Dan Thompson's workshop at Artspace Herndon coming up next week.
Long Pose Painting and Drawing, week long
workshop, taught by Dan Thompson, May 31-June 4
Interested artists can call ArtSpace at 703-956-6590
for more information or to register by credit card.
This workshop concentrates on the use of strategy in creating accomplished paintings and/or drawings of the human figure in long or short pose situations. Lectures and demonstrations on gesture, composition, proportion, orientation of the masses of the body and the alignment of smaller forms, construction, anatomy, and the finishing game will interface into the more holistic approach.
Additional areas of concentration will be color, tone, how not to copy a pose, and developing underlying theoretical figure structure while observing how the surface of human form is revealed in a specific light. The workshop will include one on one personal criticism when it is most effective.
About the Instructor: Dan Thompson
In 2001, Dan Thompson was awarded Grand Prize for his self-portrait at the American Society of Portrait Artists competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some of Dan's other honors include two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, The Stobart Foundation Grant and The Walter Erlebacher Awards from the New York Academy of Art.
Dan Thompson is a founding member of the Grand Central Academy in New York. He received his BFA from the prestigious Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and his MFA from The New York Academy of Art. His teaching experience includes positions at Parsons The New School for Design, The New York Academy of Art, Studio Incamminati, and the Water Street Atelier. Dan's work is included in the collections of Forbes Magazine, the University of Maryland, The Portrait Society of Canada, and numerous private collections.