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.

 

 

 

 

Edward Jonas “Sculpting For Painters” ~ February 19 – 21, 2016

1 1-2 lifesize SportsmanshipIn 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 disciplines as it provided a clearer understanding of space, form and movement.

The instructor will explain as well as demonstrate how sculpting the head can not only bring a greater understanding of depth and form for the portrait painter but also it can be a valuable tool in designing multi-figure compositions.

Attendees will work on building a life size human head from a posing model.

The class will cover:

    • How to properly build sculpture armatures.
    • What to look for and how to see when sculpting.
    • Classical proportions.
    • Anatomical structures
    • 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.

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.

 

Lynn Sanguedolce “Light on the Figure ~ Indoors and Out” ~ January 22nd – 24th, 2016

 “In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.Hans Hofmann

Autumn Contemplation copyAs painters,we are able to experience a particularly rewarding journey by adopting the mindset that we are students of nature painting the world around us. However, in order to paint subjects effectively in a variety of light effects we are required to step beyond our comfort zone.  In the words of Robert Henri:“Real students go out of beaten paths, whether beaten by themselves or by others, and have adventure with the unknown.” In order to grow through our art, it becomes necessary to expand our skill sets and commit to practice.

This workshop is designed to introduce the student to some of the unique opportunities and exciting challenges available to those of us who choose to paint figurative subjects both in indoor light and outdoors. Through PowerPoint demonstrations, live demos, and critiques, the student will develop an understanding of how to simplify the process.  They will be able to learn about tools and materials,and gain valuable focused practice. 

As we develop ourselves as artists and become better equipped to paint whatever unexpected motif is before us, our work expresses greater truth and sincerity.  New and exciting creative possibilities are born along with a never-ending source of inspiring subjects to paint every day.

Workshop fee: $425 + model share

SUPPLY LIST

Oil Paints (Winsor Newton or Gamblin except where noted – no student grade paints please)

 Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Scarlet

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)

Viridian

Cobalt Blue

French Ultramarine Blue

Ivory Black

*Optional:Lead White– I recommend Natural Pigments Lead No. 1 available at www.naturalpigments.com

 Painting Mediums/Solvents

Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

Walnut Oil

Supports

Your choice of (4) supports in standard sizes: no smaller than 8” x 10” and no larger than 12” x 16”. I recommend using portrait grade linen such as Claessens #13DP, on stretcher bars or panels. Panels are available through Wind River Arts (www.windriverarts.com ).

Brushes/Palette Knives

Signet Robert Simmons, Filberts #42Bristle brushes (sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Rosemary & Co (sizes2, 4, 6), Flats, Series #279

Raphael Brushes (sizes 4, 6) Series #8792

Any very small pointed sable brush for detail (one or two)

One or two – small and medium size palette knives

Outdoor Easel: Portable French Easel or Field Painting Box/Pochade

Additional

  • Paper towels (Viva)
  • Palette:  Wood or properly prepared Masonite (Feel free to contact the instructor if you don’t know how to prepare a Masonite palette) No paper palettes please.
  • 2 solvent/medium cups
  • Sketchbook or Notebook
  • Trash bag
  • Bug Repellant
  • Umbrella
  • Hat
  • Bungee Cords
  • Sunblock
  • Tote or backpack

Art & Heritage Tour of India/Workshop with Charles Miano September 17th-October 3rd 2015

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Traveling with artist and teacher Charles Miano
“Painting the People of India”

Join Charles Miano, founder and director of the classical art school Southern Atelier in
Sarasota, Florida, on an inspirational 16-day tour of one of the world’s most ancient and
cherished cultures. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to paint alongside this well-
reknowned and respected artist as you experience the exotic beauty of India. Charles will
explore in depth the nuanced humanity and heritage of places and people through this
portrait painting workshop and tour of discovery. In the course of the trip we will visit
eight unique locations in India – its palaces, museums, royal residences, lush gardens,
courts, tombs, temples, forts, mosques and markets in addition to many artistic marvels
Indian Girl-5and natural wonders. Along with art classes in Delhi, Udaipur and Jodhpur, there will be
two sessions of yoga in Udaipur and Jaipur. We will stay in impressive five-star and
historical hotels and explore the most delectable regional cuisine. Artists will bring their
creative skills to a whole new level on this enlightening, eye-opening journey!

One-Day Alla Prima Portrait Workshop with Katherine Stone ~ September 18th, 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm

 

Maddie eyes closedAlla Prima is a challenging and stimulating approach to painting that will get you to step outside of your comfort zone and put your drawing and colorist skills to the test.  Like all modes of making art, there are tricks and strategies for getting beautiful flesh tones, a good likeness, and interesting paint quality.  Katherine Stone will give students a logical and straightforward system for mixing flesh tones and advice on capturing a likeness.

Workshop fee: $150 plus a $10 model share fee per session ($20 for the whole day, this can be paid on the day)

Special Instructive Session

and Meet & Greet – 5:00pm

Join us after the workshop for an exclusive
meet & greet followed by a special instructive session 
where Katherine will discuss her painting techniques.
$25 to attend (free to workshop participants).
To register and for more information contact: 
            (941) 753-7755
            info@southernatelier.org
                                                                     For more information on Katherine and her work visit her blog at:                                            http://paintingstufftolooklikestuff.blogspot.com 

Art Workshop for Young People ~ With Elizabeth Jenness-Burge, July 20-24, 2015, 10:00am – 3:00pm

kidsclass4Join us for this week long art workshop for young people where skill and creativity come alive. Highlighting an enjoyable learning experience in the spirit and practice of the Old Masters.

The goal of this workshop is to provide skill-based learning to create a deeper understanding of the visual imagery that is all around us. At the Atelier we believe that anyone has the ability to create art,  by learning basic skills such as those implemented by Da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Each lesson will encourage a child’s creativity while asking them to analyze what they see and apply it in a variety of different exercises.

The workshop will focus on emphasizing form primarily using charcoal to establish and build upon a foundation of traditional drawing.

 

 

Topics will include:

The tools and their uses

Basic shapes from flat to form

Form in perspective

Form in light and shadow

Form in design

We will apply ourselves to drawing from flat as well as drawing from life.

The lessons will provide a great start for the beginning student, as well as enhance the drawing skills of the more advanced student.

Cost: $245 – includes all materials

The DaVinci Initiative – Drawing for Educators, June 12 -14 2015

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With Elizabeth Jenness-Burge & Charles Miano
9:30am – 4:00pm

Although appropriate for anyone wanting to increase their technical drawing skills, this weekend workshop is geared for art teachers. Participants will be introduced to a 19th century drawing curriculum known as The Charles Bargue Drawing Course. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn how to control proportion, organize values, and increase their sensitivity when drawing realistically. K-12 lesson plans will be provided so that participants can immediately integrate these skill-based drawing concepts into their current curricula.

Class fee $300

Poetry of Light ~ Exploring Colour in Oils With Charles Miano – May 29th – 31st, 2015 – 9:30am – 3:30pm

outdoorstilllife (1 of 1)-2In this three day workshop students will explore the lyrical expression of  colour painting in oils. Block studies, round form studies, still-life and portrait studies are all essential ways of fully understanding the light key and grasping the intrinsic atmosphere of visual perception. Working under outdoor and indoor naturally lit conditions will allow artists to comprehend the full range in the prismatic scale and ultimately create colour studies of significant balance and harmony.

Students will learn to understand masses of colour as a property of light impacted on the retina of the eye. As tone is an element of colour, artists also learn to relate and identify the hue, intensity and the all important temperature of colours. Open palette painting also allows artists to learn to bridge colour notes and create pictorial colour vibration. Demonstrations are frequent as well as discussions and critiques as artists investigate the truth about prismatic light and colour in the natural world.

“Colour studies must be made until the colour that best expresses visual truth is evident…Paint the proper light key and nearly all things can be beautiful… Give your viewers something more than decoration. Give them something that will raise their level of vision. Let them see a new beauty through your eyes.” – Henry Hensche

Tuition: $385