June 25, 2010

Composition Workshop! Saturday July 10

The skills of drawing and color are critically important and yet they don't find their full expression until they're teamed with a strong composition. If you're going to make a great picture you have to have a great composition.
That will be our topic of study for this years composition workshop on Saturday, July 10, 12-8pm. So whether you're a landscape painter, figurative or entertainment artist, if you're in the LA area I'd love to see you there.

Composition: design for dynamic picture making:
  • Slideshow presentation and lecture, 12-3pm: 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. Studies of Composition in history and the modern day
  • Painting demonstration, 3:30-5
  • Compositional exercises, 6-7pm
  • Student painting time with instructor feedback, 7-8pm

To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877-695-2232. Their site is www.laafa.org.


  1. Would it be possible to have these sessions recorded, and available online? That would be wonderful..


  2. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Great information.

  3. Sounds like a fabulous day... Wish I didn't already have plans!!!
    Everyone I know who has taken your classes has nothing but wonderful things to say!!

  4. Always good to see your art.

  5. I just came across your blog and I'm just impressed. Your work is gorgeous and your tutorials, too. I'd love to enroll in your course but unfortunately I live in Germany. Anyway, keep posting!

    Best regards from a faithful reader!

  6. Dear Nathan

    I follow your blog everyday and your work is great inspiration for a amature painter like me.

    I wish you can plan to have some classes in New York City. It will be great to meet you in New York.

    Kind regards

  7. I second Daniel Ljunggren's comment about hoping to see your lectures on-line some day soon. Every time there is another announcement a little of me dies inside, knowing we can't get to LA for it.

  8. Sempre me impressiona o dominio de forma,cor e composição.Parabéns!!

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