Learn the skills for a lifelong artistic journey

Metro Drawing Studio is a small-sized studio setting that offers drawing instruction to teens and adults of all abilities.

The teaching philosophy takes its inspiration from 19th century European ateliers with an emphasis on careful observation and sound draftsmanship. Through a progressive sequence of chosen assignments, students will learn and practice traditional drawing techniques in various media.

Arms Oustretched - Figure Study

“I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing”

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Reclining Pose

Ultimately, the training at Metro Drawing Studio is only a means to an end. The goal is for students to acquire the knowledge and confidence that will enable the full and effective expression of their own creativity.

Leaning Back on Hands

Some of the concepts and foundational skills covered:

  • Logical approach to drawing
  • Observation skills- Reliable measurements- How to self-correct
  • First marks- Construct- Articulation
  • Proportion- Relationships
  • Sight-size- Comparative measurements
  • Tonal values- Light and shadow
  • Contours and edges- Transitions
  • Form modeling
  • Rendering