Figure Drawing Workshop – Glenn Vilppu

The College of Design’s Art + Design department welcomes master teacher Glenn Vilppu for a very special set of figure drawing workshops.

Glenn Vilppu

Glenn Vilppu is one of the premier figure drawing instructors to the hollywood animation studios.  He teaches figure drawing at the American Animation Institute, the Masters program of the UCLA Animation Department, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Brothers Feature Animation, Ryhthm & Hues Studios, as well as Disney TV studios in Japan, Canada, and the Philippines.  Vilppu has also worked in the Animation industry for 18 years as a layout, storyboard and presentation artist.  His drawing manual and videos are being used worldwide as course materials for animation students.

Glenn Vilppu has an unbelievable technique that will teach you how to understand the construction of the human figure so that you can create any pose from any angle from just your imagination.

“Analyze the model, don’t copy the model.” – Glenn Vilppu
Come learn the art of conveying gesture, understanding the difference between drawing for animation and illustration, and improving your overall drawing skills with Glenn’s method for breaking down each step into smaller steps, making the impossible – possible.

Don’t miss your opportunity to get better, by learning from a master.

Friday, March 20, 2009

9:30 am – 12:30 pm  in Leazar  – Room 310
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Leazar  – Room 312

Saturday, March 21, 2009

10 am – 1 pm  in Brooks Hall  – Belk Rotunda
2 pm – 5 pm in  Brooks Hall  – Belk Rotunda

For questions, please email Elena Page at

These are participatory workshops. All attending participants should bring supplies for drawing the human form.  Bring materials that you are comfortable working with, whether it is a clipboard with paper and a pen, a sketchbook and pencils, or your laptop and a pressure sensitive tablet.

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