Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor w/Steven Reddy

Saturday-Sunday | 5/4-5/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Steven Reddy draws detailed illustrations of urban scenes, cluttered interiors and complex still-lifes on location in ink and watercolor. A teacher with Seattle Public Schools since 1998, Reddy spent 2010 traveling throughout Southeast Asia, teaching English and recording his experiences in his sketchbook journals. His drawings from China and Mexico appear in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Journey. Steven currently teaches Drawing and Illustration at Gage Academy in Seattle, teaches two popular on-line classes with Craftsy.com, is an active member of Urban Sketchers, and is kept busy with private commissions. Reddy has published two large format illustrated memoirs which showcase drawings spanning 35 years from his obsessive sketchbook diaries. Now Where Was I? An Illustrated Memoir, and the sequel, This Is Then, That Was Now, a 282-page, full-color, 8.5″ x 11″ illustrated memoir.
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 12″ x 9″, Montval Multi-purpose 90 lb paper (available at Artists & Craftsman)
  • Black Waterproof India Ink (Kohinoor, Rapidograph or Staedtler/Mars- NOT Higgins!)
  • Watercolor brushes, Rounds #4, 6 and 8
  • Watercolor paints (Windsor/Newton set of 12 or similar)
  • Black Uni-Ball Vision pens, fine and micro points (Pens and ink must be opaque and completely waterproof.)
  • Graphite pencil 2B or softer
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Three small, sealable containers for ink washes (glass jars will be available for $2 each on first day of class).

All the supplies needed for Steven Reddy’s classes are available at Artists and Craftsman on 45th Ave. He has them stock his supplies specifically.

Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes. Simplify complex scenes into initial sketches that are light and loose. Then, learn how to create a grisaille underpainting that brings extraordinary dimension to work. Students will use a limited watercolor palette to enhance their work with harmonious color.