Drawing Portraits
w/ Julia Carpenter

Date/Time: Sunday /  August 5 / 10:30-5pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Does the thought of drawing faces terrify you?  Do you want to do a portrait of a relative but are not sure how to begin?  Anyone can draw the face and this workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and strategies to do just that.

 In this Intensive 1-day workshop, Julia will guide you through drawing some basics of the human skull, individual facial features and their placement, and finally you will copy a master drawing while utilizing some of my favorite strategies for seeing and then correcting mistakes! We will be working in charcoal as well as pencil on paper.


 Julia Carpenter has drawn and painted the human head for 20 years and has been teaching drawing and painting to all ages for 15 years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Painting from Montana State University, Bozeman. She has taught for Seattle Parks and Recreation, Daniel Smith, and currently teaches at the Art Institute of Seattle and Kirkland Arts Center.

Supply List:
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site


  • Sketchbook for notes, between 7x10” and 11x14”
  • Drawing Pad 14x17”, such as Strathmore Heavyweight
  • Drawing Board to hold the pad
  • 1 Piece of Canson Mi Teintes Paper- color: Flannel Grey
  • Tracing paper, 9x12” (just a piece is needed for the workshop)

Pencil 2B
Mechanical eraser, such as Factis BM-2 at ARTspot
Kneaded eraser
Compressed charcoal - 1 or 2 pieces
White Pastel stick (Conte works well, or other fine chalk pastels)
Vine charcoal (soft)

Chamois cloth

Fine point Black marker (Julia likes to sign with pens, in black or grey)

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at