Dan Thompson: Composition and Design

by Matthew Innis |
Composition and Design
Instructor: Dan Thompson
July 24 — July 28, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $599

Participants learn to articulate a vocabulary for composition by analyzing an array of ideas from luminaries on the subject. Students then study static and dynamic applications of balance, the use of visual perception, abstract design, cropping, tonal/value massing within a set rectangular space as well as how to capitalize on the existing proportional harmonies within specific rectangles. Exercises put varying ideas to the test, from early 19-century “laws” to contemporary strategies.

Single or multi-figure poses are planned for each session. Through either drawing or painting, students can expect to gather a comprehensive series of references—articulated by their studies and informed by side discussions, demos and life sessions.


Painting Demonstration Dan Thompson conducts a three-hour painting demonstration 6 -9 p.m, Wednesday, July 26.

Dan Thompson has won numerous awards including the 2001 Grand Prize from the American Society of Portrait Artists and Second Place, Figurative Category, in Art Renewal Center’s 2006 International ARC Salon His work is included in numerous collections and exhibitions and he has held teaching positions at Parsons The New School for Design, The New York Academy of Art, and the Water Street Atelier.

Who: Dan Thompson

Where: Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia (PA)

When: July 24 – 28, 2017

Cost: $599



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