Foundation Figure Drawing I

Aron Hart is an award-winning artist and art instructor, living in the Seattle area.  He specializes in oil paintings and drawings.  Dedicated to learning, Aron has continued to develop his skills over the years, studying locally and abroad, and most recently completing three years in the Drawing and Painting Atelier program at Gage Academy of Art.
Tuesday, Thursday
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill

  • *Drawing board 18” x 24″
  • *Rough Newsprint 18” x 24” (to pad your drawing paper, and for gestures)
  • Borden & Riley #840 Kraft Paper 18” X 24”
  • Strathmore 500 series white charcoal drawing pad 18” x 24″
  • Strathmore series assorted tints charcoal drawing pad 18” x 24″

Drawing Materials:

  • *Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • General’s Charcoal pencils (several HB’s one 2B)
  • Graphite pencils (two HB’s and one each 2B & 4B)
  • General’s White Charcoal pencil
  • Blending Stumps (not the spiral wound ones)
  • *Willow Charcoal (Med. Sticks 5-6 mm)
  • Conte Crayon Pencil (Sanguine, black & white)
  • *Chamois
  • Small Snap knife from hardware store
  • Sandpaper (one piece of 150 sandpaper is all you’ll need)
  • *2 bull dog clips
  • Wooden skewer (for sighting and measuring)
  • Plumb line (made from a weight suspended from string)

*Materials needed for first class, the rest of the materials and others will be discussed in the first class.

Working with a variety of drawing media, you will build a foundation of skills and methods for creating accurate, emotive renderings of the human figure. You will learn concrete techniques for conveying form, contour, structure, and volume. Anatomy and study of proportions are addressed throughout class. First in a series, which continues with Foundation Figure Drawing II (Winter) and Foundation Figure Drawing III (Spring).