The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Art Mats and Frame Sale
Picture frame

We have used and new 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.

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
Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm (Prior to the framing workshop)
Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm (After the framing workshop)
The Art of Framing: Creating a Dynamic Duo - With Joy Wolfe of Fine Art Advocates
Photo of Joy Wolfe

This class includes a lecture and a hands on framing workshop. For the lecture Joy will be discussing how to present your artwork professionally on an artists budget. Joy will show ways to reuse frames, select new frames and discuss what are the pieces that stand out in a show. Finding the marriage between the art and frame and creating a winning combination that sells. Feel free to bring in a project to work on during the workshop.

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, March 21, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm $50 Joy Wolfe
Landscape Master Class with Mary Pettis
Ancient Conversation landscape painting

This workshop by ARC Living Master, Mary Pettis, is especially designed to inspire and inform artists who have a working knowledge of oil painting and are now ready to move towards more personally expressive and masterful paintings, particularly in the art of landscape. Embracing both classical principles and proven plein air techniques from the greatest contemporary schools of thought, Mary is devoted to helping painters open their hearts and minds to their artistic purpose; to give them the advanced tools and exercises that will guide them on their path. Mary’s lectures, demos and critiques will provide insights into:

  1. Composing the landscape forms in a simple and direct way, using armatures, and maintaining a powerful expression from the first 12 minutes on
  2. The secrets of accurately capturing light and atmosphere
  3. Knowing how to edit the abundance of outdoor information to create a true impression of sentiment through personal choice of tone and colors, specifically
  4. Avoiding the pitfalls of making your painting too formulaic, illustrative or tight-looking
  5. The tools, tips and a method to perfect the outdoor oil sketch: your “notes to yourself!”
  6. A means to create your own curriculum and goals to carry you forward

Please register early as her workshops always fill (materials list provided).

Limit 14 students.

In her work, Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist, draws heavily upon her classical training and Russian influence. Mary has been juried into and won awards in national and international painting events and exhibitions from New York City to Scottsdale and Maui to Barcelona. Read more at: www.marypettis.com

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Register for Lecture Only

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, May 29, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm Lecture only $75 Mary Pettis
Friday - Sunday, May 29-31, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm Full Workshop $495 Mary Pettis