2-Day Workshop The Mentler Method PROPORTION

Building a successful drawing starts with having a well thought out plan. Michael Mentler’s Two-Day Hands-on Workshop on the C.S.I. Canon of Proportion provides a time tested blueprint for drawing the human form.

  • LOCATION: The Society of Figurative Arts Studio
  • ADDRESS: 3306 Wiley Post, Carrollton, Texas, 75006
  • DATE: Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18
  • TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (45 Minute Lunch Break)
  • FEE: $360. TSOFA members get a discount. Please contact Michael at contact@tsofa.com
    (Includes supplies and model fees!)

Minimum class size is 8 students, if fewer than 8 register by July 15, this workshop will be cancelled and all payments refunded. Thank you for understanding.

Students will learn to build a human figure using unique proportion system developed and polished by Michael Mentler. This method will allow students to capture human form without heavily relying on reference. During this two-day workshop Michael Mentler will lecture and demonstrate his methods in the mornings, and then students will practice drawing from live model in the afternoons. Critiques and helpful pointers will be provided per request during the practical portion of the workshop. This workshop is a part of a course of instruction by Michael Mentler, and to continue learning students may sign up for a 4-day workshop in August.

The proprietary C.S.I. CANON OF PROPORTIONS will be demonstrated and explained in detail.

The identification of 26 skeletal LANDMARKS, and the location of ORIGIN AND INSERTION will be demonstrated on the skeleton and the model.

Using ASPECTS, i. e., ALIGNMENTS, ANGLES and AXES for comparative measurement will be explained and diagrammed.

Creating believable FORESHORTENING using NEGATIVE SHAPES in and integral part of the Mentler Method.

“Michael’s intense study of the teachings and works of George Brandt Bridgman and Robert Beverly Hale make him a natural progression of that linage with the added twist of his own dynamic personal style.”Jon David Kassan

“Michael is a modern-day Leonardo.” Richard Schmid

“Richards Right.” -Dan McCaw-

This workshop is loaded with information for experienced artists as well as amateurs. It goes beyond drawing what you see by showing you what to look for and provides you with the skill-sets necessary to become a better artist. 

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