Summer Fun|Serious Art|Southern Atelier
Have a blast doing what you love!
Summer Art Immersion brings traditional methods of drawing and painting to passionate young artists. The combination of drawing, seeing, reading and writing provides young artists with a fun way both to improve their multi-disciplinary skills and to learn some new art techniques over the summer months. Our Summer Art Immersion program is online!
Southern Atelier is unique in the Bradenton/Sarasota/Tampa area. It is a traditional art studio-workshop, and young artists will get to see what it’s like to work in a space where serious artists are hard at work creating and learning all year round.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Bradenton Area Visitors and Convention Center, Southern Atelier is offering weekly scholarships. Call us to find out if you qualify!
Materials are included. This includes all the good-quality materials required for the week, and students will be able to use these art supplies outside the session. Local participants will pick up the art materials at Southern Atelier, or the materials will be shipped to you (shipping costs not included in the weekly fee).
For students aged 13-18
Session Dates: July 13–17, July 20–24, July 27–31
9:30am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm each day
Price: $250 per participant per week
Sponsored in part by:
What to Expect
- Learn to draw and paint in our virtual studio. We will cover fundamentals of drawing, sketchbook techniques, discovery of beautiful art, recording in drawings and words, and much more!
- Create a journal/sketchbook for quick sketching and written reflections about experiences.
- Research Old Master artists and their work and read about their paintings; use the sketchbook for notes and drawings that copy Master artists.
- Learn from artists and studio apprentices as they demonstrate their style of painting and drawing.
- Experiment with different types of media: charcoal, pencil, watercolor, pen and ink.
- Have fun!
Instructors and Staff
Susie Covert, professional artist and instructor who has worked with adults and children with watercolor and dry media and teaches art with inspirational and creative methods. Susie holds a BFA, is a member of the Board of Directors at Southern Atelier and is a long-time local resident.
Anthony Stokes, Southern Atelier instructor and artist who has led our Saturday Youth Program and Bargue drawing classes. His enthusiasm for all things drawing is infectious, and his students love his good-humored attention to their projects. In addition to teaching drawing to youngsters, Anthony is an Apprentice Mentor at Southern Atelier and has worked for many years at his craft.
Mary Louise O’Connell, artist, student and writer who is President of the Board of Directors at Southern Atelier. She has helped the organization create new ways of reaching young audiences and been instrumental in raising funds. Mary Louise holds a MA in English and taught English on the college level. Having worked as a professional writer for many years, she brings creativity and drive to everything Southern Atelier.
Frank Perry, Southern Atelier Executive Director. Frank keeps all our programs at Southern Atelier organized and moving. Frank monitors the safety of our online sessions and makes sure everyone is able to hear and participate. He fields questions and comments for the instructors during our online sessions, times our sessions, and provides technical assistance throughout. Southern Atelier’s online programs couldn’t happen without Frank!