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FALL 2023 
Fridays 10am - 3:50pm
First Day of Class: 8/25/2023
Last Day of Class: 12/15, 2023

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ART85 (Beginning): 17785A

ART86 (Intermediate): 17785D

ART87 (Advanced): 17785G


This Fall, I will be teaching Drawing From The Live Model (ART85/86/87) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Students will learn how to rapidly draw the figure in action, how to construct the figure using primitive forms, how to measure proportion and how to shade the figure using a clear separation of light and shadow shapes. Every week, we will work from a live nude model alternating male and female. Under my guidance, you will surprise yourself with how easy and enjoyable figure drawing can be. A prerequisite of beginning drawing is recommended, but not required.


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Meet the Instructor

James Galindo (b. 1983) is a Southern California oil painter and a graduate of Laguna College of Art & Design’s bachelor’s and master’s programs. He is currently represented by Dawson Cole Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA, where he exhibits three dimensional paintings on glass and acrylic. James has a long and distinguished career as a figurative artist and instructor. Notable commissions include paintings for the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Netherlands, Green Valley Hospital in Tucson, AZ, and artwork featured in various shows and advertisements in the Los Angeles TV industry. James has taught at a number of art studios and colleges in Southern California, including Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Brentwood Art Center, Kazone Art Academy, FT Art Academy, Rio Hondo College, Saddleback College, Orange Coast College and Laguna College of Art and Design.


Supply List

  • Two 50-Sheet Pads of SMOOTH Newsprint, 18x24"

  • One 9x12" Spiral-bound Hardcover Sketchbook

  • 2 Sheets of Canson Mi Teintes Steel (or Felt) Gray Toned Paper

  • 2 Sheets of Canson Mi Teintes Dark Gray Toned Paper

  • General's Charcoal Pencils: 2B & 4B (6 of each)

  • Wolff's Carbon Pencil: 2B & 4B (3 of each)

  • Carbothello Pastel Pencils: Burnt Sienna (x2)

  • General's White Charcoal Pencils (x2)

  • One Gray Kneadable Eraser

  • One White Vinyl or Plastic Eraser

  • One Eraser Pencil

  • OLFA Retractable Utility Knife

  • 120 Grit Sanding Paper (Drywall Sanding Screen Preferred)

  • 23x26" Drawing Board with Clips

  • Pencil Extender

  • 3 Pack of Blending Stumps

  • Blue Painter's Tape

  • Tackle Box or Pencil Carrying Case

  • Canvas Portfolio Case

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