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Welcome to Foundation Art School!
We're making some changes to get ready for the launch of our monthly subscription program. It should launch in the next couple months and will give students access to a library of past demos. There may be some incomplete pages and links while the site is updated. Thanks for your patience while we work to get the site completed.

In the meantime, all of the 5 week classes below will be working normally.

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Fundamental Figure Drawing Learn More

dates: 10 / 04 / 2022 - 11 / 01 / 2022

The human figure is incredibly complex. This class will help students learn a methodical and logical approach to figure drawing that will act as a strong foundation that can be built upon for the rest of their lives. Each week will build upon the last starting with gesture, which is followed by structure and then, finally, light and shadow. Both the Reilly method and constructive approaches will b...

Structural Skull Drawing Learn More

dates: 10 / 05 / 2022 - 11 / 02 / 2022

The underlying structure of the human head is created by the skull. An examination of the skull without being obscured by the facial features and the neck can be extremely beneficial to one’s understanding of the human head. This will help students develop their understanding of the big, overall shape of the head and how it looks from various angles. Drawing the big shape of the head is the criti...

20 Minute Heads: Structure Learn More

dates: 10 / 06 / 2022 - 11 / 03 / 2022

The underlying structure of the head is a critical part of head drawing. After learning about the structure of the head in the first week, students will then apply that information through a series of 20 minute head drawings. Each week will explore different head types and likenesses along with how to approach drawing the head from various angles. Repetition is an important part of the learning pr...

Foreshortened Figure Drawing Learn More

dates: 10 / 07 / 2022 - 11 / 04 / 2022

Foreshortening is the illusion of depth in a drawing. Foreshortened Figure Drawing will focus on figure poses with elements coming directly toward or away from the viewer. Often considered one of the more difficult aspects of figure drawing, this class will approach the foreshortened figure in a logical and easy to understand way that is designed for beginning and intermediate students alike. Each...

Structural Anatomy: Feet Learn More

dates: 10 / 08 / 2022 - 11 / 05 / 2022

Figure drawing requires a thorough understanding of human anatomy. One area that is often overlooked is the human foot. Structural Anatomy: Feet is an in depth study of the human foot starting with the underlying anatomy and then progressing to examine the structural forms of the foot and then, eventually, simplified and rendered feet. Each week builds on the week before in a way that will help ex...

Pricing

Choose your level of participation.

Gold

$250 per class

  • One weekly demo video
  • Reference photos and/or instructional handouts
  • View the weekly critique video
  • Submit drawings for weekly critique video
    Video includes all of the critiques for the entire class. Will be anywhere from 2-5 hours long depending on how many students are in the class.
  • Include questions to be answered in the weekly critique.

Silver

$75 per class

  • One weekly demo video
  • Reference photos and/or instructional handouts
  • View the weekly critique video
    Your drawings will NOT be featured in the critiques.

Bronze

$50 per class

  • One weekly demo video
  • Reference photos and/or instructional handouts

Classes are five weeks long.
Price includes all 5 weeks.

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Student Work Submission Deadline:

Each week Gold level students must upload their drawings within 5 days of the demo being released to be included in the critique video. For example, if a demo is released on 4/19 at 12am PT then the submission deadline is 4/23 at 11:59pm PT.

 

Refund Policy:

Foundation Art School will not refund a purchase of a Drawing Class after the first day the class starts. If you purchased a Foundation Art School Drawing Class and you would like a refund before the class starts, please contact:

info@foundationartschool.com

Exceptions may be made in Foundation Art School's discretion.

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testimonials

What Our Students Say

One of the things I really admire about Brian’s teaching specifically is just how immersed he gets in every student. I’ve worked with several fantastic teachers and Brian really spends the time on each person to figure out exactly what they seem to be struggling with and then he’s able to visually and verbally explain the solution. On top of all of that while he’s correcting your drawings, he’s able to do trace-overs drawings that look awesome and are inspirational. Which is hugely important for students. 

Alex Quinn

BUFFALO, NY, USA

I first found Brian's teachings through Watts Atelier, where I followed him through his Head Fundamentals course. Immediately, I was struck by the way Brian could so clearly educate through his visual language, through drawing. With Foundation Art School, Brian presents this same clarity and mastery of visual language in a structured, easy to understand way that has such practical density for the student. Additionally, Brian has such a friendly and patient demeanor, and continually goes above and beyond any and all expectations I've had for art classes. Through my own involvement, I've seen some great improvements and know that every investment I make in the school is moving me forward. Brian really is doing something magical with Foundation Art School. I highly recommend that you check out some of his classes and find out first-hand the skill of his work, and the value of his teachings. The school is a shining light.   

Tom Ansell

BANKSIA GROVE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Brian is excellent at giving the attention you need to progress with extensive feedback and draw overs. He makes sure you get the information he's teaching and will explain it as much as it takes. He is extremely kind, patient, and personable, so don't feel like you have to understand everything right away.  If you ever decide to take a class, you are in good hands. 

Faith Quinn

BUFFALO, NY, USA