Beginning Observational Drawing

Jonathan Happ is representational painter born and raised in northwestern Illinois. He attended Iowa State University to study painting and philosophy, earning a BFA in 2010 and in 2014 earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan has been selected as an artist in residence in the US and internationally in Singapore.
Jonathan has designed and instructed painting and drawing courses around the state of Washington, receiving the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award as well as a Meritorious Visiting Faculty award from the University of Washington. He exhibits nationally and internationally and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
  • 1 drawing pad 18” x 24”
  • 1 newsprint pad 18” x 24”
  • 2 (each) drawing pencil – HB, 2B
  • 5 vine/willow charcoal – Medium
  • 1 Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
  • 1 Kneadable Eraser (large)
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • Optional: 1 – student portfolio 20” x 26”
This class introduces drawing techniques, vocabulary, and methods for drawing from observation for beginning students. Working in graphite and charcoal, students establish an essential foundation of visual concepts. Through curated still-lifes, students learn to translate what they see into two-dimensional images through practice, lectures, in-class demonstrations, and personalized critique. This course is recommended for students with zero or limited prior drawing experience, or those who wish to further develop their fundamental drawing vocabulary.
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