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Online Beginner Figure Drawing
Online Beginner Figure Drawing

Tue, May 11


Online Figure Drawing Workshop

Online Beginner Figure Drawing

Come join us for a guided online figure drawing workshop with Prof Sandee Chamberlain

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Time & Location

May 11, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Online Figure Drawing Workshop

About the event

Hello, this workshop is for the Online Beginner Figure drawing session with professor Sandee Chamberlain!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See you all there!!!


• Hour long classes on Tuesday evenings once a month from 8pm-9pm

• Will use various timed exercise videos provided by Croquis Café (an online video resource for figure drawing through on air video)

• Classes will be held weekly (with rotating lectures for the first 20 minutes of class)

• For safety purposes this workshop will be held online using Google Classroom while COVID19 is still a threat to our members safety – after shelter in place isn’t necessary a tactile classroom may be considered – or if the online format works for students and instructor an online format may be adopted for future classes beyond the COVID19 danger.

• Class instructional content will rotate on a monthly basis for instruction (see below for details)

• I will be giving the students recommendations for resources they can be studying outside of the life drawing sessions to further their skills – this will be in the form of PDFs that I can share with the students and videos on YouTube about drawing and draftsmanship that have been vetted for quality.

Class Schedule Breakdown

8pm-8:20pm: Instruction drawing paired with a video or images – students may just follow along or draw and follow along with the lecture

8:20pm-8:40pm: Free drawing time for the students from an instructor chosen timed Croquis Café video – this will ensure that students have timed exercises and are all drawing the same model poses for the session for critique.

8:40-9pm: Critique of students work that wish to participate, my hope is that students that might be shy to have their work critiqued can just follow along as participants that volunteer to have their work critiqued grow with their studies and will eventually join in with volunteering their work for critique

Class Instructional Content

First Tuesday of the month: Beginning gesture drawing concepts will be covered, such as, line of action, drawing from your shoulder exercises, loose drawing, tools to use for analog and digital drawing. Understanding that gesture drawing at first is about making “ugly drawings” or drawing that does not make sense to anyone else, we will explore pushing the pose for staging clarity

The three main concepts of life drawing for life (and to be studied in order):


2. Form

3. Anatomy

When studied over time students can master life drawing for human and animal figures - It is my hope for this class that students will have the first steps of becoming a competent draftsman for animation demystified and give them the tools to succeed in learning how to draw out of their head!

Students will begin studies for gesture drawing with supplemental study of the Glenn Vilppu Drawing Manual - as he has taught so many animators out of: The Animation Guild Local 839 IATSE in North Hollywood, California through The American Animation Institute.

You must be 18 years or older - video will show nude models.

Members only critique sessions available or first come, first serve at a $5 donation.

About Professor Sandee Chamberlain

Assistant Professor of Animation & Illustration

Coordinator of Digital Animation

Sandee M. Chamberlain grew up in Southern California and obtained her BFA in the Entertainment Arts with a concentration in Animation at California State University, Fullerton. She has worked professionally as an Animator, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator and in Technical Direction. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2007 - to attend Savannah College of Art and Design for her Master level studies in Animation (MA) and Illustration (MFA). She has been teaching at the college level for almost two decades and continues to be curious about the future of entertainment arts while keeping current with technological advances in this field of study. Sandee has always had a fascination with moving imagery and has a passion for teaching commercial arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Animation & Illustration and the Coordinator of the Digital Animation Program at Kennesaw State University in the School of Art and Design. Her work has been shown in national as well as international galleries and film festivals.

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