Workshop: INSPIRATION [Learn to connect your Brain with your Hands]

  • 04/04/2022
  • 04/06/2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 04/04/2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 04/06/2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 7885 Jackson Road, Suite 1, Ann Arbor 48103
  • 7


  • member pricing
  • Public pricing

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2 Day Workshop: INSPIRATION [Learn to connect your Brain with your Hands]

April 4 & 6, 2022


Instructor: Donn Angel Perez

Donn is  painter, mixed media artist, draftsman, educator, and more. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and now works in the fine arts full time.

For more information see:

Instagram: donnangelperez




Day 1

  • Using drawing tools and materials through the 3D Cube. 
  • Studies of light and its effect when reaching volumes. 
  • Use and explore your tools by understanding the principles of design and composition, building and development of drawings as well as applying amazing techniques and languages to a final drawing composition.

Day 2:

  • Introduction to drawing papers, surfaces, powder, creating textures, etc. 
  • You will learn the different styles of Hand Visualization including: Drafting, Drawing, Sketching, Illustration and Doodling in preparation to complete a project titled Abstract Graphite Composition.

Material List and Tools:

Recommended: Bring what you have] / wait to purchase for after our first meeting)

• 8x12 Sketch journal (Must)

• Drawing paper (Pad) - 11"x17" Stratford 300 lb.

• Pencils: 2H, H, F, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and most important: 8B (set or individuals)

• Charcoal and graphite stick (B and 4B)

• Pencil sharpener (best: small battery or electric)

• White Eraser

• Set of “prismacolor” pencils or professional brand + Illustration Marker (Set)

• Black ink technical pens - fine, medium and heavy points (set or individuals)

• Metal or plastic triangles 30/60, 45, straight and adjustable (look for sets)

• 18" metal straight edge (ruler) for drawing long strokes

• 18” white onion skin paper (tracing paper)

• Cleaning brush

• Drafting tape or drafting dots

• Masking tape (1” wide)

NOTE: Bring what you already have. I recommend you wait to purchase

until you/we know of art sales and get coupons (i.e. Michael’s/Blick).

I will bring some of my tools and materials so I can show you and speaks

of brands, use, etc. We can wait on 3D tools like x-acto, metal edges,

cutting board, etc. However, 3D models go tandem with all topics of

Visualization and important for the field drawing and visual arts.

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