Brock Alius was born in Utah 1987. His formative study took place over the course of 5 years, under the direction of an alumnus of the Florence Academy of Art. Upon graduating he was the head instructor at the Center for Academic Study locat- ed in Springville, Utah, for 2 years. His responsibilities were in- structing representational drawing and painting students in core principles of craft and technique. Brock currently contin- ues to teach privately, and develop his own work. He has re- ceived an honorable mention in the Shades of Gray Drawing Competition for Drawing Magazine, Tuition Scholarship, Portrait Society of America, Second Place Scholarship Art Renewal Cen- ter, Alpine Fellowship Program Fellow Recipient, and a winner of Southwest Art Magazine 21 under 31 Artists to Watch.
My area of focus is traditional, representational drawing and oil painting techniques. Through my instruction participants will gain the knowledge of how to accurately interpret and repre- sent something seen, including portraiture, still life and land- scape, as well as effective and safe use of materials, charcoal, pencil and oil paint. Foundational principles will encompass concepts like achieving accurate proportions, rendering light and shadow, and mixing accurate color. Such principles are also not limited to fine art but are widely applicable to other crea- tive areas that require realistic artwork like graphic and