Bryan Thompson

Instructor at the Chastain Art Center and Gallery. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level Drawing classes which include Basic Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Natural Landscape Drawing, and Figure Drawing.  

Unveiling Artistry: Bryan Thompson at Chastain Art Center and Gallery

Nestled within the vibrant heart of Atlanta’s Chastain Park, Bryan Thompson stands as a luminary figure at the esteemed Chastain Art Center and Gallery. As an instructor par excellence, his artistic journey has been marked by a dedication to nurturing budding talents across various proficiency levels. With a canvas steeped in over a decade of pedagogical finesse, Bryan’s portfolio extends from college-level academics to the intricacies of conceptual design.

Bryan’s expertise unfolds through a spectrum of classes, catering to the creative aspirations of enthusiasts ranging from novices to adept artists. Drawing serves as his primary domain, where he orchestrates Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level sessions. From the foundational Basic Drawing to the nuanced realms of Portrait Drawing, Natural Landscape Drawing, and Figure Drawing, Bryan’s classes weave a tapestry of technical prowess and artistic insight.

His teaching philosophy hinges on honing precision, perspective, and the interplay of light and shadow, encapsulating classical techniques. By adeptly guiding his students, Bryan instills the art of accurate proportions, coaxing three-dimensional illusions onto paper with finesse reminiscent of the masters.

Beyond the classroom, Bryan’s artistic vision thrives as a Concept Designer. His specialization spans Character and Creature Design, Environments, and Prop Design, elucidating his multi-dimensional mastery over visual storytelling.


December’s Artistic Odyssey

As December dawns upon us, Bryan’s workshops beckon those eager to delve into the realm of artistry. Two captivating endeavors await—the Basic Beginner Drawing for Adults and the Beginner Portrait Drawing for Adults.

In the Basic Beginner Drawing workshop, Bryan unveils the secrets of constructing fundamental geometric forms—Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, and Cube. Through an intricate interplay of value characteristics and tonal patterns, students traverse the path toward crafting three-dimensional illusions. Building upon these foundational principles, the workshop navigates through progressively complex forms, harnessing the same meticulous methodologies.

Meanwhile, the Beginner Portrait Drawing for Adults embarks on a captivating journey through the intricate landscape of the human head. Breaking down its essence into elemental geometric shapes, participants dive into modifying and refining these forms. With an astute eye for detail, Bryan navigates through the landscape of facial landmarks, unraveling the nuances of accurate proportions. Delving into analytical drawings and renderings of individual features—the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth—the workshop culminates in the synthesis of these elements, birthing striking and lifelike portraits.

Bryan Thompson’s classes stand as portals to an enchanting world where artistry meets technique, and imagination takes flight. His commitment to fostering artistic growth is an invaluable asset to Atlanta’s creative community, inviting enthusiasts to embark on an artistic odyssey that transcends boundaries and embraces the limitless realms of creativity.