September 10-14, 2018, 9-5 daily, Kentucky Horse Park
Questions? Contact Deanne Cellarosi, AAEA, Dean of Education
Drawing and anatomy are the keys to every good horse painting. They form the infrastructure upon which the artist builds his/her picture. Without them, the artist can’t possibly create a convincing representational image. In this workshop, students will incorporate the study of animal anatomy with traditional drawing methods in a fun and creative atmosphere. Students will learn classical drawing techniques using pencil, pen & ink, brush and ink, charcoal, black, red & white chalk or conte crayon, on tinted or toned paper and various supports. They’ll study anatomy using live models, photographs and “An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists” by W. Ellenberger & H. Ditrich H. Baum as the accompanying text.
Special features will include:
• Comparative anatomy of the horse as a foal, yearling and adult, as well as comparative anatomy of the horse and dog.
• A life drawing session at the Horse Park, using a live equine model
• A “special” anatomy demonstration
• A field trip to the Keeneland Yearling Sales Pavilion
Ms. Cancelli is particularly well suited to teach drawing. She was classically trained in the atelier of Michale Aviano, and at the Art Students League in New York City in both figure work and portraiture. She has been a Full/Signature Member of the AAEA since 1989. She has illustrated numerous books and articles, including “Foxhunting, How to Watch and Listen,” by renowned MFH, Hugh Robards. She wrote and illustrated an article about foxhunting for The Chronicle of the Horse, and her drawings have been featured on the cover of the New York Times Sports section. Her pastel portrait of Flatterer was included in an exhibition “The Chronicle of the Horse in Art” at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middelburg, VA in 2017.
Ms. Cancellil was awarded a Second Place “Award of Merit” at The Art Show at the Dog Show, for her drawing “Blue Willow,” a sensitive portrait of her rescue foxhound.
She has taught several workshops for the AAEA, including one on working in pastels. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience: beginner, intermediate and advanced.