Building a successful drawing starts with having a well thought out P.L.A.N.. 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.

DATE: Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th
TIME: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (30 Minute Lunch Break)
LOCATION: The Society of Figurative Arts Studio
ADDRESS: 3306 Wiley Post, Carrollton, Texas, 75006
FEE: $385 (Includes supplies and model fees.)

Attendees will learn the importance of PLACEMENT and the establishment of the PROSCENIUM. They will learn how to build a human figure using a unique system of PROPORTION developed by Robert Beverly Hale and incorporated into the Mentler Methode. This method allows one to capture the human form without relying solely on reference. PERSPECTIVE as it relates to drawing the human figure will also be demonstrated. The Mentler Methode forgoes the mimesis of shapes the stresses seeing in terms of PLANES and FORMS.

During this two-day workshop Michael Mentler will lecture and demonstrate his methodes in the morning, and students will practice drawing from the model in the afternoon. Personalized instruction with be provided 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 the 4-Day Life Drawing Werkstatt in April.

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 serious 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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