The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

The Art of Artificial Lighting for Painting with David Ginsberg
Photo of flowers in a vase

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, California, 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
Date Time Description Price Instructor
Friday & Saturday, December 3-4, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm Full workshop $250 David Ginsberg
Friday, December 3, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Lecture and demo only $50 David Ginsberg
Michael Chelich: Part 1 - The Elements of Art and The Principles of Composition
Painting of flowers

Artists who have successfully elevated their artwork to a higher level of beauty, expressiveness, unity, and clarity have understood the necessity of studying the fascinating subject of composition. In the pursuit of this goal, fine artist/illustrator Michael Chelich will be offering a lecture covering the elements and principles of composition. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation will host over two hundred examples of artwork from past and contemporary artists, providing a rich variety of examples for compositional analysis. The lecture will cover the principles of unity, balance, proportion, harmony, and contrast, repetition, integration, movement and center of interest. The comprehensive knowledge revealed in this lecture will give both students and practicing artists an understanding of the compositional “tools” at their disposal along with the knowledge about how to employ them to uniquely and creatively express their own vision onto canvas.

Please register and prepay to reserve your spot as class size is limited to 30 people.

Michael Chelich is an artist inspired by the great masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods of art. His creative style has been refined through years of intensive study and practice in classical methods of drawing and painting. His artwork reveals an interest in a variety of subject matter including portraiture, narrative figurative art, still life, wildlife, landscape, and dog and cat portraits. Most recently, he has engaged his talents towards illustrating children’s books. Mike studied with Richard Lack, Stephen Gjertson and Dale Redpath while pursuing his studies at Atelier Lack in the mid-1980s. He has distinguished himself with numerous portrait commissions of political, educational, law and business figures in the Chicago area and Indiana. Examples include the official portraits of former Indiana Governors Evan Bay and Frank O’Bannon as well as U. S. Senator Richard Lugar. You can see examples of Chelich’s work at chelichstudio.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
Date Time Price Instructor
Friday, January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm $40 Michael Chelich
Art Collection Management I: Protecting Your Investment
Maderich collection

By Joy Wolfe of Fine Art Advocates

Joy will present a lecture on managing your art collection, it will provide an overview of the resources that she utilizes in her art consulting business. You will take away a comprehensive plan to move forward with tools to protect your assets, document your collectibles, and be prepared in the event of a disaster. Being a collector herself, a consultant and advocate for artists, Joy has been involved in all areas of art collecting, managing collections, as well as being an interior designer and custom picture framer for over 35 years. She works with art institutions as a liaison to provide training to her clients in preservation and conservation when handling art collections.

Joy Wolfe had a custom framing business for many years and also worked as an interior designer helping her clients with art and framing selections. Many of her past clients were established painters in Minnesota. She is well versed in creating beautiful and stimulating aesthetics with fine art as the focus. She has had the pleasure of working alongside artists at every level and now chooses to work with emerging artists who are looking to grow their art into a business.

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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
Date Time Price Instructor
Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm $50 Joy Wolfe
Winter Plein-Air Painting with Bridget Ertelt
Recliner in snowy landscape

There is no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing. —Norwegian saying

One of the great things about Minnesota is our four seasons. Painting winter offers a unique opportunity to study light and form in the landscape. It is one of my favorite seasons to paint. Painting in the cold is not without its challenges, but if you are ready to leave that bug spray behind and see what winter has to offer, this class may be right for you! The class will have short lectures discussing how to analyze the value of the snow, overall value structure in the landscape, and mixing chromatic neutrals. We will also touch on color temperature shifts. Class may be taught partially indoors, or via Zoom depending on the weather and COVID-19. Class may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather (less than 15 degrees or heavy snow). Class will be taught in oils. Yes, we will be painting outside. We will be practicing safety first by social distancing, and wearing masks when in a group. This class will be tailored to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. Please contact Bridget if you have questions. She may be reached via email at BridgetErtl@hotmail.com. Materials list & class information will be sent upon payment.

(February 26-27 are backup dates should there be bad weather on Feb. 5-6.)

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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
Date Time Price Instructor
Saturday-Sunday, February 5-6, 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm $175 Bridget Ertelt
The Art of Framing: What Artists Need to Know for DIY Projects
Students watching instructor Joy Wolfe work on framing project

By Joy Wolfe of Fine Art Advocates

This class includes a lecture and hands-on workshop. Joy’s lecture will discuss how to present your art professionally on an artist’s budget, designing an efficient workspace, and the basic tools of the trade needed to repurpose and craft beautiful one-of-a-kind frames. She will give a demonstration on constructing a frame, glass cutting, and assembling a framed piece of art with basic framing tools. You will walk away with a list of tools and knowledge to create your own winning combinations.

Joy Wolfe had a custom framing business for many years and also worked as an interior designer helping her clients with art and framing selections. Many of her past clients were established painters in Minnesota. She is well versed in creating beautiful and stimulating aesthetics with fine art as the focus. She has had the pleasure of working alongside artists at every level and now chooses to work with emerging artists who are looking to grow their art into a business.

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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
Date Time Price Instructor
Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm $50 Joy Wolfe
FUNDRAISER SALE! Books, Mats, Frames, Art Materials, Easels & More
Picture frame

We have everything from slightly used easels, studio furniture, and books. The main event will be our mats and frames in a variety of sizes. We also have a variety of picture molding for sale as well as heavy-duty stretcher bars used for creating canvases. First come, first served.

Date Time
Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm