Past Events

Portrait Drawing Intensive with Dan Thompson ~ April 1-2, 2017

This structured, two—day long (approximately a 8 hour pose) course will offer students a unique opportunity to engage, interpret and create a compelling drawing of the head and shoulders from life. Throughout the development of the long pose drawing, participants will be guided—by means of descriptions and demonstrations—on planar head landmarks, light and tonal effects on the flesh, construction and how perspective alters the appearance of structure, comprehending/interpreting form through dynamic mark making and expressive feature drawing. Criticism will exist in the form of lecture demonstrations (for planning and troubleshooting) and in one on one exchanges.

Dan Thompson has been awarded extensively for his artwork, receiving the Grand Prize for Best of Show in the American Society of Portrait Artist’s International Portrait Competition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Erlebacher Award from the New York Academy of Art, two Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Awards for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran, two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, as well as many others. He has been designated a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

Dan Thompson co-founded two schools of Art in New York, NY: The Grand Central Academy of Art and the Janus Collaborative School of Art.  Mr. Thompson has served on the MFA faculty of the New York Academy of Art for fifteen years; he is both a faculty member of Studio Incamminati and an associate of the Artistic Advisory Committee. 

Dan Thompson’s work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, John Pence Gallery, Arcadia Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The John Noble Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, the National Arts Club, the United States Capitol and Beijing’s World Art Museum.  To read further, please visit DanThompsonArt.com.

 

Supply List:

Graphite Pencil: Mitsu-Bishi “Hi-Uni” graphite drawing pencils (4H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 4B) or

Tombow Mono 100 graphite drawing pencils;

Strathmore 400 white/cream drawing paper, 18×24” (brown cover, 80lb. weight);

OPTIONAL:  1 sheet of Strathmore 500 series, 2—ply, 23×29”, Bristol vellum (not plate)

blending stumps

kneaded erasers

tape

drawing board

A variety of clips for securing paper

Book List:

  • The Human Figure, Vanderpoel, John. H. The Inland Press, Chicago, 1907  (available on Dover Publications, New York, 1958)
  • The Practice and Science of Drawing, Speed, Harold.  Seeley, Service and Co. Ltd.,  London, 1917.  (also available on Dover Publications, New York, 1972)
  • Draftsman’s Handbook, Keller, Deane G. Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 2003
  • The Art of Seeing and Painting, Hensche, Henry. Portier Gorman Publications, 1988.
  • Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, Peck, Stephen Rogers. Oxford University Press, 1951
  • Modeling and Sculpting the Human Figure, Lanteri, Eduard. Dover Publications, Inc.  1986 (originally published 1911)

Painting Luscious Floral Still Life with Effigies with Teresa Oaxaca ~ Jan 27th-29th, 2017

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Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona.

This 3-day workshop will teach still life painting using both direct and indirect methods. Students will receive a lecture and two instructor demos, and given opportunity to make two such paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model.  Drawing, composition, value, color and edges will be discussed as well as art materials.

During the lecture and the class the symbolism and significance of vanitas themes, masks and dolls and other votives or human or animals effigies will be discussed in history and in current practice.  An effigy (a representation of a person, especially in the form of a sculpture)- helps provide anomaly and interest, both contextually and aesthetically, in an otherwise wild and living arrangement of plants.  The human brain, hard wired to see and recognize faces and make sense of disorder, can find endless hours of study in creating, painting and admiring arrangements such as this.

Tuition $465

 

Special Opening Night/ Masquerade Ball Vernissage at Miano Gallery

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate a showing of original works by figurative artist Teresa Oaxaca at M Gallery.

on Jan 26th at  6:00pm at Southern Atelier.

(Please come dressed in masquerade for the occasion!)

 

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Workshop Supply list 

Palette:

This is the recommended palette I use (Pigments Available at Natural Pigments We

bsite):

http://www.naturalpigments.com/teresa-oaxaca-palette.html

Basic Palette:

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade

Antica Green Earth

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Lemon Ochre (Yellow Ochre)

Chrome Yellow Primrose (cadmium yellow)

Lead Tin Yellow Dark (naples yellow)

Orange Molybdate (cadmium orange)

Pozzuoli Red (Venetian Red)

Alizarin Crimson

Cypress Umber Raw Dark (raw umber)

Lead White #1 (or titanium)

Bone Black (Ivory Black)

A red (Vermillion of Cadmium red light)

 Extended Palette:

Vermillion (Cadmium Red) IMPORTANT please make sure you have one

Maya Blue

Cobalt Chromite Blue (Cerulean Blue)

Verona Green Earth

French Umber

Mediums:

Oleogel

Expoxide Oil

Rublesol (odourless mineral spirits)

Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (shown in parentheses) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors.  The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint.  You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.

 Supports:

2 18×24 inch canvases (stretched or mounted on panel, or on dibond)

oil primed canvas is preferable.  You may also go bigger.

 

Jove Wang: Instinct and Feeling- an Exhibition of New Works- December 4th

Jove Wang: Instinct and Feeling– an Exhibition of New Works

Sunday, December 4th, 6 PM

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Come join us for a remarkable exhibition of paintings by renowned Master artist Jove Wang. Jove’s theme of “Instinct and Feeling” as the most important part of the painting process is clearly presented in this collection of paintings featuring the peoples and places of both China and of Sarasota, Florida.

Light refreshments, Tea and Chinese appetizers will be enjoyed along with live music. This event is open to the Public.

Giving Challenge 2016

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It’s right around the corner: Tuesday, September 20 at 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 21, at 12:00 pm.

 

Make Your Contribution Count!

Dear Friends of Southern Atelier,

This year, Southern Atelier proudly participates in the 2016 Giving Challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Over the last few years, people who care in Southwest Florida have infused more than $8 million into our community through the Giving Challenge, an exciting day of online giving. We are asking you to join the challenge for the Southern Atelier and make an impact on our artistic community.

Southern Atelier’s mission is to provide a dynamic teaching program to train highly-skilled artists. In the past years, Southern Atelier has offered rigorous instruction to hundreds of student-artists in painting, drawing and sculpture. In addition to regular classes this year, seven workshops featured visiting artists. Our classical art history lectures have highlighted the historical significance of art. Our doors were open for the Sarasota Fine Arts Society’s Art Tour, and this summer we offered Summer Camp for high school and middle school students.

When you donate funds to Southern Atelier, you support classically trained artists who themselves make an impact both on the world and the local community. Your contribution means that the lessons of the past masters of art can be brought forward to new generations of artists and art lovers. Help the Southern Atelier achieve these goals and help artists create amazing contemporary, classical art by contributing funds for:

  • a certified art degree program and expanded course offerings
  • a summer program for youth that can pass along both the appreciation of art and the skills to create it
  • partnerships within the community for art exhibitions and lecture series
  • operational expenses to help keep the Atelier’s doors open
  • improvements to the studio space
  • purchase of new equipment such as a TV monitor, lighting and supplies
  • web site design and upkeep
  • scholarship endowment

From noon on Tuesday, September 20 until noon on Wednesday, September 21, please contribute to Southern Atelier by following the Giving Challenge link. It’s easy to do, and the Southern Atelier will benefit hugely by your donation. Every dollar counts, and the earlier the donations come in, the more the matching funds we can receive from the Sarasota Community Foundation’s legacy donors.

Every dollar you donate to Southern Atelier brings a matching amount from the Patterson Foundation!

That means a 2:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution and a 1:1 match for returning donor’s contribution (up to $100 per donor). Wow! Your generous donation could mean a lot to Southern Atelier!

Plus, $51,000 in prizes are offered to nonprofits that cultivate the highest totals of dollars.

How Do You Make Your Contribution?

Credit/debit card donations must be received during the 24-hour period online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. So, mark your calendars now and on Sept. 20—21, go online and make your contribution.

Go to www.givingpartnerchallenge.org and type in Southern Atelier in the search bar in the top right of the page.Or, you can go directly to this link:  https://givingpartnerchallenge.org/npo/southern-atelier-inc

Follow the instruction to donate.

The Giving Challenge site will not be live to accept donations until September 20 at noon through September 21 at noon. 

Southern Atelier thanks you for your donation. Visit our web site to for details about classes and upcoming workshops in drawing and painting. Come in on Tuesday, September 20 for a “Draw Till You Drop” open studio day, from 9:30am—8pm. There will be something for everyone to draw and paint.  We’ll be having a great time!

 

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Partner funders do not receive fees of any kind from donations made during the Giving Challenge.

 

 

Painting Best Practices Workshop – November 18–20, 2016

painting best practicesThe workshop consists of lectures accompanied entirely by projected digital images, questions and answers and art materials demonstrations. We encourage you to ask questions all throughout the workshop.You are welcome to photograph the projection screen during the workshop, but only for your personal use; do not distribute the images to others due to copyright infringement. Please no audio or video recordings during the workshop.

There is no need to bring any supplies, except a pen or pencil and notebook. We will distribute several printed handouts on the first day of the workshop, but you will want to take copious notes during the workshop. One student made over 20 pages of notes at a workshop.
 Instructors
George O’Hanlon, Technical Director of Natural Pigments
Tatiana Zaytseva, Administrative Director of Natural Pigments
Tuition: $450

For more information please visit the website at: 

www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/painting-best-practices/

Expressive Compositions in Oil with Jove Wang ~ December 5th-9th, 2016

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Special Event – Jove Wang inaugural visit to the

Sunshine State of Florida at Southern Atelier.

Join Chinese master Jove Wang in this 5-days oil painting workshop. Jove will communicate his masterful understanding of design elements for creating intuitive still life compositions. He will explain and demonstrate a variety of principles including:

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  • Pictorial composition
  • Vibrant color harmony
  • Expressive brush work
  • Thick and thin paint handling
  • Shapes
  • Values
  • Edge work

 This workshop is open to all levels – Cost: $950

 Supply List:

This is a suggested list. There is no requirement. Bring whatever you are most comfortable with and are already using.

Canvas: cotton, linen or wood panel- Gessoed or oil primed – bring various sizes equivalent to 8×10, 12×16, 16×20, 18×24

Bristol brushes – filbert or flat – Various sizes equivalent to 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Palette knives

Wood palette. White paper palette is not recommended.

Oil paint – Bring any colors that you are already using. In particular you can bring – titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, viridian and manganese blue.

Paper towels and sketch book

 Biography

Expressive Compositions in Oil with Jove WangJove Wang was born in China. As a youth, at age seven he apprenticed with the master painter Gang Gu, subsequently studying at Jilin School of Art for three years and graduating in 1982.

In 1984 he was accepted into the most prestigious art institute of China, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now named the China Academy of Art) and graduated as an honor student in 1988.

He also received professional training from the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1990 Jove Wang immigrated to the United States where he soon met with success, the beginning of a career that has garnered him national recognition.

In 1992 he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Bishop Roger Mahony for the Archdiocese Catholic Center in Los Angeles, and the following year painted a second portrait of Mahony, who by then had been named Cardinal, for exhibition at his Titular Church in Rome.

Other commissioned portraits followed, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonorich.

Since then he has turned his focus to painting scenes of the indigenous cultures of China, based on numerous travels into the far reaches of that country.

In 1997 Jove Wang was honored with the Best of Show at the California Art Club’s 88th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, and the following year he took the First Place in the figure category in the California Art Club’s 89th Annual Gold Medal Juried exhibition.

In 1999, he earned the Best of Show at the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.

In 2000 he took the First Place at the prestigious Viewpoint 2000 Cincinnati Art Club Exhibition. That same year he also won three prizes at the Plein Air Tucson 2000 Exhibit in Tucson (Grand Prize, Best of Mission, and Best Design/Architecture).

In 2001 he won the Best of Show and Artists’ Choice Award at the 2001 Carmel Art Festival.

In March 2008, Jove’s portrait “Young Man” won Gold Medal Award by Japan Artist Association at Tokyo National Museum.

In 2009, “A Day on the Silk Road” was selected by the 11th National Exhibition of Fine Arts in China.

In 2003 Wang published a book of his paintings, entitled “Instinct and Feeling.”

From 1999 to 2006, Jove Wang was invited to present his works for solo exhibitions in many galleries and museums.

California museums that have shown his paintings include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Laguna Beach Art Museum, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, the Bowers Museum at Santa Ana and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Paintings by Jove Wang have also been exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah, and the Phippen Museum in Arizona.

In addition, paintings by Jove Wang are in the permanent collections of several important California art collections including those of the Bowers Museum,

the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the art collection of Mission San Juan Capistrano, as well as in the art collection of the Museum of Jilin, China.

Interviews with Jove Wang and reproductions of his paintings have appeared in various magazines including Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Workshop and American Artist.

Jove Wang also maintains a busy schedule teaching art classes and workshops to a wide circle of students eager to learn from a master artist. He has been invited to teach oil painting workshops at various art schools and galleries including the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition, the California Art Club has invited him to give demonstrations and lectures at the new campus of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and at the Autry Museum. Jove Wang is also a guest professor at several academies of fine art in China.

Jove Wang is a Signature Member of the California Art Club.

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One Week Oil Color Seminar with Charles Miano ~ May 9-13, 2016

13023270_1105747036114657_593991094_n1 Week- Color Essentials Seminar

*Mixing Color
*Palette knife and brush techniques
*Painting the light effect: indoor and outdoor, natural and artificial
*Color theory fundamentals
*basic palettes
*Value systems
*Color schemes and Relationships
*Color study quick sketch
*Color design
*Color modeling

                                              Tuition: $425

 

 

Workshop Supply List

Drawing  Materials

Bring:

pencils, eraser and a large pad of quality drawing paper (18×24) – also tracing paper or vellum

Painting   Materials

Oil Colors

(Colors are listed in the order they should appear on the palette,

from left to right, and primarily of Winsor & Newton brand)

Earth Colours:

Ivory Black

Raw Umber

Transparent Oxide Red

Venetian red (optional)

Prismatic Colours:

Quinacridone Magenta (optional)

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Scarlet (or bright red)

Indian Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Yellow Deep (Gamblin)

Viridian Hue (Winton)

Ultramarine Blue

Titanium White

Brushes

Bristle brushes– variety of sizes, #2- #12.

Mongoose brushes- variety of sizes, #2- #12

Renaissance Sable- Cats Tongue, # 6 – #8

Palette and  Mediums

Large Palette

Non-glass container with lid

Walnut Oil, for cleaning brushes

*Note: turpentine, mineral spirits or any other toxic solvents prohibited in the studio*

Supports

Canvas: cotton or linen (oil-primed preferred), variety of sizes, 11îx14î – 9X12 – 12×16 – 16×20

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Meet & Greet, Lecture with Edward Jonas ~ February 18, 6:30pm

Edward Jonas Lecture – Meet & Greet
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Southern Atelier
7226 21st St. E. Sarasota, Florida 34243

jonas portraitOne belief has accompanied Florida artist Edward Jonas throughout his 40-year career, it is that while abstract art speaks to the artist realistic art speaks to the world.  His high regard for the classical approach in both artistic techniques and teachings has brought not only high demand for his work but made him an advocate for change in art education programs.  This belief lead Ed to be co-founder and current Chair of the Portrait Society of America, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting the practice and appreciation of fine art portraiture and figurative works.  This sixteen-year-old international society, which is headquartered in Tallahassee, is supported by over 3,100 members that represent every state in the union and over twenty foreign countries.  International Artist magazine published in Sydney Australia contains a reoccurring Portrait Society section where the best of American portrait art is brought to a worldwide audience.  Ed contributes to each issue through his writings and art.

His portrait subjects have included the Governor Buddy MacKay, U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Pete Peterson, the families of professional golfer Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller and Jack Nicolas.  Most recently Ed has gained notice for his sculpture.  His monumental bronze of two football players titled Sportsmanship stands at the west side of Doak Campbell Stadium.  This past January saw the unveiling of his bronze of the founder of both Florida State University and the University of Florida, Frances Wayles Eppes, grandson of Thomas Jefferson.
Ed continues to make Florida his home and his studio time is now divided between assisting the Portrait Society in its educational mission and his portrait painting and sculpture commissions.
Ed received his Associates of Art degree on a scholarship at Brevard Community College and then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University.
His first professional position came in 1975 when he was added to a core team of five museum professionals challenged with creating the Museum of Florida History.  After ten years Ed resigned his position as Senior Museum and Exhibits Designer to pursue his own work.

Ancient Art Lecture Series “Ateliers of the Pharaohs Understanding and Appreciating Egyptian Art” – A special 90 minute lecture by Dr. David Miano. January 27, 2016. 6:30 – 8:00 pm

2425027715_fa99865e8dWednesday, January 27, 2016. 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  
The formal, somewhat static, strangely abstract, and often blocky nature of much Egyptian imagery has, at times, led to unfavorable comparisons with later, and much more ‘naturalistic,’ Greek or Renaissance art. However, the art of the Egyptians served a vastly different purpose than that of these later cultures. If we are to understand and appreciate Egyptian art, we must view it from the standpoint of the ancient Egyptians themselves. Dr. Miano will assist us in doing just that, as he takes us on a journey back in time, providing us with the historical context for Egyptian art, highlighting its purpose and unique features, and introducing us to artists and the artistic profession in that mysterious and ancient land.
This is the first in a series of lectures on ancient art – $25 to attend
Coming soon: Greek Art, 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.