Steven Reddy-Illustrate Your Life: Sketching and Drawing in Pen and Watercolor – 2-Day Workshop, Date TBD 2020


Saturday & Sunday, 2019
July 20 & 21, 2019
All levels

Meet Your Instructor: Steven Reddy

Steven Reddy draws detailed illustrations of urban scenes, cluttered interiors and complex still-lifes on location in ink and watercolor. He is the author of Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit. Steven currently teaches Drawing and Illustration at Gage Academy in Seattle, teaches two popular on-line classes with, is an active member of Urban Sketchers, and is kept busy with private commissions. Reddy has published three large format illustrated memoirs which showcase drawings spanning 40 years from his obsessive sketchbook diaries: Now Where Was I? An Illustrated Memoir; This Is Then, That Was Now; and Perfect World: A Sketchbook Journal.

Workshop Description

Learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes as you develop your unique illustrative style. Simplify complex scenes into initial sketches that are light and loose. Then, learn how to create a grisaille (grayscale) underpainting that brings extraordinary dimension to your subjects. Then use a limited watercolor palette to enhance your work with harmonious color.

Supply List

  • Uni-Ball Vision waterproof pens, fine (.7 mm) and micro (.5 mm) points (available in class for $3 each)
  • Waterproof India Ink (Black) (not Higgins!)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Watercolor brushes, Rounds #4 and 6
  • Graphite pencil 2B or softer
  • Watercolor paints (Travel set of 12 max)
  • Montval Multi-purpose 90 lb sketchbook (or similar all-purpose paper)
  • 2 or 3 small containers for water and ink mixtures (1-oz glass jars will be available in class for $2 each)

Cancellation/Refund Policy: For cancellations more than 60 days before the start of the class, there is a non-refundable cancellation charge of $100. There are absolutely no refunds for cancellations less than 60 days before the first day of the class for any reason, unless the Winslow Art Center has to cancel the workshop, then all money paid will be refunded in full.

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