Mentored Studies in Representation

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.

6:00-9:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Canvas/Panel: 11 x 14 – 30 x 40 inches (student’s choice of size)
  • Sketchbook – 9” x 12” or similar
  • 18” x 24” pad of Strathmore Recycled White Paper / Bristol
  • Canson Mi-Teintes Toned Paper Sheet (19.25×25.5 inches) Felt Grey
  • Watercolor (Paper) Block – 9” x 12” or similar
  • Watercolor large sheets 140lb.
  • OIL COLORS, * optional colors
    • Burnt Umber
    • Raw Umber (Windsor & Newton Artist Series = W/N)
    • Old Holland Violet Grey*
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna (W/N)
    • English Red (Old Holland)*
    • Cadmium Orange*
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Yellow Ochre Pale (W/N)
    • Titanium Nickel Yellow (Old Holland)
    • Titanium White or Cremnitz White
  • ACRYLIC COLORS – Heavy Body – Golden or Liquitex paint recommended, * optional colors
    • Ivory Black
    • Raw Umber
    • Dioxazine Purple*
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Viridian Green*
    • Quinacridone Magenta
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna*
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Orange / Vat Orange*
    • Cadmium Red Light / Pyrrole Red Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium / Hansa Yellow Medium
    • Titanium White
  • WATERCOLORS: Portable watercolor sketch set (12 pan) or tube colors
  • PASTELS (chalk or oil) * optional
    • Graphite: Pencils – 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B
    • Charcoal: Vine sticks – soft or medium
    • Charcoal: General’s Charcoal Pencils & White Chalk Pencil
    • Ballpoint pen (black) * optional
    • Sumi or India ink bottle * optional
  • PAINTING – OIL BASED (Brushes):
    • Royal & Langnickel: Vienna Series (7500F) White synthetic bristle, sizes: 1, 2 (Flats) 4, 6 (Filberts not brights)
    • Raphael: Martre (8622) Long Handle Sable, sizes: 6, 10, 12 (Pointed Filberts)
    • Robert Simmons Signet Series: Filbert Bristle Brushes, sizes: 0-2 Windsor & Newton Galleria: Round Synthetics
  • PAINTING – WATER BASED (Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink Brushes):
    • Princeton / Winsor Newton Galleria: synthetic bristles, sizes: 0, 2, 4, 6, 10 (flat or round)
    • Raphael Kolinsky Sable: natural hair, sizes: 0, 2 (round)
  • Miscellaneous Oil Based Painting:
    • Palette: Wood, glass, plastic or paper
    • Palette Knife (medium size)
    • Refined Linseed Oil & metal cup container
    • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
    • Brush Cleaning Jar
  • Miscellaneous: Water based Media
    • Palette: Wood, glass, plastic, or paper
    • Plastic Cup (for water)
    • Golden Satin Glazing Liquid – (slow-drying extender for acrylics)

This is a unique course encompassing a vast array of approaches to Representational art designed to foster individual artist exploration for intermediate/advanced levels of study. Students are encouraged to bring all preferred wet or dry artist media.

As each artist medium offers its own unique attributes for personal expression, I frequently employ a range of different materials in my studio practice. I will begin the course by presenting and discussing various types of materials and my experiences with each of them in class.

For questions regarding materials please contact me via email:

Are you an intermediate or advanced student who likes the structure of a class, but want to work on your own projects? Do you enjoy feedback in a supportive and creative environment? The new Mentored Studies in Representation is designed for those students who engage in Still Life, Portrait, and the Figure in a variety of wet or dry media. Join a group of motivated peers for weekly painting sessions under the guidance of Nicholas Enevoldsen. Some model time included.