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In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. 

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you’re welcome in this class. 

We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such as ovals and cylinders; learn about the proportions; then learn how to add shading and details to make our figures look realistic and three dimensional.

Plus: how to draw hands and feet, how to show the figure in action, and how to draw both male and female figures. 



Nils Osmar has made his living in the arts since the 1980s.  He has worked as a fine and commercial artist, book and magazine illustrator, fine arts painter, storyboard artist and cartoonist.

He has taught Seattle figure drawing classes and workshops through the Experimental College,  Shoreline Community College and  His artwork has been published in the United States and Europe.

Student comments

This was my first figure drawing class, I had no idea what to expect when I walked in the door. I felt comfortable at all times and I enjoyed the different skill levels in the class. I loved the teacher and overall I learned a great deal and had fun in the class. I would for sure recommend it to a friend! (comment submitted online)

I loved it, it was really fun. – K.A., Seattle

(I liked) the instructor’s ability to simplify the important concepts necessary to draw the human figure including foreshortening. (comment submitted online)

Instructors attitude toward students, their objectives and their out put was positive and affirming….encouraging and accepting (comment submitted online)

Thanks for the extra help with hands and feet. The class was excellent and I’ll be back for some more in the future. – S.F., Seattle

I liked learning techniques. Nils simplified the process so that drawing the figure is not so daunting to me any more. Great class! (comment submitted online)

It was great, exactly what I was hoping for. I improved a lot and I understand the figure better now. – M.L.

This was a great class for me. It went at an easy pace, but covered more than most figure drawing classes cover in a year. My wife mentioned the improvement in my drawings. – R.G., Seattle

I took your figure drawing class five years ago. It made a total difference in my artwork.  Thanks for offering it. – Randy L., Kent

I was looking for Seattle figure drawing classes that did more than just set up a model and tell people to start drawing… this class looked good so I took a chance and signed up. I’m glad I did because it was exactly what I was looking for. – Robin T., Seattle