JONATHAN HARKHAM Jonathan Harkham was born in 1972 in Sydney, Australia to a mom from New Zealand and an Iraqi Jewish father. As a young child, he immigrated to the United States along with his parents and 5 siblings. Together they settled in Los Angeles. Jonathan’s early education ranged from religious Jewish yeshivas, to clothing …
I’m working on a new series of posts about Alberto Giacometti’s drawings and paintings. Giacometti is the guy who made the big tall skinny guy sculptures. They look like this: For my post, I searched for Giacometti’s early works and found artworks from 1910. Alberto was born in 1901, so in 1910, he would have …
Day 26 of our 30 Day January Challenge was Mashup! Mix and match figures with an interior from historical artworks. The sketches and collages were so inspired, mixing art history with fresh ideas, that I think we should host a Mashup class for drawing and painting at the school soon!
You are invited to contribute to the 2nd annual Seattle Artist League Portrait Awards! 1st Prize: $1,000 cash2nd Prize: $500 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $300 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $100 SAL Gift Certificates Guest judge: Catherine Lepp Call ends 5/1/2022 @ midnight PST The Seattle Artist League Portrait Awards encourage artists to develop the theme of portraiture in their work. The …
Gilbert Stuart’s Unfinished Portrait of George Washington Gilbert Stuart first painted George Washington in 1795 (in a work now known only from copies). That painting was so successful that, according to artist Rembrandt Peale, Martha Washington “wished a Portrait for herself.” She persuaded her husband to sit again for Stuart “on the express condition that …
Announcing the 2nd annual Seattle Artist League Portrait Awards! 1st Prize: $1,000 cash2nd Prize: $500 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $300 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $100 SAL Gift Certificates Guest judge: Catherine Lepp Call ends 3/1/2022 @ midnight PST The Seattle Artist League Portrait Awards aim to encourage artists to focus on and develop the theme of portraiture in their work. The …
Peter Laurent de Francia 1921 – 19 2012) was an Italian British artist. Influenced by nineteenth-century socialist painters such as Gustave Courbet and Honoré Daumier, as well as by socially committed artists of his time such as Renato Guttuso and Pablo Picasso, de Francia created artworks with a drive for social change. Peter de Francia wrote about the work of artist Fernand …
- Teacher: Lyall Wallerstedt
- Student Age: 13-17 years old
- Camp Length: 4 Days
- Date: July 3 – 7 (Class will not meet on July 4)
- Time: 1:30 – 4:30
- Materials included in price
If you have wanted to improve your drawing skills dramatically, this is the camp for you, whether you are just a beginner, or have been practicing drawing for awhile. We will focus on drawing what is in front of us, realistically as well as expressively, using a variety of subjects from life (not photographs) and a variety of drawing media. After taking this camp your drawings will improve dramatically, whether you are drawing from observation, photographs, or your imagination, and you will feel more comfortable drawing in any style you choose. This is also an excellent camp for anyone starting to develop a portfolio for applying to art school.
Artists are encouraged to bring a sketchbook and drawing materials that they enjoy. All other tools and materials will be provided – materials included in price.
- Teacher: Lyall Wallerstedt
- Student Age: 13 -17 years old
- Class Length: 5 Days
- Date: July 10 – 14
- Time: 9:30 – 12:30 pm
This intensive class will introduce a variety of approaches to gestural figure drawing. Focus will be on style, proportion, value, and composition. Students will use charcoal, pens, and pastels on newsprint. They will draw from a clothed or costumed model, with poses ranging from 30 seconds to 20 minutes.
This classical foundation class is great for students thinking about going into art, fashion, design, architecture, illustration, and more.
Materials will be provided. Our small classes sizes mean lots of 1:1 attention. Students who take a morning and afternoon session will have supervised studio time between classes.
For teens wanting an immersive ceramics education who take both morning and afternoon sessions of 2-D classes and work on a single or multiple week individualized course of study (and fun).
Covid Statement: The Seattle Artist League currently requires masking for all students and teachers. We will evaluate the policy before the start of camps. Please check back for updates.