Monthly Archives: August 2017

Classes at The Atelier start up in about two weeks! There's still time to register for a class.

I have some exciting news! This year I will be an instructor in the Full-Time Day Program, as well as teaching my usual afternoon/evening classes. I went through The Atelier's four-year full-time program with a fifth year to focus on imaginative art so I'm looking forward to helping out and sharing art knowledge with the students. My Tuesdays will be a full and wonderful immersion in our Atelier community.

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is a friendly little traditional art school located in Northeast Minneapolis, MN (a bit on the outskirts of Dinky Town). The school is on the second floor of a red brick building (The Fisk) on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and East Hennepin Ave. Off-street parking is available. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the classes.

Fall and Winter Classes at The Atelier

Gestural Figure Study

Gesture figures study done in soft pencil on paper.
Gesture figures study done in soft pencil on paper.

Gain a better understanding of gesture of the figure. This class will mesh The Atelier and Studio Arts figure study methods. Students will explore what gesture is and ways to capture it through quick poses, progressively longer poses, and experimentation. A materials list will be supplied upon registration. Beginners welcome.

Fall class starts TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $250, 15 weeks.

(Gesture will only be offered in the Fall and Summer, not in the Winter session. Instead look for Costumed Figure Drawing and Painting in the Tuesday afternoon class spot in the Winter-Spring class brochure).

Illustration

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

Stretch your imagination! During this 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, or oil paint.

Fall class Starts THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $230, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $230, 15 weeks.

Portrait and Interior

portrait class at the atelier in minnesotaStudents draw in charcoal and may progress to oil or pastels. The portrait model will be set within an interior. Advanced students can take advantage of the entire composition. Capturing the likeness is emphasized. Color and techniques in oil and pastel are covered. Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tuesdays) & Laura Tundel (Thursdays).

Fall classes starts TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $250, 15 weeks.

Winter classes starts TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $250, 15 weeks.

Exploring Color: Color Theory and Color Mixing

Color Mixing Class - Paxton Palette ValuesExperience color hands-on through creating color boards, wheels, and value scales. Using the colors of The Atelier’s Paxton Palette, we will explore the attributes of color: hue, value, and chroma. Projects will be paced by order of completion and students will work at their own pace. We’ll discuss the color wheel as it relates to painting with the Paxton Palette. Topics will also include mixing “mud”, Munsell and Gamblin color space, direct vs. indirect painting, color temperature, color harmony, color psychology, and a bit of color history. Plus we’ll demystify the information on paint labels. Please contact Christine (cmitzuk@gmail.com) for what to bring to the first class.
Starting THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks

Color 2 will start THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 4:15 - 6:45 PM. A class description will be in the Jan. - May brochure. Color 1 is strongly recommended in preparation for Color 2, or contact me if you have previous color theory and painting experience, are familiar with color attributes and wish to take Color 2.

A few options for registration

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. Visit http://theatelier.org/index.html for more information about The Atelier.
Option 2: Print out the registration form from the current course catalog PDF.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

My interpretation of the May Queen is a companion piece to Jack in the Green. Their world is bleeding through to our own.

I'll show more of the process some time after I finish the painting. For now, here's a shot of the drawing. I hope you enjoy it.

drawing of woman as the May Queen  wearing flowing gown turning into flowers, and a butterfly wing corset walking down a gray city street
May Queen, 9"x12" drawing on Dura-Lar