Drawing 101: Block-in basics

The block-in is the start of a drawing or painting. In a block-in, we figure out basic proportions and placement of things in our drawing.

We’ll start with the basics—learning to block in objects. We’ll start with simple 2D shapes and progress up to more complex 3D objects. Your final project will be a chair from life in perspective.

What you’ll learn

  • How to block in simple objects
  • The foundation for blocking in more complex objects
  • Useful skills and shortcuts like angle transfers, fast proportions, relative measurements, and more


Fall classes start September 14

Thursdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm3 slots available
Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm3 slots available


$200 / month

You can join at any time! I can pro-rate the cost for partial months.