Art Classes and Figure Drawing


Drawing and painting classes at High Low Art Space in SE Portland

Drop-In Classes


Figure drawing: emphasis on form and anatomy         

Mondays 4:00-7:00 PM     

with Chaitanya Thompson and Conner Choi                                 

Draw from the live model! Materials provided for charcoal drawing. This class emphasizes using proper value structure to describe the anatomy needed for a convincing figure drawing. Parental permission required for those under 18.

$25 drop-in or $100 for five weeks


charcoal Portrait Drawing

Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 pm

with Chaitanya Thompson                                 

This drop-in class is open to artists of all ages and experience levels. We will draw from a live model and materials will be provided for charcoal drawing, although students may bring their medium of choice if they so wish. Emphasis will be placed on describing the portrait through careful observation and value structure.

$25 drop-in or $100 for five weeks


 Sign-Up Classes


Fundamentals of Drawing and Observation

MArch 20th-MAy 22

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 Pm

With Conner choi

This class is intended for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to improve their understanding of drawing fundamentals. What makes art appealing? Why do we see things the way we do? This course will introduce you to basic drawing and observational concepts gradually using both great historical artists and still lifes in the studio as references. Each class will start with a discussion and demonstration about that week’s concept, and the remaining time will be used for drawing and critique. The first 8 weeks we’ll be drawing from various casts, still life setups, and references in studio, and the last 2 weeks will be with a live portrait model.


There are 4 out of 8 class spots remaining. Please contact us below for sign up and payment details:

$290 for 10 weeks

PLein Air Painting in Gouache

March 22nd-MAy 24th

Fridays 1:00-4:00 Pm

With Conner Choi

Come explore Portland through the unique and joyful experience of outdoor painting! This course will teach you to depict the world around you using gouache as a medium. This class will meet at a new location in Portland every week, exploring different subjects of all kinds. The first week will be a demonstration in-studio at High Low Art Space.


There are 7 out of 8 class spots remaining. Please contact us below for sign up and payment details:

$350 for 10 weeks

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Meet Our Instructors

Conner Choi

Conner Choi

Chaitanya Thompson

Chaitanya Thompson