About the instructor:
Tim Mandese, is a multiple award winning graphite pencil artist from central Florida, and a graduate of Florida Metropolitan University, with a degree in commercial art. As part of his commercial art training, there were required drawing classes. Having drawn a lot when he was younger, Tim was looking forward to these classes and it awake his old love of pencils. After honing his art and being awarded three best of show awards at the Florida State Fair, and central Florida's "Artworks" show, he took up teaching. Teaching for the next eight years, many of his students have gone on to successful careers in professional illustration with one even having one as Academy Award for her work in Hollywood. Most however, his "Draw What You See" method is a great foundation for anyone looking to further their skill, or springboard to greater things.