Beginning Drawing IN-PERSON TUESDAY EVENING begins 9.13


“I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” – Vincent van Gogh

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Drawing is at the heart of everything we do at the League. The process of drawing is how we develop our artistic sensibility, and leads us to see the world in new ways. Everyone draws differently, because no one’s hand moves the same way, no one’s perception matches any other’s. With daily exercises and personalized feedback, this class will cover the basics of line, form, tone, perspective, proportion, composition, gesture, movement, and expression. Though challenging, there will be ample room for personal expression. This is a drawing class designed to allow you to sample a wide variety of artistic styles and approaches, so that you can develop your observational skills while also discovering your own personal voice. As you develop, you will gain greater confidence in your abilities and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation for the world around you.

We will work from observation (looking at stuff) and work with various styles and approaches for discovery, exploration, and expression. There will be homework, but if the only time you have to draw is during this class, you will be fine.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. This beginning drawing class is a great primer for figure drawing, beginning painting, printmaking, or anyone who wants to get past the intimidation factor of drawing and increase their basic skills.

Drawing by Lyall Wallerstedt

This is an IN-PERSON adult class at our new location: 5516 4th Ave South, in Georgetown.

Beginning Drawing

  • Teacher: Lyall Wallerstedt
  • Class Length: 8 Weeks
  • Class Days: Tuesdays, beginning September 13
  • Time: 6:00-9:00 pm PDT

Suggested Materials:

Bring what you have. The list below is suggested, but not necessary. Pencil and paper will always be fabulous.

  • Soft Willow Charcoal
  • Pencils: HB and 6B or 8B
  • Charcoal pencil: 6B or 8B / soft or super soft
  • Strathmore 300 series drawing pad (yellow pad with top spiral bind, product code 340-318). At the school studio we use 18x24" but home studios can be a bit less spacious. Get the largest size your work station will accommodate. 14x17" is great.
  • Newsprint. Get the largest size your work station will accommodate.
  • Drawing board may be helpful to hold paper at an angle while you sit at a desk
  • White vinyl/plastic eraser
  • Chamois cloth- small
  • Pencil sharpener


  • Conte stick - brown or black
  • Sketchbook (optional)
  • Large kneaded eraser (optional)
  • Pens
  • Ruler/triangle for perspective drawing
  • Blades and 240 paper for sharpening pencils, charcoal

Seattle Artist League is a community. In order to protect our community, we require that all who enter the school are masked and remain masked for their stay.

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