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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This class will come back soon.)

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 1:00pm-4:00pm
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 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.

Fundamentals of Oil Painting ~ With Patricia Sorg

Thursdays afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm

“He who cannot respond to his emotions with some reasonable guidance is incapable of expressing himself in an artistic matter” – Edgar Payne

To accurately convey the feelings about a subject in a painting, it is necessary to understand the fundamentals. This class is designed to introduce the students to these concepts and principles to achieve a successful painting. Students will learn a solid foundation of these components: Value, composition, color, and orchestration.

This class will be excellent for beginners and intermediate or advanced students who need
to reinforce basics or who need to achieve a better understanding of the theory.

Thorough attention to color mixing will be emphasized. Students will work with a limited palette first, and then will move to an extended one.

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

 

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

Note for beginners , a limited palette will work well:

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red light

Raw Umber

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Light

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*

Atelier Method Fundamentals of Figure Drawing with Joe Oliva-Ganoza

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Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

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!

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)