Rockwell Drawing Workshop

May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gilcrease Museum
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-2100
$55/members; $65/not-yet members

Join contemporary realist painter and illustrator Dan Howe to learn about Norman Rockwell’s use of the camera as well as his compositional process for building his works from photographs. Using Norman Rockwell's methods as a springboard, Howe will guide participants in planning their own compositions through the development of a charcoal drawing as a preliminary step to a painting or as a piece of finished art. He will also offer pointers on the use of the camera and ways to avoid photography pitfalls, such as camera distortion and poor lighting. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos and cameras, but all other materials (excluding lunch) will be provided.

Attendees will receive:

  • A deeper understanding of composition planning.
  • Hands-on practice using charcoal.
  • Pointers regarding the use of the camera and how to avoid camera distortion and poor lighting.
  • A finished charcoal drawing which can be used as a preliminary step to a painting or a finished artwork suitable for display.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. Advanced registration is required, space is limited. Appropriate for adults, teens and artists of all talents.

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2018

For more information, please contact:

Alison Rossi