Dan Thompson Workshop
Dan Thompson Workshop

Dan Thompson Workshop

Regular price $400.00 Sale

Title: Portrait Drawing Intensive

Dates: November 16, 17, and 18th | 9:30am-4:30pm

Minimum Class Size: 10 (must be filled by Oct 16th)

Max Class Size: 15

Cost: $400 ($100 is non-refundable, unless the workshop is canceled)


This structured, three—day long (approximately a 12 hour pose) course will offer students a unique opportunity to engage, interpret and create a compelling drawing of the head and shoulders from life. . Throughout the development of the long pose drawing, participants will be guided—by means of descriptions and demonstrations—on planar head landmarks, light and tonal effects on the flesh, construction and how perspective alters the appearance of structure, comprehending/interpreting form through dynamic mark making and expressive feature drawing. Criticism will exist in the form of lecture demonstrations (for planning and troubleshooting) and in one on one exchanges.

Location: Gallery 1261

Materials List:

  • Graphite drawing pencils (4H, 3H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B)
  • Pad of "brown cover" Strathmore Drawing Paper 400 series, 80lb. 18x24” cream/white
  • Chamois and/or blending stump
  • Kneaded  and “pink pearl” erasers
  • Tape and 2 large clips (Amazon calls them: "ESUMIC 6 x 4" A Metal Spring Clamps")
  • Drawing board & (Acco or Officemate) binder clips, for attaching pad to board
  • Colored Pencils, 5 colors, any
  • Easel 
  • General's Kimberly 9xxB drawing pencil