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Telling Stories: Compositional Drawing

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Members: $175 | Non-Members: $200

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Donato Giancola, Difficult Negotiations, 2022, watercolor pencil and chalk on toned paper

Explore narrative storytelling with an intimate one-day studio session. The workshop is for the artist who aspires to pursue further development and refinement of their skills as image makers and storytellers. Focus will be placed upon experimental explorations in compositions through the medium of drawing.

Drawing on his thirty years of experience as a heavily awarded professional and teacher in the field of imaginative realism, Donato will lecture upon compositional approaches, the aesthetics of narration, and the physical application and techniques of drawing. The workshop will include live demonstrations in drawing as well as visual lectures on the topics. The small size of the class will ensure a highly focused, intense critique and studio work session with the artist.

Graduating summa cum laude from Syracuse University with a BFA in Painting, Donato apprenticed for years as the studio assistant to the preeminent figurative painter, Vincent Desiderio. In addition to his constant commercial commissions, Donato teaches through the SmArt School, exhibits at conventions, and demonstrates and lectures at various universities, workshops, and events. For more information on the artist, visit donatoarts.com.

The Huntsville Museum of Art has organized an exhibition entitled Donato Giancola: Adventures in Imagination on display from October 30, 2022– January 22, 2023.