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Fundamentals of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz

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Fundamentals of Drawing from Life with Michael Lentz

Create the foundation for fine-arts level drawing techniques or continue to advance your skills over this 6-week course with Michael Lentz.

Fundamentals of Drawing from Life

In this course you'll learn the fundamentals of drawing from life. You'll learn visual measuring, how to break down values, how light works, rendering, and you'll learn a procedure to put them all together to make beautiful drawings of anything you see around you.
Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 16, 2022; Week1- Warming up, Introduction

May 23, 2022; Week 2- Visual Measuring and the beginnings of procedure

May 30, 2022; Week 3- Light and Values

*** No class the week of June 6th ***

June 13, 2022 ; Week 4- Breaking down complex problems

June 20, 2022; Week 5- Rendering

June 27, 2022; Week 6- Putting it all together

About Michael:

At 20 years old, Michael foolishly enrolled in Animation school at the Art Institute of Seattle with no drawing experience. A teacher told him, "This would be easier for you if you learned how to draw." Made sense, so he bought a sketchbook and started sitting in the Metro tunnel every day, drawing people waiting for the bus. This daily sketching began a decade of studying masters and learning how to draw. He became obsessed with drawing and, after graduating from AIS, went to San Diego to study with master artists Jeff Watts and Ron Lemen. After a few years of intense study, he went back to Seattle, continuing to study, exhibiting drawings, and teaching around the city for years, before taking a hiatus. Now in North Idaho, he is drawing and passing along the skill to others again.

(All supplies required for this course will be provided by Emerge)

(Due to the limited size of our classes, we are unable to offer refunds unless the session is cancelled by Emerge)

(Questions? Please email

Emerge CDA
Every 7 weeks through Jun 27, 2022.
Monday: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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Emerge CDA

Emerge CDA

119 North 2nd Street
Coeur d' Alene , Idaho 83815