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Michael Calles Animal Drawing & Painting Workshop

michaelcallesMichael Calles

Animal Drawing

& Painting Workshop

May 23-27, 2016



Kings Cottage Academy

2233 S. 700 E.

Salt Lake City, UT, 84106



We are pleased to offer for the first time, a workshop focused on painting and drawing the animal, presented by Michael Calles. Michael has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. He studied at the Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut before completing Bachelors and Masters degrees at Utah State University under Glen Edwards. Michael is passionate about animals and nature. He believes the best work and the most growth are achieved by studying the subject directly from life, along with studying the works of past masters and studio work.

This unique five-day workshop will be a combination of studio and fieldwork including presentations, demos and slide shows in addition to one on one instruction as you practice drawing and/or painting. Days 1 and 2 will be spent in the studio reviewing master works and discussing drawing and painting fundamentals (anatomy, gesture, light, shadow, basic palette, field and studio materials.

Days 3 and 4 will be spent at the Hogle Zoo working from the animals. We will use the knowledge gained from studio work to capture information in the field.

Day 5 we will return to the studio to put paintings and drawing together.

Each day we will break for lunch for an hour and a half.



Oil paints: Utrecht or similar, titanium white, cad yellow lemon, cad yellow light, yellow ochre, cad orange, alizarin crimson, cad red medium, burnt sienna, mauve blue shade, pthalo yellow green, cerulean blue, viridian, cobalt blue light, French ultramarine deep

Brushes: hog bristle flats, sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, a few of each

Panels: 2 panels, 12X16 to 16X20

Drawing supplies: 70 lb 9X12 inch or larger, pencils/charcoal, 4b-9b, kneadable eraser

Misc: water bottle, snacks, hat or umbrella, sunscreen, trash bags, field chair, odorless turpentine (gamsol preferred)


Register or questions: call Susan at 801-486-5019 or email

Checks payable to: Kings Cottage, 2233 S. 700 E, SLC, UT 84106

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