Top Los Angeles Drawing Courses

  • Pastimes for a Lifetime Drawing with Charcoal 101 (Safe In-Studio)

    This charcoal drawing course offers participants a safe studio learning environment in Los Angeles. Students will be provided with materials and will be instructed on fundamentals such as blending temperatures, contour drawing, line quality, horizon line, composition, and gesture drawing. They will also gain tips and advice on creating tone and values in their work to add depth and drama to their drawings.

    In-person @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, California
    • $160
    • 4 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Pastimes for a Lifetime Drawing with Graphite 101 (Safe In-Studio)

    This in-person art class in Los Angeles provides beginners with an introduction to the basics of drawing with graphite pencils. Participants will learn the fundamentals of observational drawing techniques, including the use of shading and perspective. Participants will also explore a variety of exercises and projects that cover a range of graphite pencil techniques.

    In-person @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, California
    • $160
    • 4 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Pastimes for a Lifetime Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

    This art course is designed for intermediate artists who wish to build on their existing drawing skills by learning specifically how to draw with graphite. Through this six-hour class, participants will learn the fundamentals of the medium, various mark-making techniques, and details on how to draw three-dimensional forms.

    In-person @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, California
    • $160
    • 4 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • The Gallery Girls Westside Drink & Draw

    This two-hour drawing class offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere for artists of all levels to learn how to create stunning drawings of various compositions and objects. Participants will learn a variety of techniques, like shading and coloring, along with the basics of art theory to help them develop their skills. Drinks will be provided to get the creative juices flowing!

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $20
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Pastimes for a Lifetime Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    This drawing class offers a perfect introduction to learning the basics of drawing techniques. Students gain an overview of the various materials used in drawing, as well as methods for developing the skills to realistically render various objects. Participants will also receive individual feedback as they work and learn to draw with more accuracy and confidence.

    In-person @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, California
    • $40
    • 1 Hour
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    • Beginner
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  • Pastimes for a Lifetime Gray Colored Pencil 101 (Safe In-Studio)

    Learn how to use colored pencils in this art course designed for all skill levels. Participants will learn basic shading techniques, techniques for working with different textures, and advance to more complex details for adding depth. This course provides step-by-step instructions to help artists master the techniques of colored pencil drawing.

    In-person @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, California
    • $160
    • 4 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Santa Monica College Creating Comics & Graphic Novels

    This course by a professional comic book artist in Los Angeles teaches participants how to create comic books and graphic novels. Through individualized instruction, participants will learn the technical drawing skills required for comics, from page layout to character development. Upon completion, participants will have the necessary skills to create their own comics and graphic novels.

    In-person @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California
    • $118
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Los Angeles City College Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (Adults)

    In this comic book drawing class, participants will learn how to create dynamic and life-like characters, as well as develop their style. Participants will also cover topics such as lighting, composition, anatomy, and story-telling centered around cartoon and comic book characters.

    In-person @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California
    • $75
    • 5 Weeks, 1 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • East Los Angeles College Urban Sketching (Teenagers and Adults)

    This course offers individuals, both teens and adults, the opportunity to develop their sketching skills within an urban setting. Participants will learn the basics of sketching, perspective, understanding light and shadows, and drawing from observation. An element of the course also involves exploring local areas for inspiration and sketching en plein air.

    In-person @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez , Monterey Park, California
    • $90
    • 5 Weeks, 1 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Los Angeles City College Urban Sketching (Ages 15+)

    This class engages participants aged 15 and above in urban sketching, an art form focusing on documenting everyday life or places. Students will enhance their drawing skills, explore composition techniques, and gain expertise in capturing cities and towns on paper. Different approaches to watercolor and mixed media will also be explored throughout the course.

    In-person @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California
    • $75
    • 5 Weeks, 1 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • The Art Studio Life Model Drawing Sessions (Adults & Teens)

    This course allows adults and teens to improve their drawing skills with the guidance of professional artists. Utilizing live models, participants will learn to capture human anatomy, learn traditional rendering techniques, as well as gain an understanding of light and shadow. This weekly class aims to provide foundational skills and the development of a personal style in drawing.

    In-person @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, California
    • $50
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • The Gallery Girls Drink & Draw @ Redwood Bar

    This course provides an exciting opportunity for aspiring artists and hobbyists in Los Angeles to hone their drawing skills in a relaxed setting. Participants will utilize their artistic talent while enjoying drinks, allowing creativity to flow freely. The course is open to individuals of all skill levels, fostering an environment of learning and sharing craft techniques.

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $22.53
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Valley Art Workshop Hands & Feet

    This course is designed to help budding artists understand and develop the skills necessary to depict hands and feet in their artwork realistically. Guided by professional instructors, attendees will learn hand and foot anatomy, drawing techniques, and various mediums for achieving detailed representation. The course in Los Angeles also includes personalized feedback to improve individual progress.

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $125
    • 4 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Valley Art Workshop Storyboarding for Live Action

    This course guides students in exploring the integral role storyboarding plays in live-action filming and commercial production. Participants will learn to communicate a script visually, break down scripts and storyboard sequences, and develop skills to draw and imagine shots and sequences. The program is designed for creatives wishing to improve their pre-production skills and visual storytelling abilities for live-action projects.

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $150
    • 4 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Viridian Art Academy Viridian Teen/Adult Art

    This course offers specialized training in sketch art for teens and adults in the Los Angeles area. Learners can develop sketching skills while exploring various drawing techniques and media, allowing them to expand their creativity and artistic skills. The course provides a relaxed learning environment, desirable for both beginners and experienced sketch artists.

    In-person @ 18444 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, California
    • $205
    • 4 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Element Art Center Figure Drawing

    This course provides instructive sessions on figure drawing across a series of classes catering to various skill levels. Participants will develop the ability to effectively draw the human form, enhancing skills in observational drawing, anatomy, and proportion. Offering practical exercises with live models, the course emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of human figure drawing techniques.

    In-person @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, California
    • $30
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Valley Art Workshop Life Drawing - Uninstructed

    This is an uninstructed life drawing class, perfect for those seeking to hone their figure drawing skills independently. Participants can draw or paint from a live model, developing their understanding of human anatomy and enhancing their ability to capture proportion, perspective, and light. It offers a relaxed and friendly environment conducive to creativity and learning.

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $20
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Valley Art Workshop Life Drawing - Instructed

    This course welcomes artists of varying skill levels to enhance their figure-drawing techniques using live models for reference. Participants can expect to develop their abilities in capturing the human form realistically, focusing on mastering perspective, proportion, anatomy, and light-shadow effects. Please note that personal materials are required for this class, allowing students to familiarize themselves with and master their own tool set.

    In-person @ 5210 Collier Pl, Woodland Hills, California
    • $50
    • 3 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Santa Monica College Cartooning for Fun (& Profit)

    This course provides participants insights and practical skills in cartooning for leisure and professional purposes. Learners will be introduced to various techniques and approaches, including character design, story structure, and how to create comedic situations. It is engaging and ideal for beginners and intermediate-level enthusiasts seeking to polish their cartooning abilities.

    In-person @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California
    • $123
    • 6 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Los Angeles City College Draw Comic Book & Cartoon Characters (Kids: 8-15 yrs)

    This course helps children aged 8-15 hone their drawing skills as they explore how to draw comic books and cartoon characters. Participants will learn how to draw anatomy, facial expressions, and costumes to create their unique characters. They will also learn the basics of shading, pencil techniques, and other concepts to bring their characters to life.

    In-person @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California
    • $75
    • 5 Weeks, 1 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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