Workshops

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.

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Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared

Mar. 19-23, 2018, Figure and Studio Painting Workshop with Huihan Liu

Workshop Overview

This intensive 5-day workshop is design for painters who have already had painting experience but would like to continue improve craftsmanship as well as visual concept. The beginning of the class will focus on painting from the live model, and the last two days of class will focus on studio painting.

There will be a deep discussion regarding visual perception as well as aesthetic conception. Students will learn how to use a photo reference as a visual concept to develop a studio painting. They will use design, placement of composition and focal point, and paint from the model.

Students should bring their own photo references to the class for the studio painting assignment in the last two days. This project will be completed as a final presentation by end of the class. Huihan Liu will share his thoughts by doing one and half day formal demonstration and a slide presentation. Individual attention will be given throughout the workshop.

        

Huihan Liu Bio  

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1952. Huihan completed his formal art training at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art with a BFA in 1975. He taught in the art school of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art between 1979-1987. Huihan was a candidate and was accepted by the Graduate School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 1985. He went to the United States to further his study in 1987 and graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with an MFA in 1993. Huihan is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, an Artist Signature Member of California Art Club, and is the Graduate School Advisor of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Huihan was influenced by the 19th century academics from both the French and Russian schools who brought their ideas to the China art schools in the 50s. He has high regard for that group of Naturalists who believe in academic tradition and continue to portray scenes from ordinary life in the late 19th century。That inspiration took him on many trips to different regions in the world. He uses his paintings as a cultural bridge to connect people and to share their joyful moments and compassion with others.

Huihan’s paintings can be considered impressionistic realism, with a combination of primary field study and reference, and with a focus on compositional arrangement, color design, accurate detail, spontaneous brushstrokes and texture. In his figure painting, he pays close attention on the characteristics of people, their gestures and the atmosphere in order to suggest the hidden meanings of the piece.

When he was in China, he participated in many show exhibitions both regionally and at the national level. Huihan has been participating in many national shows and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. During the last twenty years, his paintings have won many awards such as, “Best of Show in Painting-John Scott People’s Choice Award,” in Western Rendezvous of Art; “Gold Medal for Best Painting” in California Art Club’s 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition; Gold Medal for the Master Signature Member at the Oil Painters of America National Show; as well as the Members’ Choice Award for The Master Signature Division in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Since 1997, Huihan’s work has been featured in articles by numerous national magazines such as Art of The West magazine; Southwest Art magazine; The International Artists magazine; The Artist’ Magazine and Western Architecture & Art magazine.

More info about Huihan Liu : From the E and W Huihan Liu AS17

Workshop Supply List

  • Studio Workshop Color Palette

Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Alzarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep, Permanent Rose, Dioxazine Purple or Permanent Blue Violet, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian Hue, Ivory Black.

  • Mediums

Gamsol

Linseed Oil

  • Brushes

Signet Robert Simmons   #3, #5, #7   Flat       DickBlick

Fan Brush                         #4                             Utrecht

Rhenish Ultrecht Natural Curve Bristles   #10 Flat #6 Bright

Ultrecht Finest Interlocked #7 Filber

Rhenish Utrecht Kolinsky Red Sable #4, #6 Flat #6 round

  • Canvas

11”x 14” 5 pieces (neutral grey undertone)

9” x 12” 3 pieces (neutral grey undertone)

  • Wet Painting Carrier

Palette Knife

Paper towel

Pochade Paint Box with easel or tripod.

* The list of supply is only the suggestions.

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.

March 19th, Master Demo by Huihan Liu

Sign up for an extraordinary portrait painting demonstration from life by Huihan Liu, an internationally recognized Master Chinese-American painter. This is the artist’s first visit to Florida and to Southern Atelier. We are very honored to have this opportunity to observe him work and get an excellent insights into his methods, qualities of brush work and attitudes toward his narrative painting. Join us!

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!

Oct 14-15, Color & Light Lab: Understand Color Values with Charles Miano

Learning to accurately portray Color Values is the key to describing our visual experience in Painting. In this 2-day Oil Painting Lab, artists will learn to describe the “light effect”, using a range of tonal values. Participants will focus on how to create the correct value of the colors we perceive by simplifying them. A strong emphasis will be placed on half-tone painting, which can give a picture the proper sense of 3- dimensionality. Value studies will be made using a traditional system of comparison.

Artists will be working mostly with a monochromatic palette. Both open and closed grisaille painting will be taught and demonstrated throughout the workshop as well as some color note comparisons. Artists will work from a simple subject of their choice.

All are welcome to join Educator, Charles Miano of Southern Atelier on this visual journey of learning to “see” as an artist.

Date: Oct.14 – 15th, 2017 from 9:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $250/per