Intro to figure drawing – a DMU elective

May 18, 2009 —

 wk-1Well, technically, it’s held at the Des Moines Art Center, just a few blocks down the road, and taught by visiting artist Tracy Duran, M.F.A.

This was an amazing class coordinated by Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, and it is available to all DMU students. Being that I never graduated from stick figure drawings, this was the class for me. 

I had a great time with this class and I just wanted to share my art work to show my progression through the 13 week course.

week-12I highly recommend it, especially to beginner drawers, because it has helped me understand human anatomy from a different perspective. My stick figures are starting to look well fed these days. Just how I like it.


First photo: week 1. Second photo: week 12.

Tea Nguyen is a dual degree D.P.M./M.P.H. student at DMU. She was born in Utah but raised in California and left the great state to be at one of the best podiatry school in the country.

She has aspirations in international medical service trips and hopes to hit several continents during this lifetime. Traveling is also on the top of her to-do list and she often reminisces about her prior travels to Italy, France and Greece. She also enjoys eating adventures with her boyfriend Paul and is a major food-snacker. It is not uncommon to find her lapsed in a food coma in the middle of her studies.


  • John McDermott

    Art classes contribute to a richer life, regardless of the level of achievement by classical standards.

  • Emerson

    Very good article, very usefull!!

  • andritea

    nice post…keep writing