Composition Endorsements

“After four years at a prestigious art college, Marshall introduced me to important concepts I’d never before encountered. Even now, those are the concepts I think about every time I sit down to do a painting.”
Chris Appelhans
Concept Artist for Monster House,
Coraline, and Fantastic Mr. Fox
“Marshall’s Composition Class. One of the most important classes I’ve ever taken.”
Justin Sweet
“One of the most respected teachers of this topic in the Los Angeles area.”
LA Academy of Figurative Art
“An enlightening, well-paced, intellectually and artistically challenging course. I had never had ‘composition’ taught to me so clearly and comprehensively before. Kudos, Marshall! A must-have course for visual artists.”
—Christian Hill
Comic Artist & Instructor at CSUF
“I got more practical knowledge from that [Composition] class than from many of my other art classes. Those principles apply to Graphic Design too.”
Lana Le
Graphic Designer, New York, NY
“I can’t begin to explain how amazing your Composition Course was, I simply loved it. I live in the valley so I had to drive a little over a hour to get home, as I drove my mind absorbed the knowledge that was just given to me and how it relates to my life and work. Thank you so much, you have gained a returning student.”
—Daniel Urbach
“Very inspiring and useful for my work. Thank you so much. It was a great class.”
Charles Hu
“The composition course is far beyond expectations. You have the answers to what I have been searching for. I like to put feeling into my work, and now I know how. I want you to know that these workshops are straightening out my brain.”
—Dorene Linnen
“I can’t begin to thank you enough. You can captivate and educate like no other.”
Ron Lemen
Illustrator and Founder of Studio 2nd Street
“If you want to be a wiser, more knowledgeable and competent artist, go see Marshall Vandruff.”
Drew Struzan