Painting with Dan Thompson

January 19-22, 2012 9:30-4PM
Including a Color Portrait Demo with Dan Thompson
Friday, January 20, 2012 6PM

Tuition –  $475 
The model fee will be split among the student*
Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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One should anticipate the ongoing discussion of painting and drawing from life to be heavily based upon a professional strategy (prioritizing the approach).  1) Relating tones to surfaces in space, 2) painting a grisaille that makes use of the entire figure simultaneously, 3) learning the oil paint’s potential for both flow and 4) solidity and establishing the light key are among the goals of the course.   Periphery discussions, individual advice, studio talks and a formal painting demonstration are all utilized by the instructor.

Classical Portrait Workshop with Mary Minifie

Thursday-Sunday February 9-12, 2012
9:30-4PM
Including a special media presentation:
“The Boston School: In the Tradition of Beauty” With Mary Minifie
Friday, February 10, 2012 5pm

Tuition: $475
The model fee will be split among the students. 
Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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This 4 day workshop will focus on painting a model from life in natural light. Emphasis will be on the beauty of the flesh color notes in natural light and understanding the form of the head. The workshop will begin with setting up the live model, lighting, color notes, finding a composition with an interesting theme and creating a small color study of the whole composition in preparation for the finished work.  Observing this workshop set-up, procedure and execution will be effective for artists when presenting clients the initial ideas and sketches when a commission is underway.  The workshop will also include a demo by Mary Minifie and painting time. Lunch time will be used to discuss business angles of the portrait business.  At the end of the workshop, there will be a slide lecture, Fireside chat and final critique session which can include work not painted in the workshop.

Sculpture Studies with Steven Perkins

Perkins Sculpture WorkshopThursday-Sunday March 1-4
9:30-4PM

Tuition: $475
The model fee will be split among the students.
*Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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This workshop analyzes the head, neck and upper torso from a perspective of artistic structure focusing on the geometry, rhythmic movement of form, proportions and the prototypical forms common to all heads. The class works from large to small making it a slow motion breakdown of the forms of the head in the way a portrait sculpture might proceed but with each form analyzed. This method helps to build up the “secret figure” or inner map of the forms that artists work from. The principle of the hierarchy of forms is stressed, small forms take their place within medium and medium emerge from large forms and so on. The main model for the class would be my clay piece rather than a life model as the goal is learning the forms in a clear diagrammatic and universal manner. The goal is not a portrait but the comprehension of the structural analysis of the forms that lead to portraits. Students work in clay on armatures in a step-by-step method with short demos followed carrying out the work.

Still-Life Painting with Robert A. Johnson

Monday-Thursday March 19-22, 2012
9:30-4PM

Tuition: $475
Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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This workshop concentrates on capturing the natural beauty of florals and other still life subjects in oil while working directly from life. The beauty and power of fresh undisturbed oil paint, as well as the expressive and descriptive quality of the brushstroke is stressed. The instructor demonstrates and emphasizes the direct alla-prima approach to painting. Some of the important skills and understanding required to a successful paining will be addressed including values, edges, paint quality, and  color.  Seeing with great artistic clarity will be stressed. All levels welcome.

The Classic Figure in Oil – A Modern Approach with Robert Liberace

June 22-25, 2012
9:30-4PM

Including Portrait Demonstration: Friday June 22 4:30PM

The Alla-Prima Portrait with Robert Liberace

Tuition: $525
The model fee will be split among the students.
*Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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Participants in Liberace’s Workshop will be executing the modern method of alla prima and a rich array of contemporary colors. Students will follow a step-by-step method which will allow them to compose a figure painting with the look and finish of classic Renaissance paintings. Though alla prima (the direct manner of finishing a painting while it is wet) is often considered an impressionistic approach, it is also ideal for the careful and thorough modeling which is a hallmark of classical painting. This approach will allow students to thoroughly and efficiently complete a painting without the laborious and time consuming classic approach of glazed layers. Methods of drawing, paint manipulation and color arrangement will be included and a general analysis of the anatomy will be stressed.

Painting Workshop with Charles Miano: “Enhancing your Visual Perception”

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Monday-Friday  July 16-20, 2012  9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Tuition $500
Model fee will be split among all the attendees when applicable.

 

 

 

 

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Charles Miano will illustrate a cohesive procedure designed to enhance the artist’s ability to understand color and light with a variety of light key studies in Oil.

This workshop will focus on painting a variety of subjects including figure/portrait work.  Attention will be given to the overall atmosphere and personality of various light keys, including morning and afternoon natural light.  Students will learn the importance of simplifying color masses and perceiving variation as they work with both brush and palette knife. There will be regular demonstrations and critiques throughout the course. All levels are welcome.

Red Chalk Workshop with Charles Miano

In the tradition of the Renaissance

Off site – hosted by the Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Fl. 33919

Friday-Sunday Mar 15 – Mar 17, 2013
9:30-2PM
Including a Red Chalk Portrait Demo with Charles Miano

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013  5:30PM

 

Tuition: Alliance member $395/ Allaince non-member $475
The model fee will be split among the students.
*Supply list will be supplied upon registration and full payment.

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The Southern Atelier’s Charles Miano will explain the nuances of his red chalk drawing technique as it applies to direct observation of the figure and portrait.  Blocking -in shapes, tone masses, edges as well as rendering form across the features of the human head will be explained and demonstrated throughout the workshop. In addition, Miano will expound upon the historical context of red chalk and his use of an old masters emulsion which has binding properties that allow for a greater focus on mass within the drawing process.