Lessons & Classes

Drawn Studio nurtures a curiosity around drawing that is grounded in precedent, steeped in cultural history, and pushes back against the global trend in art schools to marginalize the art of representational drawing.


Individualized, 1-on-1 lessons are available in Drawn Studio's Eureka, Missouri location. Classes (groups of 3 or more) are offered in-studio and over Zoom. Lessons and classes are typically one hour in length and held once a week.

To enroll in weekly lessons or classes, please contact Ryan Greis at (314) 279-7978 or ryangreis@gmail.com


Drawing the Head and Face

In this course, students will learn how to draw an accurate likeness of the human face. Class lectures and demonstrations will illustrate the basic geometric structures of the skull and facial features, and emphasize the importance of correct proportion and consistent angle of view in a well-constructed portrait.


Portraiture class focuses on the 4 major facial features, eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Each week, we’ll focus on a different one of these challenging structures and execute multiple drawings from various points of view. We’ll present concepts to help students understand the facial features 3-dimensionally, while discussing relevant anatomical information along the way.


This material will encompass the structural generalities of the human face – the features we all share – and ways in which they can be adjusted to capture the likeness of any particular individual. We will not cover color or color theory, but rather focus on value in black and white. Tools utilized will primarily include compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, conté, erasers, blending stumps and newsprint.

Figure Drawing

Students will learn how to draw the human figure with an emphasis on proportion, shape, form and movement.


We will focus on basic proportions and proper construction of the human form as well as light and shadow, contour, line, and composition. In-class drawing exercises will be enhanced by demonstrations of how to simplify and assemble the more complex areas of the body.


H2D - Hard To Draw Series

Each class focuses on a feature or part of the body we as artists struggle to draw well.


This series is a great way to face your problem area head on, improve your understanding of that feature, and relearn how to draw it.

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Ryan's classes are outstanding. He generously and genuinely shares his knowledge.

Dina F, Student

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