Drawing Techniques

  • Dec 4, 2023 - May 15, 2024
  • Push/Pull

    2000 Northwest Market Street
    Seattle, Washington 98107
Ticket Price $30.00 Register Now

Join us at Push/Pull for a beginners drawing workshop on the third Wednesdays of the month. Have you always drawn stick figures? Want to impress your friends or work towards drawing illustrations and comics? 

In Drawing Techniques, we'll cover different topics each week--choose sessions that interest you, or come to all of them to get a well-rounded drawing foundation! 


December 18: Volume! We will cover a handful of simple methods for creating the illusion of VOLUME in a 2D medium. This course will cover: shadow & form, cross-contour, the coil method, and line directionality. Then we will combine these methods to create a simple graphite drawing of a vase of flowers.


January 17: Drawing From Imagination. Join Max M. and practice drawing from your mind’s eye. We will utilize fun and creative prompts to spur your imagination as we put pencil to paper during this 2-hour workshop.


February 21: Drawing Still Life. Train your eye to see beauty in the mundane, and practice your hand-eye coordination in this still-life course. We will spend 2 hours sketching geometric 3D shapes and fresh produce.


March 20: Developing a sketchbook practice. Do you have a sketchbook sitting empty at home? Or maybe you want to take your sketchbook to the next level? Spend two hours with your sketchbook during this workshop to cultivate a lifelong drawing practice. We will draw from life and imagination, add collage elements, and more! Bring your sketchbook (or buy one here) and anything you’d like to include in it (collage stuff, stickers, stamps, etc.).


April 17: Using references. Want to draw subjects from photos? Not sure where to start? Learn to train your eye, use the grid method, and take your drawing skills to the next level. We will supply photo references, but please feel free to bring your own to work from.


May 15: Constructive Sketching. It’s as easy as playing with building blocks! Learn to draw complex creatures and characters by combining simple geometric shapes. Take it to the next level with 3-D thinking, and emerge a more confident ARTIST.


All supplies are included! Just bring your sketchbook--otherwise, we'll provide the paper.


Class takes place at Push/Pull, 2000 NW Market St. from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Third Wednesdays of the month. 


"My name is Max Mandell! I've been drawing for work, school, and fun for over 10 years. It's a joy to share my love of traditional (and digital) media with the students at Push/Pull, and I am excited to make cool art with you :-)"

Date & Time

Dec 4, 2023 - May 15, 2024

Venue Details


2000 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, Washington 98107 Push/Pull

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