Figure Drawing & Painting from Life


A Classical Realism Specialization course    This class tends to become fully booked quickly. 

From Da Vinci’s sublime studies to Michelangelo’s muscular creations, the study of anatomy has inspired extraordinary achievements in the history of art. Their work was shaped by a profound knowledge of the human machine and this zest for learning led directly to works of absolute aesthetic beauty and mastery.

This intensive workshop in Full Figure intuitive confidence drawing and painting human figure from life. From gesture drawing to proportions and colour theory by end of this workshop you will learn how to render strong representations of your figures in three-dimensional space.

📢 Update: January Figure painting dates – 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th 

Upcoming commencement dates: Jan 2024 (see schedule dates below)

Times: Tue 7-9PM and Thur 6:30PM-9:30PM

Entry Level: All Levels. Beginners are recommended to start from the Drawing first

Duration: 10 hours per workshop

This course is also part of the Introductory Classical Realism certification course.

Next steps:

MQF level 5 Award in Fine Art: Drawing and Painting (Classical Realism) program.


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Course Description

Course Content

During this specialized 2 part workshop you will learn how to successfully approach the human figure, first by drawing, then painting in oils.

During the 1st part we will start by simplifying the 3 dimensional complexities of the human machine. We will gain and understanding of the human proportions and discuss different methods, which will help you feel more at ease and enjoy drawing from observation.

During the 2nd part of this 2-part workshop we will introduce the full palette which will be used throughout the painting sessions. The Sight size method will be used for this painting and a full range of colours will be used throughout the process to achieve realistic depiction of what we are seeing in front of us.

All techniques will be merged and used when possible to create a classical painting starting from simplification of line and shape to hue, value and intensity of colours, hierarchies, refinement and edge work.

Is this workshop right for You?

This class will really benefit motivated students who have a firm grasp of  drawing and painting basics and wish to take their figure painting to the next level for life-like realism.

Note: For a fuller learning experience and progression tt is strictly recommended for students to follow the 2-part workshop in the according order: first Drawing and then Painting

Big Scale easels will be provided.

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Check out and become inspired by some of our past students’ phenomenal work during past Figure workshops!

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Kelsey May Connor - Tutor Profile | AK Malta

Kelsey, is a professional fine artist from Senglea. She has been studying art form a very young age under many local and international artists.

After achieving her Honours in Fine Arts she continued to devote most of her time

What our students are saying

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoStudent; Attended the Golden Proportions MasterClass

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Nice environment, smiling people, valuable teaching. Lovely!!

Roberto PrestigiacomoClassical Realism student | 28/03/2019

Great classes. Just what i needed to progress.

Eric GerardiClassical Realism student

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersAfter attending the Classical Realism and Big Scale Anatomy courses

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

Charles ZammitAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusAfter attending the Beginner Art programme

Kelsey May Connor was an Excellent Teacher....Highly Recommend !!.

Sandrina EnglandClassical Realism student

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thoroughly recommend ACM. You don't have to be brilliant in art to join, you will learn techniques that will give you skills.
lovely studio, relaxing music, very lovely and talented tutor. Very therapeutic, and satisfying !

Anna Maria O'ConnellAfter attending the Beginner Drawing and Painting program

Art Classes Malta is a very good and professional school in Malta. I loved the courses of Painting and Classical Realism. The tutors were amazing and the level and depth of these courses is unparalleled locally. I have enrolled for another course in Interior Design.. looking forward for this new experience as well!

Eman BusuttilAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Classical Realism course

I attended the drawing course for beginners. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested.

George GrechStudent- Attended the Beginner program and Classical Realism program

Thanks a lot, I'm very grateful for attending your workshps Štefan Priehyba Camilleri, was a great experience and very interesting. You really have a good way of explaining and delivering such knowledge. And also a big thanks to Kelsey and Andrei of Art Classes Malta too for making it happen. 🙂

Raisa BusuttilAfter attending the Golden Proportions course

I am truly enjoying coming to the course , I adore your work ! 😍Thank you for the experience you share with us!. Many thanks 😘

Gina Laura SalibaParent and Student; Attended the Watercolour Beginner's course

Loved every second going to these lessons. Its hard to find such intelligent and skilled teachers here in Malta! Please keep organizing more courses for us adults.

Raymond BorgAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Big Scale Anatomy course

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Proportions

I never drew anything in my life, but after some lessons, I drew still life and faces. Also you learn how to look at things like never before Thanks only goes to Kelsey.

Charles DemanueleStudent; Attended the Beginner Program

Thank you 😊 Great opportunity. Loved every moment. 💚Ready for more😊😊 hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie CalascioneAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Very nice atmosphere and very informative

Ray YoungStudent; Attended the Beignner's Watercolour course

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