Figure Drawing with Erik Gist


Registration Closed for Winter Term. Come back next term to see Livestream classes!



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Class will be live-streamed with a high-quality recording uploaded for viewing several hours after the stream ends.

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

Date : January 22, 2020 – March 25, 2020

Time : 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM PST on Wednesday

Level : All Levels Welcome

Emphasis will be placed on gaining an in-depth understanding of the body’s underlying geometry and anatomical structure. We will work in a tonal fashion to interpret the live model. The eye will be trained to observe, analyze, and execute edges, values, anatomical nuances, and ultimately calligraphy and idealization. Instructor demonstrations and critiques are standard.

Registration for Full Participation and Audit-Only courses will not be available after February 1st.

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until April 12th, 2020 (Two weeks after the end of the term).

Erik Gist

Erik M. Gist received his B.A. from SDSU in 1998. He began studying with Jeff Watts in 1996, three years later he began to teach and has done so ever since. Erik has worked in the video game industry as a concept designer and 3-D artist and is now working as a freelance illustrator. Erik’s clients include Marvel Comics, D.C. Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Audible, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, Boom! Studios, Palladium Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Viking Childrens Books, Monkey Brain Books, Quart Publishing, and Chiat-Day. His work can be seen in Spectrum: the best in fantastic art including a nomination in 2018, and Aphrodesia: art of the female form 1 . Along with a Spectrum nomination, he has been nominated for an Illie Award, a Pulp Ark Award, a Chesley Award, and multiple Horror Comic Awards including one win. For more information about Erik’s art please visit his website at

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Class Type

Full Participation, Audit