• Registration Open – Limited to 12
  • Instructor:  Martin Campos
  • Dates:  November 12-15
  • Materials:  Listed One Month Prior to Workshop
  • Cost – $749
  • Model Fee – $50
  • Payment Plan Available Upon Request

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In this four day workshop, Philadelphia based artist Arcenio Martin Campos will challenge the artist to push 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 in this workshop:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dealing with narratives that are hard to believe and how to make them believable within oneself and accepting a story.

Workshop Schedule:

Friday, Day 1:

  • 10:00 - 4:00 - Workshop
    • Items on the agenda, not in any specific order
      • Discussions
      • Work from model
      • Demonstrations
      • Student work
      • Feedback

  Friday, Day 2:

  • 10:00 - 4:00 - Workshop
    • Items on the agenda, not in any specific order
      • Discussions
      • Work from model
      • Demonstrations
      • Student work
      • Feedback

Saturday and Sunday, Day 3:

  • 10:00 - 4:00 - Workshop
    • Items on the agenda, not in any specific order
      • Discussions
      • Demonstrations
      • Student work - using sketches from previous days as inspiration
      • Feedback


What supplies/materials you will need for this class:

Exact supplies will be posted one month prior to workshop.


Registration is Open!  Limited to 12 Students!

November 12-15, 2020

Payment Plan Available Upon Request



Martin is a pure practitioner of the form - drawn and painted. Dedicated to the perfection of balance, symmetry and gesture, he is continually evolving into an artist concerned with achieving the felt presence of the human figure and transcending the medium.

Having studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Arcenio has influenced artists with workshops in South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain. He is currently based in the Delaware Valley region, working in Philadelphia, and is dedicated to impressing upon every student his enthusiasm and drive with what the form presents —— and inspire those who strive to document the human condition.

Martins standards are high and he judges his work to the masters - who themselves strived to unlock the door to the form. It has been this drive and strong tie to the past —-looking into the future —-that has shaped his work.

Important Information

Supply List:

Will be listed one month prior to workshop

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 may transferable, keep reading. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will put you in contact with the first person on the wait list for the workshop. If that person agrees, he/she can pay you for your spot in the course. Once that transaction is completed, we will substitute that person for your spot in the course. 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.


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