Come and learn how to draw the human figure.


Come and study human figure drawing with Ramón Hurtado during a 2-week intensive course in Paris.

The focus of the class is to learn to draw the figure as an integrated whole, where all the elements work together, rather than as separate parts.
We’ll pay careful attention to the large movement, character and construction of the figure, and learn how to add relevant details, without destroying the feeling of unity in our work.
We’ll cover how to measure, how to think in 3d, how to use anatomy, how to plan values and how to use accents, in both long and short drawings, using line, tone or both.
We’ll start by drawing plaster busts in the studio, then complete figures at the Louvre*. In the second week, we’ll work with the live model in poses ranging from 2 to 8 hours. 

(*Museum entrance fee not included)




Having some basic drawing skills is a plus.


> Conte Pierre Noire 2B
> kneaded eraser
> soft cloth
> pencil sharpener
> Prismacolor or similar colored pencil, Black
> plum line (string with weight)à
> large sketchbook, around A3 if possible

From Sennelier store:
> paper Ingres d’Arches MBM cream (around 5 sheets)

From Rougier & Plé store:
> Lefranc Bourgeois fusains Venitiens
> stumps (Milan brand)


Ramón is a painter and art teacher living in Los Angeles.
He studied drawing and painting with Will Weston, Glenn Vilppu and Adrian Gottlieb while earning a bachelor’s degree at USC.
He then spent a year in Washington DC studying figurative painting with Robert Liberace.
Ramon has taught and lectured at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Safehouse Atelier, California State University- Long Beach, DreamWorks Animation, Society of Illustrators, Atelier Emile Cohl in Los Angeles, Lisbon College of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design and Grand Central Atelier.




Monday, March 04th

Day - 01
In class
Intro & presentation: basics Concepts. Demo and drawing from plaster cast in charcoal and Conté.

Tuesday, March 05th

Day - 02
In class
Drawing from plaster cast in charcoal and Conté.

Wednesday, March 06th

Day - 03
In class
Drawing from plaster cast in charcoal and Conté. Démo on setting up a whole figure.

Thursday, March 07th

Day - 04
Louvre Museum
Drawing full figure using ideas from last demo. Demo on sketching methods.

Friday, March 08th

Day - 05
Louvre Museum
Drawing full figure using ideas from last demo.

Monday, March 11th

Day - 06
In class with Model (2 poses)
Considering when drawing the live model. Materials and what to look for/prioritize.

Tuesday, March 12th

Day - 07
In class with Model (1 pose)

Wednesday, March 13th

Day - 08
In class with Model (1 pose)

Thursday, March 14th

Day - 09
In class with Model (1 pose over 2 days)

Friday, March 15th

Day - 10
In class with Model (1 pose over 2 days)


Mon 04 Mar 2024 - Fri 15 Mar 2024


- Paris Time UTC+1
13:00 - 17:00


1039€, for 40hrs workshop (museum entrance fee not included)


50 rue Sébastien Mercier
75015 Paris