The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Gabriel Weisberg Lecture: Expanding the Boundaries II
Drawings

A few years ago, the Weisbergs gave a lecture at The Atelier on the organization and content of their private drawing collection. Since then, the collection has continued to grow especially with a focus on Belgian artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In this lecture the Weisbergs will focus on recent additions to the collection, how these examples mesh with earlier selections and where these drawings and pastels can still be located. The quality of these drawings they believe is on a very high plateau, equal to what they secured earlier, as they provide significant additions to the objects that will eventually be housed in the Minneapolis Institute of Art. They also will comment on the scarcity of drawing collectors in the United States.

Dr. Gabriel P. Weisberg, Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, has published extensively on French nineteenth and early twentieth century art. A few of his books and exhibitions are Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, Theatre and Cinema; The Realist Tradition: French Painting and Drawing, 1830-1900; Beyond Impressionism: The Naturalist Impulse; Overcoming All Obstacles: The Women of the Academie Julian, co-edited with Jane Becker; Against The Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition; The Origins of Art Nouveau: The Bing Empire; and Toward a New 19th-Century Art: Selections from the Radichel Collection. Dr. Weisberg also wrote an essay for The Atelier’s publication On The Training of Painters: The Atelier’s Past and Present.

Please register by mail or call to reserve your seat.

Minnesota State Arts Board This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Fall Schedule

Date Time Lecturer Cost
Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm Dr. Gabriel P. Weisberg $10
Lunch & Learn Thursday: Book Sale
Art books

Bring in your art books that you wish to sell on the day of the event. You must be present to participate. Please have your books priced and labeled, but know you will be able to barter should you decide to trade or lower your prices after the initial sale. After everyone is set up, sellers and buyers will have time to view the books before purchases begin. When the sale is over, sellers will have the opportunity to trade remaining books with other willing sellers. Please sign up in advance to bring books as space will be limited and give an estimate count of how many books you will be bringing. 20% of your sales will go to The Atelier.

THURSDAY, October 19, 2017
12:00 PM - Book set up
12:30 PM - Book sale
1:15 PM - Book swap
Host: The Atelier.
Admission: Buyers FREE, $10 for Sellers.

Minnesota State Arts Board This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Fall Schedule

Date Time Host Admission
Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:00pm The Atelier Buyers: Free; Sellers: $10
Special Workshop: The Art of Artificial Lighting for Painting with David Ginsberg
Copyright © Dave Ginsberg

This two-day workshop will include a lecture and demonstration on use of controlled lighting for a consistent light source resembling natural light. The hands-on portion of the workshop will be a day and a half of working together on still life set ups using various artificial lighting techniques. We will go through a series of steps that will demonstrate some of the various lighting options, as well as using light and shadow as part of the compositional element. Once a satisfactory set up has been established with both the still life and the lighting, participants will be asked to paint a color sketch of the still life for the remainder of the workshop. The painting portion will enable each artist to work through the process of painting with and from artificial light.

David Ginsberg has been photographing images for over thirty years. He holds a degree in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and has pursued his passion of photography in both the commercial advertising industry and as an art form. He has had studios in Los Angeles, California; Mexico City, Mexico; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. David has won numerous meritorious awards for his work, and his commercial client list over the years has included many national and international clients. His fine art pieces are in collections world wide. David has had his work exhibited in many galleries nationwide and has been selected to be shown at the Louvre.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, November 10 & 11, 2017
Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture & Lighting Demonstration.
Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Limited to 12 advanced painters for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
$250 FOR ENTIRE WORKSHOP
$50 FOR DEMO AND LECTURE ONLY

Minnesota State Arts Board This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Fall Schedule

Date Time Description Instructor Cost
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Lecture & Demonstration David Ginsberg $50 lecture/demo only
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm Hands-On Workshop David Ginsberg $250 for lecture/demo + workshop
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm Workshop (continued) David Ginsberg
Special Workshop: Indoor Plein Air Painting With Brian Stewart
Copyright © Brian Stewart

This event will be held indoors but students will need to bring their portable easels and supplies as if they were painting out of doors. Two or three locations inside the building will be selected to paint by Brian. The workshop will cover all the procedures, concepts and equipment of outdoor painting plus the added considerations that interiors require. This 2 day workshop will include a talk, demonstration, and hands on critiques. Materials list can be found online at www.theatelier.org/materials

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, December 1 & 2, 2017
Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Talk & Demonstration.
Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Painting workshop with hands-on critiques.
$400 for ENTIRE WORKSHOP (Limit 8 students).
$100 for DEMO ONLY (Limit 20 students).

Minnesota State Arts Board This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Fall Schedule

Date Time Description Instructor
Friday, December 1, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm Talk & Demonstration Brian Stewart
Friday, December 1, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm Painting Workshop with Hands-On Critiques Brian Stewart
Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm Painting Workshop with Hands-On Critiques (cont'd) Brian Stewart