William Downs

William Downs is a contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta and was chosen by Artadia as their 2018 Atlanta awardee and by MOCA GA Working Artist Project for 2020.

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William's Upcoming Workshops

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    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

Automatic/Expressive Drawing

William Downs

Tuition $1,095
Code D1214-21

Automatic drawing is a process whereby one enters into an altered state of consciousness to explore the worldview of an artist through the medium of the hands. Gesture drawing is one example. Using automatic drawing, an individual can connect with and channel the sensibilities of artists such as Picasso or Cézanne. Each class begins with a lecture and demonstration of an artist and technique to be explored. Students learn the automatic drawing process and how to merge it with a multitude of media.

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