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Long Form Drawing Bootcamp

$750 Purchase required to enroll

Join renowned artist, Armin Mersmann, and immerse yourself into a week-long study of drawing and the art of observation. We all see the world around us, but do we really look, take in the forms, shapes, and structures as an artist does? Just relying on our memory alone does not suffice. Light, shadow, and details are hard enough to replicate when they are right there in front of you. If you have to invent them or try to go from memory, they appear even less convincing. Learn the difference between observation realism and intellectual realism; drawing what you see – not what you think you see.

We will work only in graphite during this five-day workshop. Some of the topics include contour drawing, full-value rendering, negative/positive space, sight measuring (sighting) and the often misunderstood grid system. Traditionally observation drawing is from life and this will be emphasized but in today’s world, photo references play a very important role as long as you take your own photos. We will cover how to do this successfully and bring life into a drawing when working from a photograph.

Every lesson in this class will be augmented by demos from Armin, along with PowerPoint® presentations and handouts.

Cancellation policy Workshops are fully refundable with at least 7 days notice, and are partially refundable for 50% of the workshop cost if canceled up to 48 hours before the scheduled start of a workshop. Cancellations are not permitted with less than 48 hours notice and no refund will be issued.
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