Credit

*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).  

**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available. 

Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.


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Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan 6 $175
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Nov 02 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan
Mon, Nov 09 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan
Mon, Nov 16 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan
Mon, Nov 30 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan
Mon, Dec 07 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time Michelle Kogan

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