April 19, 2012

Composition Workshop, May 19!

Whether you're a figurative artist, landscape painter, entertainment artist or picture maker of any kind, if you're in the LA area I'd love to see you at our annual Composition Workshop on Saturday May 19, 12-8pm . To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877-695-2232. www.laafa.org
Watch the video for some tips and an overview, there's more written info below:

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 compelling arrangements. Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively. Studies of Composition in history and the modern day.
  • Instructor Painting demonstration, 3:30-5
  • Compositional exercises, 6-7pm
  • Student painting time with instructor feedback, 7-8pm


  1. i wish i could go :) Thanks for the video and have a blast everyone.


  2. Thanks for the video, Nathan. I hope to attend one of your class one day. :) All the best.

  3. Great info.

  4. Learning a lot about edges just looking at this one- Thanks Mr Fowkes!

  5. Good video! I have very much enjoyed your blog, don't give up on blogging:).

  6. Thanks for the video, Nathan. I hope to attend one of your class one day....

  7. Hello Nathan! I have a question, is it going to be a traditional painting workshop or is it digital too?

    Thank you!

  8. my roommate and I are all signed up. Can't wait, we're really looking forward to this.

  9. Anonymous12:53 AM

    Would love to be there but money's tight :(

    In future posts, could you include some tips, guidelines, comments on techniques used in your own works, etc please?

  10. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Hi Nathan!
    I can't attend your workshops but I'd really like to. Would it be possible to record your lectures somehow and perhaps sell them in a digital format to make the workshops a bit more accessible for people living outside the states? :)

  11. Nice sketches. I hope you will continue your same best work and we will get more informative post which can helpful to us.

  12. You are an expert in this topic!