What we're about

High Low Art Space (https://www.highlowartspace.com/) is an artist run community providing weekly classes and open figure drawing sessions. We currently offer three drawing classes (https://www.highlowartspace.com/classes), one painting class (https://www.meetup.com/High-Low-Art-Space/events/ccnlsqyzfbdc/), and four uninstructed life drawing sessions (https://www.highlowartspace.com/figuredrawing/). Private drawing lessons are also available upon request.

Upcoming events (5+)

Fundamentals of Drawing and Observation (10 Week Class)

High & Low Gallery


This class is intended for beginning and intermediate artists looking to improve their understanding of drawing fundamentals. What makes art appealing? Why do we see things the way we do? This course is designed to give you the tools you need to start drawing and observing with an artist’s eyes. You will be introduced to basic drawing and observational concepts week by week using great historical artists and still lives in the studio as references. Each week will start with a discussion and demonstration about that week’s concept, and the rest of the class 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.

Long Pose Figure Drawing Session

High & Low Gallery


Ou long pose session starts the first Thursday of every month, and runs weekly the whole month. This session is a great opportunity for you to work on a more resolved drawing or painting!

Figure Drawing Session

High & Low Gallery


Our most popular session by far! This figure drawing session starts with short gesture poses and works its way up to 15 or 20 minute poses. Please note: there is now a minimum donation of $10!

Plein Air Painting in Gouache (10 Week Class)

High & Low Gallery


Painting outdoors is one of the greatest joys art can bring! Come learn to paint 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 and discussion in-studio at High Low Art Space.

Past events (107)

Portrait Drawing Class

High & Low Gallery


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