Drawing the Figure: A Classical Approach

with instructor Andrew Amaral

A drawing workshop for all levels, beginning through advanced.

Tuesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm with 1 hour lunch break.

Gualala Arts Center upstairs classroom

GAC members, $250. Non-members, $275. Plus $50 model fee. Call 707-884-1138 to register.

Materials list here.

Drawing by Andrew Ameral.

This three day intensive workshop will give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience rendering the human figure, from life, in pencil.  Sound techniques will be introduced and a live model present. Students will be working from a single pose throughout to obtain a fully finished and accurate representation within the range of their experience and ability.  A number of lectures and demonstrations will be given and stages of practical drawing process will be explained and practiced. This workshop is excellent for any artist looking to hone their craft and is open to all levels, beginning through advanced.

Drawings, (left) Annie, in studio; (below) Nestor.  Both by Andrew Ameral.


About Andrew Ameral


Andrew Ameral was born in San Francisco and graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC). Andrew studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art, where he was the Director of Anatomy and a principle drawing instructor. Andrew has taught for the graduate program of the San Francisco Academy of Art University, worked as an illustrator, and taught workshops at a number of schools all over the United States including the Grand Central Academy in New York, the Academy of Realist Art in Boston, the Conservatory for Classical Art in Oklahoma, and the Ashland Art Center in Oregon. Andrew received scholarships from the Art Renewal Center and the Stacey Foundation. Andrew paints and teaches at a private studio in Oakland and is the Founder and Director of the Golden Gate Atelier (www.goldengateatelier.com): a school that offers complete classical training for the realist artist. Andrew’s drawings and paintings are privately owned in Europe and the United States.

Left: Drawing by Andrew Ameral, self-portrait.