College Level Workshops

College Level Workshops



College level demonstrations require more time in front of an audience-an average demo lasts 4-5 hours (with breaks) and utilizes the exact mediums used in creating the book’s illustrations-acrylic airbrush and colored pencil. Elementary school demos, on the contrary, are created with tempera paint.

Demos last one weekend and follow an exciting schedule of events:

  • Friday night: Intro slide lecture showing my high school, college and professional illustrations-all leading to The Monster Engine slides. Slide show and Q&A period lasts about 2 hours. The reason I show high school and college images stems from one student’s comment on my slideshow. “I was intimidated by your work until I saw your high school and college work---it gave me hope to improve my stuff as well.”
    My goal is to motivate not intimidate.
  • Saturday: Mixed media painting demo of a child’s drawing--lasts 4-5 hours.
  • Saturday evening: Student portfolio reviews.
  • Sunday: Digital painting demo. This is invaluable in competing in today’s illustration marketplace. The demo uses the exact same drawing done on Saturday, as it’s base. I scan that drawing and paint it in Photoshop for comparison of speed and medium differences. Demo lasts 4-5 hours.

This workshop includes:

  • Slides showing high school, college and professional illustrations
  • Slides showing Monster Engine book
  • Slides showing my studio space (Slide show runs 1.5 hours)
  • A question and answer period
  • A four to five hour mixed media painting demo
  • A four to five hour digital demo from the same sketch as the mixed media demo
  • Samples of my original paintings to view
  • All prep work
  • One full weekend of the artist’s time

Price: $2,500.00 (This does not include supplies, lodging, meals and transportation if necessary)

Workshop Reviews

  • “The students and faculty were inspired by his slide lecture, original artwork and brilliant painting demonstration. He even had time to give the student’s critiques of their work at the end of a long day. No one could have been more generous with their time and energy. Simply put….Dave is a class act!”

    William David Brown
    Chairperson and Associate Teacher
    Moore College of Art and Design
  • “Dave gave a lecture and in-class demo for our illustration students, and I can honestly say it was one of the best I've seen. His energy and enthusiasm, as well as the popular appeal of his work to many young artists, made for a stimulating and inspirational experience."

    Stuart McKSissick
    Associate Professor, Illustration
    Columbus Collge of Art and Design
  • “I was really impressed with the way Dave worked with the children. The kids loved it. They all felt really good about their project. It really raises their self esteem.”

    Gay Orfe
    Teacher, Marion Mckeown Elementary School
  • “ The way Dave involved the kids in his demonstration made for a truly unique and exciting experience!”

    Michelle Oram
    Founder
    Stage Struck Kids Performing Arts Center

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