In this masterclass with Mu Pan, you will delve into the world of epic storytelling images. Looking at the epic work through history, such as Tibetan tanka, Flemish master pieces, Indian miniature painting, or Japanese nishiki-E with their grand, epic compositions, battle scenes, dramatic actions, and large groups of multiple figures, you will explore the traditions and analyze the design strategies used by the grand masters. Using only simple materials—paper, drawing supplies and aqueous media (watercolor, gouache, acrylic)—you will then reinvent your own modern masterpiece with storytelling, and create an epic image on any kind of subject you prefer, based on your own influences from art history, literature, film, myth, and even fantasy.
Paper, drawing supplies and any material you need to finish your masterpiece (pen and ink, watercolor, acrylics, etc.) Please refrain from using strong smelling/toxic colours and solvents.
Intermediate to advanced illustration skills. You should be able to draw figure without relying too much on photo reference. Intermediate English proficiency: the course will be conducted in English, and there may be some reading materials/discussions involved.
Maximum number of participants: 12
Age limits: none
Course language: English
4 day Illustration Masterclass
EPIC STORYTELLING IMAGE
with Mu Pan,
Nov 19–22, 2020
REGULAR: EUR 650,–
EARLY BIRD: EUR 580,–
VETERAN: EUR 600,–
Ticket price includes: workshop fee, lunch, soft drinks, coffee/tea, and snacks during breaks
Contact for further information
T. +43 1 535 67 62
Mu Pan, New York based artist, is known for his grand, large-scale paintings and intricate drawings. Influenced by Chinese history and mythology as well as Japanese Manga and Hong Kong movies from the 1980s and 90s, his narrative art with the illustrative approach tells epic tales with modern sensibilities. Mu Pan has had numerous gallery solo shows around the world, including a retrospective at Gallery Poulsen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, group shows at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, MA; and Galerie LJ, Paris, France.
Mu Pan received his BFA in illustration and earned his MFA, also in illustration, with honors in 2007 from School of Visual Arts SVA, where he currently has a teaching position.