Foundations in Figure Drawing

Grace is a Seattle-based artist who specializes in oil painting and traditional media like graphite and charcoal. She is a pupil of master contemporary painter Juliette Aristides and is deeply invested in the practice of drawing and painting from observation. She exhibits her work around the Pacific Northwest and has been published in Artist and Illustrator Magazine. Grace teaches private lessons for adults and teens and is a youth programs instructor at Gage Academy.
12:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Live Model
Ages 14-18
Capitol Hill
Learn the basics of drawing the nude figure. Using graphite and charcoal, students will develop a strategic approach to constructing a realistic figure from life by studying proportion, gesture, comparative measurement, and value. Weekly demonstrations will focus on blocking-in the figure and exploring how light illuminates the three-dimensional nature of the body. Students will work with several professional models, beginning with short poses and building up to longer drawings by the end of the class, when they will have the option to blend what they see from life with imagination.