Old Master Copy Work with Charles Miano

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Wednesdays 10-12:30 AM  and 1-4 PM

This course will build an understanding of painting principles, processes and effects as handed down by example in the paintings of the ages. Starting with studies done with charcoal or a limited palette the student will explore and familiarize themselves with some works by influential masters and then will choose a painting to copy.

Still Life Painting with Sue Foster

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Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm & 1-4pm with Susan Foster

This oil painting class will equip an artist with the skills necessary to fulfill their artistic vision. In a progressive and comprehensive manner, Susan Foster will explain the nuances of her Painting technique in oil. Attention will be given to pictorial composition, accurate rendering of shapes, values and edges within the totality of the still-life arrangement.

10 ticket sessions – $250
1 individual session – $35

Summer Color and Light Seminars

Summer on the Gulf of Mexico is a magical time of year. Charles Miano, Director of Southern Atelier, in lieu of his regular classes will offer these seminars, which focus on the exploration of nature’s color and light. The Color and Light Seminars are designed to give participating artists and Miano assistants the unique opportunity of practicing color and light key life studies while enjoying the beauty of Florida’s natural environment. These seminars are planned to give participants a most comfortable and stimulating learning experience. 

These four seminars will equip artists with the holistic knowledge needed to understand from a prismatic standpoint how to mix and perceive colors, values, and edges to achieve realism in a variety of natural subjects.

Participants will come away with greater knowledge and skill, as well as completed studies and finished compositions.

The seminars will highlight how to understand open palette painting, the use of materials, impressionist color theory, mixing the proper paint consistency, the use of mediums, brush handling, calligraphy, and color as expression.

Learning checklist:

  • Mixing color
  • Palette knife
  • Brush techniques
  • Painting the light effect: indoor and outdoor, natural and artificial
  • Color theory fundamentals
  • Basic palettes
  • Prismatic palettes
  • Value systems
  • Color schemes and relationships
  • Color study quick sketch
  • Color design
  • Color harmony
  • Color modeling
  • Edges
  • Capturing the illusion of light
  • Making pictures

Color studies will be made in four categories:

Painting Beach Sunsets

May 26-28, 2017

Artists will sketch en plein air in the breezy evening on the Gulf of Mexico Lido Beach in Sarasota. They will then return to the studio to complete a Beach Sunset Composition from the studies.

Painting Floral Still Lifes

June 23-25, 2017

Artists will learn how to quickly sketch “Alla Prima,” the colorful harmonies and abstract patterns of some of nature’s most vibrant subject matter. This seminar will highlight color composition and painting from life under nature’s light.

Painting Children’s Portraits

July 28-30, 2017
Often without much experience, students contend with washed-out or chalky flesh tones when painting portraits, In this seminar, learn how to capture a likeness, as well as the vibrant tones of a young person’s skin tone.

Painting Tropical Birds of Florida

August 25-27, 2017
Join us in the Jungle Gardens for quick sketching of the tropical birds of Florida from life. Using these sketches, artists will then return to the studio to create paintings of life energy and vibrant colors.

Join Charles Miano for an experience of a lifetime in his exclusive summer Color and Light seminars at Southern Atelier. Reserve your space now as enrollment is limited. All levels are welcome to attend and to receive personal one-on-one training with a Master Artist and the founder of this ARC-approved Atelier. 

Tuition is $250 per seminar.
Each seminar is 2 1/2 days.
Participate in all four seminars and receive a discount of 15%.
(A split model fee is additional where applicable.)

To sign up, give us a call at 941-753-7755 or email us at info@southernatelier.org.

Portrait Drawing Intensive with Dan Thompson ~ April 1-2, 2017

This structured, two—day long (approximately a 8 hour pose) course will offer students a unique opportunity to engage, interpret and create a compelling drawing of the head and shoulders from life. Throughout the development of the long pose drawing, participants will be guided—by means of descriptions and demonstrations—on planar head landmarks, light and tonal effects on the flesh, construction and how perspective alters the appearance of structure, comprehending/interpreting form through dynamic mark making and expressive feature drawing. Criticism will exist in the form of lecture demonstrations (for planning and troubleshooting) and in one on one exchanges.

Dan Thompson has been awarded extensively for his artwork, receiving the Grand Prize for Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Erlebacher Award from the New York Academy of Art, two Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Awards for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran, two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, as well as many others. He has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

Dan Thompson co-founded two schools of Art in New York, NY: The Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art.  Mr. Thompson has served on the MFA faculty of the New York Academy of Art for fifteen years; he is both a faculty member of Studio Incamminati and an associate of the Artistic Advisory Committee. 

Dan Thompson’s work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, John Pence Gallery, Arcadia Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The John Noble Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, the National Arts Club, the United States Capitol and Beijing’s World Art Museum.  To read further, please visit DanThompsonArt.com.

 

Supply List:

Graphite Pencil: Mitsu-Bishi “Hi-Uni” graphite drawing pencils (4H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 4B) or

Tombow Mono 100 graphite drawing pencils;

Strathmore 400 white/cream drawing paper, 18×24” (brown cover, 80lb. weight);

OPTIONAL:  1 sheet of Strathmore 500 series, 2—ply, 23×29”, Bristol vellum (not plate)

blending stumps

kneaded erasers

tape

drawing board

A variety of clips for securing paper

Book List:

  • The Human Figure, Vanderpoel, John. H. The Inland Press, Chicago, 1907  (available on Dover Publications, New York, 1958)
  • The Practice and Science of Drawing, Speed, Harold.  Seeley, Service and Co. Ltd.,  London, 1917.  (also available on Dover Publications, New York, 1972)
  • Draftsman’s Handbook, Keller, Deane G. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 2003
  • The Art of Seeing and Painting, Hensche, Henry. Portier Gorman Publications, 1988.
  • Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, Peck, Stephen Rogers. Oxford University Press, 1951
  • Modeling and Sculpting the Human Figure, Lanteri, Eduard. Dover Publications, Inc.  1986 (originally published 1911)

Painting Luscious Floral Still Life with Effigies with Teresa Oaxaca ~ Jan 27th-29th, 2017

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Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona.

This 3-day workshop will teach still life painting using both direct and indirect methods. Students will receive a lecture and two instructor demos, and given opportunity to make two such paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model.  Drawing, composition, value, color and edges will be discussed as well as art materials.

During the lecture and the class the symbolism and significance of vanitas themes, masks and dolls and other votives or human or animals effigies will be discussed in history and in current practice.  An effigy (a representation of a person, especially in the form of a sculpture)- helps provide anomaly and interest, both contextually and aesthetically, in an otherwise wild and living arrangement of plants.  The human brain, hard wired to see and recognize faces and make sense of disorder, can find endless hours of study in creating, painting and admiring arrangements such as this.

Tuition $465

 

Special Opening Night/ Masquerade Ball Vernissage at Miano Gallery

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate a showing of original works by figurative artist Teresa Oaxaca at M Gallery.

on Jan 26th at  6:00pm at Southern Atelier.

(Please come dressed in masquerade for the occasion!)

 

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Workshop Supply list 

Palette:

This is the recommended palette I use (Pigments Available at Natural Pigments We

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http://www.naturalpigments.com/teresa-oaxaca-palette.html

Basic Palette:

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade

Antica Green Earth

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Lemon Ochre (Yellow Ochre)

Chrome Yellow Primrose (cadmium yellow)

Lead Tin Yellow Dark (naples yellow)

Orange Molybdate (cadmium orange)

Pozzuoli Red (Venetian Red)

Alizarin Crimson

Cypress Umber Raw Dark (raw umber)

Lead White #1 (or titanium)

Bone Black (Ivory Black)

A red (Vermillion of Cadmium red light)

 Extended Palette:

Vermillion (Cadmium Red) IMPORTANT please make sure you have one

Maya Blue

Cobalt Chromite Blue (Cerulean Blue)

Verona Green Earth

French Umber

Mediums:

Oleogel

Expoxide Oil

Rublesol (odourless mineral spirits)

Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (shown in parentheses) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors.  The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint.  You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.

 Supports:

2 18×24 inch canvases (stretched or mounted on panel, or on dibond)

oil primed canvas is preferable.  You may also go bigger.

 

Jove Wang: Instinct and Feeling- an Exhibition of New Works- December 4th

Jove Wang: Instinct and Feeling– an Exhibition of New Works

Sunday, December 4th, 6 PM

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Come join us for a remarkable exhibition of paintings by renowned Master artist Jove Wang. Jove’s theme of “Instinct and Feeling” as the most important part of the painting process is clearly presented in this collection of paintings featuring the peoples and places of both China and of Sarasota, Florida.

Light refreshments, Tea and Chinese appetizers will be enjoyed along with live music. This event is open to the Public.

“Facial Features, Forms and Expressions”: Sculpture for Painters with Edward Jonas ~ 17th – 18th February 2017

Fundamentals of Likeness

ed-jonasIn art schools, up until the middle of the 20th century, it was a fundamental practice to require all art students to master their drawing skills before advancing to painting and sculpture. And for the study of the human figure it was obligatory to work in both disciplines as it provided a clearer understanding of space, form and movement.
Join us as renowned sculptor, Ed Jonas, explains the “Fundamentals of Likeness” which is important for both painters and sculptors.
This class will demonstrate “how to” sculpt the feature and explain how these shapes and forms alter when showing different facial expressions and emotions.

An understanding of the proper shape and proportions of the nose, eyes, mouth, and ears will make drawing and painting those surfaces much more successful when you “know” what you are observing.

male-youthThe class will cover:

  • How to properly sculpt facial features.
  • What to look for and how to see when sculpting.
  • How shapes and forms alter when showing different facial expressions and emotions
  • Racial and gender variations and characteristics
  • Understanding features that can share a commonality in unique characteristics.
  • Thinking visually and then developing your ideas in wax sketches.
  • Mold making ideas and options.
  • The keys to gaining a likeness and expression in your work.

Workshop fee: $385 + model share 

Materials list:

Modeling Clay.  Plastilene also called plasticene or plastilina.

There are two types of sculpting clay, oil-based clay and water based clay sometimes called earthen clay. The instructor will be using an oil-based clay but students may follow their preference.

Armature for sculpture of life size human head.

These can be purchased pre-made  (Jack Richeson Art Materials, Sculpture House, or The Complete Sculptor ) or the instructor can send instructions on how to build your own.

Calipers and metric ruler.

Spatula, like a cake frosting type an/or putty knife.

Small wax sculpting tools, if you have them, popsicle sticks can be used just as well when trimmed down with an exacto-knife.

Plumb bob and string. optional.

Traditional Realism: Alla Prima Oil Painting with Max Ginsburg ~ March 6-10, 2017

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Painting from life WORKSHOP

In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing.  The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters.  Max will critique each student’s painting daily, give painting from life demonstrations, and give talks about contemporary and traditional art in relation to the paintings we are doing in this workshop.

WORKSHOP FEATURES:

* Live models daily

* Studies and long poses

* Ginsburg critiques and demonstrations daily

* Discussion of the concepts and procedures CONCEPTS EXPLORED

* Capture the unique character of the model

* Observing form and proportions carefully

* See color as form, using warm and cool colors

* Consider the illusion of depth

* See and paint the relationships of form

Dates:  March 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Price:  $850

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Giving Challenge 2016

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It’s right around the corner: Tuesday, September 20 at 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 21, at 12:00 pm.

 

Make Your Contribution Count!

Dear Friends of Southern Atelier,

This year, Southern Atelier proudly participates in the 2016 Giving Challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Over the last few years, people who care in Southwest Florida have infused more than $8 million into our community through the Giving Challenge, an exciting day of online giving. We are asking you to join the challenge for the Southern Atelier and make an impact on our artistic community.

Southern Atelier’s mission is to provide a dynamic teaching program to train highly-skilled artists. In the past years, Southern Atelier has offered rigorous instruction to hundreds of student-artists in painting, drawing and sculpture. In addition to regular classes this year, seven workshops featured visiting artists. Our classical art history lectures have highlighted the historical significance of art. Our doors were open for the Sarasota Fine Arts Society’s Art Tour, and this summer we offered Summer Camp for high school and middle school students.

When you donate funds to Southern Atelier, you support classically trained artists who themselves make an impact both on the world and the local community. Your contribution means that the lessons of the past masters of art can be brought forward to new generations of artists and art lovers. Help the Southern Atelier achieve these goals and help artists create amazing contemporary, classical art by contributing funds for:

  • a certified art degree program and expanded course offerings
  • a summer program for youth that can pass along both the appreciation of art and the skills to create it
  • partnerships within the community for art exhibitions and lecture series
  • operational expenses to help keep the Atelier’s doors open
  • improvements to the studio space
  • purchase of new equipment such as a TV monitor, lighting and supplies
  • web site design and upkeep
  • scholarship endowment

From noon on Tuesday, September 20 until noon on Wednesday, September 21, please contribute to Southern Atelier by following the Giving Challenge link. It’s easy to do, and the Southern Atelier will benefit hugely by your donation. Every dollar counts, and the earlier the donations come in, the more the matching funds we can receive from the Sarasota Community Foundation’s legacy donors.

Every dollar you donate to Southern Atelier brings a matching amount from the Patterson Foundation!

That means a 2:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution and a 1:1 match for returning donor’s contribution (up to $100 per donor). Wow! Your generous donation could mean a lot to Southern Atelier!

Plus, $51,000 in prizes are offered to nonprofits that cultivate the highest totals of dollars.

How Do You Make Your Contribution?

Credit/debit card donations must be received during the 24-hour period online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. So, mark your calendars now and on Sept. 20—21, go online and make your contribution.

Go to www.givingpartnerchallenge.org and type in Southern Atelier in the search bar in the top right of the page.Or, you can go directly to this link:  https://givingpartnerchallenge.org/npo/southern-atelier-inc

Follow the instruction to donate.

The Giving Challenge site will not be live to accept donations until September 20 at noon through September 21 at noon. 

Southern Atelier thanks you for your donation. Visit our web site to for details about classes and upcoming workshops in drawing and painting. Come in on Tuesday, September 20 for a “Draw Till You Drop” open studio day, from 9:30am—8pm. There will be something for everyone to draw and paint.  We’ll be having a great time!

 

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Partner funders do not receive fees of any kind from donations made during the Giving Challenge.

 

 

Youth Afterschool Course with Elizabeth Jenness

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[returning in the fall!]

Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The goal of these classes is to provide skill-based learning to create a deeper understanding of the visual imagery that is all around us. At the Atelier we believe that anyone has the ability to create art,  by learning basic skills such as those implemented by Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Each lesson will encourage a child’s creativity while asking them to analyze what they see and apply it in a variety of different exercises.

The classes will focus on emphasizing form primarily using charcoal to establish and build upon a foundation of traditional drawing.

If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Elizabeth Jenness at elijebrg@mail.com.