A very special thanks to Jennifer Balkan for all she did in pulling together Austin's very first Face-Off!!! And to the Dougherty Arts Center for so graciously allowing us to use their space.
Another big thanks is due to our participating artists: Jennifer Balkan, Denise Fulton, Johnnie Sielbeck, Karen Offutt, Karen Maness and Justin Balleza. You are all awesome!!! We couldn't have had this without YOU!
And last but not least, all of our fellow PSoA members who came to show their support! You came from all over Texas, Carrolton, Houston, San Antonio and, of course, the Austin area. Thank you!
Many have shared their photos. Be sure to check out our participating artist's social media pages for even more!
Danny Grant (b. 1979) was born and raised in Garland, TX. He received his BFA in illustration from the Academy of Art University in 2003. At the Academy, he was most influenced by instructors Lee Ballard and Kazuhiko Sano for their superb draftsmanship and fine art approach to illustration. Upon graduating, he relentlessly sought to improve his skills in drawing and painting. In 2006, Danny moved to New York City to study with Jacob Collins at his Water Street Atelier. In 2008 his studies continued with Mr. Collins at the Grand Central Academy. There, he enjoyed a rigorous curriculum of cast drawing and painting, figure drawing and painting, and still life painting in the tradition of the European ateliers of the mid to late 19th century. Danny currently lives in Austin, TX where he paints and teaches drawing and painting. He is represented by Quent Cordair Fine Art in Napa, CA.
The Society of Figurative Arts Presents Figure Drawing in the Renaissance Tradition Instructed by Master Draughtsman Michael Mentler
Live Models all equipment (including easels) and drawing materials provided.
Where: 3306 Wiley Post, Dallas, Texas When: January, 8th-12th Mon.-Fri. 10am-4pm There will now be 4 back to back workshops. Of course, we would love for everyone to take the full 5_days but for those who can't or are looking for more specific areas to focus on it breaks down like this.
Day 1 - L.I.F.E. - The Art of the Start (gesture and beyond) Day 2 - P.L.A.N. - Proportion, Landmarks, Alignments, and Negative Spaces Days 3 & 4 - G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. - Figure Drawing Procedure Day 5- Faces and Features
All workshops must be taken in sequence because the information in each one is essential to understanding the next.
Faces & Features can be taken as a separate workshop.
Tuition - 1 Day 200 - Mon. L.I.F.E. 2 Days 375 - Mon. Tues. L.I.F.E. & P.L.A.N 4 Days 600 L.I.F.E., P.L.A.N., & G.R.A.V.I.T.Y. - Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. 5 Days 650 - All 5 Days
Evening drawing and painting session on Thursday evening to review and practice what you have learned $60 plus $15 Dollar model fee.