Monday, June 16, 2008

Art Institute offers life drawing class

Find out what drawing from a live model is like when The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire holds a life drawing class Saturday, June 21.

(SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) Ever wondered what drawing from a live human model is like? The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire will show attendees of its Life Drawing workshop this process on Saturday, June 21 from 1 - 5 p.m. The workshop will be open at no charge.

Santosh Oommen, academic director of animation at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, says, “We created these classes to give budding young artists the instruction they need to draw better. We are committed to helping artists in the Inland Empire improve their talents.”

The Life Drawing workshops are usually offered on the third Saturday of every month. There are 21 seats available in each class. Students must bring their own pencils and drawing papers. The workshop is open to the public, those 15 years old or above, and the classes are offered at no charge.

“Many people have great creative talents,” Oommen says. “The workshop offers people a chance to focus that raw creative talent into directed creativity. Our goal is to help make them better artists.”

Oommen says the workshop involves drawing from a live figure and covers topics such as anatomy and gestures. To sign up for the Life Drawing workshop, or for more information, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (, with more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.