January 18, 2008

Composition 1 day workshop and 10 week head painting course

If you're in the LA area and want to refine your composition and painting skills, you're welcome to join me for a couple of upcoming events.

Next Saturday Jan 26th I'll be giving a workshop on pictorial composition for subjects of all kinds including landscape, figurative and entertainment design. Here's what we'll cover:
  • Lectures on the fundamentals of effective picture making.
  • Discussions on the creation of mood and environment.
  • Principles for organizing complex scenes into pleasing arrangements.
  • Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively.
  • Composition exploration exercises.
  • Painting from a costumed model.
Also coming soon is my 10 week head painting course. It will be held each Monday night from 7 to 10 pm starting on February 4th.

To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877 LA-Atelier. Their site is www.laafa.org.

Hope to see you soon.


  1. Wow, I'm coming to this one! You mentioned gouache in the material list, is watercolor okay also? If so what would be the paint and surface suggested for that? And if not, I'd better go buy some oil paint!

  2. won't you come to give some classes in spain??

  3. Nathan, have you considered doing a downloadable or sectioned adobe acrobat format of your head class to sell online? I know alot of us can't make it out to L.A., but would love to study with you, anyways, i'd pay for it! :)

  4. i'm so jealous of the people that can attend your workshops!
    darn it for living on the other side of the world.
    your work is inspirational

  5. Wow, the colour keys are amazing. It's really inspiring visiting your blog. And I was wondering the same thing as Abey...please come to Spain!
    All the best, Nathan!

  6. aarrgghhh...posts like this make me insanely envious of people who live in the area.