Classic Gesture Drawing
Jun 9-Jul 14, 2014

  • Workshop Title:
    Classic Gesture Drawing
  • Instructor:
    David Pimental
  • Show Schedule:
  • Date and Time:
    June 9 - July 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Classic Gesture Drawing
Instructor David Pimental
Monday nights
7:00 – 9:00 6 weeks
Limited seating
June 9 – July 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (6 weeks)
$215 for the entire series in advance
$250 for the entire series at the door
$45 at the door per session (Only if there is room)


Supplies: Preferably LARGE drawing pads Non erasable drawing media such as Sharpies felt tip pens Markers Brushpens etc…

Synopsis: Come learn the Walt Stanchfield style of gesture drawing with Dave Pimental. While drawing from the live costumed model, Dave will be teaching principles of the art including Quick sketch, shape oriented gesture, caricature, line density and much much more. The class is very electric and Dave consistently teaches through out the drawing time speaking loudly enough for all students to benefit from each other’s work.

Originally done as an after hours event at the CTN animation eXpo for those attendees who didn’t want to go to a party, this session was filled to capacity with over 80 people and is NOW available to you for the first time, as a six week session and will take place in the new Center Stage Gallery located in Burbank Ca.

We are extremely proud to have David Pimentel who will be sharing what he feels is the purists approach to gesture and expression in drawing. As a direct disciple of the great gesture instructor from Walt Disneys classic animation days, Walt Stanchfield, David shares his talent and passion with you during this very exciting, high energy and spirited workshop.

David Pimental has been in the animation industry for 14 years. Starting his career at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in hand drawn animation on such films as Pocahantas, Hercules, Fantasia 2000, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Atlantis, Treasure Planet and Home on the Range. In 2002 David began working for Dreamworks Animation Studios storyboarding on such films as Sharktale, Shrek 2 and Kung Fu Panda. David became a Head of Story on Jerry Sienfelds Bee movie and How To Train your dragon. David is working in Walt Disney’s Development Department and helping storyboard various projects currently in production.

“Draw verbs, not nouns. A noun is a thing that can be named; a verb is that thing given the breath of life.” –Walt Stanchfield

“Walt [Stanchfield] was a kind of Mark Twain for us at Disney. He always taught with humor and skill. You learned to see the world through his eyes. I remember him one day encouraging us to leap into our drawings with boldness and confidence, “Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us so the sooner you get them out the better!” Sitting in Walt’s class was as much a psychology course as it was a drawing class. One couldn’t help walk away with your mind and soul a little more open than when you entered.” –Glen Keane

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