1-Day MasterClass - The Art of the Start, June 26, 2021

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1-Day MasterClass - The Art of the Start

Gesture and Expression of the Visual Language

Michael Mentler will conduct a one-day drawing MasterClass in DFW area on the elements of the visual language. The class will cover the visual vocabulary — the five levels of Intent, technique of the mass conception of primary geometric forms, and the art of responsive drawing. Basically, we will go over everything one needs to start drawing in classical tradition. This masterclass is the foundation of Michael’s Life-Drawing, Figure Structure, and “Heads, Faces and Features” workshops. This class would be very helpful to beginners and intermediate students who wish to strengthen their fundamental knowledge.

  • Title: L.I.F.E.
  • Date: Saturday, June, 26
  • Time: 9 am -  4 pm
  • Location: The Society of Figurative Arts Studio
    3306 Wiley Post, Studio 104, Carrollton, Texas, 75056
  • FEE: $185 (Includes supplies and model fees!)


Masterclass Structure

There will be a lecture with demonstrations in the first half of the MasterClass, and then a practical assignment in the second half. Demonstrations will be from 9am to 12pm. Then, we’ll take a 30-minute lunch break, please bring a snack with you. We have a fridge in case you need to store your lunch, and sodas, coffee, and water available. After lunch, attendees will draw from the live model from 12:30pm to 3:30pm with critiques as requested. Lastly, there will be a 30-minute recap of the material at the end of the day.


All of the drawing materials will be provided for in-studio use. This includes easels or benches, drawing boards, charcoal, shammy, and paper. Please bring a notebook and a writing instrument to take notes during lecture.