Events

Summer Color and Light Labs

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.

Understanding Color Values

October 14-15, 2017

Learning to accurately portray Color Values is the key to describing our visual experience in Painting.  Artists will learn to describe the “light effect”, using a range of tonal values.

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.

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

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