Constructive Figure Drawing with Glenn Vilppu
Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
Duration: 7 Mondays
Jan. 16 - Feb. 27, 2017
Upload Time: 10:00am PST on Mondays
Individual Class Duration: 3 Hours
Online Full Access: $299
Online Standard Access: $199
Difficulty: All Levels
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 Renaissance approach that emphasizes gesture and movement. You will learn to analyze movement and form, not just copy it, which allows you to work better from imagination. You will also learn how to use simple forms like spheres, cylinders, and boxes to build solid, three-dimensional figures.
You will benefit from Glenn's generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and beautiful demonstrations. 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 at 10:00am 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.
See below for more information, including the instructor’s bio, a materials list, pricing information, and a rough class syllabus.
- 7 Weeks of Recorded Content
- Access To Class Recordings for One Year
- High Quality Images of Life Models
- Access to Class Chatroom
- 7 Weeks of Critiques Directly From The Instructor
18 x 24 white bond paper such as Canson “Biggie Sketch Pads” No newsprint
A few sheets of neutral color blue-gray Canson Paper
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils: Sanguine & Black White pencil: Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencil, Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel or white charcoal pencil
Chamois Kneaded eraser
Sand Pad and X-Acto Knife for sharpening (no pencil sharpeners)
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.
There are two ways to experience this class: the Online Full Access Pass, or the Online Standard Pass
Students who purchase the Online Full Access Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for one full year. They will also have access to the class chatroom, high-quality photos of the life models used, and critiques/feedback from the instructor.
Students who purchase the Online Standard Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for 6 months. They will also receive high-quality photos of the life models used. They will NOT have access to the class chatroom, and they will NOT be able to submit their work for critiques. This is a great option for the artist with a tight budget but a hunger to learn.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How Advanced Do I Need To Be To Take This Class?
A.This class is for all levels, from the total beginner to the working professional artist. There’s no better time to learn good drawing habits!
Q.Is This Class Online Or In Person?
A.The only way to participate is online, with either the Online Full Access Pass, or the Online Standard Pass.
Q.Is There An Age Limit On Who Can Attend This Class?
A.Because we will be working with nude models, students must be 18 years of age or be permitted to purchase by a consenting parent.
Q.When Are The Class Recordings Available To View?
A.This 7 week class will be available every Monday at 10:00am PST starting January 16th
Q.What Do I Get With The Online Standard Pass?
A.Students who purchase the Online Standard Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for 6 months. They will NOT have access to the class chatroom or reference images, and they will NOT be able to submit their work for critiques. This is a great option for the artist with a tight budget but a hunger to learn.
Q.What Do I Get With The Online Full Access Pass?
A.Students who purchase the Online Full Access Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for one full year. They will also have access to the class chatroom, high-quality photos of the life models used, and critiques/feedback from the instructor.
Q.This Is A Lot For Me To Pay All At Once. Are There Payment Plans?
A.Yes, we offer a payment plan. Contact us for details.
Q.When must I submit my assignments so that I can ensure I will receive a critique? How many critiques will I receive per video?
A.All assignments must be in by Saturday 10:00AM PST. We can only promise one critique per student, per week. Please note if you submit more than one image of your work and do not specify which you would like the instructor to critique, we will choose one for you.