composition and design

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  18 June—22 June, 2018 |  9:00 A.M.—4:00 P.M.

studio Incamminati

340 North 12th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Purpose of the course:

This course offers students from all levels a practical overview of design. Participants will add to their compositional vocabulary by analyzing a series of ideas from luminaries on the subject. Students will study static and dynamic applications of balance, the use of visual formats, abstract design, cropping, tonal/value massing within a set rectangular space, as well as how to create finer color and proportional relations within rectangles.

Single or multi-figure themed poses are planned for each session. Drawing or painting, students should exit the course with the ability to approach design from a more informed, critical perspective.

PARTICIPANTS WILL CREATE A MINIMUM OF FIVE STUDIES.

Dan Thompson conducts a painting demonstration 5:30 - 9:30 p.m, Wednesday, June 20.

5 day workshop

For more information and a materials list, please contact: Studio Incamminati


Structural portrait drawing

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  17 July—20 July, 2018 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

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Purpose of the course:

This workshop has been created for students of life drawing and portraiture who are motivated to enhance their seeing as they strive to better understand the human figure.  Students will experience a series of lessons, revolving around drawing the head and shoulders, from direct observation.  Using the same pose, the workshop will underscore complimentary drawing techniques that can translate observed phenomena into comprehensive surfaces, informed by structural anatomy.  As the drawings are pushed, nuances will arise from comprehending the tactile nature of organic human form.  The overall exercise is intended to better facilitate a path toward decoding the mysteries of the figure and enhance design decisions in ongoing student drawing from life.

4 day workshop

For more information and a materials list, please contact: Chiaroscuro atelier


Gesture: Achieving Vitality In Oil

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  18 august—19 august, 2018 |  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:

This painting workshop focuses on the ability of participant to capture the sense of energy specific to each pose. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. By means of varying pose lengths (from short to intermediate) the exercises cover the first marks, abbreviations of the pose, longer linear relationships, and the calligraphy. Instructor insights provide a strong foundation upon which to develop more proficient life drawing and painting ability. Model fees are extra. 

2 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR more INFORMATION and a materials list, please contact: The Art league school


drapery In Oil

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  20 august—22 august, 2018 |  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:

This painting workshop teaches drapery as complex still life, interpreted through structural drawing exercises. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. A long pose exercise will be set for the entire three sessions, intended to address tonal relationships in grisaille (although additional colors are welcome). Students explore surface modeling via underlying interconnected organic forms, supported by drawing insights. Instructor demonstrations enable students to interpret drapery in space more convincingly in their future work. 

3 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR more INFORMATION and a materials list, please contact: The Art league school