ONSITE: Master Drawing Workshop: Bargue Drawing Skills (Ages 15–18)

In this weekend course we will learn all about accurately judging proportion and achieving likeness. We will copy the master drawings of 19th Century artist Charles Bargue, who created a drawing course that was popular in the ateliers and academies in Europe during that century. This knowledge is no longer off limits to women and people of color as it was back then, nor is it hidden away in the ateliers of today. By copying these drawings and then applying what you have learned to drawing from life, you will become a more confident artist.

Special Notes

  • Instructor speaks Spanish, but the class is held in English.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit

    This class counts as a Special topics course in our Art League Certificate Program.

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About the Instructor

Salis Dembling

Salis was raised in New York City and Massachusetts and spent formative years in L.A. and South America. She's mixed/Black and the daughter of Black Historian Sterling Stuckey and granddaughter of poet Elma Stuckey
She studied drawing and sculpture at Columbia University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She studied painting and illustration at The School of Visual Arts and in the studio of portrait painter John Murray, both in New York as well.
She completed the professional four year artists program and teacher training program at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.
She is a triple threat - as well as being a visual artist she is a musician/composer and activist.
She co-founded art and activism collectives and a radical community center. She's played with many bands, and opened for and/or collaborated with artists including Beck, the Buzzcocks, April March, Ward Dodson from L.A.'s The Gun Club, Bo Diddley, Elliott Smith, and Johnny Cash.


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ONSITE: Master Drawing Workshop: Bargue Drawing Skills (Ages 15–18)

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Class Details
July 810 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Salis Dembling