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Gualala Arts Workshop
Figure Drawing
Instructor: Henry Yan

Friday - Sunday
January 27 - 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Henry Yan: Figure Drawing
Register by:   January 16, 2012
Tuition:   $330 members; $375 non-members
(includes model fee)
Materials list:   Figure Drawing materials list

Henry Yan: Figure Drawing This class will focus on various techniques and styles in drawing human figures with charcoal. (Use of oils on last day of class if desired.)

Students will be encouraged to find their own way of seeking beauty from each pose and interpret what they found with a personal artistic approach instead of just copying. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.

Henry Yan is an instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and author of Henry Yan's Figure Drawing (Techniques and Tips).

About Henry Yan

Henry Yan: Figure Drawing Henry Yan began his art education in China were he was exposed to the great Russian masters. He graduated from college in China as an electrical engineer, but his love of art continued, and eventually he moved to the United States where he studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He counts among his major influences Repin, Levitan, Fechin, and Sargent.

As a full-time teacher, Henry Yan has been teaching many years at AAU, giving classes and workshops focused on figure and portrait drawing and oil painting. Many of his former students have become college art instructors and professionals in art and design industries. His work is held in private collections and galleries worldwide.

With many years' teaching experience and a large collection of art works from classes, he recently completed a book on figure and portrait drawing, Henry Yan's Figure Drawing (Techniques and Tips). The book has been a great success both in US and internationally. It has been on the highest recommendation lists for drawing techniques in many popular art book sellers and art schools.

"I paint and I teach. I paint people, I paint landscapes and I paint
anything that inspires me to mix colors and brush them on canvas."

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.