Workshops

Creating Large Compositions with Jove Wang ~ December 4-13, 2017

  

Painting in the Grand Manner

Creating Large Compositions with Jove Wang

Join Chinese master Jove Wang in this 10-day oil painting workshop. Jove will introduce you to the process of creating large compositions. In the past, historical and allegorical large compositions were deemed the most important branch of painting, and students had to demonstrate their ability to create such works before graduating. Unfortunately, for Americans it is almost a lost art.

Thanks to the vision of artists like Jove Wang, a revival is at hand to bring back this largely-forgotten skill and usher traditional art up onto a higher plateau. Through this special workshop, he intends to inspire as many artists as he can to accept the challenge of creating works of this caliber.

On the evening of the last day, we’ll have a party and a show at the studio to celebrate our success. You may invite other artists and guests to view the exhibition.

This workshop is open to all levels – Cost: $2500 for 10 days

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

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

To prepare for the workshop, bring enough material for 3 to 5 compositions. The motif will be figures. You’ll start by doing several drawings, then a preliminary color sketch, and finally the large painting. The canvas for the final painting should not be smaller than 30×40. Depending on your transportation capacity, it can be as large as 50×60. You may wish to bring two canvases, depending on your speed and ability.

 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.

Summer Color and Light Seminars

Summer on the Gulf of Mexico is a magical time of year. Charles Miano, Director of Southern Atelier, in lieu of his regular classes will offer these seminars, which focus on the exploration of nature’s color and light. The Color and Light Seminars are designed to give participating artists and Miano assistants the unique opportunity of practicing color and light key life studies while enjoying the beauty of Florida’s natural environment. These seminars are planned to give participants a most comfortable and stimulating learning experience. 

These four seminars will equip artists with the holistic knowledge needed to understand from a prismatic standpoint how to mix and perceive colors, values, and edges to achieve realism in a variety of natural subjects.

Participants will come away with greater knowledge and skill, as well as completed studies and finished compositions.

The seminars will highlight how to understand open palette painting, the use of materials, impressionist color theory, mixing the proper paint consistency, the use of mediums, brush handling, calligraphy, and color as expression.

Learning checklist:

  • Mixing color
  • Palette knife
  • Brush techniques
  • Painting the light effect: indoor and outdoor, natural and artificial
  • Color theory fundamentals
  • Basic palettes
  • Prismatic palettes
  • Value systems
  • Color schemes and relationships
  • Color study quick sketch
  • Color design
  • Color harmony
  • Color modeling
  • Edges
  • Capturing the illusion of light
  • Making pictures

Color studies will be made in four categories:

Painting Beach Sunsets

May 26-28, 2017

Artists will sketch en plein air in the breezy evening on the Gulf of Mexico Lido Beach in Sarasota. They will then return to the studio to complete a Beach Sunset Composition from the studies.

Painting Floral Still Lifes

June 23-25, 2017

Artists will learn how to quickly sketch “Alla Prima,” the colorful harmonies and abstract patterns of some of nature’s most vibrant subject matter. This seminar will highlight color composition and painting from life under nature’s light.

Painting Children’s Portraits

July 28-30, 2017
Often without much experience, students contend with washed-out or chalky flesh tones when painting portraits, In this seminar, learn how to capture a likeness, as well as the vibrant tones of a young person’s skin tone.

Painting Tropical Birds of Florida

August 25-27, 2017
Join us in the Jungle Gardens for quick sketching of the tropical birds of Florida from life. Using these sketches, artists will then return to the studio to create paintings of life energy and vibrant colors.
Join Charles Miano for an experience of a lifetime in his exclusive summer Color and Light seminars at Southern Atelier. Reserve your space now as enrollment is limited. All levels are welcome to attend and to receive personal one-on-one training with a Master Artist and the founder of this ARC-approved Atelier. 
Tuition is $250 per seminar.
Each seminar is 2 1/2 days.
Participate in all four seminars and receive a discount of 15%.
(A split model fee is additional where applicable.)
To sign up, give us a call at 941-753-7755 or email us at info@southernatelier.org.

“Facial Features, Forms and Expressions”: Sculpture for Painters with Edward Jonas ~ 17-18 February 2018

Fundamentals of Likeness

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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 disciplines 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.

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    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.

Traditional Realism: Alla Prima Oil Painting with Max Ginsburg ~ November 13-17, 2017


Painting from life Workshop

In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing.  The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters.  Max will critique each student’s painting daily, give painting from life demonstrations, and give talks about contemporary and traditional art in relation to the paintings we are doing in this workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP FEATURES:

* Live models daily

* Studies and long poses

* Ginsburg critiques and demonstrations daily

* Discussion of the concepts and procedures CONCEPTS EXPLORED

* Capture the unique character of the model

* Observing form and proportions carefully

* See color as form, using warm and cool colors

* Consider the illusion of depth

* See and paint the relationships of form

Dates:  March 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Price:  $850

Ginsburg’s paintings are in many museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Brittain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Hospital Workers Union 1199 and other public institutions.

He exhibited his fine art since1953 but from 1980 – 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by the major publishing companies.

Ginsburg taught art over 50 years:

1960 – 1982 at The High School of Art & Design (NYC).

1984 – 2004 at The School of Visual Arts (NYC).

2008 – Present at The Art Students League of N.Y.

He has given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad.

In 2011 he published his book “Max Ginsburg – Retrospective”.

Over the years he exhibited and received many awards.  exhibitions:

2017 – Solo Exhibition, FEI Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2017 – Solo Exhibition, Florence Academy Of Art, U.S.

2016 – Solo Exhibition, Highline Loft Gallery, NYC

2015 – The William Draper Grand Prize at The Portrait Society of America Competition

2014 – Solo Exhibition, ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY

2013 – Gold Medal Award, California Art Club, CA

2011 – Best In Show at The Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Butler Instite of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.

 

For more details and Bio before 2011 see Biography in web site www.maxginsburg.com


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