Intro to Drawing Hands & Feet

Stop avoiding hands and feet in your figure drawings and learn how to tackle them without breaking a sweat.

Tuesdays 7-10pm, December 3 & 10, 2019

 At our studio in Orange

Do your drawings suffer from missing foot syndrome and mysteriously hiding hands? Or are your attempts at drawings hands and feet so clumsy that they distract from the rest of your work?

Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. But let's get beyond this hurdle together so your drawings can shine in their full glory.

In this 2-day class I'll break this complex subject into fun and approachable segments.


You'll learn how to

  • break hands and feet into simple building blocks

  • decide which details to include or leave out

  • know how much information is enough

  • use a well-organized step by step process when drawing hands and feet


The class will include

  • multiple lectures

  • slide-shows

  • teacher-demonstrations

  • one-on-one instruction

  • plenty of time to draw from the live model

  • hand-outs

  • after class practice tips


Class size is limited to 10 students max. Purchase now to save your spot.

Materials: Click here for a list of recommended materials.

Price: $110 (Save 20% by purchasing now. Discount starts decreasing Oct. 20th and goes away 11/3).

Attendees must be 18 years+, or have a signed release form from their legal guardian.

Instructor: Carolin Peters is a classically trained, award-winning artist who's been teaching at institutions like Laguna College of Art and Design, Cal State Long Beach for over 10 years. She opened Cura Studios to give artists outside the college system access to quality art instruction.



I’m not very talented, does that matter?

Not at all. Drawing is a universal skill and can be learned by anyone willing to try something outside their comfort zone. Effort and commitment are required, talent is optional.


What style of drawing do you teach?

I teach all my drawing classes in a way that doesn’t focus on style, as style is something that develops naturally and individually over many years of practice. Instead, I teach fundamental drawing principles that will form solid building blocks for any further education or self-study.

I've had some instruction on this topic before, is this class suitable for someone with prior knowledge?

The great thing about fundamental principles is that they'll never conflict with well-founded information, but rather compliment and strengthen it. Great artists know the importance of staying open to new insights and solutions, while carefully evaluating if they are suitable for what the artists hope to achieve. In that spirit I believe this class will only help to grow your skill set.

I’m away on one of the dates can I have a refund for that day?

Please be sure to review our cancellation and refund policy before purchasing the class!

"Carolin’s teaching was incredibly effective. She never needed to explain a concept more than once!

I'm really glad I chose this class. I was always nervous about  life drawing, but I really enjoy it and improved so much during the class."

Amro Emghaoech

" I was always afraid to draw the human figure and would feel overwhelmed by the complexity of it. But Carolin's teaching methods allowed me to explore the figure through simple shapes and gestures, and  let build upon those things rather than getting lost in contour. She patiently explained and re-explained material if necessary and was always happy to help if needed. I  am very happy to have taken Carolin's class, and hope to take one again soon!"

Vida Diaz

"I’ve always enjoyed life drawing classes, but  never felt like I was improving. Working with Carolin Peters (Hosac) improved my abilities. She taught me new ways to look at what I'm drawing and ask myself questions about the subject. For example, I now really grasp how the muscles affect the forms of the figure because of how Carolin explained it! She is an extremely patient and hardworking instructor who is always open to questions and willing to explain things in more detail. I would recommend this class to anyone, beginner or advanced, who is looking to improve their life drawing skills."

Jacinda Lacy Earwood

Art History Major, CSULB

"It is almost impossible to find instructed figure drawing classes outside of the college campuses. I tried doing uninstructed sessions and, as a beginner, they just did not work for me. Nor did learning from books and videos. Carolin's class is critical for me because I can get feedback on my challenges. I also get to watch how Carolin creates and get insight on the artistic process. The classes are small which allows for plenty of interaction and exchange with my fellow students. I never found this kind of welcome dynamic in uninstructed sessions."

Steve McHale

"I was hesitant to enroll because I’d never had any formal training before. But luckily Carolin’s class helped me gain more confidence and enjoyment when drawing the human figure. Carolin is extremely thorough, always willing to help, and ready to reexplain material if necessary. After taking her classes, I feel I have a strong foundation for wherever I go in my art journey. "

Rachel Kim

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