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“Developing Realism”

With Dave McSpadden

A One Day Workshop From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

JANUARY 19, 2019

Advanced Online Is Registration Required 

Due To A Class Size Limit of 20 Participants

Cost $75.00

Realism in pencil drawing is the pinnacle in pencil art.  Although time consuming and demanding in the artist’s respect for light, proportions and values, learning the art techniques required for realism in graphic and charcoal pencils will bring your skills as an artist in any media to new heights. Leonardo DiVinci said “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding”.  He also believed that the two most important tools for any artist are your eyes and your brain. This hands-on, one day Workshop will teach you how to excel beyond the talents you currently have by learning to use both your eyes and brain to see the world you wish to capture in powerful new ways. While some training and experience in pencil drawing, or art in any media, would be helpful for this Workshop, it is not necessary in order to gain the insight and learn new skills and techniques to grow as an artist.

About your Instructor…

Dave McSpadden is a native Texan, having been born and raised in San Angelo. After serving in the U.S. Army and then attending college, Dave had a career in designing and building projects in the construction industry.  Along the way, he developed his childhood interest in drawing when he pursued his love of drawing Disney characters. After a stroke in 2009, he began using art as part of his recovery regimen. This developing interest in drawing continued up to his retirement in the Summer of 2017. At that time he became a full time professional artist.  Dave is a Member, and the Vice-President of the Board of Directors, of the Ellis County Art Association, Inc. He treasures the opportunities he has had to teach many drawing classes at the Association since joining.  Dave says “I love seeing the times one of my students has an “Aha” moment and makes the transition of understanding techniques and skills to a whole new level. Often some of my students come to the classes somewhat skeptical of what they can or will achieve.  It’s thrilling for me to then assist them to a point that they “graduate” with successful work projects and a much higher level of confidence in what’s possible for them in their future artwork.” You can see some of Dave’s pencil art on his Profile Page at www.elliscountyart.net.


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