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New: Visual Composition - Online

$280

with Christine Mitzuk

Calendar Jan 26, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Learn Online for Spring 2021

Do your pictures fall flat or look jumbled? Do you find it tricky to figure out what to put where? Sounds like you need composition tools! In this class you’ll get hands on experience with visual composition tools. Through weekly sketch assignments we’ll explore such tools as visual hierarchy, mood or intent, designing the whole, Notan, balance, color, and more! We’ll also analyze pictures to see what tools the artists used and we’ll break compositions to see what happens when pictorial elements are altered. And what’s the big deal with tangents, anyway?

Each week you will turn in assignments using The Atelier’s Google Classroom, so you will need a Gmail account. You can photograph your work to turn it in, a well lit digital photo taken with your smart phone will work just fine. We will review everyone’s work during class in a supportive way. Christine will use Photoshop to make visual notes and paint over your sketches. This system is for class review of projects only. We will meet online via Zoom. Supply list available upon request or after you register.

Traditional Watercolor with CeCeile Hartleib - Online

$250

with CeCeile Hartleib

Calendar Jan 26, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Learn Online for Spring 2021

This class is designed to accommodate both beginning and continuing students wishing to learn the basics of traditional watercolor. Composition, value, color mixing and design are taught in an atmosphere of helpful and friendly critiquing. Students learn techniques by doing copies of master artists and then applying those techniques to their own works from nature. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Upon registration and payment for the class, the instructor will email a supply list and other print-outs to you before the class begins. Lessons will be emailed prior to each session so you will have it available to you as you are watching the demonstration and working along with the instructor.

Imaginative Art & Illustration with Christine Mitzuk - Online

$280

with Christine Mitzuk

Calendar Jan 27, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Learn Online for Spring 2021

Explore your imagination! Illustration is a story or idea told through a picture. It could be a picture of a dragon, an interpretation of an historical event, or an abstract concept made visible. The possibilities seem endless. During this class, students will develop pictures based upon a classic story or self-generated ideas. We will work through idea generation, to preparatory work and on to a final picture. Emphasis will be placed on composition and visual storytelling. Students may choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. You do not need to do digital art to take this class.

For Spring 2021, this class will be taught online on Wednesday evenings. The first 4 classes will include lectures on the imaginative art process, composition, and color. During each class, critiques and discussion will be done in a supportive group atmosphere where we will share ideas. When applicable, Christine will do drawovers in Photoshop of students’ work. You may choose to work in a traditional media and photograph you work for review each week. Students will turn in assignments through The Atelier’s Google Classroom each week, so students will need a Gmail account. The instructor will access your submissions in order to review your project each class. This system is for class review of projects only. We will meet online via Zoom.

Note: This class is for students ages 18+

Color II: Exploring Color - Online

$280

with Christine Mitzuk

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 4:15 pm, runs for 14 weeks

In an effort to be flexible and adjust with the COVID-19 situation, this class is planned to be online for the January – May session. If the case numbers flatten out again, we may switch to having Color II in person at The Atelier.

Deepen your understanding of color and expand your painting possibilities. We’ll put color theory into practice with exercises, and explore practical use of theory with various painting scenarios. The class will be a combination of presentations, demonstrations, and assignments. Topics include how to alter chroma, the relative nature of color, color harmony, simultaneous contrast, and more. Color I or a basic understanding of Hue, Value and Chroma are strongly recommended. Students will turn in assignments using The Atelier’s Google Classroom, so you will need a Gmail account. Each week students will photograph their work and turn in assignments. A well lit digital photo taken with your cell phone will work just fine. We will review everyone’s assignments during class and Christine will use Photoshop to make notes and paint over your photos. We will meet online via Zoom. We will be mainly using the Paxton Palette. Christine will be working in oil paint. Contact Christine if you have questions or to request a supply list: cmitzuk@gmail.com.

Online Continuing Art Talk with Gregory Manchess

$25

with Gregory Manchess

Calendar Apr 23, 2021 at 1 pm

We had so much fun the first time, let’s do it again this spring!

Join us for another special art talk featuring internationally recognized, and award winning artist Gregory Manchess. Greg is known for the visual impact of his compositions as well as his paint handling and visual storytelling. In anticipation of the in-person workshop we are planning for the fall of 2021, Greg will share some of his principles of composition used for any picture-making process.

A private link for the online event will be emailed to those who have registered.

Gregory Manchess is an internationally recognized, award-winning painter with 40+ years of experience in the art marketplace. His range of skills has been honed on assignments for campaigns, murals, magazines, and book covers, many times commissioned to perform under crushing deadlines. His passion has won him assignments from such prestigious clients as National Geographic Magazine who sent him on expedition and have trusted him to visualize moments for numerous magazine features. The filmmakers, Coen Brothers, chose to showcase Manchess’ powerful work as part of the storytelling in their latest film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Recently, Manchess wrote and created a widescreen novel entitled Above the Timberline, brimming with 124 oil paintings and released in 2017 to starred reviews. Now he brings his expertise to you, to share and blend with your enthusiasm for your own artistic journey. Learn more about Gregory, his art and novel at https://www.manchess.com/





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