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Drawing the Human Figure with Meshell Melvin

To learn to see and draw the human figure in proportion is a major step in the process of learning to draw. In this class the students will learn the how to measure and draw the human figure in proportion. By learning to “site” the figure (sighting is a method of measurement used by artists) students are able to see how big the difference there can be between what we think an object looks like, and how it actually is. This is a great class in combination with many mathematics units, for many grade levels.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

25 students

Time Required:

2-4 hours depending on class level.

Material Required:

Easels or drawing horses, drawing boards (if possible), 18”x24” sheet of cartridge paper, assortment of soft drawing media.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply drawing media at minimal cost to the class.

Language of Instruction:




Special Notes:

This program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction 1/4 hour of prep time will be added.

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has a professional practice that spans 30 years, and has exhibited widely. Her work hangs in public and private collections, and has been featured in print, radio, television and film. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her; the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape. She has a passion and commitment to art education that parallels her devotion to her practice and makes her a lively and stimulating instructor. An artist in the schools for almost 20 years, she is versatile in a number of mediums and her tickle trunk is full of projects.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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