Intermediate Figure and Portrait Drawing w/Nicholas Enevoldsen

Monday | 4/8-6/10 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.


Nicholas Enevoldsen is an emerging artist living and working in the Seattle metropolitan area. At the Laguna College of Art & Design, in Laguna Beach, California, he received a BFA in Studio Art along with various awards and scholarships, including the coveted “Passport to China” scholarship in 2006. After graduating, he devoted four years of intensive study at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. As a student, he was appointed ‘Principal Instructor’ for the Intensive Drawing Program and awarded the “Fourth Year Prize” providing an additional year of specialization.
Nicholas has since completed his MFA at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and relocated to Seattle where he actively draws and paints and serves as ‘Adjunct Professor’ at Shoreline Community College and ‘Instructor’ at the Kirkland Arts Center.
4/8-6/10 (no class 5/27)
6:00-9:00 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper (Flannel Grey or Moonstone, 3 sheets 19″ x 25″)
  • Newsprint or Strathmore Recycled White 18″ x 24″
  • Graphite Pencils – (2H, HB, 2B, 4B)
  • Nitram Vine Charcoal (H & HB)
  • Winsor & Newton Vine Charcoal (Medium)
  • General’s White Chalk Pencil
  • General’s Charcoal Pencils
  • Rubber Kneaded Eraser
  • Sketchbook – 8″ x 10″ or larger
  • Drawing Board (18″ x 24″)
  • Conté A Paris Pastel Pencil (Black or Sanguine) optional*
  • Handheld Mirror (observational tool for drawing)
Go beyond the basics to achieve realistic portraits and figures drawn from the model, starting with short gesture poses and working your way up to longer poses. You will study anatomy, proportion, volume, and form, and uncover solutions to common drawing challenges such as foreshortening, facial expression, and placing the figure in an environment. Lectures, demonstrations, and group critiques will supplement in-class teaching. Students will work both at home and in class to finish their pieces.