William Downs is an award-winning 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 WAP (Working Artist Project) for 2020.
William's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 12 - 16, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Expressive Drawing from the Subconscious
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 Cezanne. Each class begins with a lecture and demo on artists and techniques to be explored. Students learn the automatic drawing process and how to merge it with a multitude of media and mixed media. Quiet music accompanies throughout.