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The Drawthrough Method and Digital Rendering Techniques

A Full Day Drawing Lecture and Demonstration

Program Director of Entertainment Design at Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, California

Online Registration Link Available Below


The lecture/demonstration is open to anyone. Thanks to sponsorship by the University of Cincinnati School of Design and the Southern Ohio Chapter of the IDSA attendance fees have been significantly discounted.

The lecture/demonstration will be presented at the College of DAAP at the
University of Cincinnati and accompanies an exhibit at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center which features several original drawings from Scott Robertson's Drawthrough Collection.

Manifest's exhibit, The Drawthrough Collection by Scott Robertson, and this lecture will bring the notable Los Angeles based concept designer to Cincinnati. Robertson has taught at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California since 1995 (with a brief stint in the Art Center Europe in Switzerland for nearly two years). He is the founder of Design Studio Press, which has a mission of design, drawing, and rendering education.

Robertson also currently works as a design consultant for the entertainment, sporting goods, and transportation industry with a past client list that includes Mattel Toys, Nike, Universal Studios, Fiat, and the feature film The Minority Report.

This exhibit/
lecture combo fulfills Manifest’s Drawing Center mission whereby that fundamental discipline is promoted, featured, and explored, as well as to serve as a resource for those interested in a career in the creative visual arts. This is a chance for artists and designers to learn from one of the very best concept designers and teachers currently working in the field today!

The Drawthrough Method and Digital Rendering Techniques

A Drawing Lecture and Demonstration by Scott Robertson

Saturday, January 13, 2007
University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP, Rm 5401 Kaplan Auditorium

***(Please note, based on a change in Scott Robertson's availability this lecture has been rescheduled from January 20th to January 13th. It has been changed from a half-day lecture/demo to a full day event with no additional costs for participants.)

Registration/check-in: 8:00 - 8:30 am.
Full-Day Lecture/Demonstration: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

See detailed schedule for the day here

The lecture will begin by discussing effective drawing for concept design and visualization, including the drawthrough method and the importance of thinking three-dimensionally when designing in 2D. Robertson will also discuss the important lessons that can be learned by observing the drawings on display at Manifest Gallery.

The lecture will continue by focusing on the principles of light, and how reflections occur in nature. After a discussion of the fundamentals of reflections he will demonstrate digital rendering strategies for reflective materials using Adobe Photoshop. Demonstrations will include forms in a range of complexity, from simple solids to a complete automobile. The materials covered in the demo will be clear and tinted glass, glossy and metallic painted surfaces, and chrome.

Map to UC

Map of Campus (DAAP is located in upper left, northwest corner)


Students: $40
Price discounted from $90 by sponsorship support from UC School of Design.
(to receive student discount, participants must be registered in an academic program in a university, college, or high school, and present a valid student I.D. to be admitted with discount)

Non-students: $95

Price discounted from $115 by sponsorship support from the Southern Ohio Chapter of the IDSA
(Industrial Designers Society of America)


Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in learning basic and advanced tips on drawing effectively and using digital rendering techniques. High school students, college art and design students, professionals in the design field, and instructors of drawing are all highly encouraged to participate. This program is open to anyone.

Those interested in attending the workshop should follow the link provided below to register.
Registration will not be complete until participation fee is received by Manifest.

Spots still open! Registrations will be accepted at check-in before the lecture while seating remains available. Online registrations will also be accepted through the day on  Friday, January 12th.

After registering, be sure to print and retain the e-mail confirmation you recieve as this will serve as your ticket.


The Exhibit at Manifest Gallery:
The Drawthrough Collection by Scott Robertson

Show Runs December 22, 2006 - January 20, 2007
Scott Robertson will be in attendance for the closing reception on
January 19th. See exhibit schedule.

60 page exhibit catalog:

Whimsical Muse
and The Drawthrough Collection by Scott Robertson

volume 16, perfect bound softcover
60 pages, 57 full color illustrations, 6" x 8.5"
(read about the exhibit here)


Available now!



Manifest's 16th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

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