Drawing for Beginners w/Kristin Frost

Tuesday | 4/9-5/21 | 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Kristin Frost is a visual artist and adjunct art professor living in Seattle, Washington. Her mixed media and collage work plays with both representational and abstract imagery, hinting at narratives involving place and landscape. Kristin received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in 2007, and in 2011 she moved to Claremont, California to attend Claremont Graduate University, where she received her MFA in the spring of 2013. While attending CGU, Kristin was the recipient of the Fernandez Prize and the Albert B. Friedman Grant. After graduating, she exhibited her artwork in many local galleries in Southern California, and worked as an adjunct art professor at four Inland Empire community colleges. Last summer, Kristin moved back to Washington to continue making art inspired by her own experiences and her concept of home. She currently teaches at Seattle Central College and Gage Academy.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Drawing board, 20×25 or larger
  • Sketchbook, 8×10 or 9×12
  • 1 med pad newsprint paper, approx. 11×14
  • 1 pad white drawing paper, 18×24
  • Graphite pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
  • 2 Compressed Charcoal pencils: 1 white, 1 black
  • 2 sticks compressed soft charcoal
  • 5-7 sticks vine or willow soft charcoal
  • Art gum eraser
  • Workable grey eraser
  • Can of workable fixative spray
  • Chamois (approx. 5×7 – you may also use a soft non-textured cloth from home)
  • 2-4 stumps in med-large sizes (1-2 each for pencil and charcoal work)
  • Metal ruler, 15”-18”
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Small bottle of black India ink
  • 2-4 sheets thick watercolor paper, 9×12 or larger (to use for ink drawing)
  • 2 round tip ink brushes (med-large size)
  • Small water container (plastic)
  • Plastic mixing palette for ink mixing
  • Roll of blue tape
  • Scissors
Learn the fundamentals of mark making in this drawing class designed for beginners. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of drawing media while learning the basics of line, shape, space, value, and light logic. Using graphite, charcoal, and ink, you will learn to translate your observations of our world into two-dimensional imagery. By observing still life and in class demonstrations, you will become comfortable talking about and producing artwork in a supportive studio environment. Explore and develop your own creative expression in this introductory drawing class.
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