Dynamic Gesture Drawing (Live Class)

Dynamic Gesture Drawing is a 10-week long interactive Live Class. This Live Class provides instructor guidance and assignment critiques for the New Masters Academy pre-recorded course Dynamic Gesture Drawing, originally taught by master draftsman Glenn Vilppu. Over the course of the pre-recorded lectures, Glenn Vilppu will teach you a drawing approach rooted in the Renaissance tradition yet applicable today in the world of fine art, animation, and illustration. This course will provide you with the real-time practice needed to take your figure drawings to new heights.

Previously Live

In this Live Class, Joshua will host an overview of Glenn Vilppu’s 8-week course, Dynamic Gesture Drawing. You will watch the lesson chapters for each week, complete the assignments and submit them. Each week Joshua will go through and give live critiques of the submitted assignments and discuss the important principles covered in that week.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Sundays at 1:30 pm PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes.

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the content hosted by Joshua. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.