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An Evening in the Studio with Emil Robinson

Public Drawing Demonstration
by Emil Robinson

Saturday, February 20th from 6pm-10pm. Doors open at 5:30pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Online RSVP and payment is recommended.
Walk-in attendance will be accepted until we reach capacity.
All seating is first-come first served.



$15 general admission
$5 student (with valid school I.D.)

**Exact change appreciated

Open to the public! Join local artist and educator Emil Robinson for an in-depth figure drawing demonstration and discussion. Known for his exquisite pastel renderings of the figure, Robinson will share every step of his process, while completing several drawings over the course of the evening. Robinson will draw for approximately 2 ½ hours with a brief wine/refreshment intermission, and conclude with a short lecture and discussion session. Seating will be provided, and will be on a first-come first-served basis. Observers are welcome to come and go quietly throughout the evening’s demonstration.


About the artist:

Emil Robinson is an artist known for his dream-like figurative imagery. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).

Robinson was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1981. He received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and his bachelor of arts from Centre College in Danville Kentucky in 2003. In 2007 he received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, an international organization that allowed him to spend six months painting in London.

In 2009, he was a prize winner in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Recently Emil has been chosen for solo exhibitions in London and the Taft Museum of Art here in Cincinnati. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions of contemporary art.

More information about Emil Robinson can be found at:

LOCATION: All courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.

Drawing horses and easels as well as storage shelf space are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions is also available.
Course participants should provide for their own supplies and drawing board.


Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar



All drawings by Emil Robinson


Manifest's 13th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

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