Intermediate Portrait Drawing

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.
9:30 A.M.-12:30 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 charcoal paper 18” x 24″ (1 or 2 sheets
  • Strathmore 500 series assorted tint charcoal drawing pad 18” x 24″
  • *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)
  • Conte Crayon Pencils (Sanguine, black & white)
  • Long handled filbert bristle brush, approx.1/2” wide
  • *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 (optional but VERY useful)

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

There will be weekly homework for this class. It’s optional, but highly recommended.

Take the next steps towards achieving realistic portraits drawn from the model, working your way up to long poses. You will study facial anatomy, proportion, volume, and form, and uncover solutions to common drawing challenges such as foreshortening, facial expression, and shading. Lectures, demonstrations, and group critiques will supplement in-class teaching. Prior portrait drawing experience recommended.