The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Free Online Event with Gregory Manchess
Painting of explorer and polar bears

Join us for a 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.

This online event will be streamed live on The Atelier's YouTube channel.

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

Fall Schedule

Date Time Price
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST Free. Register to reserve your spot.
Special Workshop: The Art of Artificial Lighting for Painting with David Ginsberg
Photo of still life setup

Back by popular demand

This two-day workshop includes a lecture and demonstration on the 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 setups 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 setup has been established with both the still life and the lighting, participants will be given the option to paint a color sketch of the still life from their set up or continue by working with different light and or set ups. If painting, this will enable you 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.

$250 for entire workshop. $50 for lecture & demo only.

Workshop hands-on portion limited to 10 people.

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

Fall Schedule

Date Time Description Price Instructor
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 13-14, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm Full workshop $250 David Ginsberg
Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm Lecture and demo only $50 David Ginsberg