Masterclass Glenn Vilppu

Portrait & Clothed Figure |weekend and weekday workshop

Learn master artist Glenn Vilppu’s structural approach to head drawing through an understanding of construction, anatomy and planes.
Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of expression and how to capture it in a quick sketch.

During this workshop Glenn Vilppu will share a constructive approach to develop your ability to draw the head, focusing on understanding the structure and light rather than just copying.

This class will include an analysis of the planes of the head and the way the underlying anatomical structure of the skull affects the surface planes.

A discussion of variations in types of heads and individual features (eyes, noses, etc.) and the way they affect the overall individual character of the model. Expression – how to capture it from life as well as the fundamental elements that create a variety of expressions.
Rendering techniques including control of tones, cross hatching. Use of water soluble pencils and sketching methods.

Artist of all levels are welcome; previous drawing experience is not required.

Due to Corona, the lessons in 2020 has been cancelled. Glenn will come to Ateliers Westerdok in Summer 2021.

Glenn Vilppu

International Master drawing & animation instructor

Through his education in Fine Arts and his impressive career in the American Animation Industry, Glenn Vilppu has developed a deep understanding of drawing the human figure; uniting the constructive approach of the classical art with the lightness in movement of animation.
For more than 50 years, he has been teaching; focusing on explaining the logic and practical application of drawing. Rather than teaching a style, Glenn Vilppu teaches tools of visual communication and guides the students in acquiring knowledge with the motto:

“There are no rules, just tools.”

Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools and independent students around the world. Vilppu has had at least 20 solo exhibitions, and is represented in collections throughout the United States., Canada, Asia and Europe.