Figure Drawing Summer Class | Matt Watkins | July 31 – August 28


Instructor: Matt Watkins

Dates: July 31, August 7, 21, 28 2021 | Days/Times: Saturday evenings 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Cost: $160

(We do not charge HST) SSANC Members may use their discount, please call 529-3386 to register. Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested. A credit or full refund will be offered if the course is cancelled by SSANC

Where/Studio: SSANC front studio and online | Max 7 attendance in-studio with 5 online attendees.

Experience level/Ages recommended: Beginner to experienced – youth/adult

Materials Required by Students: Large sketchbooks/pencils/charcoals etc. (Kits available from SSANC)

10 in stock

SKU: CA-MW-Figures-01 Category: Instructor:


Whether you are new to figure drawing, or you are looking to improve your skills, this 4-week class is for you!

Your instructor will guide you through the steps of drawing a figure from photographs and life, presenting different strategies for approaching poses of short and long duration, and poses with varying levels of complexity.

This course will cover gesture and rhythm, sighting and measuring, lighting and value, and touch on basic proportion, construction, and anatomy.

Students are requested to bring their own sketchbook and sketching materials (recommend 18 x 24 newsprint/cartridge paper pads/assorted pencils/charcoals). Basic kits are available to purchase from SSANC.

Instructor Bio

Matt Watkins is an NBCCD instructor, primarily in the Foundation Visual Arts program.  He is enthusiastic about art and seeing students’ abilities and confidence grow.  Matt is an oil painter and jeweller.  He has operated Earthforge Jewellery since 2005 and ran an art gallery in Saint Andrews NB for close to ten years. He is a recipient of the Nel Oudemans Award and regularly participates in exhibitions and artist residencies, as well as teaches workshops at SSANC and elsewhere.