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.

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Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared

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.

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)

 

 

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!

Sep. 12th-Oct. 12th, Academy Portrait Long Pose

 

 

Canceled!! 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.

 

Open Sessions


Open Studio Sessions

All artists are invited to enjoy the atelier’s studio figure, portrait model all media open sessions.

Portrait, Every Wednesday, 4:00-7:00pm

Figure open studio will be open again soon…

Open Studio Fee: $15 per session

Feb.5,12,19, Watercolor with Vlad Yeliseyev

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Please call 941-753-7755 or email: info@SouthernAtelier.org.

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