Foundations of Drawing Course at The Society of Figurative Arts


Instructor: Chris Brizzard – #chrisbrizzard

Length: 5 weeks (one day a week)

Cost: $185

Two Options: Wednesday, 6-9pm, Starting Jan.17th or  Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm Starting Jan. 21st

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, the underpinnings that set you up for a strong piece of work. Often overlooked and undervalued, these underpinnings have withstood the test of time and have been in use since the Renaissance. The elements of these underpinnings include the block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, and separating light from shadow. Components of the course include:

Week 1: Point to Line, Line to Shape – Block-in procedures.

Week 2: Shape to Plane to Structure – Block-In of Geometric Solids.

Week 3: Structure to Value to Volume – The 5-Value system.

Week 4: Value and Volume – Blocking-In and shaping the skull.

Week 5: Master Study of Leonardo Skull.

MATERIALS: Drawing Pad, 18 x 24 (Strathmore 400), Graphite Pencils, Kneaded Eraser

Where: 3306 Wiley Post (Suite 104) Carrollton, TX 75006 (close to Addison Airport)

If you have any questions, please e-mail: or call 214-725-4769

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Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati ( under instructors trained by renown portrait painter Nelson Shanks, including Dan Thompson, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley. To see examples of his work, go to and #chrisbrizzard on Instagram.





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