The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Liz Hunter Lecture: The Eye of the Needle - How R. H. Ives Gammell Preserved a Painting Tradition
A Song of Lamentation by R. H. Ives Gammell

In 1946 Ives Gammell published his book Twilight of Painting in which he lamented the deleterious effect of “modern art” on the art of painting and how it was taught. He then opened his own atelier to train painters and by the mid 1950s had produced five students, three of whom went on to become teachers themselves: Richard Lack, Robert Douglas Hunter and Robert John Cormier. Gammell continued to teach until his death in 1981 and his later students have continued the tradition of training younger painters. We will consider the key elements and influences in Gammell’s training which are being transmitted today by his students and their students.

Elizabeth Ives Hunter grew up surrounded by artists, models, paint and canvas. Her father, Theodore W. J. Valsam, was assistant to her godfather, R. H. Ives Gammell. In 1981 she became an advisor to the R. H. Ives Gammell Studios Trust and was drawn back into the art world, lecturing and writing in the field, and editing Gammell’s books Boston Painters 1900-1930 and the second edition of Twilight of Painting. In 1993 she curated and traveled with the exhibition The Hound of Heaven – A Pictorial Sequence which traveled to 11 museums in the United States, England and Scotland from 1993 through 1996. In 2000 Mrs. Hunter became Guest Curator at the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA where she organized the exhibition Transcending Vision which traveled to museums in the United States and England for two years. She wrote the book, Transcending Vision – R. H. Ives Gammell 1893-1981 jointly with Gerald R. Ackerman. For her complete bio, please visit her website, ElizabethIvesHunter.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 Lecturer
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00am $10 Liz Hunter
The Art of Artificial Lighting for Painting with David Ginsberg
Lighting workshop 2019 setup by Joy Wolf

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.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, November 8 & 9, 2019
Fri., 9 AM - 12 PM: Lecture & Lighting Demonstration.
Fri., 1 PM - 4 PM & Sat., 9 AM - 4 PM Hands-on workshop.
Workshop hands-on portion limited to 12 people.
$250 for entire workshop / $50 for lecture & demo only

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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 Description Time Instructor
Friday, October 19, 2019 Lecture & Demonstration 9:00am-12:00pm David Ginsberg
Friday, October 19, 2019 Hands-On Workshop 1:00pm-4:00pm David Ginsberg
Saturday, October 21, 2019 Hands-On Workshop (continued) 9:00am-4:00pm David Ginsberg