The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

NEW: Utilizing Your Light Source to Improve Your Compositions with David Ginsberg
Photo of a red orchid in a vase

This two-day workshop includes a new lecture and images and demonstration on the use of controlled lighting for a consistent light source, resembling natural light, that will allow you to be able to use light and shadow as part of your compositional elements. The hands-on portion of the workshop will be a day and a half of working together on still life setups. The first portion of the afternoon workshop will assign specific elements to use for a composition. Once a satisfactory setup has been established with the still life, the participants will be given the task of how to best create a lighting scenario that both enhances the set up and helps tell a story using light and shadow as part of the compositional tale.

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

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Description Price Instructor
Friday & Saturday, March 26-27, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm Full workshop $250 David Ginsberg
Friday, March 26, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Lecture and demo only $50 David Ginsberg
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

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Price Instructor
Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm $50 Joy Wolfe
Online Continuing Talk with Gregory Manchess
Painting of people with umbrellas in the rain

We had so much fun the first time, let’s do it again this spring!

Join us for another 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.

A private link for the online event will be emailed to those who have registered.

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

Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time Price
Friday, April 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST $25. Register to reserve your spot.