August 11-12, 2018, Portrait In Pastel With Gwenneth Barth-White

THE SIMPLE STEPS FOR STRONG PORTRAITURE

In this workshop, Gwenneth will show how to apply simple consecutive steps to build a strong portrait.

Working with a model, she’ll teach and demo one step at a time, allowing each student to complete that step before continuing to the next.

Students will paint one model every morning, and another every afternoon. This will give the opportunity to apply two different approaches to portraiture: in the morning, a classical, tonal and sculptural method on Canson mi-teintes paper. The strategy will be based on contrasting blocks of light and dark (values).

In the afternoon, with a different model, we’ll be working on white Clairfontaine’s Pastelmat or Dakota’s Pastel Premier Paper, creating a splashy, colorful diluted underpainting that will be the base for the second, more impressionistic painting. The strategy of contrasting warm and cool colors for maximum effect is the basis for the second method, it is with the idea of expanding more creatively once a knowledge of a classical value base is established.

While building our portraits, we’ll work on the three vital contrasts in painting:

The contrast of values.

The contrast of complimentary colors.

The contrast of lost and found edges.

Each morning starts with fun, fast value sketches to loosen up.

The workshop is $250.00 plus shared model fees.

Ms. Barth-White is a noted international pastellist and is one of the top three artists in her media (out of a pool of 100), according to Pastel Journal.

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Two 2-day workshops: Sept. 8-9, 2018 Painting the figure in interior and Sept. 15-16, 2018 Painting Seascapes with Mark Heid

PAINTING THE FIGURE IN INTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this two day workshop, you will study and work on paintings of figures in interior spaces. Artists like Vermeer employed this genre to create incredible paintings.

Topics covered will include:

– Compositional strategies that give your painting a strong visual statement

– Color strategies that will simplify your process without sacrificing bold color choices

– How to employ the design of an interior space to enhance your figure

– Prioritizing the elements of your painting and how that impacts your painting method

 

PAINTING SEASCAPES

Painting seascapes can be a challenging, but rewarding endeavor. In this workshop, we will be looking at painting seascapes and including different elements in our paintings to make them dynamic and impactful.

Topics covered will include:

-Using patterns and balance to compose seascapes

-Managing perspective when painting water

-Making color choices when painting water and sky

-Knowing what to include and exclude when making compositional decisions

-Thinking about how the figure can interact with seascapes/landscapes

-How to use abstraction to improve your realism

Special offer: 2 full workshops for $400 or $250 each, plus a model fee share.

May 15 -18, 2018, Colore: Great Traditions Explored with Robert Liberace


This class explores the “painterly” approach in the manner of 16th Venetian painting and drawing. This idea is represented best by North Italian Renaissance artists such as Titian and Veronese and influenced painters from Velasquez to Sargent. The “colorito” approach involves more mass oriented drawing materials such as charcoal, pastels and ink wash, and the painting method stresses the broad application of paint with an emphasis on color resulting in pictures with an atmospheric subtlety. The first two days will concentrate on drawing using the traditional mediums of ink wash and charcoals. Day three, four, and five will be focused on painting both the portrait and figure.

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Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared

Mar. 19-23, 2018, Figure and Studio Painting Workshop with Huihan Liu

Workshop Overview

This intensive 5-day workshop is design for painters who have already had painting experience but would like to continue improve craftsmanship as well as visual concept. The beginning of the class will focus on painting from the live model, and the last two days of class will focus on studio painting.

There will be a deep discussion regarding visual perception as well as aesthetic conception. Students will learn how to use a photo reference as a visual concept to develop a studio painting. They will use design, placement of composition and focal point, and paint from the model.

Students should bring their own photo references to the class for the studio painting assignment in the last two days. This project will be completed as a final presentation by end of the class. Huihan Liu will share his thoughts by doing one and half day formal demonstration and a slide presentation. Individual attention will be given throughout the workshop.

        

Huihan Liu Bio  

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1952. Huihan completed his formal art training at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art with a BFA in 1975. He taught in the art school of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art between 1979-1987. Huihan was a candidate and was accepted by the Graduate School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 1985. He went to the United States to further his study in 1987 and graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with an MFA in 1993. Huihan is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, an Artist Signature Member of California Art Club, and is the Graduate School Advisor of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Huihan was influenced by the 19th century academics from both the French and Russian schools who brought their ideas to the China art schools in the 50s. He has high regard for that group of Naturalists who believe in academic tradition and continue to portray scenes from ordinary life in the late 19th century。That inspiration took him on many trips to different regions in the world. He uses his paintings as a cultural bridge to connect people and to share their joyful moments and compassion with others.

Huihan’s paintings can be considered impressionistic realism, with a combination of primary field study and reference, and with a focus on compositional arrangement, color design, accurate detail, spontaneous brushstrokes and texture. In his figure painting, he pays close attention on the characteristics of people, their gestures and the atmosphere in order to suggest the hidden meanings of the piece.

When he was in China, he participated in many show exhibitions both regionally and at the national level. Huihan has been participating in many national shows and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. During the last twenty years, his paintings have won many awards such as, “Best of Show in Painting-John Scott People’s Choice Award,” in Western Rendezvous of Art; “Gold Medal for Best Painting” in California Art Club’s 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition; Gold Medal for the Master Signature Member at the Oil Painters of America National Show; as well as the Members’ Choice Award for The Master Signature Division in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Since 1997, Huihan’s work has been featured in articles by numerous national magazines such as Art of The West magazine; Southwest Art magazine; The International Artists magazine; The Artist’ Magazine and Western Architecture & Art magazine.

More info about Huihan Liu : From the E and W Huihan Liu AS17

Workshop Supply List

  • Studio Workshop Color Palette

Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Alzarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep, Permanent Rose, Dioxazine Purple or Permanent Blue Violet, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Hue, Ivory Black.

  • Mediums

Gamsol

Linseed Oil

  • Brushes

Signet Robert Simmons   #3, #5, #7   Flat       DickBlick

Fan Brush                         #4                             Utrecht

Rhenish Ultrecht Natural Curve Bristles   #10 Flat #6 Bright

Ultrecht Finest Interlocked #7 Filber

Rhenish Utrecht Kolinsky Red Sable #4, #6 Flat #6 round

  • Canvas

11”x 14” 5 pieces (neutral grey undertone)

9” x 12” 3 pieces (neutral grey undertone)

  • Wet Painting Carrier

Palette Knife

Paper towel

Pochade Paint Box with easel or tripod.

* The list of supply is only the suggestions.

Still Life Painting with Sue Foster

FosterS-Blue Flow w LemonsTuesday 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1 – 4pm

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.

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

Atelier Method Old Master Copy Drawing and Painting 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.

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

Atelier Method Fundamentals of Drawing

 
Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this class you will begin to bring eye and hand together through an understanding of how to create the illusion of space in two dimensions. Basic concepts will be introduced through specific excercises designed to teach you to see, think and then draw.  The consistant practice of drawing under instruction will facilitate continual opportunity to discuss and implement a sound drawing approach. Beginners and all levels welcome.

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

Feb. 16, 2018, “3 dimensional Expressions”: Artist Talk by Ed Jonas

Join nationally renowned portraitist and sculptor, Edward Jonas for a discussion of his approach to painting and sculpture, followed by an artist reception on Feb 16th, the night before his 2-day workshop, Sculpture for Painters, at Southern Atelier.

Free to the public! All are welcome!

One belief has accompanied Florida artist Edward Jonas throughout his 40-year career: it is that while abstract art speaks to the artist, realistic art speaks to the world. His high regard for the classical approach in both artistic techniques and teachings has brought not only high demand for his work but made him an advocate for change in art education programs. This belief led Ed to be co-founder and current Chair of the Portrait Society of America, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting the practice and appreciation of fine art portraiture and figurative works. This twenty-year-old international society, which is headquartered in Tallahassee, is supported by over 3,100 members that represent every state in the union and over twenty foreign countries.

Portrait subjects include Governor Buddy MacKay, U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam, Pete Peterson, families of professional golfer Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller and Jack Nicolas. He is also working on Governor Rick Scott’s official Gubernatorial portrait painting.  Recently, Ed has gained notice for his sculpture. His monumental bronze of two football players titled Sportsmanship stands at the west side of Doak Campbell Stadium. This past January saw the unveiling of his bronze of the founder of both Florida State University and the University of Florida, Frances Wayles Eppes, grandson of Thomas Jefferson.
Ed continues to make Florida his home and his studio time is now divided between assisting the Portrait Society in its educational mission and his portrait painting and sculpture commissions.

Feb 5,12,19, Watercolor Atelier with Vlad Yeliseyev

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Please call 941-753-7755 or email: info@SouthernAtelier.org.

A Painterly Approach to Oils with Patricia Sorg

Painterly Vivid Color in Oil:

Thursday Mornings, 9:30am – 12:30pm

emphasis of this course will be on how to think and see like a Painter, and how to capture the effects of light to create more powerful paintings using color and value.

With the natural order of the chromatic palette, students will learn to paint spontaneously with very loose, expressive brushstrokes, and to create drama and poetry in their paintings.  Close attention will be paid to design and orchestration of all the essential components of a painting.

Intermediate and advanced students only.

Painting Materials Supply List

Oil Colors (Colors are listed in the order they should appear on the palette, from left to right, and primarily of Winsor & Newton or Gamblin)

Earth Colors:

Raw Umber

Transparent Oxide Red

Yellow Ochre

Prismatic Colors:

Quinacridone Magenta

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium red light or Cadmium Scarlet

Indian Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Yellow Light

Viridian Hue (Winton)

Permanent Green Light

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Titanium White

Brushes

Bristle brushes- variety of sizes, #2- #12.

One or more palette knives

Palette and Mediums

Large Palette

Non-glass container with lid

Walnut Oil, or GAMSOL for cleaning brushes

*Note: turpentine, mineral spirits or any other toxic solvents prohibited in the studio*

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class