Urban Sketching w/Steven Reddy

Friday | 5/17-6/14 | 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Steven Reddy draws detailed illustrations of urban scenes, cluttered interiors and complex still-lifes on location in ink and watercolor. A teacher with Seattle Public Schools since 1998, Reddy spent 2010 traveling throughout Southeast Asia, teaching English and recording his experiences in his sketchbook journals. His drawings from China and Mexico appear in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Journey. Steven currently teaches Drawing and Illustration at Gage Academy in Seattle, teaches two popular on-line classes with Craftsy.com, is an active member of Urban Sketchers, and is kept busy with private commissions. Reddy has published two large format illustrated memoirs which showcase drawings spanning 35 years from his obsessive sketchbook diaries. Now Where Was I? An Illustrated Memoir, and the sequel, This Is Then, That Was Now, a 282-page, full-color, 8.5″ x 11″ illustrated memoir.

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1:30-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
First classes at Gage and then on location as determined by class & instructor
  • Canson Montval All-Media 90# Field ArtBook (9×12 spiral-bound)
  • Please wait to purchase ink after first class
  • Uniball Vision Waterproof black pens, Fine (.7) and Micro (.5)
  • Paint brushes, Rounds #4, #6 and #8
  • 2B Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 or 3 small containers for diluted ink (Small glass containers with lids will be available for $2 each in class)
  • Small collapsible stool for working on location

All the supplies needed for Steven Reddy’s classes are available at Artists and Craftsman on 45th Ave. He has them stock his supplies specifically.

Go on location and create detailed interior drawings. Urban sketch artist, Steve Reddy, will teach a step-by-step process to avoid being overwhelmed by complex indoor scenes. Begin with how to select a scene, and learn tips for breaking down complex interiors into basic shapes and contours. Then, bring work to life with ink washes and learn graphic shading techniques to refine the details. The first set of classes will meet at Gage Capitol Hill, and then be on location at nearby indoor spaces, as determined by class and instructor.
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