The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Lynn Maderich: Celebration of Life
Lynn at the easel

January 10, 1948 - August 19, 2020

Please join us in a Celebration of Life for our friend, colleague, and master artist, Lynn Maderich.

Now that we are able to gather in a larger social group, we wish to remember Lynn with a celebration of her life. We will be exhibiting Lynn's drawings, paintings and prints, and we'll also share stories about Lynn. We will be showing a MN Original video of her that was produced by Twin Cities PBS in 2017 and also present an audio oratorial she created for her friends. If you wish to share a story but are unable to present it, please pass it to us or send it to The Atelier to have it read to attendees.

Some of Lynn's artwork and books will be for sale with proceeds and donations made to her scholarship fund The Lynn Maderich Scholarship for Atelier Women Artists Overcoming Adversity.

Donations can be made to The Atelier with Lynn Maderich in the memo line.

Please RSVP by calling The Atelier at 612-362-8421 or by registering online.

Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Date Time
Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Artist Talk and Demonstration with Christine Mitzuk
Ultimate Werewolf Extreme illustration

Part trip down memory lane, part process demo. In celebration of the completion of her work for the game Ultimate Werewolf Extreme by Bezier Games, Christine will share with us a look at her art journey thus far. Art for the game will be revealed (she created nearly 90 pieces of art).

She'll present the steps of her imaginative art process, and what she does to meld reality with imagination. She'll show examples of how she uses digital tools to create both digital and traditional media pictures, and will demonstrate a bit of how she works in Adobe Photoshop. There will be time for Q&A.

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

Christine Mitzuk completed 5 years of training at The Atelier in 2011. Currently she freelances, builds her personal body of work, and teaches classes at The Atelier including Illustration, Gesture, Color, Composition, and is an instructor in the Full-Time Program. See more at www.ChristineMitzuk.com, or visit the Instructors section of TheAtelier.org.

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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, October 8, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm $100 Christine Mitzuk
Composition for Visual Impact with Gregory Manchess
Painting of airship in city

This is a 3-day weekend workshop where we study ideas and plan pictures that can grab and captivate our audience. We’ll be exploring composition through generating copious amounts of thumbnail sketches; refining, changing, and enhancing our ideas through drawing; and, finally, developing a large loose sketch, based on the previous explorative sketches, to take home for a finished painting.

Fundamentals of composition, value, and picture design are stressed throughout. This is where we discover who we are: marks on paper, with the barest minimum of lines, will flush out and flesh out an idea that lingers just beneath our awareness. As students progress from thumbnails to sketches, we’ll also touch on when and how to use reference. On the third day Greg will demonstrate color comps, and students will begin to explore rough color sketches to aid them in the development of their picture beyond this workshop.

Much frustration and head-scratching ensues while we struggle to do our best, but Greg hasn’t had a student yet that hasn’t come away with an epiphany or two about their work. And we’ll have lots of fun in the discovery process. Come with no fear - you’re in good hands.

Space for the lecture is limited to 40, including the full workshop registrants. Workshop is limited to 10 students. Please pay in full to hold your reservation.

Materials list provided after registration.

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
Date Time Description Price
Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Lecture with demo only $100
Friday - Sunday, November 12-14, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm daily Full 3-day workshop, including lecture with demo $500
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: The Elements of Art and The Principles of Composition
Painting of cornucopia and squirrel

Fine artist/illustrator Michael Chelich and past student of Richard Lack will be offering a composition lecture at the Atelier this upcoming January. Michael has been featured in three nationally distributed publications including the American Artist, Artists Magazine, and the American Arts quarterly. The Lecture entitled The Elements of Art and the Principles of Composition will cover the principles of balance, proportion, harmony and contrast, repetition, integration, movement and center of interest. The accompanying slide show will host over one hundred examples of artwork from past and contemporary masters. This comprehensive lecture is of great benefit to both beginners and advanced artists as it shows the artist what the tools of pictorial expression are and how to use them creatively.

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 8, 2022 10:00am $25 Michael Chelich
Art Collection Management: Protecting Your Investment
Students watching instructor Joy Wolfe work on framing project

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.

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