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The Artist Matrix: Your personal art style profile

Roger Brinker

August Workshop

Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, August 11th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The artist matrix: your personal art style profile

Roger Brinker

August Workshop

Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, August 11th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What you’ll learn

The Artist Matrix: Your Personal Art style Profile

What’s Your Personal Art Style Profile?
Join us for this upcoming adventure in artistic self-discovery! Discover and develop your own, unique artistic style using an innovative tool created by Senior Instructor Roger Brinker to complement the Barnstone Method program. The Artist Matrix is designed to identify your individual artistic preferences, direction and desires by how you respond to a series of design attributes that are present in any work of art.

$500 And Under Gallery

About Roger

Nurturing and building his student’s unique artistic voice from a strong mastery of the skills and techniques that are Western art’s legacy is Roger Brinker’s specialty.

In fact, Brinker invented a new research concept modeled on the idea of an artistic genealogy: by tracing his own teachers’ artistic roots, he was able to chart a lineage that links his students and himself in a line that extends to the very beginnings of Western art. Brinker’s students can see how their training emanates in a direct line from artists such as Edgar Degas, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. A graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Brinker was associate and instructor in classical drawing and design at the Barnstone Studios, contributing as education advisor, writing design course workbooks, and developing the curriculum for the Foundation Drawing and Design program now offered on the Terracotta platform.

What students say about Roger 

I have really enjoyed working with Roger Brinker as my tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable, and is happy to take time to explain concepts in depth: his patient, engaging teaching approach makes you feel how invested he is in your progress as an artist. Roger Brinker has given me confidence to continue my art education further, and I would highly recommend him as a tutor to any art student.

~Harriet Pearson

I was very fortunate to meet and be taught by Roger Brinker. He brings to each student unique teaching skills, including the ability to distill a complicated topic and explain it in terms that are easy to understand and are readily implementable, as well as his ability to integrate the formal elements of drawing with the “how to” in a medium of your choice. Roger’s teaching of the Barnstone method has compressed my learning curve, allowing me to dissect solid forms with the accuracy needed to provide a viewer with a convincing representation of my story through a pictorial image.

I am early in my art education, and began four years ago with in-person atelier classical art painting. I felt handicapped by my limitations in drawing and design. It is for that reason that I sought and found Roger Brinker, a master guide with the Barnstone Studios.

I was very fortunate to meet and be taught by Roger Brinker. He brings to each student unique teaching skills, including the ability to distill a complicated topic and explain it in terms that are easy to understand and are readily implementable, as well as his ability to integrate the formal elements of drawing with the “how to” in a medium of your choice. Roger’s teaching of the Barnstone method has compressed my learning curve, allowing me to dissect solid forms with the accuracy needed to provide a viewer with a convincing representation of my story through a pictorial image.

I am early in my art education, and began four years ago with in-person atelier classical art painting. I felt handicapped by my limitations in drawing and design. It is for that reason that I sought and found Roger Brinker, a master guide with the Barnstone Studios.

Roger has provided me with the unlimited freedom of observing a subject, determining its proportional measurements, and has taught me methods to creatively distort the subject. For the first time, my drawings are my creation. Roger has opened a new world for me by providing me with the tools to truncate solid forms, take a flat surface and accurately create the illusion of deep space, traveling into the spatial depth of the third dimension.

For those wanting to enhance their artistic abilities, Roger is an exceptional teacher who can write about it, talk about it, and do it. I highly recommend Roger and the Barnstone Method.

For those wanting to enhance their artistic abilities, Roger is an exceptional teacher who can write about it, talk about it, and do it. I highly recommend Roger and the Barnstone Method.

~Richard McCall

As the newly-appointed Director of the visual arts department, I wanted to find a high-caliber draftsperson to help build the new program of study with me: I knew instantly that Roger Brinker would be the perfect person to help build this program. Recommended by my own teacher and mentor, master artist Myron Barnstone, Roger is a master of the human figure and studied sculpture in Rome. In addition to his artistic mastery, Roger is also a natural artistic mentor for his students. His expertise and mentorship has shaped the artistry and lives of countless visual arts alumni.

Over the years Roger has successfully taught many visual arts courses, including 2D Design Foundation, Analytical Drawing, Anatomy and the Figure, Oil Painting and Palette Control, 3D Design and Sculpture, Contracted Studio and Exhibition, and Art History.

Today, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Roger Brinker in visual arts education for sixteen years. I believe anyone who has the opportunity to study art with Roger is very fortunate, and will certainly learn more than they knew was possible.

~Lorie Reinhard

Oftentimes in contemporary art education, foundational skills and processes are positioned in conflict to free-expression. The truth of the matter is that it is only with the understanding of foundational principles that you will have the true freedom to choose your unique expression because you will no longer be confined by the limitations of your technical skills.

Roger Brinker will teach you to love the challenges of drawing, anatomy, and composition. Being an artist requires discipline, intrinsic motivation, honest assessment and authenticity. Through vision journals, time logs, artist matrixes, thumbnails, proportionate studies, value schemes, mid-point evaluations and revisions, Brinker helps his students to form and sustain their own unique artistic practices. You will set goals, establish personal benchmarks, have successes, work through failures and grow as an artist.

Roger is humble, kind, and infinitely patient. As someone who loves stories, Roger is an instructor who can easily talk for hours about the underlying geometry of a fresco or intricacies of foreshortening. It is easy to get swept up in his stories because his passion for history is contagious. He enlivens the art of the past so that you can make stylistic, thematic, and material connections with your contemporary art practice. He will teach you that we are constantly influenced by the reverberations of what has been made already. Analyzing and understanding this matrix of influences will illuminate what you value in our own work and give you a better understanding of the context for what you are making now.

The ability to critique is a skill built over time, and there is no one better to learn it from than Roger. As a teacher, Roger is direct. With a few swift strokes of his pencil, this adept draftsman can correct inaccurate anatomy or an imbalanced composition with almost annoying speed. He does it with a slight smile and steadfast encouragement. You will be pushed intellectually and artistically. You will have to be brave and ambitious, and you will learn not to hesitate to make changes, even dramatically so.

One of the most important aspects of maintaining an active art practice is community. There is so much value in surrounding yourself with people that are motivated, passionate, intelligent and encouraging. You want Roger as part of that community.

Your artistic future will be built upon the contributions of each individual in your artistic community. In fact, my own decision to mentor and teach art to students at both high school and college levels was strongly influenced by my admiration for my own instructor, Roger Brinker, and many of the pillars of my own teaching practice are built upon systems I learned in the years I studied with him.

Roger instilled in me a lifelong appreciation for learning and creating. He models for his students the importance of ritual, the daily practice of creating, and the value of the artistic process. He is a superb asset in any artist’s continuing education, and I recommend him highly.

~Jessica Bastidas

Learning any new skill can be difficult and intimidating. Having a teacher who’s knowledgeable and gives you clear, easy-to-understand direction makes a huge difference to your learning experience. I promise you, Roger Brinker is that teacher – he breaks down complicated concepts into clear core components, is eager to answer your questions and gives honest, constructive feedback.

Roger had a major impact on my work. He gave me the confidence to create the kind of artwork I’m producing today and helped push my work to new heights. Roger taught me Drawing I, Drawing II and Figure Drawing. He covered concepts like composition, arrangement, value studies, line weight, anatomy, perspective and more.

Roger’s approach to teaching has provided me with a strong tool kit to pull from that I still reference to this day as a working artist. I highly recommend Roger as an arts instructor: he has a keen eye for aesthetics, is a master in the Barnstone Method, and will give you the confidence you seek to discover, refine and grow your own unique style.

~Arta Cabrera

Course starts August 4th!

The Barnstone Method Intensive: Foundation in Drawing & Design

Roger Brinker

Enrollment is currently closed for our Spring Session: Stay tuned for our Fall Session Schedule

What you’ll learn

The Barnstone Method Intensive: Foundation in Drawing & Design

The Barnstone Method Intensive: Foundation in Drawing & Design course begins with the selection of a modest cast of characters to serve as the subject matter for your study. Beginning with a family of three bottles, students learn how to assess the particular proportions and shape characteristics of their subjects. Like observing the proportional differences between people, the careful examination of bottles reveals a subtle anatomy of simple geometric shapes that creates the unity and variety for a harmonic structure animating the entire composition.

$500 And Under Gallery

Enrollment is currently Closed for Our Spring Session: Stay tuned for our Fall Schedule

What is included in the class?
In addition to attending the live class over Zoom, you will have lifetime access to recordings of the class in full HD on Terracotta.
You will also have lifetime access to all of the resources (handouts, additional videos, etc) that the artist has shared, the class gallery, critiques, and your personal digital portfolio!
I want to join, but I can’t make the time- what should I do?
Join the waitlist! We let you know as soon as a new class is available with Roger.
What timezone is the class in?
Our classes are automatically listed in your own timezone.
How do critiques work on Terracotta?
Students submit work to be critiqued to the class gallery. Roger will then provide a video critique or a write-up alongside an annotated image; you'll be notified of the critique via email and you can access it in the class gallery or in your personal portfolio.
Do my critiques expire?
Nope! You can submit them whenever you are ready for critique.
What is your refund policy for live classes?
If you request a refund within 24 hours of purchase, we would be happy to issue you a full refund. If you aren't able to make it to class, you have lifetime access to the recordings. In the case of a class reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances, you'll have your choice of remaining in the class for the new dates, or receiving a full refund.
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Also Available: Self-Paced Training

Interested in self-paced options for design, palette control & color theory, figure drawing and the Golden Section?

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