Class – Figure Drawing with Ryan McCormick


PLEASE NOTE: This is a four-part class series; each class is a 3-hour session. Registering for this class includes registration for ALL of the sessions below:

CLASS DESCRIPTION In this 4-week class we will construct aesthetically pleasing drawings of the human form by first utilizing short gestural poses and building up to sustained poses, using pencil, pastel, and charcoal.

INSTRUCTOR Ryan Ian McCormick is an American colorblind painter. His work is noted for its wild use of color.
Due to his colorblindness, McCormick doesn’t see as many “in-between” colors; therefore, he tends to use highly contrasting colors. Often times, McCormick will only use two complimentary colors – like purple and yellow – to complete a painting. Born in Michigan in 1982, McCormick went on to study English and studio art at Michigan State University where he graduated in 2006. In 2009, he moved to Pittsburgh to capture the beautiful countryside of Western Pennsylvania with his unique use of color. He has had many solo and collaborative shows in the Pittsburgh area. McCormick uses his pain, happiness and eyes to inform his work.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner to Intermediate

TUITION $200.00 includes model fee (due at time of registration) + EVENTBRITE FEE $13.20 (due at time of registration)

MATERIALS NEEDED Please bring the following materials with you:

  • Newsprint 18″ x 24″ (50 sheets)
  • Pastel Paper 18″ x 24″ (24 sheets)
  • Prismacolor Firm Pastel Color Sticks (set of 12)
  • General’s Charcoal Pencil Kit (4 pencils and eraser)
  • Prismacolor Ebony Pencil

Materials may be purchased prior to class at art supply stores, such as Artist & Craftsman Supply, Dick Blick, Top Notch, Michaels, and Pat Catan’s. Please feel free to contact the instructor, Ryan McCormick, with any questions on class materials.

CLASS MINIMUM 6 students.

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY Our instructors require a minimum number of students to teach. In order to minimize cancellations that inconvenience our instructors and other students, class cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. Students who comply with this requirement will receive a full refund. Students who do not comply will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

REGISTRATION (click below)