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Class Description

Life drawing is a foundational drawing class that will focus on the figure. Students will develop perceptual and conceptual skills through exercises, critiques, lectures, and strong drawing practice.  We will be working with a live model every day, working to gain the skill of translating what is observed through the techniques of drawing. Additionally, students will become familiar with contemporary and traditional art history as it relates to the figure. Specific instruction will include: construction of the figure/body, figurative proportion systems including the head and face, and a volumetric understanding of the planes of the body through line and light.  Students explore various black and white media, develop visual awareness, and enrich their capacity for observation and self-expression.

The final week of the program focuses on how to present our work and mount an exhibition, culminating in a gallery event and celebration on July 31st. Students, parents, friends and family are invited to tour the gallery exhibition and college fair.


Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.


Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Summer At Cornish

Instructor Ilana Zweschi

Dates/Times

Registration is currently open with special Early Bird prices available now through March 1st.

Dates: July 6th – 29th

Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Ages 14-18

Discipline Art & Design

Price $630.00; Early Bird $550.00

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements needed for this intensive.

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