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A Weekend Workshop with Visiting Artist Joseph Crone

Achieving Photorealism
Through Drawing

A weekend workshop with Joseph Crone

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2016 workshop was provided by

WORKSHOP CANCELLED (will be rescheduled in the coming months)



(details and separete registration can be found here)


Tuition includes admission to the public demonstration on Saturday, October 22

Class Enrollment:
Minimum: 8

Description: Do you ever question the value of photorealism in the digital age? In this two-day instructional workshop, we will discuss originality in photorealism and the importance of purpose through the hand of the artist, focus on the artist’s specific step-by-step drawing process to achieve photorealism, and introduce participants to new materials and direction that will help to boost the photorealistic quality of the final drawing.

The step-by-step process includes:

  • Staging photo reference
  • Drawing from life and photo
  • Work with drawing materials that will enhance the photorealistic vision


Materials List:

  • Drawing Surface-
    Grafix Matte Dura-Lar .005” film provided by Grafix
    Strathmore Illustration Board Hot Press, Heavy-weight Plate 500 series

  • Pencils-
    Faber-Castell Polychromos:
    Cold Grey I - VI
    Dark Sepia
    Warm Grey I - VI

  • Erasers-
    Sanford Peel-Off Magic Rub 1960
    Tombow MONO Zero Eraser, Round 2.3 mm
    Tombow MONO Zero Eraser, Rectangle 2.5 mm

  • Misc-
    Drafting tape
    SmudgeGuard Glove (Not necessary but recommended – ordered through

Level of Study: Intermediate, some drawing experience is recommended.

About the instructor:

After building a solid foundation at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Joseph Crone graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design in the summer of 2010 with a BFA in General Fine Arts, focusing on rendering the human figure through drawing and printmaking. While his attention to visual detail through drawing is in a constant state of evolution, the development of cinematic storytelling is his current focal point.

His work has also been awarded with Grand Prize for the Shades of Gray competition by American Artist Drawing magazine, Best in Show by Artist Portfolio, and First Place for the “Classic” competition by BLUECANVAS magazine. Featured work and articles can also be found in publications such as International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, and Manifest's own International Drawing Annual to name a few. Crone currently works and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with gallery representation through Lovett’s Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

LOCATION: All courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, a photographic darkroom and processing room, and study aids.

Drawing horses and easels as well as storage shelf space are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions is also available.
Course participants should provide for their own supplies and drawing board.


Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar

Drawings by Joseph Crone




























Manifest's 15th 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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(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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