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Online Continuing Art Talk with Gregory Manchess


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

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Imaginative Art & Illustration with Christine Mitzuk


with Christine Mitzuk

Calendar May 26, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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. Students will be guided through the picture making process that Christine uses for her commercial and personal work: idea generation, preparatory work, and on to a final picture. Emphasis will be placed on composition and visual storytelling.You do not need to do digital art to take this class. Students may choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. 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. When applicable, Christine will do draw-overs in Photoshop of students’ work. You may choose to work in a traditional media and photograph you work for review each week. Using The Atelier’s Google Classroom, Christine will access your work in order to review your project each week. Students will need a Gmail account. This system is for class review of projects only. We will meet online via Zoom. Email Christine with questions or concerns:

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