Trowzers Akimbo


  • Presented By: Art Center Morro Bay
  • Dates: October 9, 2020 - October 9, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 days
  • Location: Art Center Morro Bay
  • Address: 835 Main St 835 Main St Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Phone: (805) 772-2504
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. Non-Members

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective, with .

While Multiple Viewpoint Perspective will be the main focus of this intensive workshop, other abstraction vehicles will also be discussed and encouraged. The workshop goal will be for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design.

Trowzers worked as an NBC on-air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live-action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Braque and Picasso (how can these two inventors of cubism and multiple viewpoint perspective, standing on the shoulders of Cézanne, not be an influence), Matisse, Gauguin, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Klee and Kandinsky.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

“Honestly, I'm a bit of a sponge. I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

3-Day Workshop Agenda
Methods of Abstraction slide Presentation
Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Fundamentals
Sketching Information from the Model for Your Final Design
Designing Your Abstract Painting
Compose/Layout Your Painting
Discussion of the 5 Graphic Means
Let’s Paint Your Design
Critique of Paintings
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)

Pre-registration is required.
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Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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