#202 1595 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria BC, V8N 1A4. Canada.
Top floor, enter from the outside second floor parking lot.

Email noah@noahlayne.com
250 661-9285

Block-In Figure Drawing Class



Sunday Evenings 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  March 26th to April 23rd
Please register by March 21st

There is still room in this class, email or call to register

4 classes. No class on Easter Sunday April 16th


The block in is a very important step in drawing well, it's the foundation and core that everything is built upon. Getting the proportion and contour drawn right allows you to then focus on modeling the light as it falls across the forms of the model. 

In this 4 week class, Noah will show you classical techniques for blocking-in the figure. The focus of the block-in is to find proportion and articulate the contour and major shadow shapes.  Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to find correct proportions.   
Working from a live model, you will work on a new drawing each session.

This is a good class to go with Noah's long pose figure class.

Drawing the human figure is a great challenge. This class is all about working on drawing better proportions. One of the ways we can do this is by using measuring techniques to help break down the figure and try to get similar relationships in our drawings. By doing a new drawing each week it also helps us develop a foundation to build on and use as we work through our drawings.

We are always problem solving while drawing, how does the head fit with the arm? What is the tilt of the leg compared to the torso? Are these the same on my drawings as on the model?

Lots of demos and individual instruction!
All levels of experience welcome

Cost $189 includes GST and model fees
Materials not included. Click for supply list

To register see below or contact Noah at noah@noahlayne.com or 250 661-9285

To register for a class

Email or call Noah and then send a cheque for the full amount to:
Noah Layne
1850 San Lorenzo Ave
Victoria BC V8N 2E9

When I get your cheque, I will sign you up for the class and save you a spot.

Cancellation makeup class policy

If you cancel before the last day of registration, you get a full refund. Cancel after the last day of registration there is no refund. If a class has to be canceled by Noah, you get a full refund.
Because this is a short 4 week class, there is no makeup class policy

Student comments

"I have taken portrait and figure drawing, and portrait and still life oil painting classes with Noah Layne.  He is not only a master of his art, but a great teacher as well.  He clearly explains the process to complete a drawing or painting, and his demonstrations are what I needed to tie his teaching to my practice.  Noah's comments on your class practice is invaluable.  I have made great progress since taking his classes, and plan to continue.  He is a teacher that anyone interested in improving his or her art really should study from.  Thanks Noah!"
Jim Genovese

More students' comments here.




A good block-in is the foundation the rest of the drawing is built upon


Finished 4 week drawing


Block-In


Finished 4 week drawing
















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