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Atelier Method Fundamentals of Figure Drawing with Joe Oliva-Ganoza

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Fundamentals of Oil Painting ~ With Patricia Sorg

Thursdays afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Starts soon…

“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.

Prices:

10 sessions – $250

1 individual session – $35

 

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 Life Figure Drawing and Painting with Charles Miano

Man Reaching11Fridays 1 – 4pm

Longer Figure studies teach students to create finished works. Here we take all the elements from the short pose and take our time in developing a cohesive figure with life and light. Students in this class have the opportunity to work in a variety of media as they progress including Charcoal, Oil Paint, and Chalk.

10 ticket sessions – $250
1 individual session – $35

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)

 

 

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.

May 15 -18, 2018, Colore: Great Traditions Explored with Robert Liberace


This class explores the “painterly” approach in the manner of 16th Venetian painting and drawing. This idea is represented best by North Italian Renaissance artists such as Titian and Veronese and influenced painters from Velasquez to Sargent. The “colorito” approach involves more mass oriented drawing materials such as charcoal, pastels and ink wash, and the painting method stresses the broad application of paint with an emphasis on color resulting in pictures with an atmospheric subtlety. The first two days will concentrate on drawing using the traditional mediums of ink wash and charcoals. Day three, four, and five will be focused on painting both the portrait and figure.

(more detail coming soon…)

Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared

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!

2017-2018 Master Artist Workshops

Ancient Art Lecture Series: “The Roman Contribution to Art” A special 60 minute lecture by Dr. David Miano, followed by discussion ~ Monday, April 11, 2016. 10:00am – 11:30am

Monday, April 11, 2016. 10:00am – 11:30am.

romansMany historians and art critics tend to see Roman art as, at best, a poor copy of Greek art. It is possible that the Romans themselves shared this perspective. Roman authors often rave about Greek sculptors, like Phidias and Praxiteles, but they make no mention of Roman sculptors. The elements of Greek sculpture – realism, idealism, harmony of form – held a great appeal to the Romans. Where the Greeks treated art almost as a form of religious expression, the Romans seem to have treated it more like a commodity.

This lecture and discussion, however, is not about the uniqueness of Roman art, so much as the importance of the Romans for the continuation and propagation of the Greek art style and its eventual incorporation into the later artistic traditions of Europe. Chances are, the building you’re sitting in, or some museum or civic building your student has ever been to borrows elements of Roman architecture. The great demand for art in Rome, especially among the Roman elite, means that the sheer volume of Roman art dwarfs that of any previous civilization. There is much to look at.

Ancient Roman art history is particularly fertile material for arguing the continued relevance of ancient art to students, offering an opportunity to answer the perennial question: “Why should I care about this?”

This is the third in a series of lectures on ancient art – $25 to attend
Coming soon: Ancient Chinese Art.

David Miano earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel as well as several anthologies designed for classroom use, including Pen, Stylus, and Chisel: An Ancient Egypt Sourcebook, and Ideas in the Making: A Sourcebook for World Intellectual History to 1300. Dr. Miano has taught at the University of San Diego, the University of California, San Diego, and at San Diego Mesa College. In 2009 he received the Revelle College Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Dr. Miano is the founder and executive director of Schola Antiquorum, a national, non-profit academic society dedicated to the study of ancient history, and has recently joined the faculty of the Academy of Classical Arts and Humanities in Sarasota, Florida.

Ancient Art Lecture Series “The Greeks and the Beginnings of Western Art” A special 90 minute lecture by Dr. David Miano – Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 6:30-8:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016. 6:30-8:00 pm.

vaseThere is no better introduction to Western artistic conventions than with an exploration of the art of ancient Greece. Greek art was an expression of humanism, and it refined the naturalistic representations of the material world. It was not art for the sake of mere decoration or for the expression of the artist’s individual philosophy, but it was a medium for the ennoblement of the human being. Much of the style, and many of the techniques of the Greek artists, were adopted by the Romans, making their way into Europe, and finally into our modern culture. We thus can understand art today better by knowing the work of the Greeks. Dr. Miano will take us on a tour through Greek painting, sculpture, and architecture, highlighting the purpose and unique features of each, and introducing us to famous Greek artists and the artistic profession in that remarkable and ancient society.

This is the second in a series of lectures on ancient art – $25 to attend

Coming soon: Roman Art, and Ancient Chinese Art.
David Miano earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of  Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel as well as several anthologies designed for classroom use, including Pen, Stylus, and Chisel: An Ancient Egypt Sourcebook, and Ideas in the Making: A Sourcebook for World Intellectual History to 1300. Dr. Miano has taught at the University of San Diego, the University of California, San Diego, and at San Diego Mesa College. In 2009 he received the Revelle College Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Dr. Miano is the founder and executive director of Schola Antiquorum, a national, non-profit academic society dedicated to the study of ancient history, and has recently joined the faculty of the Academy of Classical Arts and Humanities in Sarasota, Florida.