Reilly Method Long Pose Figure Drawing with Mark Westermoe
Instructor: Mark Westermoe
Duration: 10 Weeks
January 19 - March 23, 2017
Upload Time: 7:00pm PST on Thursdays
Individual Class Duration: 3 Hours
Online Full Access: $299
Online Standard: $199
Difficulty: All levels
Mark Westermoe is a renowned artist, illustrator, and instructor. In this class, Mark will share his knowledge of the Reilly Method and how students can use it to create beautiful figure drawings. You will learn how to lay-in and construct the figure, how to simplify and design the anatomy, and how to use light, shadow, and edge control to create 3-dimensional form in your drawings.
You will benefit from Mark's generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and fully rendered demonstrations. Full Access participants can upload photos of their weekly work into the class chatroom and get a full critique from Mark, 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 Thursday at 7:00pm 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.
See below for more information, including the instructor’s bio, a materials list, pricing information, and a rough class syllabus.
- 10 Weeks of Recorded Content
- Access To Class Recordings for One Year
- High Quality Images of Life Models
- Access to Class Chatroom
- 10 Weeks of Critiques Directly From The Instructor
18 x 24 smooth newsprint (must be smooth)
18 x 24 tracing paper
-Conté à Paris, B black or 2B black or…
-STABILO CarbOthello Pastel Pencil, Neutral Black or Lamp Black
Sanding pad or sandpaper
Mark Westermoe is one of the giants of figure drawing in Southern California. Along with his stunning drawings, paintings, and illustrations, he is also a world-class instructor.
After graduating from Stanford, Mark returned to L.A. and began studying with his mentor, the great Fred Fixler, who was a student of legendary teacher Frank Reilly. Mark quickly became Fixler’s top student and protege. After Fixler’s death, Mark continued in the tradition of his mentor; handing down the knowledge of the Reilly Method to his students.
Mark’s professional illustration career rose to prominence when he worked for some of the top advertising houses in Hollywood, including BLT Communications and Seiniger Advertising. You can see his work on many feature film posters such as Braveheart, Total Recall, and Home Alone.
Along with his film and figurative work, Mark founded Associates in Art in Sherman Oaks, California, which became one of the top private art schools in the country. Many world-class artists and illustrators taught at Associates along with Mark, and many students and alumni became a “who’s who” of figurative art. Great artists such as Kevin Chen, Sergio Sanchez, and Paul Wee are just a few of Mark’s outstanding former students.
Mark has revived his love and passion for drawing, painting, and teaching. Mark continues to master figurative art, and teach privately in Claremont, California.
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 10 week class will be available every Thursday at 7:00pm PST starting January 19th.
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 Wednesday 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.