Workshops & Demonstrations

Our workshops are meant to be immersive and intensive. If you are unsure about signing up for a class, take one of our workshops. It is a great way to discover if our teaching practices and philosophy in classical realism are a match for you.

3 Day Classical Figure Sculpture, Drawing and Painting

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 9am – 4pm


Join us for a very special workshop with a very new twist. We are offering two workshops working along side each other. Beginning – Advanced Sculpture, Drawing and Painting.

This provides a unique opportunity to work along side artists of other mediums and share in the energy of everyone working together on their own projects.

Experienced students will focus on quality of their transitions from one stage to the next. All students will learn to achieve more clarity of understanding concerning structure and rhythms throughout the body. All students will learn at any level to work from nature with increased awareness for accurate proportions, gesture, and edges.

The pencil drawing intensive with Mathew Riggs will be an exciting workshop for students of all levels to confront their strategies around the figure. The size of the drawings will be about 10-12 inches to acquaint any new students to the Sight Size Method, beginning oil painting instruction as well as much more.

Students will use the drawing to create an oil painting of the figure.

The sculpture students will work according to level of experience. Beginning students will work with Lisa Silas sculpt the pear, intermediate students will work on the skull while advances students will work on sculpting the figure. The fee is $450.00 for 3 days.

Classical Figure Drawing And Painting – 5 or 10 Days

Session I: July 6 – 10, 9am – 4pm
Session II: July 13 – 17, 9am – 4pm

Learn master techniques with Matthew Riggs and Lisa Silas of the Neoteric Renaissance School of Arts.

Instruction will focus on the Sight Size method for drawing the figure. This approach has empowered artist to calculate proportion and gesture from the Renaissance, through the 19th-Century, to the contemporary moment, including Leonardo Di Vinci, John Sargent, Joaquín Sorolla, Anders Zorn, Thomas Gainsborough, and Thomas Eakins.

Neoteric Renaissance School of Arts offers students deep and masterful solutions to many of the problems faced in the act of creation.

Join us this summer to excel in your figure drawing and painting capabilities.

Class size: 1 – 15 participants

Class Fees:  $650.00 per 5 day session

Model Fee included, Material List provided

If you have any questions, please call contact our office manager at for more information. Reserve your spot today!

Enrollment and Cost

Payment Options

Three Day

Five Day

Ten Day


Call us at (831)325-3289. We can take Visa or MC over the phone.

By Check

Send the check to :
Neoteric Renaissance School of Art
1050 River Street, Studio #126
Santa Cruz, CA 95060