ONLINE CLASS: ADVANCED FIGURE DRAWING WITH GLENN VILPPU
Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
Class Duration: January 8 - February 26, 2018 (8 weeks)
Video Upload Time: Mondays 5:00pm PST
Online Full Access: $299
Online Standard Access: $199
Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor. In this class, students will learn Glenn’s world-famous approach to drawing the figure. He will teach a perspective that emphasizes gesture and focuses on the expressive quality of your drawings. You will dive into human anatomy and learn how to compose all anatomical elements together to create a more realistic and thought-out drawing. You will learn to analyze movement and form, not just copy it, which allows you to work better from imagination.
You will be working with a variety of different materials, including pastels, pencils, vine charcoal, pen, wash, and water soluble pencils. This variety will force you out of your comfort zone and into greatness. The uniqueness of each medium will be covered, including the proper skill set and techniques needed to master every one, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
You will benefit from Glenn's generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and beautiful demonstrations. Online Full Access participants can upload photos of their weekly work into the class chatroom and get a full critique from Glenn, where he will trace over your drawings and provide individualized feedback. You can watch the recordings on your own time, and you do not have to participate in the critiques if you don't want to.
The class recording will be available for your viewing every Monday by 5:00pm PST. You will receive online access to the recording of the lecture portion for one year or six months depending on your purchase plan. This is helpful to reinforce the principles of each week, and to catch any concepts you may have missed the first time around.
This class is ONLINE ONLY. There will be no in-person seats available for this class. You can purchase Standard Access to this class for $199, or Full Access for $299.
Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools, and independent students around the world. Glenn is also a founding member at New Masters Academy. Glenn has had at least 20 one-man shows and is represented in collections throughout the U. S., Canada and Europe. Glenn’s approach to teaching drawing has become the standard for professional artists, often imitated by numerous teachers and applied by the tens of thousands. Glenn has a BFA and MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he was an instructor for thirteen years. Glenn also served as Director of the Character Animation Dept. of the California Institute of Art. In addition, Glenn ran his own school for five years where he taught all subjects relating to art. Currently, Glenn teaches on-site at New Masters Academy, the University of California Los Angeles, Film and Video School’s Animation Workshop, and the American Animation Institute where he also teaches his private Saturday classes. Glenn has been giving annual lectures at the Ringling College of Art and Design for more than seven years as well as sketching tours of Europe for the past 16 years. Two to four months of the year are devoted by Vilppu to seminars throughout the world, from Greece, Sweden, and Italy to India and Japan. Vilppu has also been the artist in residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States and La Coste, France. At the age of 40, Vilppu brought a unique and innovative approach to traditional figure drawing and composition into the Animation industry for over 20 years on both feature and shorts for all of the major studios. He also taught at all of the major studios, as well many game and special effects studios.
Sales are non-refundable, but in some cases we can switch a student’s enrollment in a class that has not yet started to another class of equal or lesser value. Art Mentors reserves the right to cancel, limit enrollment, substitute instructors or models, reschedule or modify a class with notice to enrolled students. If a class is canceled, enrolled students will be given a refund. If an instructor is unable to finish a class term, a refund will be given to students at a pro-rated amount.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How Advanced Do I Need To Be To Take This Class?
A.This class is recommended for students who have prior figure drawing experience and consider themselves to be at the intermediate level.
Q.Is This Class Online Or In Person?
A.This class will be ONLINE ONLY. There is no option to attend this class in-person.
Q.Will I be able to get a refund if I change my mind?
A.Sales are non-refundable, but in some cases we can switch a student’s enrollment in a class that has not yet started to another class of equal or lesser value. Art Mentors reserves the right to cancel, limit enrollment, substitute instructors or models, reschedule or modify a class with notice to enrolled students. If a class is canceled, enrolled students will be given a refund. If an instructor is unable to finish a class term, a refund will be given to students at a pro-rated amount.
Q.Is this class live-streamed?
A.This class is not live-streamed. Each week’s video is pre-recorded with the instructor and published on Mondays by 5:00pm PST.