October 13th, 14th 2013
Textures and Contrast
2 Day Contrast and Textures
This two day class will cover
everything in the One day class in March (above) and includes an entire
second day to learn even more about how I get my work to
"pop". If you haven't
taken a workshop from me before, this is a great class to get your
feet wet with my techniques.
demonstrations and hands on exercises, I'll show the techniques I
use for clouds, wood, metal, glass, smooth skin, rough skin, clothing,
and a unique method to get a sparkle in the eyes for any portrait.
Lighting situations for still life and portrait
art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can
affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional
techniques will be covered so the students will understand how the
achieve maximum impact and realism.
November 8th - 10th, 2013
Bring Your Own Project Workshop
3 Day Bring Your Own Project Workshop
This is the only class I offer in which students can bring in
their own drawings to work on. All my other classes are more
structured and you work on the subjects I supply.
It is open
only to previous students that have taken a three day class or a one day class described above.
This is an
excellent chance for you to pick my brain for three whole days to
get the help you need to finish that drawing that you are stuck
on, or start a new drawing. The subject matter can be anything
you wish. This workshop will include personal emails from me
prior to the class so we can discuss the drawing(s) you would like to work
March 13 - 15
(Just outside Sarasota)
Subject: Trompe L'oeil Still Life Drawing
(Fool the eye illusions)
If you would like to be
placed on the waiting list for this workshop please email
This class will focus on the
techniques I use to create my extremely realistic Trompe
l'Oeil drawings. You will learn the techniques necessary to
render a variety of contrasting textures such as metal, paper,
wood, and yes... even the illusion of photographs held up by
masking tape. Compositional techniques will be covered so
students will understand how to increase contrast and realism to
help make objects appear to jump off the page.