Foundations of Drawing: The Figure w/Kathleen Moore
Monday, Wednesday | 4/8-6/12 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.
Challenging belief, or what we believe we see, is a recurring theme in the classes and workshops Moore teaches. “I’m like a fitness coach,” Moore chuckles, “I get students moving with exercises to build their skills in drawing and painting, then we do the “yoga” part where students learn to stretch how and what they perceive.”
Originally from Texas, Moore has lived in the Seattle area since 1990. She received her BA in art from West Texas A&M University then continued her study of painting at Bruchion School in Los Angeles, CA and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA.
Kathleen Moore is a teaching artist at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle where she teaches beginning drawing and landscape painting. Moore delights in encouraging people to draw in outreach projects at Gage, such as Pop-up Drawing Jams and Drink & Draw events.
Gage Capitol Hill
- 1 drawing pad – 18” x 24” Strathmore 400 Series recommended
- 1 newsprint pad 18″ x 24″
- 1 sketch book – 12″x9″ or larger
- 5 graphite drawing pencils – 2H, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
- 2 Ebony pencils by Prismacolor
- 1 bag of Bob’s Fine Vine Charcoal—soft-20 small-4 large
- precise point pen – permanent ink, black
- 1 white vinyl eraser
- 1 kneaded eraser
- Tombo Mono Zero eraser (pen-style)
- 1 small chamois
- 1 pencil sharpener
- 1 pencil bag/box
- 1 drawing clip board 23”x26”
- 1 18″ x 24″ pad of glassine OR 1 roll of 18” glassine
- Gray Scale and View Finder (Guerrilla Painter view finder is good)
- Medium-sized, inexpensive brushes (for acrylic painting)—1 round and pointed and 1 flat
- Spray fixative – for use at home, do not bring to class
- 1 metal eraser shield
- Mahl stick
- LED clip light for the easel
In this observational class, you will become skilled in the art of seeing and proficient in drawing what is before you. Emphasis will be placed on simplification of the figure, accurate blocking-in of elemental shapes, and sensitive rendering of light and shadow. You will be introduced to the basics of anatomy and develop a strong understanding of the elements and principles that are the foundation of art-making.