Thursday, January 11, 2018

Special 2-Day Figure Drawing Workshop April 21-22





A special 2-day workshop with visiting instructor E.M. Gist

Learn about the Reilly Method of figure drawing. A constructive methodology based on a system of rhythms and comparative measurement.  The Reilly Method has it’s basis in the French academic tradition, but is also well suited to more gestural work. 


This workshop is great for anyone looking to take advantage of an instructor with 20 years of experience in teaching art, and life drawing in particular.  Whether you are a novice artist looking to learn more about academic drawing, or an experienced professional who wishes to improve their speed and efficiency, this is a wonderful opportunity.  The approach to figure drawing taught by E. M. Gist has been shown to be very successful in nearly every field of representational art over the last 80 years.


Figurative Illustration Workshop/ E.M. Gist Workshop

Saturday-Sunday
April 21-22, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$200 

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February Workshop





The February theme will be a Paladin in armor. 

Plate armor, swords, a mace and gallantry. Draw or paint your knight in shining armor.

We will start off with some short poses, and one long pose for about four hours or more. The fee for this workshop will be $25. I'll have some snacks and drinks. If you take photos of the model (and you've asked for permission) be sure to give a tip.

Bring your friends and have them sign up too!


Figurative Illustration Workshop

Saturday
February 24, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$25 cash or credit.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Workshop





The November theme will be Star Trek. 

Draw or paint the model as is or push yourself to make her into an alien. I'll probably add some elf ears and will be using some different colors for her skin tone. Maybe she's blue, green, or purple. If you're sticking to pencil or charcoal invent some interesting features, tattoos, or other details.

We will start off with some short poses, and one long pose for about four hours or more. The fee for this workshop will be $25. I'll have some snacks and drinks. If you take photos of the model (and you've asked for permission) be sure to give a tip.

Bring your friends and have them sign up too!


Figurative Illustration Workshop

Saturday
November 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$25 cash or credit.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Workshop - Pirate





The October theme will be a Pirate. 

The seas are not safe with pirates haunting the shipping routes. Join us while we paint one of the most dangerous ladies of the seven seas.

We will start off with some short poses, and one long pose for about four hours or more. The fee for this workshop will be $25. I'll have some snacks and drinks. If you take photos of the model (and you've asked for permission) be sure to give a tip.

Bring your friends and have them sign up too!


Figurative Illustration Workshop

Saturday
October 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$25 cash or credit.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


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Friday, May 5, 2017

June Workshop - Silver Surfer





The June theme will be Silver Surfer. 

Terry, one of Chicago's premier cosplay stars, will be posing for the workshop in his simple but effective Silver Surfer costume. A costume like this is the best of both worlds, figure drawing and costuming. Plus the added metallic skin. I'm really looking forward to this next workshop.


We will start off with some short poses, and one long pose for about four hours or more. The fee for this workshop will be $25. I'll have some snacks and drinks. If you take photos of the model (and you've asked for permission) be sure to give a tip.

Bring your friends and have them sign up too!


Figurative Illustration Workshop

Saturday
June 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$25 cash or credit.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Intro to Oils for Illustration





A 6-week workshop introducing you to oil painting for illustration.

This is going to be a six week workshop getting you introduced to oil painting. We'll cover painting from life and from reference. We'll explore different surfaces to work on, using references, and the materials used in the studio.

Materials covered will be preparing and using different surfaces, brushes, limited palettes, using references from photos that you will take, composition, lighting, values, finishes, and ways to get your images to your client.

We will also work from models similar to the FIW Workshop at times as well. 


International School of Comics Chicago

1651 W Hubbard St, Chicago, Illinois 60622
(312) 265-0982
info@schoolofcomics.us

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
May 2 - June 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Only $300, limited spots available.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Workshop





The April theme will be Rogue Traders. 

This month is going to be fantastic. We have not one but three models for the workshop. Our theme again are Rogue Traders from Games Workshop Warhammer 40k. Think, space pirates but more rogue-y.

This is really going to be a special opportunity. James Wulfgar and a few of his crew from Wulfgar Weapons and Props are going all out to bring you this triple model treat.

We will start off with some short poses, and one long pose for about four hours or more. The fee for this workshop will be $25. I'll have some snacks and drinks. If you take photos of the model (and you've asked for permission) be sure to give a tip.

Bring your friends and have them sign up too!


Figurative Illustration Workshop

Saturday
April 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted @ Platform Studios
1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60622

$25 cash or credit.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


I've also set up a nifty, non-spammy, newsletter. I'll only send you an update once a month for the new schedule. sign up now!