Events

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.

Academy Art Collectors Gala & Benefit ~ Saturday April 9, 2016 ~ 6pm

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Join us for an inspiring and interactive experience of art as we showcase local talent at the
Sarasota Art Collectors Gala and Benefit- a celebration at the Southern Atelier on Saturday, April 9th.
Sarasota Art Collectors Gala and Benefit – a celebration at the Southern Atelier
 
Enjoy the evening with exquisite hors d’oeuvres and a glass of complimentary champagne
while a live band sets the celebratory atmosphere.
Artist Charles Miano will paint a demo, while patrons mingle to music.
 Time:
Saturday April 9th, 6:00 pm
 Place:
Southern Atelier
7226 21st St., East
Sarasota, Fl 34243
(941) 753 7755
 
The event engages attendees in a creative, festive and artistic atmosphere. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in live silent auctions to purchase gallery paintings. Proceeds from the final auction bids will be donated to the Southern Atelier, which is raising funds for its operation and education program. A painting will also be raffled to one fortunate attendee. Patrons are welcome to donate additional funds to the Atelier the evening of the event. 
Attire: Strictly Festive Fashionable & Cocktail Attire
Cost: $15 at the door
***The event is open to families, however, anyone under 21 has to be accompanied by an adult. Please note that it will be a festive party atmosphere. Alcohol will be strictly served to those 21 and over only (proper government ID is required). Complimentary champagne toast will be provided only to individuals who are 21 and over.
 
Supporting classically trained artists is an important contribution both to the world and the local community. Your contribution means that the lessons of the past masters of art will be brought forward to new generations of artists and art lovers. You can make a difference to artists who want to continue the artistic traditions of the masters. The skills and techniques learned at the Southern Atelier transfer the genius of artists of past centuries to the present, and ultimately enrich the lives of all people with vibrancy that transcends the past and the future. The Southern Atelier is a nonprofit organization under Chapter 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code that enriches our community’s classical and representational art education and provides a dynamic teaching program to train highly-skilled artists. Private and corporate support is integral to the success of The Southern Atelier. Your donation helps to ensure our mission. Gifts and bequests to The Southern Atelier are tax-deductible.
For more information, please contact us at:

The Art of Tai Chi

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For Health, Longevity and Creative Enrichment

Sundays, 12:15 PM: Introduction to Chen Tai Chi with Jinsong Yan

For thousands of years the Chinese have enjoyed the benefits that Tai Chi has to offer. Today many individuals of all ages and backgrounds from around the world are discovering what the Chinese have known for centuries, that the daily practice of Tai Chi manifests dynamic and powerful changes in one’s physical and mental well-being.

Coming soon: Join legendary teacher David (Jin Hua) Shi in bringing better health, increased vitality, mental clarity and a calmer spirit through the ancient Chinese art of Yang style Tai Chi. A practitioner over 30 years of both Chen and Yang old forms, David will use his masterful knowledge and skill to impart the ancient benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.

$15 donation per class – classes are ongoing