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The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts

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Art Collection Management I: How to Catalogue Your Collection


with Joy Wolfe

Calendar Jan 20, 2024 at 10 am

For Art Collectors and Artists

Whether you want to educate your patrons, document your legacy, or appraise your own collection, this workshop is designed to help you get started. Joy will present a lecture on managing your art collection, it will provide an overview of the platform and resources that she utilizes in her art consulting business. You will take away a comprehensive plan to move forward with tools to protect your assets, document your collectibles, and be prepared in the event of a disaster. Being a collector herself, art appraiser, and advocate for artists, Joy has been involved in all areas of art collecting, managing collections, as well as being an interior designer and custom picture framer for over 35 years. She works with art institutions as a liaison to provide training to her clients in the documentation, preservation and conservation of collections.

Photo Reference Lecture Only


with David Ginsberg

Calendar Feb 23, 2024 at 1 pm

How DO they do that?! Are you uncertain, or do you have questions about how to create a picture of things that don’t exist? This could be a posthumous portrait, a picture of something historical, or something completely fictional. You know you need references but don’t know what to do. In this workshop, we’ll share information, tips, and tricks about how to know what kind and how much reference you need, pictorial as well as legal considerations, what kind of reference is available to artists, and ways to shoot your own reference by either working with a photographer who has the ideal gear, or using what you have available if you have budget and/or time constraints. Come with questions! On Friday there will be a presentation and demonstration at The Atelier.

DIY Framing for Artists


with Joy Wolfe

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 at 10 am

This class includes a lecture and hands-on workshop. Joy’s lecture will discuss how to present your art professionally on an artist’s budget, designing an efficient workspace, and the basic tools of the trade needed to repurpose and craft beautiful one-of-a-kind frames. She will give a demonstration on constructing a frame, glass cutting, and assembling a framed piece of art with basic framing tools. You will walk away with a list of tools and knowledge to create your own winning combinations.

The Expression of Idea in Landscape - Lecture Only


with Mary Pettis

Calendar Jun 14, 2024 at 9 am

John F. Carlson, in his groundbreaking 1929 book, Elementary Principles of Landscape Painting, urges us to study the expressive properties of line, mass, and color. He states that it is a delusion to think that if a painter can merely “copy nature” well enough, he is creating a work of art, that he has to merely get a certain “likeness” of the things before him. He states that, rather, a painter must see through his motif, into its significance, and then choose his means accordingly. But how does one do that? We will plant the seeds of creative expression; we will impart a solid means to analyze and consider the quality of interest that a motif holds for us: the IDEA! We will learn how to single out that transmittable, personal impression of some ONE QUALITY in the quantity before us, and get closer in our quest to understand and create true works of art! All levels welcome.

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