Learn to Draw

Ryan Weatherly is a Seattle based artist and art educator. He received his BFA from Iowa State University in 2009 and his MFA from the University of Washington in 2013. Since graduating he has continued his studio practice and has had multiple national exhibitions in Seattle, Chicago, New York and Portland. He has given visiting artist lectures at the University of Washington and Steven F. Austin University. He has taught art classes at Gage Academy of Art, University of Washington, and DigiPen Technical Institute. His work is an exploration of personality psychology and neurological studies of empathy recognition and its relationship to fractured and emotive imagery.
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Vine and Compressed Charcoal- 15 sticks (at least) of Vine Charcoal (medium)
  • 1 Kneaded Eraser (large size)
  • 1 Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
  • 1 Large can of workable fixative
  • 2 (each) Drawing Pencils HB, B, 2B and 4B
  • 1 Roll of wide masking tape
  • 1 Drawing Paper Pad (18×24)- preferably Strathmore
  • 1 News Print Pad (18×24)
  • 1 Drawing Board
  • 1 Sketchbook
  • 15 sticks (at least) of Vine Charcoal (medium)
In this introductory fundamentals class, you will learn the key concepts and artistic principles of drawing in order to accurately render line, shape, proportion, and negative space, while working from simple objects and the still life. You will also explore various drawing media – including charcoal and graphite – as you progress from simple lines toward a nuanced understanding of tonal description.