Two New Drawing Classes Offered in April!

Drawing Basics

This 8-week course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist looking to refine your techniques. The course will focus on three main areas of drawing: still life, portrait, and figure drawing.
During the first two weeks, we will focus on still-life drawing. You’ll learn about composition, lighting, and how to create depth and dimension in your drawings. In portrait drawing, you’ll learn about proportions, facial features, and how to capture the character of the sitter. We’ll work from live models. In figure drawing, you’ll learn about gesture, anatomy, and how to capture movement and emotion in your drawings. We’ll work with live models and explore a variety of poses and techniques for capturing the human form. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a strong foundation in drawing and be able to apply these skills to a variety of subjects and styles. Whether you’re interested in pursuing drawing as a hobby or a career, this course will provide the tools and techniques you need to succeed.

Class rate: $250.00

Course times and dates: Mondays 10:00–Noon, 3 April–22 May

Supply list:
18×24 inch newsprint pad
Sharpie pens, fine point
Soft vine charcoal 5mm or larger
Kneaded eraser
White, red and grey conte crayons
Toned grey paper

For the first class bring the first 2 items and we’ll discuss the rest

Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Portraiture is one of the most challenging subjects an artist could take on. This class focuses on making that challenge a little less painful. We will learn to work quickly and simply so as to capture a likeness more easily. 

Class rates: $250.00

Course times and dates: Thursdays 6:00–8:00, 6 April–25 May

Supply list: See supply list above for the Figure Drawing course


Ongoing Classes

Plein Air Oil Painting

Plein Air painting will get you out in nature and capture the beauty of the Pikes Peak region. Students will meet at the Alvarez Gallery and Art School and then head to various locations in the city. Seasoned painters, beginners, and everyone in between are invited to this workshop to enhance your ability to capture the local landscape.

Course times and dates: Tuesday 9 – 11 am location TBA

Class rates:
Drop-in: $45.00
5 classes: $150.00
Private lessons: $60.00/hr

Open Figure Drawing:

Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 PM,  through the month of March
Thursdays, 1:00–3:00, beginning 6 May

Session rate: $15.00


Please be advised:

We request that if you have had a fever, chills, cough, fatigue, have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 that you do not come to class. Stay home and get well.


Call (719) 337-2863 or email for information or to sign up for classes.