A one-day professional development conference especially designed for K - 12 visual arts and music teachers. Arts First will feature keynote speaker Dr. William Skilling, Superintendent of Oxford Schools, Presenting a talk on integrating the arts into the day-to-day curriculum, including language and music. Workshops are provided for all fine arts teachers in the Metro-Detroit area. Thursday, September 3, 2009, 8:30am-3:00pm, Cost:$25.00 Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lk.Rd. Waterford, MI 48328, 248-209-2500
Over 40 locations throughout the U.S. The Art Institute of Michigan provides classes in Graphic Design, Animation, Fashion, Culinary arts and more. It is located in Novi, Michigan. For more info: www.artinstitutes.edu/detroit/
Atlas of Human Anatomy, by Stephen Rogers Peck This is a great book for any artist's library. It is a very good source for the beginning artist, and is a complete course in the study of the bones and muscles. Bonus: Simplified geometric drawings are found after each section, showing how to break down the forms into simple shapes. Excellent book!
Artistic Anatomy, by Dr. Paul Richer, and Translated and Edited by Robert Beverly Hale. This is an excellent book for the advanced figure artist. Very intense and complete in the muscle section. The author breaks down the muscles in layers, and isolates many muscle groups, helping to show visually the origin and insertion of each muscle. This helps out tremendously. Excellent book in addition to the Atlas listed above!
Utrecht has two locations in the Detroit-Metro area, Royal Oak, and downtown Detroit. This is the best art supply store for educators in the area, and they offer teacher discounts. Visit: www.utrechtart.com
Workshops and Classes for arts educators are offered year round, in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, and more! Special week-long programs offered in the summer: "Art at the Center". Visit: www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
Eugene Clark Artist, specializing in murals, public art, anatomy, figure drawing, and painting. Large scale murals and public art available for commission by cities, corporations, buildings, parks, community organizations, collectors, and municipalities. He offers intense programs in anatomy and figure drawing for Universities, Independent Art Colleges, and
Pre-College Programs. He currently teaches anatomy, figure drawing and painting at Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI. Other teaching affiliations include: College For Creative Studies, Wayne State University, Oakland Community College, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Paint Creek Center, Orion Art Center. Studied with Russell Keeter, acclaimed anatomist. His work is published by Harper Prism. To contact Eugene Clark with questions or to book a seminar, artist's visit, or lecture call:313-658-9181