Figure and Portrait Atelier • Drawing and Painting

Day : Wednesday

Time : 11am -2pm, 3-6pm, 6:30-9:30

Instructor : Rob Zeller

Special Promotional Price

This program is offered at a discount off of the regular cost of taking both sections.

Figure and Portrait Atelier • Drawing and Painting is the full day option to study from the live model for 6 hours weekly with Teaching Studios Director and Founder Rob Zeller. This will allow for a greater understanding of Zeller’s concepts and the development of finished figure drawing and paintings. Students in this program can choose two of the three available time slots.

If you have wanted to learn more about the figure, but find it overwhelming in its complexity, this is the class for you. Instructor Rob Zeller teaches a system of figure drawing and painting that emphasizes form, structure and anatomy.

The textbook for this class will be The Figurative Artist’s Handbook  by the instructor, Rob Zeller, put out by The Monicelli Press.  All of the concepts taught in this class are also in the  book,  and Zeller teaches a concepts from it weekly.  The book can be purchased from Amazon by clicking here.

5 essential concepts will be taught:

1. Gesture and rhythm of the pose
2. Basic proportions and geometry of the figure
3. Blocking-in using anatomy and a specific understanding of light and shadow
4. Modeling form
5. Finishing and refining touches

Artist will draw, then paint monochromatically, then paint in full color.

Working from photographs is not allowed in this class.

Important- Prerequisite Class required:
Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting
– at least one session taken at the Teaching Studios of Art or the equivalent class at another school. If the latter option, proof will be determined by portfolio review of images by the instructor. Please contact us if you have any questions, prior to registering. Students who register without proof of Foundations will not be considered enrolled in the class.

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To view student work from this class, click on the images.

  • at first using a monochromatic
  • SWH15_559
  • at first using a monochromatic
5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Price: $502.00

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3 reviews for Figure and Portrait Atelier • Drawing and Painting

  1. sandymoretime@gmail.com
    5 out of 5


    I had the privilege to have Rob Zeller as my teacher for many years. His extensive knowledge and talent comes throughout all of his classes. I highly recommend him, if you are serious about painting. His teachings gave me a strong foundation and greatly improved my work.

  2. jaylor@optonline.net
    5 out of 5


    Have taken workshops and classes at the Teaching Studios of Art. I am a working artist, but felt I never learned the essential fundamentals in art school. Anatomy was skimmed over in college, but Rob has a way of teaching bones and muscles in a manner that you can understand and remember when you need to. I enjoyed every class that I took, finding that it was extremely informative, serious and the right amount of challenging. All of the faculty are professional and take the time to work with you individually, which is rare. My skills and work have definitely improved since I found the school. I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to really learn.

  3. camilleritc@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5


    I have had the pleasure of taking many classes with Rob Zeller at the Teaching Studios of Art. I can personally attest that Rob is an excellent teacher and artist. The lessons are well developed, fun, and extremely informative. My personal growth as an artist has been greatly enhanced through the classes I have taken with Rob. His encyclopedic knowledge of human anatomy is impressive and his ability to express the human form in both drawing and painting is inspiring. If you want to further yourself as an artist I highly recommend taking his class.

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