Figure Drawing: New Techniques and Materials

Geoff Flack is a Colorado born artist currently living and working in Seattle. He is the founder and instructor of the Core Drawing Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art where he also teaches many drawing workshops and classes primarily focusing on the human figure. He holds an MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art and a BA in Drawing from Colorado State University. Geoff’s work has shown in exhibitions in New York and Seattle and has pieces in multiple private collections.
9:30 A.M-12:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 19 X 24” Bristol pad (smooth is preferable)
  • 2mm Faber-Castell TK 9400 Clutch Drawing Pencil (or similar brand) with 2h lead
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Tombow Mono or Papermate Tuff Stuff erasure stick
  • Jack Richeson (best), Helix or Alvin brand lightweight drawing board that has a metal edge built in – foam or gator board is ok alternative (if foam board – at least ½” thick or more, approximately 24×36, no smaller than 20×30 and no bigger than 30 X 40)
  • T square – 30” or so (needs to cover length of longest side of drawing board)
  • 12” or greater Triangle (45-45-90 degree)
  • Metal Ruler – 24”
  • Architects or Engineers Scale
  • Skewer, bike spoke or size 0 knitting needle – approximately 10” in length
  • Compass
  • Artist tape or Drafting dots

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Delve into the art of figure drawing and explore different techniques and materials. Engage in a brief history of drawing techniques with Core Drawing Atelier instructor Geoff Flack while observing and practicing how to draw the figure with various materials and from the model. By the end of your study, you will leave class with a diverse and foudnational set of figure drawing skills along with a broadened drawing vernacular. Prior experience in figure drawing is recommended.