Instructor: Susan Gray Bé

Styles emerge as we express the human form in strong light.

This drawing workshop will focus on the human figure, drawing both fast and long poses from an experienced model and yoga teacher. You’ll learn to add structure and detail to your drawings, while contrasting shape and blending edges. Come prepared to draw and, if you wear yoga attire, strike a few yoga poses yourself (optional). You’ll finish class with a charcoal portrait of the model. This is perfect workshop for both beginners to more experienced artists. This class meets in-person at AVA, and a live model will be present at all sessions. Click here for a materials list.



Susan Gray Bé holds an MA in Oil Painting from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in Art from Hamilton College. She has taught at BAYarts, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Artistree Community Arts Center in Vermont. Creating charcoal and oil portraits are among her favorite things. She loves teaching students to express patterns of light and dark in their painting and drawings.