This blog is set up to give my students access to information relevant to the content of the classes I teach at UVU and BYU. I will be posting links to blog posts, websites, and news that will be of particular interest to them, as well as digital downloads of my syllabi and in-class handouts. I will also be posting student work and in class demos. The posts can be sorted for relevancy by the labels list on the left side. I've also integrated my Twitter account on the left hand side for quick links that aren't deserving of larger articles.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

SCAD Hong Kong

I just accepted a professorship with Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong campus. I will be working with foundations and illustration students and start this September. I am very excited about the opportunities and adventures that await me there.

My time working with the illustration and animation programs at Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University has been very inspirational for me. The students and faculty have been very supportive in my efforts in and outside of the classroom and I've been very grateful to them for this. Both schools have many strong positives and should be serious considerations for any student of the arts. I hope to be able to benefit the new students that I will be working with there.

As a note, with time the content of this blog will be adjusted to reflect the school and my activities with education there. If there is content that you would like to have for yourself, please feel free to download, convert to pdf or otherwise preserve the information you want to have.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

UVU Rendering the Human Head Demo

Last nights drawing I did in class at UVU to show a process of drawing the human head. I primarily used charcoal pencils.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Utah Open Figure Drawing Opportunities

I'm attempting to list the local open figure drawing sessions between the Provo and Salt Lake City area for my figure drawing students. If you know of any additional ones, please let me know.  Most do not have sessions during normal vacation seasons.

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BYU Open Figure Drawing Session (swimsuit)
Provo, Utah
Fridays 9-12 - room B561 Harris Fine Arts Center - no charge. Available to BYU students and faculty only.

Springville "Art Store" Session (undraped)
Springville, Utah
Saturdays 10am to 1pm costs...last I heard about 7 dollars. please let me know if it's different.

University of Utah Open Figure Drawing Session (undraped)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Saturdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

5.00 per session or 40.00 per semester (16 weeks = 2.50 per session)

take 400 south from I-15 or use I-215 to Foothill Drive to get there.

The session is on the third floor of the art building. The arrows lead to the elevator in the building where the session is located. During the school year there is often both a long pose drawing and a gesture drawing class.  A wide variety of students, artists, and art teachers attend.