Beginning Portrait Drawing

John Zadrozny is an alumni of the Aristides Atelier at Gage, in addition he has taken multiple workshops at Gage and at BACAA in San Francisco. He has exhibited work at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle and has been teaching at Gage since 2014.
1:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Drawing paper, 60lb or 80lb; 12” by 16″ recommended. For those who’d also like to use charcoal:
    Strathmore 500 charcoal paper or Canson Mi-Teintes colored pad recommended.
  • Graphite pencils, 2B 4B HB
  • For those who’d also like to use charcoal: Nitram charcoal sticks, available at the Cathedral store and elsewhere or vine charcoal (but not charcoal pencils)
  • Sharpener
  • xacto knife
  • four 3″ bulldog clips
  • kneaded eraser

16″ by 12″ is a good working size. Larger paper is fine, but please not smaller paper.
We will use graphite pencils, and people may choose to use vine charcoal as well.

Master the art of capturing the likeness of a face. Working from portrait models and self-portraits, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure, and composition. Our focus will be on the basic concepts of drawing applied to the human form and visual processing—translating what you see into a compelling portrait using simple techniques.