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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

Meshell Melvin began her creative career in London, Ontario where she received a combined honors degree in English and Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1997, while still at school, Meshell began teaching art classes for children of all ages and has continued this practice throughout her career. She has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work. Meshell moved to Whitehorse with her two boys after spending ten years of her practice in Atlin, B.C. There she ran Dragon Studio, her gallery and workspace. Meshell has been exhibiting in Whitehorse since 1995. Her work has been featured in newspaper, on CBC radio and television, and in Out of Service magazine.

Contact: 867-393-4696


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