ABOUT BRENT EVISTON

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Garrett Evans filming Brent Eviston at F+W Media's studio in Fort Collins, Colorado

Brent Eviston has taught drawing for more than 20 years in museums, galleries art studios and art schools. In 2015 he began teaching drawing and figure drawing online. Brent has had tens of thousands of students in over 150 countries. He is committed to bringing students clear, concise instruction that produces dramatic improvement in his students ability to draw.

SELECTED TEACHING

The Art & Science of Drawing - Brent designed and developed his own online drawing program which is currently a bestselling course on Udemy and is also featured on Artists Network and Skillshare.  Since its launch in 2016 it has enrolled more than 30,000 students in over 150 countries.  This unique program teaches the fundamentals of master drawing through 40 concise lessons each with a specific project. His student base is growing rapidly with thousands of new enrollments each month.

Artist Network University / F+W Media - Brent was brought to F+W Media's production facilities in Fort Collins, Colorado and Cincinnati, Ohio to develop and film courses on the fundamentals of figure drawing.  F+W Media is one of the most prominent producers of art instructional resources in the country.  Brent is currently working on future projects with F+W.

Evolution Academy for the Arts - Eureka, CA 2015 to 2017 -  Master Drawing Instructor with a focus on Figure Drawing and Anatomy at this dynamic atelier style studio that merges traditional art instruction with contemporary and experimental practices.

Extended Education Faculty @ Humboldt State University - Arcata, California 2014 to 2017 - Taught observational drawing through the Osher Lifelong Learning program and utilizing HSU's resources including the Walker Greenhouse, and the Science Departments anatomical collections.

Eureka Studio Arts – Eureka, California  2013 to 2015 - Taught traditional master draftsmanship including figure drawing and human anatomy in this atelier style studio.

Mendocino Art Center – Mendocino, California 2015 – Guest instructor teaching workshops in both traditional and contemporary drawing including a Bone Drawing workshop utilizing human and animal bones including sections of a blue whale skeleton generously loaned by the NOYO Center for Marine Science.

Arcata Arts Institute – Arcata, California 2014 to 2016 - Drawing Instructor and Guest Lecturer focusing on the intersection of traditional and contemporary drawing.

College of the Redwoods – Eureka, California 2013 – Guest Lecturer

Morris Graves Museum of Art – Eureka, California 2012 - Taught the Creativity Academy, a program that introduces teens to the materials and methods of art and design with a focus on creative problem solving. 

California Art Education Association - Pasadena, California 2011 - Master Figure Drawing Workshop at the 2011 California Arts Educator’s Conference held in Bakersfield, California.

Bakersfield Museum of Art - Bakersfield, California 2004 - 2011 - Taught Master Draftsmanship, Figure Drawing and Artistic Anatomy as well as numerous, innovative youth programs to underserved populations of the Southern San Joaquin Valley. 

PS Arts - Venice, California 2011 - Instructed youth classes in an outreach program in Kings County, California.

AWARDS & HONORS

Best New Instructor of 2017 on Udemy - Out of thousands of instructors, Udemy, an online learning platform, selected Eviston and two others as their Best New Instructors of 2017

Kinetic Convergences, An Animation Collaboration with Steven Vander Meer was accepted to the Longmont Front Range Film Festival, 2016 Longmont, CO 

Work from Eviston's Bluebeard's Castle series was chosen to promote the Arcola Theater's production of Bela Bartok's opera of the same name. 2015 London, England.

Visiting Artist - The Arts Council of Kern, 2012 Bakersfield, CA

Honorary Mention - Visual Arts Festival - Juried Group Exhibition @ The Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2011 Bakersfield, CA 

Honorary Gardener for Joe Brubaker’s Exquisite Garden Project @ The Bakersfield Museum of Art2010 Bakersfield, CA 

5-Time First Place Winner - Via Arte Annual Street Painting Festival, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 & 2005   Bakersfield, CA

EDUCATION

Otis College of Art and Design - Los Angeles, California - Environmental Design Program 1998-2001