The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Special Workshop: Indoor Plein Air Painting with Brian Stewart
AA Clubhouse by 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.

$400 for ENTIRE WORKSHOP (Limit 8 students).
$100 for DEMO ONLY (Limit 20 students).

Materials list.

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

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Description Instructor
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017 9am-12pm Talk & demonstration Brian Stewart
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017 1pm-4pm Painting workshop Brian Stewart
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017 9am-4pm Painting workshop continues Brian Stewart
Special Workshop: Memory Drawing with Stephan Orsak
Stephan Orsak

Many great artists have enthusiastically endorsed memory training for their pupils, and for good reason. The retention of imagery is a great help even when working directly from life. It is essential when working successfully from the imagination.

Two of the three mornings of this high-paced workshop will feature work with the model. Altogether, the three days will take students through a series of select, condensed activities and graded exercises. These are designed to give an artist keen experiences that will stay with you, and useful ways of working and improving well into the future.

MATERIALS: Standard figure drawing supplies, but including VERY soft pencils. Sketch paper, tracing paper, ruler, red and green fine point ink pens, scissors and thin colored cardboard scraps. One long-handled round brush.

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

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Instructor Price
Thurs.-Sat., March 9-11, 2017 9am-12pm Stephan Orsak $225
Lunch & Learn Thursday: Book Sell & Swap
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. Once 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. This is a new venue which if popular will be continued once a year.

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017
12:00 PM - Book set up
12:30 PM - Book sale
1:15 PM - Book swap

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Host Admission
Thurs., March 30, 2017 12pm-1:30pm The Atelier $5