#114 733 Johnson Street, Victoria BC, Canada.
Bottom floor, go down the stairs straight to the back of the building. 

Email noah@noahlayne.com
250 661-9285

Block-In Figure Drawing Class

Sunday Evenings 6:15 - 9:15 pm

  January 15th to February 5th
Please register by Jan. 11th

The block in is a very important step in drawing well, it's the foundation and core that everything is built upon. Getting the proportion and contour drawn right allows you to then focus on modeling the light as it falls across the forms of the model. 

In this 4 week class, Noah will show you classical techniques for blocking-in the figure. The focus of the block-in is to find proportion and articulate the contour and major shadow shapes.  Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to find correct proportions.   
Working from a live model, you will work on a new drawing each session.

This is a good class to go with Noah's long pose figure class.

Drawing the human figure is a great challenge. This class is all about working on drawing better proportions. One of the ways we can do this is by using measuring techniques to help break down the figure and try to get similar relationships in our drawings. By doing a new drawing each week it also helps us develop a foundation to build on and use as we work through our drawings.

We are always problem solving while drawing, how does the head fit with the arm? What is the tilt of the leg compared to the torso? Are these the same on my drawings as on the model?

Lots of demos and individual instruction!
All levels of experience welcome

Cost $231 includes GST and model fees
Materials not included. Click for supply list

To register for a class

Contact Noah at noah@noahlayne.com or 250 661-9285


Email or call Noah and then send a e-transfer noah@noahlayne.com
If you would like to pay by cheque please email for the mailing address.

Payment is required in full to reserve your place. You are not registered until your payment has been received.

Cancellation makeup class policy

If you cancel before the last day of registration, you get a full refund. Cancel after the last day of registration there is no refund. If a class has to be canceled by Noah, you get a full refund.
Because this is a short 4 week class, there is no makeup class policy

Student comments

"I have taken portrait and figure drawing, and portrait and still life oil painting classes with Noah Layne.  He is not only a master of his art, but a great teacher as well.  He clearly explains the process to complete a drawing or painting, and his demonstrations are what I needed to tie his teaching to my practice.  Noah's comments on your class practice is invaluable.  I have made great progress since taking his classes, and plan to continue.  He is a teacher that anyone interested in improving his or her art really should study from.  Thanks Noah!"
Jim Genovese

More students' comments here.

A good block-in is the foundation the rest of the drawing is built upon

Finished 4 week drawing

Block-In demos

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