Drawing The Human Figure with Hilda Rueda


 SPRING 2018

(Using live models)


Time 1:

Tuesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Starts Feb. 20th

Time 2: 

Saturday 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Starts Feb. 24th




Hilda Rueda 

Location: 314 Commerce Street, Tomball, Texas


For more info and registration through instructor: hildalockley@hotmail.com

832-465-1641, www.hruedart.com 


Drawing and painting the human figure has been one of humanity’s oldest ways to communicate.   Since cave paintings where the hunter is portrayed with basic structural lines that suggest movement and proportion to tell others about their hunt, to religious paintings that allowed the illiterate to understand a message conveyed in a book, to representations of kings and queens to communicate power and nobility, to the more humanistic paintings of the impressionists who intended to show a more natural world and exalt the common, to the abstract paintings of modern artists to express their inconformity with rules and structure, the portrayal of the human figure has accompanied the evolution of humanity at every level.



In this class I attempt to provide the students with the fundamentals of live drawing to help you overcome the fear and challenge of transforming a 3D image, the model, into a 2D representation, the canvas, and to do it correctly proportionated and with a pleasant composition.

Students will learn to use materials such as graphite pencils, red conte pencils, ink, compressed and vine charcoal to render live models.  The class starts with the fundamental steps to draw the figure, including the basic knowledge of materials, drawing medium, papers and surfaces,  measuring tools and other skills needed to translate a three dimensional object into a 2 dimensional object.  Elements of design and composition are covered in different sessions as well as basic proportions of the human figure.   There is always a live model present in the class and students are encouraged to work exclusively from life.   Demos are provided often at the start of a new concept or idea for clarification. 


This class builds up from the beginning, so drop-ins are not recommended  and attendance is required to develop a structured base and to incorporate new concepts. 





 Feb. 20th, 27th

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

May 1st, 8th, 15th


 Feb. 24th

March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

April 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


$490 if paid in full by the first class or $45 per class if paid monthly.  Model fees ($45 per class) are not included in this price but will be divided between participants. 



List of required materials will be emailed to registered students.


Via email at hildalockley@hotmail.com or phone 832-465-1641.  For more info visit www.hruedart.com /classes and www.woodlandsartleague.org





314 Commerce Street, Tomball, Texas.


WAL offers a great variety of classes in various mediums for both children and adults.  WAL' s mission is to provide the community with professional but affordable art education to help provide students the opportunity to explore their passion for the arts, improve their natural talent, and create modes for expression.

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PO Box 7234
The Woodlands, TX  77387

WAL welcomes your comments and suggestions!   We are also always looking for artists that are interested in sharing their techniques and skills with others. If you are interested in teaching at WAL or have comments, questions, or suggestions please contact:

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