Getting Started in Drawing

James Cicatko was born in Cleveland in 1962. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Painting and Printmaking in 1985. He later attended UNC Chapel Hill on a merit scholarship, graduating in 2003 with an MFA in Studio Art. James has exhibited throughout the country and internationally, and in many Seattle galleries. He is the recipient of Artist Trust GAP grants in 2004 and 2013, as well as an Innovative Arts Education grant from the Ministry of Ontario in 2016.
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Gage Georgetown
  • 18″x24″ sketchpad
  • Several sticks of charcoal, small to large
  • Four graphite pencils, 4H, HB, 2B, 5B
  • Eraser, kneaded is best
  • Soft cloth or rag, from old T-shirt or sheet
In this introductory drawing class, learn the key concepts and artistic principles to accurately render line, shape, proportion and negative space while working from still-life objects. Students explore various drawing media, including charcoal and graphite, as they progress from simple lines toward a more nuanced understanding of tonal description.