"An Artist is a Performer on the Canvas. A Dancer with a Paintbrush. A Musician with the Paint. A Poet in each Stroke." -Melissa Janel
Sketches from Figure Drawing classes at the Santa Cruz Art League and Daily Life Session from New Masters Academy on YouTube. In 2014 I decided to overcome my fears and start learning figure drawing. I had been intimidated by drawing the figure and doubted my abilities. From 2014-2016 I took many 6-week figure drawing classes at the Santa Cruz Art League. The teacher, Susie Wilson, is absolutely wonderful. I felt completely at ease and enjoyed learning figure drawing. I learned a lot from her and continue to practice.