student drawing
Student drawing by Deborah Sullivan

Linda Hope announces drawing classes starting May 6 and June 17

Shipyard artist Linda Hope announces a new series of in-person Figure Drawing classes at the MPIC Clubhouse in San Francisco!  

Figure Drawing I

When: Saturdays  11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Dates:   May 6 – June 10   Six Weeks  

Where: MPIC Clubhouse

Cost: $325  for 6-week course.  This includes the model fee!

Figure Drawing I: This six-weeks of drawing class follows basic lesson plans that will revisit basic elements of Figure Drawing–Gesture, Line, and Value–where processes and approaches will slowly build on themselves over time to result in integrated drawings.  The first six weeks would be perfect for anyone who has never drawn before!  It will also be an ideal review, even for those with much experience.  Model fees are included in the total cost for this class.

Figure Drawing II   

When: Saturdays  11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Dates:   June 17 – July 29  Seven Weeks  

Where: MPIC Clubhouse

Cost: $375 for 7-weeks or  $325  for 6-weeks.  This includes the model fee!

Figure Drawing II: This class includes the introduction of concepts, constructs and methods that go beyond the beginning or “Fundamental” level.  Exercises will be designed such that a deeper investigation of basic elements of figure drawing might be explored and will include: the different types of line, what they are called and how they are used; using gesture as means to reveal the passage of time or narrative; and distinct ways of seeing, sensing and recording value. Model fees will be included as part of the total cost of this class. 

To register for either class:

You can email or call Linda at  or  call her at  415-334-3603 with your intention to enroll; it may be necessary to limit enrollment to allow for safe or comfortable distancing.   If you email, please provide a phone number in case you need to be reached.  Payment can be made in person at the first class meeting You need not pay until the first class meeting. 

The classes are three and a half hours long.  The model will start posing at 11:30 and will work until 2:30.  The half-hour from 11:00-11:30 will be used for discussion and Q&A;  surface anatomy as is relevant to drawing; and special techniques or drawing process demonstrations.

About the MPIC Clubhouse:  The MPIC (Miraloma Park Improvement Club) Clubhouse is located at the intersection of O’Shaughnessy Blvd. and Del Vale Ave. in San Francisco.  It is near Glen Park, Diamond Heights, Twin Peaks and Portola/Upper Market. The clubhouse, which is a San Francisco Historic Building, has its own adjacent parking lot with around 30-35 parking spaces.  The 44 O’Shaughnessy Muni bus line stops right in front of the Clubhouse, at the intersection of Del Vale and O’Shaughnessy Blvd.  You can catch the 44 Muni bus inbound at the Glen Park BART Station or outbound at Portola and Woodside/O’Shaughnessy to get to the Clubhouse.  44 O’Shaughnessy Route and Map

You can read more about the center here: Miraloma Center/Clubhouse