This structured, five—session long course (approximately a 10 hour pose, including each session’s initial set of troubleshooting, technical themes) will offer students a unique opportunity to engage, interpret and create a compelling drawing of the human figure from life. Throughout the development of the long pose drawing, participants will be guided—by means of descriptions and demonstrations—on the body’s system of landmarks, light and tonal effects on it’s surface, figure construction and how perspective alters the appearance of structure, as well as on comprehending/interpreting form through dynamic mark making and insightful edge resolutions. Individual criticism will support the lecture demonstrations.
Dan Thompson has been awarded extensively for his artwork, receiving the Grand Prize for Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Erlebacher Award from the New York Academy of Art, two Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Awards for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, as well as many others. He has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Mr. Thompson co-founded two schools of art in New York City: the Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art. He has served on the M.F.A. faculty of the New York Academy of Art for fifteen years, and is both a faculty member of Studio Incamminati and an associate of the Artistic Advisory Committee.
Mr. Thompson’s work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, John Pence Gallery, Arcadia Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the John Noble Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the National Arts Club, the United States Capitol and Beijing’s World Art Museum.
from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5 Afternoons in June
Thursday afternoon, June 1, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday afternoon, June 8, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday afternoon, June 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
– Mitsu-Bishi “Hi-Uni” graphite drawing pencils (4H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 4B) or Tombow Mono 100 graphite drawing pencils
– General’s Kimberly 9XXB drawing pencil
– Strathmore 400 white/cream drawing paper, 18×24” (brown cover, 80lb. weight)
– Drawing board to straighten/flatten paper
– Blending stumps, double pointed
– Kneaded erasers
– Large, “alligator” clips for attaching drawing boards to easels
– A variety of smaller, “office” clips for securing paper to drawing board
– Olfa or Exacto knife for sharpening pencils
– Sandpaper for sharpening pencils