• Registration Open – Limited to 12
  • Instructor:  Martin Campos
  • Dates:  August 22-25
  • Materials:  Listed One Month Prior to Workshop
  • Cost – $749
  • Model Fee - $50
  • Payment Plan Available Upon Request
In this four day workshop, Philadelphia based artist Arcenio Martin Campos will challenge the artist to push artistic boundaries with how one sees the human figure.


Working directly from observation or photo reference of the model and at a quick pace, students will understand how to use memory and speed to the best advantage in their work. Single figure studies and figure space compositions will be explored —— depending on the individual goals of each student.


The core of Campos’ work revolves around the figure — directly observed —- and as a point of departure for narratives. With years of solid training in observation and constant drawing, Martin has created a fluid and symbiotic relationship with the model as muse. He hopes that with this workshop, he can impart this knowledge to you......


What will the student learn?


  1. A rounded sense of the existence of a form made while on a substrate. The mystery of how to solve proportional problems will be clear.
  2. A strong sense of the gesture which Martin considers the “lifeblood”and the “engine” behind the single figure entity. In the gestural mode, particular attention will be presented on the skeletal system and the strong role it plays in keying in on and creating the abbreviated gesture.
  3. How one can do a strong rooted figure in 10 or less marks is always the challenge. Opening up and “emptying out your form” will be the task — and how to use the power of minimalism to spark memory in future work from a particular model.
  4. The importance of relating to your model as a human being with feelings and a life and not as an “object” to draw or paint. The very importance of empathy and the felt presence of the model....to add strength in ones work.
  5. How the form relates to surface tension and space. Certain aspects of the pose which puncture space and cause tension with its surroundings will be explored.
  6. Dealing with narratives that are hard to believe and how to make them believable within oneself and accepting a story.
Things to take away and what to prepare for before the workshop begins.


  • You will not have a fantastic piece at the end. Workshops are for absorbing information and creating expendable pieces at the behest of learning.
  • Martin works at a kinetic pace and lots of information will be relayed. Take notes and consider work examples for later study. . The more you let go the more you become an open vessel during the workshop, the more one absorbs.
  • Pace yourself and try to tap into destruction and failure to find your faults. In this workshop, it will be all about zeroing in on your weaknesses and becoming stronger.
  • Work on lots of studies and be malleable. Let’s have a fun experience finding out who you really are.
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    Workshop Schedule:


    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    • 10:00 – 4:00 - Workshop  
      • Doors will open at at 9:30
      • We will break for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30
      • Workshop will end at 4:00


    What supplies/materials you will need for this class:

    • Supplies will be listed here one month prior to workshop.

    Registration is Open!  Limited to 12 Students!

    August 22-25

    Payment Plan Available Upon Request

    Important Information:


    Supplies will be listed HERE and emailed one month prior to class.

    Studio Information:


    Studio Location:

    Kara Bullock Art Studio
    145 W. Main St. Suite 110
    Tustin, CA 92780

    *FREE PARKING - located at studio


    Airport Information and Other Hotel Accommodations Nearby:


    Workshop Policies: Due to limited class size, payment is non-refundable, but is transferable ONLY if the workshop sells out. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will offer your spot to a person on the wait list. If someone on the wait list is able to take your spot, we will reimburse you your tuition, minus a $75 admin fee for handling the replacement.  If you are unable to attend the workshop, and the workshop has not sold out with a wait list, we will not be able to refund your purchase.


    Cancellations: If the event does not reach the minimum number of participants, workshop may be cancelled. In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. If this is to happen, all purchased workshops will be reimbursed to students in full.  


    Contact Questions?  Email us at karabullockart@gmail.com.  We will respond within 24 hours.