BACAA Presents Jon deMartin Summer 2020 Florence Figure Workshop

"In collaboration with BACAA, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be conducting a figure-painting workshop in the beautiful setting and birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, Italy."

– Jon deMartin

Jon deMartin, Master Artist, will lead students on an artistic journey in the birthplace of the Renaissance. Following the tradition of the Italian Masters we will emphasize drawing and painting as the root of classical art in Florence, Italy.

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Pencil Kings: Jon deMartin on Classical Figure Drawing Technique

Experienced artist Jon deMartin explains the many benefits of classical figure drawing techniques in this podcast.

“Learning how to draw geometric shapes first is incredibly important. If you can’t draw a cylinder coming towards you, then you’re not going to be able to draw an arm coming towards you.”
– Jon deMartin

For experienced artist and tutor, Jon deMartin, the classical figure drawing techniques of studying from life and sculptures are still the best.

And, in this week’s podcast, he explains why studying basic geometric shapes  and learning through observation will always give you better results than drawing from photographs.


Following are some recent sketches – sizes9”x6” & 7”x 7." Click on the icons below to view full-size images and for slideshow.