Draped Figure Drawing with Brian Knox


Registration Opens July 5th, 2021 at 8am PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.


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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class. 

Date : July 22nd 2021 – August 19th 2021

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: Thursdays at 12pm PST.

Level :  All Levels Welcome

Draped Figure Drawing will focus on the clothed figure and how to simplify and redesign seemingly complex folds with the understanding and use of tension points and the knowledge of the 7 key folds. The first week will focus on and review the 7 key folds. Weeks 2 and 3 will focus on how to identify these elements in clothing along with when and how to redesign them. Week 4 and 5 will be about applying the information from the first 3 weeks in an abbreviated manner and then focus on how to layer edge and tonal information on top for a more dynamic result.


• Conte 1710b or Wolf’s Carbon 6B charcoal pencil

• Smooth Newsprint

• Single Edge Razor Blade

• Sanding Pad

• Kneaded Eraser

Brian Knox

Brian Knox began studying full time at the atelier in 2012 and began teaching in 2015. As a student his emphasis was on logical and simple head and figure construction. As an instructor his dedication to teaching full time has allowed him to focus on finding clear explanations for complicated concepts and, when combined with his gestural/structural approach to head and figure drawing, has helped countless students tackle difficult subjects over the last 5 years. Brian’s ultimate goal is to produce a series of head and figure drawing books that rival those of the great instructors of the past (i.e. Bridgman, Loomis) but in a more modern format. Each term brings him one step closer to realizing that goal.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit