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Course Description

Build foundational drawing skills to serve as the basis for your illustrative works. Through in-class workshop assignments and at-home drawing exercises, students will learn the fundamentals of traditional figure drawing as well as novel techniques used by respected artists. Competencies covered include: composition, perspective, expressive light and shade and the creative use of reference. The course will include group critiques, examples of relevant artwork and demonstrations of tools, materials and techniques. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the basic tools of drawing, and proficient at the fundamentals of traditional drawing practices.  

Gain skills in:

  • traditional figure drawing

  • expressive light and shade

  • composition and perspective

This course may employ nude models for educational purposes. Please contact the instructor with any questions or concerns.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: None.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the course length. Please refer to the section details to confirm any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies are viewable here: 

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.


Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

Affiliated With:

  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University