Portrait Drawing w/Jonathan Happ

Saturday | 4/13-6/14 | 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.


Jonathan Happ is representational painter born and raised in northwestern Illinois. He attended Iowa State University to study painting and philosophy, earning a BFA in 2010 and in 2014 earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan has been selected as an artist in residence in the US and internationally in Singapore.
Jonathan has designed and instructed painting and drawing courses around the state of Washington, receiving the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award as well as a Meritorious Visiting Faculty award from the University of Washington. He exhibits nationally and internationally and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
4/13-6/14 (no class 5/25)
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 1 drawing pad 18” x 24”
  • 2 (each) drawing pencil – 2H, HB, B, 2B
  • 5 vine/willow charcoal – Medium
  • 1 Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
  • 1 Kneadable Eraser (large)
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • (Optional) 1 – student portfolio 20” x 26”
Through the study of structural anatomy, proportion, volume, and form of the head, students will improve their understanding of the portrait and construct accurate drawings from observation. Working with traditional drawing media students will work on techniques to create convincing representations and an overall likeness of the model’s portrait.