Drawing Made Simple with Marcos Dorado

Education // Drawing Made Simple with Marcos Dorado

Nov 10 - Nov 11

Overview // The art of drawing, beginning with a sketch and taking it to a completed realistic work of art is daunting. This workshop de-mystifies drawing and will focus on basic thinking and seeing skills for artists and, of course, knowledge and understanding. You can learn to draw beautifully, regardless of the subject, in the style of classical, representational or contemporary realism.

The current demand for, and the growing renaissance of beauty and realism in art has led many serious artists to search for a way to fill that void in their art education. Solid drawing skills are the basis of all art, and this curriculum is based upon the style known as the 19th Century French Atelier. This demands discipline with emphasis on precise observation of casts, sculpture and live models.

This is the same time-honored training the Masters enjoyed!

You may be surprised, but talent is not high on the list of requirements for this workshop. Rather, dedication, commitment and staying power are the most important. You are also expected to come to the workshop with an open mind and a steadfast desire to learn.

The class is small so that you can receive close supervision and plenty of individual attention from the instructor, Marcos Dorado. This ensures you are free to learn at your own pace, allowing you to achieve a level of proficiency in seeing that will successfully prepare you for further art adventures.

• Drawing Pad, minimum 17in x 14in
• Drawing board
• HB graphite pencil
• Kneaded erasure

• Drawings at various stages of development for copying

Marcos Dorado is a full-time artist living in Fresno and New York City. His artwork focuses on the figure and still life in graphite on paper. Mr. Dorado studied drawing at the Art Students League and Grand Central Academy of Art (GCA), both in New York City. At the League, he studied with Costa Vavagiakis, who became his most influential instructor. Mr. Dorado is part of the movement that is bringing the figure back into the forefront of art. His realism in drawing expresses the beauty of the people around him and the social issues that are important to him. He has been featured on numerous television shows and his work has graced the pages of American Artist Magazine and American Art Collector. He is having his first solo exhibit in Manhattan later this year.

Details // SATURDAY, November 10, 9 am – 4 pm: The Portrait
• Understanding “Micro” vs “Macro” Drawing
• Portrait in Profile in Proper Proportion using Hokey Sticks
• Light & shadow
• 3/4 perspective using the “dummy face”
• Limitations of using photography

SUNDAY, November 11, 9 am - 4 pm: The Figure
• Review of “Micro” vs “Marco” Drawing
• Ovals – The fastest way to gain a sense of proportion
• Foreshortening made simply
• Ovals and triangles

$140 members, $165 general

NEW ENROLLMENT and REFUND POLICIES effective July 23, 2012

TO ENROLL: Use our secure online sign-up, call 805.543.8562 ext. 106 or e-mail office@sloma.org . A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrollment. The balance is required 30 days prior to the workshop date. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Mail check payable to Museum of Art, PO Box 813, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

SLOMA reserves the right to accept or deny enrollment in any class or workshop by any applicant. Class sizes are limited and enrollment is a first come first served basis. SLOMA is unable to prorate students for classes they are unable to attend.

REFUND POLICY: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of enrollment. The balance is required 30 days prior to the workshop date to ensure your space after which there are no refunds. If requested 30 days prior to the workshop date, the deposit can be transferred to another workshop. If a class is cancelled by the Museum of Art, the entire enrollment fee will be refunded. Please call the registrar at 805.543.8562 about a transfer.

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