March 19th, Master Demo by Huihan Liu

Sign up for an extraordinary portrait painting demonstration from life by Huihan Liu, an internationally recognized Master Chinese-American painter. This is the artist’s first visit to Florida and to Southern Atelier. We are very honored to have this opportunity to observe him work and get an excellent insights into his methods, qualities of brush work and attitudes toward his narrative painting. Join us!

May 1, Giving Partner Challenge/ Drink -N- Draw

Feb. 17-18, 2018 ,”Facial Features, Forms and Expressions”: Sculpture for Painters with Edward Jonas

Fundamentals of Likeness

In 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 ed-jonasdisciplines 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.

The 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.

Jan. 19-21, 2018. Red Chalk Drawing- An Expressive Journey with Charles Miano

Join Southern Atelier Founder, Charles Miano, on a journey of expression as he teaches the secret fundamentals of Red Chalk Drawing in large format. Charles has devised a method of using Red Chalk that reflects his love and admiration of the Old Masters while at the same time communicating inner expression and contemporary elegance.

Artists will learn to go beyond the basics and begin to express their deepest intentions along with emotion, spirit, time and consciousness.

Life, naturalness and expressive spontaneity will also be stressed as well as form, function and anatomy.

Charles will explain the nuances of red chalk drawing as it applies to direct observation of the live model. Blocking -in shapes, tone masses, edges as well as morphology will be explained and demonstrated throughout the workshop. Artists will learn important technical aspects of the medium including how to stretch paper and a special sizing preparation. In addition, Charles will expound upon the historical importance of red chalk and how Masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael all utilized it’s tremendous potential.

Cost: $450 + Model Share

Red Chalk Supply List ( Large Format)

Chalks:

Conte A Paris Pencils: sanguine, white

Conte A Paris Chalk: sanguine, white

Nupastel: Sanguine

Prismacolored pencils: terra cotta, white

Prismacolor verithins: terra cotta, white

Prismacolor col-erase: terra cotta, white

Large Cradled Panel Drawing Board: Brown hardboard cradled with braces.

30 x 40 inches or 24 x 48 inches

(These should be prepared prior to the workshop)

Paper:

Roll of Strathmore 400 paper

(paper will be stretched on the Cradeled Panel)

Preparation: Stain: 1 part amber shellac, 2 parts clear shellac, 8 parts Isopropyl alcohol (91%) Liquitex clear gesso

(Most supplies will be stocked at the school store)

 

 

Color and Light Lab/ Edges


It has been said that Edges are the poetry, spirit and soul of a painting. While many admire the deft use of edges in master paintings, few have unlocked the secret to their use. Join Charles Miano on an exploration of this fundamental element of oil painting which can add beauty and intensity of emotion to your work.

In this Lab, Miano will outline a system for edge comparison. He will illustrate and demonstrate a clear method for interpreting the life we behold onto canvas, using secret components from the rich cultural tradition of painting. Atmosphere, color, light, values, forms and planes all give evidence toward the creation and design of edges in a painting. Each work of art should have a spontaneous and natural effect which can be made apparent with proper edge design. With the ultimate goal of “light effect”, Miano will teach exercises designed to improve one’s ability to see artistically.

Join us for this unique educational experience which explores a major principle in the art of seeing!

Supply list and details will be distributed upon registration.

Date: Nov.25-26th, 2017   from 9:30am-4:00pm

Cost: $250/per

Please email or call for registration!

Oct 14-15, Color & Light Lab: Understand Color Values with Charles Miano

Learning to accurately portray Color Values is the key to describing our visual experience in Painting. In this 2-day Oil Painting Lab, artists will learn to describe the “light effect”, using a range of tonal values. Participants will focus on how to create the correct value of the colors we perceive by simplifying them. A strong emphasis will be placed on half-tone painting, which can give a picture the proper sense of 3- dimensionality. Value studies will be made using a traditional system of comparison.

Artists will be working mostly with a monochromatic palette. Both open and closed grisaille painting will be taught and demonstrated throughout the workshop as well as some color note comparisons. Artists will work from a simple subject of their choice.

All are welcome to join Educator, Charles Miano of Southern Atelier on this visual journey of learning to “see” as an artist.

Date: Oct.14 – 15th, 2017 from 9:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $250/per

Art of Wellness Program

The New Self-Care Class Series

Fall Program

Presented By:

Richard Schulman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Thursday 9/14 10:30am-Noon

Foundations of a Holistic Psychotherapy

Process and Technique: Talk and Touch

Patterns and Meaning

Trance and Memory

Trauma

Other Phenomena: Birth, Surgery, Death

Addiction

Karma and Spirit

Richard Schulman, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida since 1987. Dr.
Schulman is the author of The Labyrinth of Healing: The Emotional Shifting Process, a book describing a new mind/body therapy he developed. He has wide experience, having worked in many different settings: Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit; Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit; Adolescent Residential Treatment Program; Dual Diagnosis Adolescent Program: Psychosomatic Medicine Unit; Program Coordinator Eating Disorders Program; and Clinical Director of a Chronic Pain Management Unit. He is a former Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

Presented By:

Tiffany Fradley, LMT, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Thursday 9/28 6:00-7:30pm


Students will acquire basic understanding of the different metabolic body types according to Ayurveda
(India’s Ancient Holistic Healing Art). A self-test will be offered to determine your body type. The class will guide you through seasonal grocery lists, enable you to experience herbs, aromatherapy and holistic daily practices for wellness. With an understanding of your body type you can be empowered to make
conscious choices regarding your Self Care and know how to nourish yourself as you
flow through the dynamic balance of life. The class will include:

  • Ayurveda’s 5 Element Theory – Your World
  • Seasons, Cycles & Body Types – Your Changes
  • Living the Balanced Life – Your Routine
  • Daily Self Care Tips – Your Practice
  • Guides for Daily Living – Your Resources

Tiffany has been practicing in Sarasota as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 11 years and an Ayurvedic
Practitioner for 12 years. She has studied and apprenticed under world-renowned practitioners in the United States and in Mexico. Tiffany is also the owner of Sattva Holistic Health, an organic line of therapeutic herbal teas, body oils and spice blends. Her approach to Ayurveda is very applicable, interactive, and suited for a Western mind to understand and implement.

Thursday 10/12 10:30am-Noon

“All disease begins in the gut” ~ Hippocrates. Come explore how research continues to prove this truth and how vital it is to keep your inner garden healthy and flourishing so you may enjoy optimal wellness

During this lively and interactive discussion, you will:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut
  • Understand how gut microbes can be impacted from birth through adulthood
  • Identify medication, nutrient deficiencies, food, lifestyle, stress, and
    environmental factors that influence the gut
  • Learn effective and tangible steps you can take to heal from within

Join Julie and be inspired to improve your health, vitality, longevity, and creativity…from the inside out!  

Julie’s private practice, JBS Nutrition & Wellness, LLC, provides a highly comprehensive and holistic approach to achieve optimal wellness and healing from within. Julie has 20 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Functional & Integrative Nutritionist, and Certified Wellness Coach, helping those who struggle with health related imbalances. She is passionate about restoring hope, healing, and health.

Julie’s approach is highly-personalized and uses integrative functional nutrition therapies, targeted supplementation, testing, coaching, and compassion to help clients discover a peaceful gut and abundant living!

All class sessions are $35. Register for all classes at Southern Atelier Center of Fine Art, 7226 21st Street East Sarasota.  www.southernatelier.org  941-753-7755

Nov. 13-17, Traditional Realism: Alla Prima Oil Painting with Max Ginsburg


Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4–7pm.

Artist Talk and Reception

You won’t want to miss this unique lecture from one of the great Master Artists of our time, Max Ginsburg. Mr. Ginsburg will talk about his work dealing with social issues, multi-figure paintings, and the influence of Old Masters in terms of their social concepts and realist skills. He will present some of his paintings completed over the last incredible 61 years of work. A question and answer session and a reception will follow his presentation. Please join us!

Cost for this amazing experience: $25.

Students who are registered to attend Mr. Ginsburg’s week-long workshop (11/13/2017 through 11/17/2017) are admitted free of charge.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:30 until 12pm.

Painting Demonstration

Join us for a morning to observe Master Artist Max Ginsburg as he demonstrates his art. He will paint, alla prima, a portrait study of a model. Starting on a blank canvas and without a preliminary pencil or charcoal drawing, Mr. Ginsburg will block in the basic shapes with respect to design, shapes, values, and especially proportions. He will then develop the forms using color, essentially mixtures of cool and warm colors. His goal is to capture the unique character of the model through the unique relationship of forms that he observes. He paints the forms he sees, not those he knows or has memorized. This requires constant and careful observation–or good drawing–for the duration of the painting. Mr. Ginsburg will discuss his process and entertain questions during the model breaks.

Cost for this once in a lifetime experience is $75. There is no additional cost for students who are registered for Mr. Ginsburg’s week-long workshop (11/13/2017 through 11/17/2017).

Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17, 2017,

9:30 until 4pm daily.

Workshop in Traditional Realism and Alla Prima Painting

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. You do not want to miss out on this chance to learn from this outstanding artist and teacher, Max Ginsburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:  Nov. 13-17, 2017

Price:  $850 ( Additional model fees will split among students. )

Ginsburg’s paintings are in many museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Brittain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Hospital Workers Union 1199 and other public institutions.

He exhibited his fine art since1953 but from 1980 – 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by the major publishing companies.

Ginsburg taught art over 50 years:

1960 – 1982 at The High School of Art & Design (NYC).

1984 – 2004 at The School of Visual Arts (NYC).

2008 – Present at The Art Students League of N.Y.

He has given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad.

In 2011 he published his book “Max Ginsburg – Retrospective”.

Over the years he exhibited and received many awards.  exhibitions:

2017 – Solo Exhibition, FEI Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2017 – Solo Exhibition, Florence Academy Of Art, U.S.

2016 – Solo Exhibition, Highline Loft Gallery, NYC

2015 – The William Draper Grand Prize at The Portrait Society of America Competition

2014 – Solo Exhibition, ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY

2013 – Gold Medal Award, California Art Club, CA

2011 – Best In Show at The Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Butler Instite of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.

 

For more details and Bio before 2011 see Biography in web site www.maxginsburg.com


ginsburg_pat-shirtless20013Workshop Supply List

OIL PAINT

Titanium White (Large Tube)
The following in regular size tubes:

Cadmium Yellow Lt. or Pale

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red Lt.

Alizarin Crimson

Raw Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Green Pale., (Windsor Newton brand)

Cinnabar Green Medium (Rembrandt brand)

Viridian

Cerulean Blue

Ultra Marine Blue

Mars Black

BRUSHES

Raphael – Paris Classic, (Type #3572 Bristle Filbert) Size #4, #6, #8

Windsor Newton Lexington, Brights, Size #1, #2, #3 (or similar brushes)

Silver Brush Renaissance (Type #7110) Red Sable #1, #2

MEDIUMS

Linseed Oil

Turpenoid or Gamsol

SURFACES

Stretched Linen Canvas, oil primed (Portait Texture) and toned or

       Hardwood Panel, gessoed and primed and toned

– 4 Panels or Canvases  9″ x 12″

– 2 Panels or Canvases  12″ x 16″

– 1 Panel or Canvas  16″ x 20″ or 18″ x 22″

OTHER

– Two metal cups with caps (for turpenoid and linseed oil)

– Palette Knife

– Soap for washing brushes

– Rags and Paper Towels

– A French Easel with legs (for students who wish to sit while they paint) with a wooden or plastic palette, OR a 12″ x 16″ wooden paint box with a wooden or plastic palette for t hose students who wish to paint at a standing easel.

– A small sketch pad, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, a pencil and black ball pen.

ADDITIONAL

Bring whatever materials you are used to working with.

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

bsite):

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.