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Past Event

SAM Skills: Figure Drawing with Studio Paradiso

Feb 3 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Chase Open Studio

3 PM – 5 PM

Hone your technical skills and join us for figure drawing classes at SAM!

This series is facilitated by Wyatt Landis with the help of model Kirsten McCory. Participants will explore artworks and artists on view in SAM's collection in addition to learning about variations in lighting, poses, and techniques. Each session will be based on a different theme inspired by an artist or piece of artwork. Participants will create original art while drawing from a costumed model. Sessions will begin with a walk through the galleries to study an artist's oeuvre and explore how a specific artwork was made. Each month will feature a different technique, material choices, creative costumes, and interpretive poses as its focus.

This life-drawing series is open to anyone interested in working from life, regardless of experience level. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials. A limited amount of dry media and paper will be made available alongside a limited number of easels, drawing boards, and tabletop surfaces.

This series is presented in partnership with Studio Paradiso, a small art school for students of all levels established in January 2014.

Classes are scheduled for the following days: 12/2, 12/16, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, and 2/17.

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our customer service team at or 206.654.3210. Our staff will work with other departments to meet accommodation needs.

This is a ticketed six-week series. Each session includes museum entry to view the artworks that will be discussed prior to drawing.  
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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