Plein-Air Workshop at Schönbrunn Gardens (30-31 May, 1 June 2020)

The plein-air workshop will take place on three consecutive mornings on 30, 31 May and on 1 June 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Schönbrunn gardens. It will be taught by Andy Nabong. More information about the exact location and about the materials list will be provided to those who register.

 

The fee will be 90 Euros for the three 4-hour classes. The number of participants will be limited to 8 and safe distance will be kept as per the current Corona regulations.    

To secure your spot please register and pay the fee through our Meetup Site at www.meetup.com/Vienna-Atelier-of-Traditional-Art/

Bio: Andy studied at The Art Students League and Grand Central Academy, in New York City. He also studied at the Academy of Realist Art in Canada,

Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and in 2019 received a certificate from the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is an active member of the Portrait Society of America and the Professional Association of Austrian Artists. To know more about Andy, go to www.viennaatelier.com/andy-s-art

Cast Drawing and Painting by Andy Nabong  -- Jan-Mar 2020

This class will run 8 Sunday mornings (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) from 26 January to 15 March 2020. This class is for beginners and advance artist. Everyone works at their own pace. We will follow a classical approach on how to see and understand form. With a drawing cast you have a colorless still standing model which makes it easier to observe the interaction of form and light. We will investigate how to approach an initial linear drawing (block-in) focusing on various methods to ensure accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture. We will then move to modeling form, 3-dimensional, as we discuss the fundamentals on how light works and how to render it onto a 2-dimensional surface. During this process, artists will learn to think sculptural by utilizing a conceptual understanding of how light falls on their cast. This will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings/paintings.

Bio: Andy studied at The Art Students League and Grand Central Academy, in New York City. He also studied at the Academy of Realist Art in Canada,

 

Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and in 2019 received a certificate from the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Andy finds inspiration for his paintings and drawings from the tradition of Bouguereau, Velasquez, Rubens, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. He is an active member of the Portrait Society of America. To know more about Andy, go to https://www.viennaatelier.com/andy-s-art

Fees: 100 Euros for 4 classes, 180 for 8 classes. 

A 10% discount applies when paying half the fee 1 month before the start of the course.

 

To register: By sending an email to info@viennaatelier.at

For more about our registration policy, click here.

The Munsell Color Wheel Theory by Gregory Mortenson -- Mar 2020

This 4-day workshop will take place from 20-23 March 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. It will study the diversity of human flesh tone, which can be fully expressed within a very narrow range on the color wheel. We will explore the flesh palette as it pertains to that small portion of the Munsell color wheel. On the first day, Greg will help each artist optimize their current color palette by finding the base hue and chroma they currently use. On the second day, with our flesh palettes optimized, students will mix flesh strings and paint several flesh spheres that represent a diverse range of skin tone. Finally, during the final two days of the workshop, we will test our color theory by using the flesh palette to paint alla prima portraits with two vastly different models.

Bio: Gregory Mortenson obtained his art degree at the Southern Virginia University. He studied life drawing & painting with Boston School Painter Patrick Devonas and classical realist William Whitaker. In 2006 he studied with Jacob

Collins at the Grand Central Academy of Art (GCA). He was featured in various art magazines and is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2018 Best in Show Award by the Art Renewal Center. Gregory has gallery representation in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Tennessee and has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He currently teaches portrait drawing / painting at GCA and offers a summer course at the Center for Academic Study and Naturalistic Painting in Utah. To know more, go to his website at http://www.gregorymortenson.com

Class size will be minimum 8 and maximum 12. Teaching will be in English. 

Fees: 420 Euros for 4 days. A10% discount applies when paying half the fee 1 month before the start of the course.

To register: By sending an email to info@viennaatelier.at

For more about our registration policy, click here.

To download / view the list of materials for this workshop, click here .

 

Figure Drawing Workshop by Jessica Artman -- Apr 2020 

This 4-day workshop will run from 10-13 April 2020 from 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Participants in this figure drawing workshop will develop and strengthen a skill set for drawing a live model. Jessica will guide participants through the figure drawing process with demonstrations and in-depth critiques. The process begins with the “block in”, which aims for a dynamic gesture as well as accurate proportion and shapes. After, we will move into modeling form through an understanding of the light source. Basic anatomy, materials, comparative measuring, light and form will be discussed. In order to have sufficient time with these concepts, there will be one pose for the four days of the workshop.

Photo Credit: Samira Bouaou

Bio: Jessica Artman received her Bachelors of Fine Art from Florida Southern College and a Masters in Fine Art from the Burren College of Art.  She graduated from the Grand Central Atelier (GCA) in

 

New York City in 2016 where she participated as Hudson River Fellow and received two ARC Scholarships and a structure prix award. In 2017, she was a founding instructor of the Paris Academy of Art. For more information about Jessica’s work, visit her website http://www.jessicaartmanfineart.com/ or follow her on Instagram @artman_j.

Class size will be minimum 8 and maximum 12. Teaching will be in English. 

Fee: 330 Euros for 4 days.

A 10% early-bird discount will be provided for those paying half the fee one month before the start of the course.

To register: By sending an email to info@viennaatelier.at

For more about our registration policy, click here.

To download / view the list of materials for this workshop, click here.

A la Prima Still Life Workshop by Dale Zinkowski --- May 2020
 

This 4-day workshop will take place from 1-4 May 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Artists will complete an alla prima still life painting from start to finish. The class will examine how to combine the right color, values, edges, and paint handling, to accomplish the goal of completing an aesthetic, and naturalistic painting. There will be a strong focus on sound drawing, composition, and shape design. Through individual critiques, daily demonstrations and thorough explanations, Dale will guide each artist in meeting their individual goals.


Bio: Dale Zinkowski attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he studied the Reilly method with both Marvin Mattelson and John F. Murray. He followed Murray to Tuscon, Arizona and focused his studies on the palettes, methods, and materials of artists such as Velazquez and Rembrandt. In 2012, he attended the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, where he pushed his understanding of traditional techniques and materials even further. He then returned to New York, completing the 4 year core program at Grand Central Atelier

(GCA) studying under Jacob Collins. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the GCA, and teaches workshops across the United States and in Europe. To know more, go to his website at  https://www.dalezinkowski.com/

Class size will be minimum 8 and maximum 12. Teaching will be in English. 

 

Fees: 340 Euros for 4 days.  

A 10% discount applies when paying half the fee 1 month before the start of the course.

To register: By sending an email to info@viennaatelier.at

For more about our registration policy, click here.

To download / view the list of materials for this workshop, click here .

Plein-Air painting by Diana Buitrago  ---  May-Jun 2020

 

This 4-day workshop will run from 30 May - 2 June 2020 from 9:30 am–4:30 pm. It will focus on landscape plein-air painting. Students will have the opportunity to paint directly from nature. Participants can choose to either paint small sketches of different elements of the surrounding landscape or develop a multi-day plein-air painting step by step. The class will discuss composition, value, shape design, drawing, color, atmospheric perspective, painting techniques and materials for plein-air painting. Group demos and individual critiques will be provided. In the event of rain, we will be indoors where we will work on master copies or students can further develop their plein-air sketches.

 

Bio: Diana Buitrago is a representational oil painter trained at Grand Central Atelier (GCA) and The Art Students League of New York. Currently, she

teaches at GCA and other institutions. For two consecutive summers, she was selected to be part of the Hudson River Fellowship. She is a former fellow of the La Napoule Plein-air painting Fellowship in southern France. In 2019 She was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Portrait Painting by the Portrait Society of America. To know more, go to her website at https://dianabuitrago.com/

Class size will be minimum 8 and maximum 12. Teaching will be in English. 

 

Fee: 295 Euros for 4 days.

A 10% early-bird discount will be provided for those paying half the fee one month before the start of the course.

To register: By sending an email to info@viennaatelier.at

For more about our registration policy, click here.

To download / view the list of materials for this workshop, click here