Workshops & Classes

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

 

Hollins University - MFA in Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
Summer 2015: June 20 - July 29, 2016
https://www.hollins.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/childrens-book-writing-illustrating/

ART 568 Children's Book Drawing Fundamentals (4 credits) 
Drawing is the most important skill to develop in order to become a working children's book illustrator. This course will ground students in basic drawing skills as they first work on their powers of observation and the craft of drawing in light and shade. Through a variety of class exercises, the students will learn about form, value, texture, quality and styles of line, perspective, drawing architecture and interiors, drawing people, animals, nature, and landscapes. Students will work mainly in graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil, and will explore drawing in a variety of styles, using perspective, exaggeration, and learning how to develop their own "signature" style. The drawing styles of a variety of published illustrators will be examined in detail.

Class time will include lectures and demonstrations by the instructor and visiting artists.

 

 

 

Low Residency MFA in ILLUSTRATION

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT
Class: Picture Book Design
Co-teaching with Peter McCarty
July 18 - 22, 2016
Keynote Presentation, Wed., July 20, 2016

 

 

CAPE COD WRITERS CONFERENCE

Aug. 4 - 7, 2016
Resort and Conference Center Hyannis, MA
Chapter Book Writing, Fri., Sat., Sun., 3-4:30
Picture Book Construction, Fri., Sat., 4:45-6:15

 

 

Keynote Presentation of Art and Process

At the Lyme Academy of Fine Art
Old Lyme, CT
Thursday, March 31, 11:45 am

 

ART 568S Children's Book Drawing Fundamentals Studio (2 credits) 

June 20 - July 29, 2016
Studio time will place an emphasis on hands-on exposure to basic and more advanced drawing techniques. Every class will include critique and discussion time, and students will be expected to participate in critiques in a constructive manner.

Portrait Anatomy in 3-D One Day Workshop

Instructor: Lauren Mills
June 25, 2011 / Saturday, 10-4pm
This is a one day intensive workshop studying the anatomy of the skull and features for both the portrait painter and sculptor. We will work in third life size and learn specific proportions and anat
omical nuances critical to understanding rendering the head.
A combination of lecture, demonstration and hands on sculpting, each student will gain great insight to aspects of the human skull and features that are often misrepresented, even by working professionals. We will be working with Klean Klay, a non-toxic plastilene. Small armatures and tools will be provided.

Students may choose to keep the materials for a material cost - $15.

ALNB Member $85
Non-member $95
Limited to 8 students

Art League of New Britain
30 Cedar Street / New Britain, CT 06052
860-454-7127
education@alnb.org


SCULPTURE & DRAWING CLASSES

Fridays 1:30-4:30, starting Jan. 7
or Saturdays 10:30-1:00, start Jan. 8
monthly fee: $240.
Instructor: Lauren Mills
Eastworks Studio #246
ph. 413-695-4064
laurenmills@gmail.com

Small, individualized classes for all levels of artists wishing to study
classical drawing and sculpting methods as taught by the Renaissance
masters. I have anatomical and classical plaster casts as well as skulls 
and skeletons from which to study. As we progress we work from live models.
Materials may be purchased at my studio.


SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS AT THE  ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN, CT
Call or Email Renee Beyor at 860-454-7127 or reneebeyor@comcast.net
http://www.alnb.org/events.html


Portrait Sculpture Workshop

Saturdays & Sundays 12noon-6pm
Session I: May 7 & 8
Session II: May 14 & 15
Working from the same live model, students will start the portrait from working on the skeletal structures and then learning to develop a likeness through scale, proportions, forms, and modeling tool techniques. Those who decide to take both workshops will be able to progress on their first piece or decide to start again. (Model Fee included in price) 
Estimated Material Cost: $40
Price per Session: Member $85/Nonmember $95
Limited to 12 students
Instructor: Lauren Mills

Figure Sculpture Workshop

Monday & Tuesday 10-4pm
Session I: May 9 & 10
Session II: May 16 & 17
Working from the same live model, students will start their figure by learning how to build an armiture, understanding scale, and producing an underlying skeletal structure. You will learning to develop a likeness through proportions, forms, and modeling tool techniques. Those who decide to take both workshops will be able to progress on their first piece or decide to start again. (Model Fee included in price) 
Estimated Material Cost: $40
Price per Session: Member $85/Nonmember $95
Limited to 12 students
Instructor: Lauren Mills

 



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About Lauren Mills

Lauren A. Mills has won national acclaim as a book author and illustrator and as a sculptor and painter. She was greatly influenced by the 19th century artists, especially the Pre-Raphaelites for their focus of the natural world as well as their sense of mythical wonder. The fourth of five children, Mills grew up playing and pretending in the woods of Connecticut and spent her summers at her grandparents' in West Virginia.

In her teens she moved to Oregon and Minnesota and later lived in Colorado, California and Massachusetts where she resides now. She and her husband, author/illustrator Dennis Nolan collaborated on several projects, most notable, their daughter...read more

Contact

For questions about items for sale or workshops, please contact Lauren Mills below.

Phone: 413-695-4064
Email: laurenmillsart@gmail.com