Figure Drawing 2 - Advanced Figure Drawing
An online class with Glenn Vilppu

Instructor Glenn Vilppu
Dates 8 Weeks
Location Online Only
Difficulty All Levels
Materials Click to download the materials list


Jump start your journey towards figure drawing mastery with this 7 week online class with internationally renowned master artist Glenn Vilppu.

In this class, students will learn Glenn’s world-famous approach to drawing the figure. He will teach a Renaissance approach that emphasizes gesture and movement.

You will learn to analyze movement and form, not just copy it, which allows you to work better from imagination. You will also learn how to use simple forms like spheres, cylinders, and boxes to build solid, three-dimensional figures.

This Recorded Class Features:

  • 16+ hours of instructional video
  • 100+ 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.

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Product Description

You will benefit from Glenn’s generous teaching style as Glenn provides informative lectures and beautiful demonstrations. You will be provided with high-resolution reference images to work from. You can watch the recordings on your own time.

All participants will receive access to the class recordings for 12 months. We hope you join us!

Additional Information

Access Duration

12 Months, 6 Months

About The Instructor

Glenn Vilppu

Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools, and independent students around the world. Glenn is also a founding member at New Masters Academy.

Glenn has had at least 20 one-man shows and is represented in collections throughout the U. S., Canada and Europe. Glenn’s approach to teaching drawing has become the standard for professional artists, often imitated by numerous teachers and applied by the tens of thousands.Glenn has a BFA and MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he was an instructor for thirteen years. Glenn also served as Director of the Character Animation Dept. of the California Institute of Art. In addition, Glenn ran his own school for five years where he taught all subjects relating to art. Currently, Glenn teaches on-site at New Masters Academy, the University of California Los Angeles, Film and Video School’s Animation Workshop, and the American Animation Institute where he also teaches his private Saturday classes.

Glenn has been giving annual lectures at the Ringling College of Art and Design for more than seven years as well as sketching tours of Europe for the past 16 years. Two to four months of the year are devoted by Vilppu to seminars throughout the world, from Greece, Sweden, and Italy to India and Japan. Vilppu has also been the artist in residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States and La Coste, France.

At the age of 40, Vilppu brought a unique and innovative approach to traditional figure drawing and composition into the Animation industry for over 20 years on both feature and shorts for all of the major studios. He also taught at all of the major studios, as well many game and special effects studios.

Class Policies


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