portrait mechanics

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  24 april, 2019, 5:00 p.m. | 26 april 2019, 9:00 A.M.—12:00 noon

Atelier South

atlanta, GA

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

Join us for Atelier South's inaugural workshop by Living Master Dan Thompson. Widely considered to be the penultimate "artist's artist", Dan will give an overview of the mechanics of portraiture. By showing how best to capture the underlying structure of the subject with an awareness of anatomical geometry and perspective, a greater likeness and gesture can be achieved. This program begins with a demo from 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, followed by a 3 hour intensive workshop on Friday,  April 26, 9:00 - 12:00.  

In 2006 Dan Thompson co-founded the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. In 2008, he co-founded the Janus Collaborative School of Art in New York. Dan Thompson has also instructed privately at Studio 126 in New York and is on the faculty of the New York Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, PA.   Space is limited

2 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR more INFORMATION and a materials list, please contact: MCFERGUSON@portraitsouth.com


2019 The Art of the Portrait Conference

April 25-28, 2019 - Atlanta, Georgia

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Participation:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

4:30p-7:30p

Artist-to-Artist Face-Off: Suchitra Bhosle, Adam Clague, Max Ginsburg, Johanna Harmon, Seth Haverkamp, Quant Ho, Daniel Keys, YIng-He Liu, Michael Mentler, Greg Mortenson, Alicia Ponzio, Mary Qian, Tim Rees, Mary Sauer, Adrienne Stein, Dan Thompson, John Seibels Walker, and Lea Wight

A unique program, with a new twist.  Watch as these eighteen featured artists paint or sculpt simultaneously in groups of 4 with models. The completed paintings will be part of a silent auction benefiting the scholarship program.

Friday, April 26, 2019

2:00p–4:00p

Friday Afternoon Breakout Session

Strengthening Drawing Skills (workshop) – Seth Haverkamp, Adrienne Stein or Dan Thompson -Participants will be drawing professional models under the direction of selected faculty.

Saturday, April 27, 2019                                                                                            

10:30a–12:30p  

Saturday Morning Breakout Session           

Improving Your Work Through a Critical Eye – Dan Thompson, Alicia Ponzio and Johanna Harmon - These three artists will share their knowledge and insights while analyzing and interpreting original works brought in by participants. (Participants may bring one original piece, unframed and preferably under 30"x36") 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A MATERIALS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT: info@portraitsociety.org


Musculoskeletal Gross Anatomy for the Figurative Artist

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  TBA - July, 2019 |  10:00 A.M.—3:00 P.M.

the art students league of new york

215 west 57th street, new york, ny 10019

Please note: Meets at Weill Cornell Gross Anatomy Laboratory, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

This course will build upon the previous workshop at Weill Cornell. It may involve longer drawing opportunities and a chance to develop more finished and carefully studied forms from Cornell’s anatomical laboratory. All levels from the Art Students League of New York community are welcome.

This course presents the study of anatomy as a convergence between anatomical and structural drawing. Motivated students of representational art will have unparalleled opportunities for developing detailed anatomical knowledge through their work in Cornell College of Medicine’s anatomy lab, where they will explore the complexities of the body through the study of prosections and cadavers. Prosections are specially prepared human anatomical specimens, wrapped in a damp preservative, as well as plastinated specimens, which allow for the study of deeper and more isolated anatomical structure. Through laboratory drawing, participating students will become more familiar with the manner of interlocking deeper forms– forms which are not typically clear on anatomical models (due to the haphazard ways that art school skeletons are wired together). Ultimately, students will work towards achieving greater anatomical clarity and validity in their drawing studies, which will be applied to creating higher quality figurative work in the visual arts.

multi - DAY WORKSHOP

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A MATERIALS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT: The Art students League of NY


Planar Modeling: Drawing And Painting The Head

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  17 august—18 august, 2019 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

the art league

105 north union street, Alexandria, va 22314

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

Master form and color by focusing on head surfaces. Starting with a lecture on and demonstration of historical planar models and their relationships to anatomical landmarks, and to each other, students explore different concepts of form organization. From this bedrock, light and color is addressed. A two-day long pose painting and/or drawing exercise supports learning objectives. All skill levels are welcome. Model fees are extra. 

2 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A MATERIALS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT: The Art League School


Draw The Portrait/Sculpt The Portrait

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  19 august—21 august, 2019 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

the art league

105 north union street, Alexandria, va 22314

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

Back by popular demand, this cross-disciplinary workshop focuses on the ability to interpret form. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level studies and are recommended for students who have some experience with long pose drawing. For each of the three days, the course begins with sculpture; students model life sized portraiture, in the round. The second half of each day involves a long pose graphite portrait. Students learn the importance of correlating tonality in pencil with planar form. Students also transform their sense of landmark structures in the human face and address hatch marks differently, from life sittings. Model fees extra. 

3 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A MATERIALS LIST, PLEASE CONTACT: The Art League School