Portfolio in the Human Figure
Ages 14-19


Learn to draw, paint, and render the human figure in a variety of artistic mediums, from charcoal and pastels to ink and acrylic.

10 Tuesdays, 6:00–9:00pm
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23
Regular Price – nm: $495 • m: $470
at Pershing Studios (45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY) • Instructor: Morgan Suter

Get a 5% discount when you register for 2 or more classes with code: FALL5

Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. To follow up on the status of a scholarship application or learn more about how to apply, call 845.471.7477.

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A functional understanding of anatomy, gesture, and proportion is the foundation of any figural artwork. This class will help a students’ portfolio stand out by learning to draw the human figure. Working from a live nude model, students will develop an advanced understanding of how to render the human form while focusing on human anatomy, proportions, poses, and gestures.. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students will gain confidence in mark-making and grounding figures in dynamic compositions.

Morgan Suter, a former student of The Art Effect, earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. She has taught Figure Drawing and Painting this past Spring at The Art Effect and hopes to earn her MFA eventually and continue teaching. Morgan primarily works in oil paint and largely focuses on self portraiture, though she occasionally dabbles in soft pastels while using acrylic, gouache, and pencil regularly. She plans to encourage the use and practice of multiple mediums this summer as she leads Intermediate Drawing and Painting at the Art Institute.

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Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. Please email for an application, call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477, or follow the link here to access an application online.

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