Examples of the assignments in my Life Drawing classes at Santa Monica College.


Draw at least 8 feet.


Produce a drawing called "TWINS" featuring at least two figures. 


Create an image in which a profile is prominently featured. The title of the assignment is just another way of pushing people toward thinking like an artist, and encouraging them to produce something more than a simple anatomical exercise.


Create a drawing in which the prominent figure is straining against a difficult weight, or pulling against unyielding restraint.


This assignment requires that you display an understanding of foreshortening. The subject of the composition is left up to the artist.


I ask them to bring weightless, mirthful, fun into their images.


This is the final assignment in which you must produce a composition with at least five figures. There are no other restrictions.


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