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August 11-12, 2018, Portrait In Pastel With Gwenneth Barth-White

THE SIMPLE STEPS FOR STRONG PORTRAITURE

In this workshop, Gwenneth will show how to apply simple consecutive steps to build a strong portrait.

Working with a model, she’ll teach and demo one step at a time, allowing each student to complete that step before continuing to the next.

Students will paint one model every morning, and another every afternoon. This will give the opportunity to apply two different approaches to portraiture: in the morning, a classical, tonal and sculptural method on Canson mi-teintes paper. The strategy will be based on contrasting blocks of light and dark (values).

In the afternoon, with a different model, we’ll be working on white Clairfontaine’s Pastelmat or Dakota’s Pastel Premier Paper, creating a splashy, colorful diluted underpainting that will be the base for the second, more impressionistic painting. The strategy of contrasting warm and cool colors for maximum effect is the basis for the second method, it is with the idea of expanding more creatively once a knowledge of a classical value base is established.

While building our portraits, we’ll work on the three vital contrasts in painting:

The contrast of values.

The contrast of complimentary colors.

The contrast of lost and found edges.

Each morning starts with fun, fast value sketches to loosen up.

The workshop is $250.00 plus shared model fees.

Ms. Barth-White is a noted international pastellist and is one of the top three artists in her media (out of a pool of 100), according to Pastel Journal.

Click this link for more information on the artist.

Two 2-day workshops: Sept. 8-9, 2018 Painting the figure in interior and Sept. 15-16, 2018 Painting Seascapes with Mark Heid

PAINTING THE FIGURE IN INTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this two day workshop, you will study and work on paintings of figures in interior spaces. Artists like Vermeer employed this genre to create incredible paintings.

Topics covered will include:

– Compositional strategies that give your painting a strong visual statement

– Color strategies that will simplify your process without sacrificing bold color choices

– How to employ the design of an interior space to enhance your figure

– Prioritizing the elements of your painting and how that impacts your painting method

 

PAINTING SEASCAPES

Painting seascapes can be a challenging, but rewarding endeavor. In this workshop, we will be looking at painting seascapes and including different elements in our paintings to make them dynamic and impactful.

Topics covered will include:

-Using patterns and balance to compose seascapes

-Managing perspective when painting water

-Making color choices when painting water and sky

-Knowing what to include and exclude when making compositional decisions

-Thinking about how the figure can interact with seascapes/landscapes

-How to use abstraction to improve your realism

Special offer: 2 full workshops for $400 or $250 each, plus a model fee share.

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.

Please click this link for workshop supply list.

Please click here for Demo.

Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared

Atelier Method Life Portrait Drawing and Painting with Charles Miano

Fridays 9:30 – 12:30 pm

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Portrait and clothed figure painting is the focus of this comprehensive course, open to all levels. Through extensive painting exercises and demonstrations, Miano will describe his technical approach to creating a painting in oil. He will also expound on various traditional methods to help students better understand structure, gesture, brush calligraphy, composition, form, light key and much more. Through long poses, students in this class will learn to work in the methods of the old masters while balancing contemporary color sensibilities.

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.

Friday 1-4pm,Atelier Method Life Figure Drawing and Painting with Charles Miano (Long Pose)

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Fridays 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.

(This class is full from March 2. -April 6. Waiting list is open. Call for details.)

Class Price:  

$300 for a bundle of 10 classes

$40 for a single class

 

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

May 16th, 5pm, Robert Liberace Public Demo

 

 

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)