Beginning Portrait Drawing

John Zadrozny is an alumni of the Aristides Atelier at Gage, in addition he has taken multiple workshops at Gage and at BACAA in San Francisco. He has exhibited work at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle and has been teaching at Gage since 2014.
1:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Drawing paper, 18″x24″ medium weight (50 or 60lb)
  • Drawing pencils, graphite 2B, 4B, and 2H recommended pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler, 24″
  • Spool of thread, any color


  • Drafting triangle, large size
  • Colored pencils, three colors
Master the art of capturing the likeness of a face. Working from portrait models and self-portraits, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure, and composition. Our focus will be on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form and visual processing—translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.