In-person drawing classes

Learn to draw with me in my home studio in Pelham, NY!

I’ll personalize the curriculum for each student. We’ll figure out where you are and what your goals are, and come up with a learning plan tailored for you.

What you’ll learn

  • The block-in process (how to figure out placement & proportions)
  • How to use shading to create a 3D feeling in your drawings
  • Useful skills and shortcuts like angle transfers, fast proportions, relative measurements, and more

Who is this class best for?

  • Anyone who wants to draw realistically from life or from photos
  • People who want to learn concrete skills to draw realistically
  • Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students


Fall classes start September 14

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


In-person classes are $320 for 4 weeks.

Introductory special! $200 for your first 4 weeks

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

Frequently asked questions

Where are classes held?
Classes are held at my home studio at 220 Sixth Ave in Pelham, NY. Map

Do you accept kids as students?
For this class, I’m accepting high schoolers and older. I can make exceptions for younger students in some cases. Please contact me for more info. I’m also planning to develop lessons for younger kids soon and will offer children’s courses then. Note: For peace of mind, a livestream of the classes can be made available for parents on request.

Do you accept beginner students?
Yes, I’m happy to work with beginner students. I only ask that you share some art (any art!) that you’ve done in the past.

Are there any requirements to sign up?
Only that you share your goals with me and some of the art you’ve made in the past!

What forms of payment do you accept?
I currently accept cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal.

Do you teach painting?
Yes! I love to teach painting! However, I usually recommend starting with at least some drawing. It’s the fastest way to get to a shared understanding of the sculptural approach I’m teaching in these classes. Please reach out if you have questions.

What supplies do I need?
Here’s the supply list for drawing classes

What if I work digitally?
Most of this class will be done with pencil and paper, but will translate directly to digital methods. Some exercises can be done digitally. We can discuss if you’re interested.

Can you teach me to draw comics, anime, or manga?
This class will not directly teach you how to draw comics, anime, or manga. However, the material in the class will help you with those things—but in a more indirect way. I may develop classes later for drawing from imagination, which would help more directly with comics, anime, and manga. If you’re interested in this, please let me know.

Have another question?

Please send me an email at timdose at

Ready to learn to draw?

Example art by Tim