2017 Summer Classes and Workshop

Come join the fun!

Enrich your summer with art. I will be offering 3 classes and one workshop for the 2017 summer session. All classes are held at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, MN. It is located in the Fisk Building on the corner of East Hennepin Ave. and Stinson. Free off street parking is currently available.

Registration information is at the bottom of this blog post.
The 10 weeks will have a break for Independence Day.

Gesture Class is Back!

gesture drawingGestural Figure Study
Gain a better understanding of gesture of the figure. This class will mesh The Atelier and Studio Arts figure study methods. We will be drawing from a nude model. Students will explore what gesture is and ways to capture it through quick poses, progressively longer poses, and experimentation. Materials list will be supplied upon registration. Beginners welcome.

Starting TUESDAY, May 23, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$200, 10 weeks

Illustration Class

digital painting of earth elemental man with antlers surrounded by green flame playing the drum by christine mitzuk
Earth Elemental

Let your imagination fly! Explore the creative process in this imaginative art class. Students will develop imaginative pieces based upon a story or individual ideas. We will move from idea generation to preparatory work and on to final art. Emphasis will be placed on composition, and storytelling. Students may choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. Christine has experience to support watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, oil paint, or digital painting. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Starting THURSDAY, May 25, 7:00- 9:30
$170, 10 weeks
Edit 05/22/2017: As of last Friday, there is a wait list for the Illustration Class so if you haven't already signed up, email me or call the school. There is the possibility that a 2nd class might be formed.

Portrait and Interior Class

Christine Mitzuk Portrait Class

Make your own magic! Learn to create portraits from Atelier trained artist Christine Mitzuk. Beginner and intermediate students welcome.

Students draw in charcoal and may progress to oil or pastels. Capturing the likeness is emphasized. Depending on what each student works on, color and techniques in oil and pastel are covered.

Starting TUESDAY, May 23, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$200, 10 weeks

A Thursday class is also available, taught by Laura Tundel.
Starting THURSDAY, May 25, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
You are welcome to sign up for both (for $400) if you'd like more time to develop your portrait.

Illustration Workshop (1 week)

watercolor of hummingbirds singing in a barbershop quartet by Christine MitzukLet your imagination fly! Get a taste of illustration during this week long, half-day workshop.

We’ll work to develop a strong drawing for an imaginative piece based upon an existing story or your own idea.

Topics covered will include composition, brainstorming, thumbnails, research, sketch development, and studies for value and color. Emphasis will be placed on composition, and storytelling.

For the first class please bring a sketchbook, and your preferred drawing tools. If you have a laptop or other device with internet access, you are welcome to bring that too for reference research. If you have a specific project in mind, please contact me.

June 26 - 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$200, 1 week

Register for classes one of three ways:

Option 1: Call The Atelier at 612-362-8421. Main hours are 9am - 4pm Central Time or during evening classes. Please leave a message if you don't get a live person.
Option 2: Print out the registration form from the course catalog PDF.
Option 3:  Contact me and I'll help you out,

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