Workshops

October 22-26, 2018 Plein Air Workshop with Huihan Liu:Painting “Old Cortez”

Huihan Liu-Plein Air Painting Workshop / Painting “Old Cortez”

Date: October 22-26th, 2018

Cortez is one of the last remaining fishing villages on FL Gulf Cost. With its nature setting, it is an ideal place and inspire for plein painter to explore and to preserve the beauty of village.

Learn and proficiency in plein air painting skills from quick study on location to the studio painting in combination of studies and photo reference.

Fee: $950

 

Class Plan:

Day One- Introduction of Plein Air Painting, study the moment of light and shadow, color atmosphere, be engaged work on each study at the limited time from 20-40 minutes. 6 of 8” x 10”.

Day Two- Topic: Color Temperature. 4 of 9” x 12”.

Day Three- Topic: Water Reflection, 4 of 9” x 12”

Day Four- Topic: Paint the Characteristic Cortez From Vantage Point. 2 of 11” x 14”.

Day Five-Topic: Studio painting From Studies on Location. Final Critic.

Color Pallet

Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian.

 

Canvas / Panel

8” x 10”, 9” x 12”, 11” x 14” will be for outdoor painting.

14” x 18” will be for studio painting.

 

Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2018 10-Day Master Class with Steven Assael

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January 11-12 and Jan 19-20, 2019 Structural Portrait & Figure Drawing with Dan Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop has been created for students of life drawing and portraiture who are motivated to enhance their seeing as they strive to better understand the human figure.  Students will experience a series of lessons, revolving around drawing the head and shoulders, from direct observation.  Using the same pose, the workshop will underscore complimentary drawing techniques that can translate observed phenomena into comprehensive surfaces, informed by structural anatomy.  As the drawings are pushed, nuances will arise from comprehending the tactile nature of organic human form.  The overall exercise is intended to better facilitate a path toward decoding the mysteries of the figure and enhance design decisions in ongoing student drawing from life.

February 1-3, 2019 Still Life with Dennis Perrin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 25-29, 2019 Clothed Figure Painting with Zhaoming Wu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this 5-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting.  It will be applied to figure painting in an “alla prima” approach.  Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and understanding light on form.  It will include the process of producing appropriate values and edges to create mood and atmosphere. Students will be led into figure painting practice by observing Zhaoming’s demonstrations along with individual instruction, and critiques. Zhaoming’s understanding of classical techniques and superb draftsmanship has enabled him to paint in a loose manner, developing his own concept and personal style. His workshop is special and limited to a very few throughout the year.

 

This workshop is $950 plus shared model fees.

April 25-28, 2019 Painting the Figure with Expression with David Shevlino

In this workshop the class will start with a loose, quick acrylic underpainting, then work over it in oil paint. The acrylic paint dries within a few minutes, making it ideal for underpainting.  On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model. Painting over an underpainting allows for more building up of paint so that parts can be scraped and wiped away to expose the underlying tones and forms.  This lends itself to an expressive, more abstract approach, while creating an interplay between tones, forms and color.  In addition to brushes, we’ll be using plastic scrapers to add and remove paint.

May 17-19, 2019 Red Chalk 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 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 discuss the historical importance of red chalk and how Masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael all utilized its tremendous potential.

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.

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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.