This course is designed to build foundational drawing skills through a strategic accumulation of observational and technical skills of the figure through live/nude model sessions. By working with  both dynamic gestures and long poses, the students will learning to approach the figure with confidence and poetic enjoyment. We will practice measuring, composition, perspective, structural anatomy, tonal shading and drawing the figure in motion. An instructional booklet, specially designed by the instructor, will be given to each student as part of the class package.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies. View the supply list.

Ticket Information

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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About the Instructor

Anya Smolnikova is a painter and interdisciplinary artist working and living in Boston. Born in Belarus, she came to the US with her family in 1999. Anya completed a BFA at Boston University majoring in painting and sculpture. Her work explores the space between observation and abstraction, as well as the tension between cultural inheritance and individual expression. Travel, dance, nature, and her students are important sources of inspiration. Anya is a resident artist and curator at Dorchester Art Project and a member of the MUSA Collective Boston.