Three Pre-Convention Workshops To Choose From:

The following sessions are pre-convention workshops, running 12pm – 5pm on November 7 and 9am – 3pm on November 8, right before the official start of the conference. Theses workshops are concurrent, therefore you must select only one.

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Portrait Painting with Cesar Santos

Watch the renowned Miami-based artist Cesar Santos present a 1 1/2-day workshop showing you how he draws and paints, from start to finish. This workshop will go into depth about his system starting with anatomy, adding muscles, and then drawing and painting the portrait. This is a observation workshop showing his complete procedure, participants will not be drawing or painting. This is a rare opportunity to see this amazing artists reveal his entire process.  This will be his only demo during the convention. (Cost is $297 in addition to the conference registration. This workshop is for registered attendees only)

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Color School Workshop with Graydon Parrish

Learn how to use color to turn form and create distance. This is an abbreviated version of Graydon Parrish’s “color school,” to understand the core essentials of painting using the Munsell color system. This world-renowned artist will show you how using this system will improve your paintings and your skin tones in particular, plus increase the ease of otherwise complicated painting.

(Cost is $297 in addition to the conference registration. This workshop is for registered attendees only)

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sokol-artist-tile500x500Basics of Drawing the Figure with Jordan Sokol

For those wishing to begin drawing the figure or fine-tune their drawing basics, this 1 1/2-day hands-on workshop will help you discover the important drawing basics from a top instructor from the Florence Academy. Drawing is the foundation of all painting and this class will teach you the essential skills. This class is designed for early-stage figure artists or beginners who want to learn to draw the figure from a live model.

(Cost is $297 in addition to the conference registration. This workshop is for registered attendees only)

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Art Marketing for Figure Artists

Publisher and marketing expert Eric Rhoads will offer bonus early-morning sessions on marketing art for figure artists for three mornings from 6:30-7:45, for a total of nearly 4 hours of art marketing training. (Art Marketing is for all registered attendees only)