Premium Workshop: Drawing Animals in Color

This 1 day workshop is a chance to learn techniques for capturing a sense of gesture and movement in 2- 10 min. figure drawings. We’ll address ways you can creative an effective structure in a figure while also achieving a volumetric organic forms.

Here is your opportunity to work with attention and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff!

Watch a Sample Workshop

Watch a sample workshop: Gestural Portraits

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How it Works

Resources

Drawing Peacocks with Oil Sticks, Lauryn Welch
Oil Pastel & Oil Stick Drawing: Peacocks

Before the workshop

  • Students receive access to the Premium Workshop channels.
  • Hangout in the workshop channels so we can see your artwork and site, and chat about your goals can make the workshop more efficient.
Discord Stage Session
  • Please know that if you have no experience with Discord, it does take some time to get set up and learn how Discord works.
  • We highly recommend joining several days before the workshop date so you can learn the ropes, troubleshoot any problems, and get help from us to make the workshop run as smoothly as possible for you.
Drawing Crabs, Mia Rozear
Drawing Crabs

First 2 hours

  • Students draw and take occasional breaks to post their drawings into the Discord text channel.
  • On voice, Prof Lieu continually critiques drawings as they are posted in the Discord text channel.

Last hour

  • Each student will speak on voice with Prof Lieu about their drawings.

After the workshop

  • Prof Lieu will write a paragraph for each student which reviews the student’s artwork made during the workshop + suggestions for how to move forward.
  • A recording of the workshop will be available to workshop participants. The recording will not be available to the public.
  • Students have access to the Premium Workshop channels for one week after the workshop date. Ask follow up questions, share resources, and more.
Colored Pencil Drawing, Maggie
Prof Lieu

Student info

  • Limit 12 students
  • Enrollment is first come, first serve
  • All students are required to join our Discord to participate.

Confirmation

  • We will confirm whether the workshop is running by the Wednesday after the Friday registration deadline.
  • If the workshop does not run, you will receive a full refund no later than a week from the Friday registration deadline.
Drawing Guinea Pigs in Soft Pastel
Soft Pastel: Drawing Guinea Pigs

Refunds

  • All payments are non-refundable if the workshop runs.
  • Students must join our Discord at least 24 hours before the workshop starts. There are no refunds if you do not join within this time frame.
  • There are no refunds if a student is late or does not attend the workshop for any reason.
  • We only issue refunds if the workshop does not run due to lack of enrollment.

Contact

About our Staff

Prof Lieu has 15 years of teaching studio art at the college level, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2007-2020. See Prof Lieu’s full CV.

Soft Pastel: Drawing Guinea Pigs

Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our premium workshops are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that workshop’s focus.

Supply Lists: Drawing Media

overview of drawing suppliesballpoint pen/gel pensdip penbrush pen markersCaran d’Ache crayonsgraphite powdercolored pencilsoft pasteloil pastelpencil, charcoalink washscratchboardoil sticks

DIGITAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS

Digital Tool Recommendations, ProcreateKritaAdobe PhotoshopClip Studio PaintPaint Tool SAIAdobe FrescoMediBang PaintGimp

Animal Sketches: Elephants, Warthogs, Rhinos
Sketching Elephants, Rhinos, Warthogs