Beginning Figure Drawing
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Beginning Figure Drawing
An online class with Charles Hu

Instructor Charles Hu
Dates 10 weeks
Location Online Only
Difficulty All Levels
Materials Click to download the materials list


Dive into the challenging world of figure drawing with master figure artist Charles Hu in this 10-week online class.

This class will emphasize the development of perceptual skills through drawing the human figure from direct observation. Drawing the figure is one of the fastest and most rewarding ways to acquire the foundational skills needed for all aspects of artistic communication.

The following topics, methods, strategies and subjects will be covered: gesture, shape, structure, movement, weight, volume, space and expression through line, mark, and value.

This Recorded Class Features:

  • 21+ hours of instructional video
  • 280+ reference images to download
  • Access to the student chatroom
  • Online access to this class for 12 months

NOTE: Students will have access to all the class recordings for 12 months and may download all reference images to keep. But since this class is recorded, students will not be able to submit work for critique from the instructor.

Product Description

Charles Hu is a figure painter and notable art instructor, and has been an anatomy and figure drawing instructor in Los Angeles for over a decade. In this class, you will learn how to see and interpret visual information as it relates to the human form.

You will benefit from Charles’ generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and beautiful demonstrations.

You will receive online access to the recording of the lecture portion and the reference images for 12 months. This is helpful to reinforce the principles of each week, and to catch any concepts you may have missed the first time around.

About The Instructor

Charles Hu

Charles Hu is a figure painter and notable art instructor, and has been an anatomy and figure drawing instructor in Los Angeles for over a decade.

In 2007, he co-founded his own fine art school, 3Kicks Fine Art Studio in Pasadena, California, and has influenced and instructed countless students and artists.

Charles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his instructional career at L.A. Academy of Figurative Arts.

His commissions include numerous portrait paintings, character designs for film and game pitches, murals and comic books for the movie End of the Spear. His work has been exhibited at Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach California.

Charles currently instructs at Art Center College of Design and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

Class Policies


Unless otherwise specified in the product descrtipion, students are responsible for obtaining all required materials.


Art Mentors reserves the right to cancel, limit enrollment, substitute instructors or models, reschedule or modify a class with notice to enrolled students.

If a class is canceled enrolled students will be given a refund. If an instructor is unable to finish a class term a refund will be given to students at a pro-rated amount.


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