Life Drawing for High School Students


Interested in a career in Fine Art, Animation, Illustration, Film, or Fashion?

These are just a few areas of employment that require understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the human figure. However, most high schools are not able to provide an in-depth drawing course for this purpose. This course, developed by the Lyme Pre-College Academy and held at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, offers serious students a rare opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills of the figure while strengthening their college portfolio through the practice of drawing from direct observation of life-models in a museum studio atmosphere. The course introduces students to a variety of quick and extended drawing exercises, which explore anatomy and propor-
tion, movement, composition and page design, distribution of weight of the figure, and the use of line and shadow to render form.

If you are a high school student who would like to develop your understanding of the figure while pushing your drawing skills to the next level in a serious studio environment, this class is for you.