January 15th, 29th, 2022; Drawing Basics with Tobin Bortner, Ages 13- Adult

First Session: Drawing Basic Shapes

A.  Fundamentals of Art (brief overview)

B.  Perspective and Vanishing Point

C.  Shading Eight Different Tones

D.   Boxes, Cylinders, and Spheres

E.  Choosing a Still Life Subject

Second Session: Drawing Things

A.  Drapes, Reflections and Memory

B. Still Life Rendering

C.  Proportion of Human Form

D.   Shading Two Light Sources

E.   Eyes and the Rest of the Face
ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED

**Refunds or credits will only be issued for class postponements or cancellations.

Tobin’s Story:

In the late seventies, I studied drawing as a fine art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.   In 1981, my graphite rendering project, “Ears” was given the “Best Drawing” award in a contest run by the Richmond Palladium Item Newspaper.
Starting in 1984, I was self-employed as a sign painter and graphic designer. In 1988, my design “Informe Sida” was chosen as the winner for a billboard competition run by the Austin American Statesman.  In 1992 I earned a Commercial Art degree at Austin Community College. During my studies I had the opportunity to meet Amando Pena and Charles Umlauf. I studied illustration under Jimmie Longacre, one of Austin’s best, most published illustrators. In 2011 I achieved another degree from St. Edward’s University studying Organizational Communication.   In 2014, I learned that, in his lifetime, Pablo Picasso created over 50,000 original pieces of artwork. I was inspired to pick up the pace of my own art production. In 2015, I produced sixty-one original pieces; in 2016, ninety-two; 2017, one hundred seven; 2018 one hundred forty-eight; and in 2019, I’ve documented two hundred twenty-six pieces. I am enjoying the faster “Picasso” pace.

Tobin Bortner
Details Price Qty
Drawing Basics, Both Sessionsshow details + $110.00 (USD)   Expired
Drawing Basics, Session 1 onlyshow details + $65.00 (USD)   Expired
Drawing Basics, Session 2 onlyshow details + $65.00 (USD)  


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  • January 29, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • January 29, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm