Foundation Figure Drawing: Artistic Anatomy

Aron Hart is an award-winning artist and art instructor, living in the Seattle area.  He specializes in oil paintings and drawings.  Dedicated to learning, Aron has continued to develop his skills over the years, studying locally and abroad, and most recently completing three years in the Drawing and Painting Atelier program at Gage Academy of Art.
Tuesday, Thursday
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • *Drawing board 18” x 24″
  • *Rough Newsprint 18” x 24” (to pad your drawing paper, and for gestures)
  • Strathmore 500 series white or assorted tint charcoal drawing pad 18” x 24″
  • **Borden & Riley #90 Vellum Sheer Trace 55lb – 11”x 14”
  • **White mat board or illustration board (to mount homework on)
  • *Kneaded eraser
  • White eraser
  • *General’s Charcoal pencils (several HB’s one 2B)
  • General’s White Charcoal pencil
  • Blending Stumps (not the spiral wound ones)
  • *Willow Charcoal (Med. sticks 5-6 mm)
  • **Prismacolor Verithin Pencils, terra cotta and black (2 or 3 of each)
  • **Spray Adhesive
  • **3M Gloss Finish Tape
  • *Chamois
  • *Small Snap knife from hardware store
  • *Sandpaper (one piece of 150 sandpaper is all you’ll need)
  • *2 bull dog clips
  • *Wooden skewer (for sighting and measuring)
  • Tombow Zero Refillable Round Eraser (VERY useful)

Recommended books:

  • **Artistic Anatomy, Dr. Paul Richer and Robert Beverly Hale
  • **Human Anatomy for Artist, Eliot Goldfinger

*Materials needed for first class, the rest of the materials and others will be discussed in the first class.

**Materials for optional homework. Homework for the class is optional, but highly recommended. Class will incorporate anatomy review, but studying and completing the homework will help internalize the information and make the material more relevant.

Foundation Figure Drawing: Artistic Anatomy focuses on anatomy, structure, and form, and how these studies relate to the concepts and techniques of figure drawing. You will progress from graceful gestural drawings to highly finished renderings of the nude model under the guidance of instructor Aron Hart, an award-winning portrait artist. The class builds on the study of life drawing addressed in part one of the Foundation Figure Drawing course.