PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT: SESSION TWO (Grade 11 & 12 students)
January 23 to March 6, 2017 (no class on February 20)
Mondays: 6:30 to 8:00 pm, 6 workshops; live model
$135.00 + HST/$121.50 + HST Gallery Members; Materials included
Join regional artist Marshall Geddes and explore new drawing techniques using a live model that will boost your portfolio submission. Participants will experiment with various drawing media and build confidence in effective ways to write and discuss their artwork. In addition, participants will receive invaluable feedback from professional artists in two open critique sessions. Please note: written consent must be provided for participating youth under 18 years of age. Portfolio Development: Session One not a prerequisite for this programme.
Marshall Geddes is a freelance cartoonist and figure artist. Geddes studied extensively under veteran Marvel and DC comic artist Ty Templeton, and Disney layout artist Scott Caple at The Toronto Cartoonist Workshop. Marshall continued figure drawing at Sheridan College and the Toronto School of Art. After which, he pursued private and online studies with wildlife master Geordie Millar and Disney drawing trainer Glenn Vilppu. In 2013 Marshall studied figure drawing, figure painting and cartooning at the Art Students League of New York with Harlequin book cover illustrator Max Ginsberg and Jack Faragasso. His personal studies include the history of comics and newspaper cartoonists from the early 20th century and the 1950’s Famous Artist Course. In 2015 Marshall started Drawing House – an independent comic book studio and publisher in Barrie Ontario. In addition to working in his studio, he teaches cartooning, life drawing and anatomy at the MacLaren Art Centre and throughout Simcoe County.