Workshops

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You’ve seen his work in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, products, books, films, and on TV… now spend three days learning the art of caricature from one of the best in the business!

Longtime caricaturist, humorous illustrator, and one of MAD Magazine’s principal members of the “Usual Gang of Idiots” Tom Richmond teaches his approach, process, and trade secrets of the art of caricature in an intense, three day caricature workshop in locations all over the world. Limited to a total of 12 students, you’ll get plenty of personal, one-on-one critique and instruction from Tom throughout the course of the workshop as well as full class exercises, lectures and tons and tons of drawing.

Whether your interests are with doing live caricature, illustration, comics or just caricature in general, you will not find a more hands on, informative, and dynamic opportunity to learn the art form than at one of Tom’s workshops. He will share his observations of specific subjects, explain what he looks for and how he chooses to exaggerate a face, demonstrate his process both with live caricature and illustration, demo his techniques and share his over three decades of knowledge over a fantastic three day experience. Tom will draw along with the students throughout the workshop, examining and caricaturing face after face while explaining how he approaches specific elements and how he draws them to great effect.

The truly invaluable element of these workshops is the personal interaction, feedback and instruction Tom provides each student. Limited to only 12 participants, Tom watches each student draw, examines their strengths and weaknesses, and provides instruction and draws along with them to help each participant better develop their caricature skills according to their goals. Video lessons provide only general instruction. These hands-on workshops allows you to get direct, one-on-one feedback and ask and have answered specific questions in a small, personal setting.

What students are saying:

“Tom may have wrote the bible on caricature, but his workshop left me with an energy that is going to push my art forward. Something you can’t get in a book, his or anybody else’s.”Brian Smales, Eagan MN 2016

“As a beginner to drawing caricatures I found Mr. Richmond’s workshop invaluable for helping me get off on the right path.  The structure of the workshop and Tom’s critiquing of my work really opened my eyes and helped me in the areas I needed it the most.  I highly recommend attending his workshop in conjunction with reading his book ‘The Mad Art of Caricature‘.”Chris Biad, Orlando FL 2016

“I loved Tom Richmond’s workshop. As a beginning artist, I wasn’t sure I’d fit in but whether you’ve been doing caricatures for twenty minutes or twenty years, you’ll learn a lot through his blend of live demonstrations and encouraging one-on-one instruction. My caricature skills improved measurably over the course, and I highly recommend the workshop for beginners and professionals alike.” – Benjamin Radford, author of ten books including Bad Clowns- Las Vegas 2017

“Tom’s workshop was as fun as it was educational. In just a few short days, I managed to learn techniques that would’ve taken me ages to grasp by myself. You’d be hard pressed to find a more exciting and enjoyable method to discover or improve in the art of caricature. I can’t possibly recommend it enough.”Jason Fisher, Orlando FL 2016

“Tom provided a great weekend, full of solid instruction…and fun! He is not only a master caricaturist but also a gifted teacher. The class ranged from beginners to seasoned professionals. Everyone benefited from his teaching and one-on-one critiques. As someone with 26 years experience, I can’t recommend this workshop highly enough”Michael Smith, Orlando FL 2016

“Tom Richmond workshop- worth every penny.  Loads of drawing and critiques equal amazing changes to styles of drawing.  Thank you so much will definitely sign up for another class. Disney guests were thrilled with my new style of drawing.”– Donna Clark, Orlando FL 2016

“Tom Richmond’s workshop was an awesome experience. I’d love to take this workshop again next year. I like how Tom didn’t pull any punches when he critiqued my work. He saw several things that I was doing wrong that I didn’t even notice, but he also told me how to fix those things. I took plenty of notes, and I’m going to be focused on those specific areas of my drawing this year!”- James Thomas, Orlando 2016

“Tom’s workshop was tremendously good! His ability to explain matters in the same way he does caricatures – straight on, easy and clear – is absolutely awesome. Whatever level any participant has, Tom is able to pick anybody up at his or her very level and will point out ways of improving anybodies work!”
– Thomas Jahn, Munich 2017

“My goal for the workshop was to sharpen my eye, and to see the caricatures we all are drawing. I feel Tom helped me in the right direction with his one on one constructive advice. Tom is a great teacher who can see where to set in no matter what level of expertise you are at. Beginner or seasoned professional you will learn a great deal. As always at these workshops, I get super inspired to draw, draw, draw, now I can’t stop drawing!”– Allan Buch, Munich 2017

Each workshop will feature:

  • Presentation/lecture on caricature theory
  • Class demos/instruction of Tom’s inking, digital color, and live caricature techniques
  • Class drawing activities/exercises
  • One on one instruction with Tom
  • Catered lunch on one of the workshop days
  • Personal critique of student portfolios
  • After class social time

Each workshop also includes:

  • A signed copy of The Mad Art of Caricature and Sketch o’the Week, Vol 1
  • An Artist’s Proof of one of Tom’s “Batman” Prints
  • Your “live” style caricature drawn by Tom
  • Custom Caricature Workshop T-shirt or print featuring caricatures of the entire class with art by Tom
  • Random other goodies

Cost: $500

This unique opportunity to work side by side with and learn from one of the world’s best known caricature illustrators is not to be missed! Below is a list of our upcoming workshop locations and dates. Click on any to read the details of the event and place a deposit to reserve your spot today!

Eagan, MN: April 28-30th, 2017- Thanks to all who participated!

Eagan, MN: May 5-7th, 2017- Thanks to all who participated!

Pittsburgh PA: June 9-11th, 2017- Thanks to all who participated!

Munich, Germany: July 7-9th, 2017- Thanks to all who participated!

Long Island City, NY: Aug 8-10 2017-Thanks to all who participated!

Eagan, MN: September 15-17th, 2017- SOLD OUT! Contact us to go on the waitlist

Coming in 2018:

Seegen, Switzerland: Aug 10-12 2018-Workshop booked through the Cartoon-Schule. Click Here for details.

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