Mixed Media Figure Drawing: Texture, Color, Line

Barbara Fugate received her MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio. She has exhibited in Kentucky, Washington and New York and is published in “The Best of Drawing and Sketching” by Terry Sullivan, “Landscape Painting” by Mitch Abala, and “Contemporary Drawing” by Margaret Davidson. Barbara teaches at Gage Academy of Art, and conducts art workshops in Washington and abroad. “Drawing and painting is about discovery, revealing a reality that is ever more authentic and genuine to me. What is most inspirational is the transient nature of life; things dynamic, moving, and in transition.” –Barbara Fugate
1:30-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 15 SHEETS Inexpensive Drawing Paper 24×36″ (80 lb weight): The best value is mail-ordering a 100-sheet pack through Dick Blick (Dick Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper, 80 lb.). The class may want to make a group order to share. We will review this during the first meeting.
  • 3 SHEETS Good Quality Drawing Paper—choose from any or all of the papers below:
    • Lenox, 26 x 40”
    • Legion Coventry Rag, 26×40” (at Dick Blick)
    • Domestic Etching, 26 x 40”
  • (1) 12-stick pack: BLACK CHARCOAL STICKS. Brands: Sargent or Dick Blick’s “Blick square charcoal sticks” box, item # 20016-2129. (I do NOT recommend Alphacolor brand).
  • 1 stick COMPRESSED CHARCOAL, soft or medium (3B recommended). Recommended brands: PITT, or Generals Brand JUMBO COMPRESSED CHARCOAL (rectangular and flat shaped) type—soft.
  • 1 bottle BLACK Drawing Ink (a color is OK): The drawing ink brands I recommend are Dick Blick brand, sumi ink, Pelikan, or Speedball (do NOT purchase Higgins or Winsor & Newton inks, they’re too weak in pigment).
  • 1 Small CHAMOIS
  • 2 LARGE CLIPS to hold paper to your board. I recommend extra-large black binder clips found at office supply stores.
  • 1 medium or large ROUND BAMBOO BRUSH. Or, a large watercolor round brush if you already own one.
  • 1 LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINER to hold water for drawing ink (quart size yogurt containers work great)
  • 2 SMALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS for ink washes (cups or jars)—with lids are best (or just bring one large lidded jar to keep and transport home ink washes).
  • DRAWING BOARD, around 30X40”. Half-inch thick Foam Core Board is highly recommended. These are available at art stores pre-cut. They are very durable, inexpensive, and lightweight. (Note, do not purchase GatorBoard)
Use mixed media to make dynamic figure drawings that utilize bold textures, vivid color, and energetic lines. Our class lesson will focus on layering materials and creating visual balance and contrast. We will practice quick gesture studies based on basic art principles of line, space, and volume. Previous drawing experience is recommended. Materials include colored ink, soft pastel, and charcoal.