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Life Drawing with Rod Cameron

September 7, 2019 w 12-4 pm

$95 (includes $12 nonrefundable Registration Fee)

Students are asked to bring 18x24 or larger newsprint or craft paper, drawing board with clips, vine stick charcoal in large sizes, compressed stick charcoal and any mid-value, neutral earth hues or grey colored pastel chalks. Advanced students may bring drawing media of choice.

This workshop is designed for beginners and advanced students and will provide a full session of basics for getting your figure drawing on the path to real growth. A briefing on anatomy for artists with emphasis on the head and hands will be presented along with follow-up resources.

In this workshop you will:

  • learn to create the “life line”upon which to build your drawing;

  • discover contrasts in the human form (e.g. straight/curved, active/inert sides);

  • explore balance, unity and rhythm in reference to different positions;

  • learn how to light and pose your model; and

  • enhance your use of light/shade, line quality, edges and negative shapes.

Rod Cameron’s fine art drawings and paintings are internationally acclaimed and widely collected. He studied at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles and the Art Student’s League of New York and apprenticed with impressionist painter, Keith Ward. 

A former illustrator and designer, Rod illustrated The Peace Series (Artium Publications), a series of 13 books containing 20 illustrations each, which won the National Ben Franklin Gold and Silver Awards, can be found in the collections of the University of Connecticut’s Northeast Children’s Literature Collection, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and the University of Southern Mississippi’s de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection and have been placed on permanent display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

He founded and served as Director of East/West Arts in Ventura, whose clients included The Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. Studio Stores, Hasbro Toys and Weatherhill Publications.  He also created the first Diamond Head Music Festival posters in Hawai’i for Santana, Buddy Miles and others. His commemorative Merrie Monarch Festival paintings were published as posters in 2010 and 2011 by the Hawai’i Visitors Bureau.

Rod has shown extensively throughout the US and Europe and is represented by Lahaina Galleries in Newport Beach, Maui, and the Big Island where he currently resides.