Figure Drawing with Brian Knox


Registration Opens Sept 24th, 2020 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.



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

Date : Oct 9, 2020 – Dec 18, 2020

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Friday

Level : All Levels Welcome

Figure Drawing will start with a focus on gesture and construction and then gradually transition to a more tonal approach. The first 5 weeks will focus on information about gesture, structure, and anatomy while the second 5 weeks will also include information about shape, value, edge, rendering, light and shadow, etc. Each class demo will consist of several warm up drawings followed by a longer figure drawing demonstration (one pose). A logical and analytical thought process is taught and stressed throughout the first half of the term and how to transition from those modes of thought to a more free and tonal approach are covered in the second half.

Video Archives will be available livestream students until Jan 2nd.


• 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