Portrait Anatomy and Drawing Lab

TAFA Evening Courses Begin!

Portrait by TAFA student Katy Hamilton
Portrait by TAFA student Katy Hamilton

Our day-time program is underway with 18 students this term! However, beginning next week on January 20th, 2015,  TAFA is offering 11-week evening courses on Tuesdays from 6.30pm-8.30pm and Thursdays from 6pm-9pm.

Tuesday Portrait Anatomy: This course is designed for artists – both painters and sculptors – to learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and proportion as it relates to the portrait. It is open to artists of any level from beginner to advanced and will help any artist improve in general drawing skills and understanding of portraiture.

Each week includes a lecture on a specific anatomical feature – such as drawing the eye or the nose – followed by time to draw from the live figure model with a focus on the anatomy covered in the lecture.  This course is instructed by TAFA Director, Ron Cheek.

Cost: Portrait Anatomy is $285 Dollars for the 11 week term, or students may pay a drop-in rate is $30 Dollars per session. (*see the discounted price below when combined with Drawing Lab)

Thursday Figure Drawing Lab: The Figure Lab compliments the anatomy course and is a non-instructed time for artists to draw from the live figure model. The lab has multi-day poses that include classical poses, action poses, foreshortening, and draped poses. The Figure Lab is coordinated by the upper level TAFA students. It meets every Thursday from 6pm-9 pm beginning January 22th, and will run for 11 weeks.

figure drawing by Ron Cheek

Cost: The 11 week Drawing Lab is $200 Dollars, or students may pay a drop in rate of $20 dollars per session.

*Combination Discount Price: The Tues/Thurs. evening courses may be combined for a discounted rate of $450 dollars for the 11 week term.

Purpose: Our evening courses provide professionals the opportunity to draw from a live model along with gaining knowledge about anatomy. Additionally, the evening courses provide our TAFA daytime students with extra training as they pursue mastery of figurative drawing and painting. TAFA Evening Courses are open to all levels of experience and to anyone with an interest in figurative, realist art.


You can build your artistic portfolio, tailor your college courses – or just indulge your creative side! Come draw with us and become part of the TAFA community.

To join our evening classes and for more information, please contact TAFA: tafastudio@me.com