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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.

Come join the fun!

Enrich your summer by learning and playing with art. I will be offering 3 classes and one workshop for the 2015 summer session. All classes are held at the Minneapolis based art school The Atelier. It is located in the Fisk Building on the corner of East Hennepin Ave. and Stinson. Free off street parking is available.

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 live, 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 19, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$200, 10 weeks

Registration information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Illustration Class

digital painting of the astrological sign Aries by christine mitzuk to be used in Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological CalendarLet your imagination fly! 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.

Starting Thursday, May 28, 7:00- 9:30
$170, 10 weeks

Registration information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Portrait and Interior Class

Christine Mitzuk Portrait Class

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

Students 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.

Starting TUESDAY, May 19, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
OR THURSDAY, May 21, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$200, 10 weeks for either the Tuesday or Thursday class. You are welcome to sign up for both if you'd like more time to develop your portrait.
Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tues.) & Laura Tundel (Thurs.)

Registration information is at the bottom of this post.

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.

female character as fire elemental paired with a violin painted digitally in Photoshop by Christine Mitzuk
Fire Elemental

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

July 13 - 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$200, 1 week

Register for classes one of four 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. As I write this the latest course catalog is not yet posted to the site. The form is the same every session so you can use the most recent PDF. Just the course offerings change a bit.
Option 3: Print out this form, fill it out, and mail it to The Atelier, along with payment. See form for instructions.
Option 4: Contact me and I'll help you out,

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It's not too late. Come join the fun!

Portrait and Interior Class

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

Spots still available! Sign up today for Christine’s Tuesday evening portrait class
at The Atelier, 7-9:30 pm. Started 1/20. 15 weeks. $230.

To register or ask questions contact Christine, or The Atelier at 612-362-8421.

Illustration

digital painting of the astrological sign Aries by christine mitzuk to be used in Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
Aries

Let your imagination fly! Class starts this Thursday 1/21/15.

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.

To register or ask questions contact Christine, or The Atelier at 612-362-8421.

 

Exploring Color: Color Theory and Color Mixing

Color Mixing Class - Paxton Palette ValuesExperience color hands-on through creating color boards and value scales. Using the colors of The Atelier’s Paxton Palette in oil paint, 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 given on paint labels.

Please contact Christine (cmitzuk@gmail.com) for what to bring to the first class. Supply list given after you are registered.

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$210, 15 weeks. Scroll down for registration information.

Light your inner creative fire to help keep you warm this winter. Art classes start up again the week of January 18, 2015. Classes are held at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art. 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 warehouse on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and East Hennepin Ave. Free off-street parking is available.

NEW! Costumed Figure Drawing and Painting

digital painting of the astrological sign Leo by christine mitzuk to be used in Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
Leo

This class offers the opportunity for hands-on learning in dealing with a costumed figure. Emphasis will be placed on the visible form, gesture, underlying structure, differing characteristics of fabric, and selecting from nature to create a visually pleasing picture. Using the sight-size method, students will develop a minimum of 3 costumed figure studies. This 15-week class will be broken into 3 five-week poses. Each pose will feature different costuming. Depending on skill level, students are welcome to work in pencil, charcoal, or oil paint.

Starting TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$230, 15 weeks.  Scroll down for registration information.

NEW! Exploring Color: Color Theory and Color Mixing

Color Mixing Class - Paxton Palette ValuesExperience color hands-on through creating color boards and value scales. Using the colors of The Atelier’s Paxton Palette in oil paint, 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 given on paint labels.

Please contact Christine (cmitzuk@gmail.com) for what to bring to the first class. Supply list given after you are registered.

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$210, 15 weeks. Scroll down for registration information.

Illustration

Illustration ClassStretch 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.

Starting THURSDAY, Sept. 8 & Jan. 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
15 weeks, $210 (NOTE: The Atelier brochure lists this as 10 weeks. It will be 15 weeks.)
Scroll down for registration information.

 

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.

Starting TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
OR THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$230, 15 weeks. Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tues.) & Laura Tundel (Thurs.)
Scroll down for registration information.

 

Where's the Gesture Class?

The Costumed Figure Drawing and Painting is in the Gesture Class time slot. Fear not! The Gesture Class will be offered again during the summer session which starts about the middle of May.

Register for classes one of four 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. As I write this the latest course catalog is not posted to the site (Spring 2015). The form is the same every session so you can use the most recent PDF. Just the course offerings change a bit.
Option 3: Print out this form, fill it out, and mail it to The Atelier, along with payment. See form for instructions.
Option 4: Contact me and I'll help you out,

:: Classes 2014 - 2015 ::
Fall/Winter classes will be starting soon. I will be teaching 3 again at The Atelier.  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 warehouse on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and East Hennepin Ave. Off-street parking is available.

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

Gestural Figure Study
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. Materials list will be supplied upon registration. Beginners welcome.

Fall class starts TUESDAY Sept. 16, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts TUESDAY Jan. 20, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks.

 

 

Illustration ClassIllustration
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. 18, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $210, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts Thursday Jan. 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $210, 15 weeks.

 

 

portrait class at the atelier in minnesotaPortrait and Interior
Students 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. 16, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
(Thurs.) $230, 15 weeks.

Winter classes starts Tuesday Jan. 20, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or Thursday, Jan. 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Sure, I get paid to teach. That helps keep me in art supplies. But I also get something else out of it.

I learn.

digital painting of the astrological sign Libra by christine mitzuk to be used in Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
Libra

When I prepare materials or talk with a student, I have to think about what I know. I need to break it down into steps so I can communicate the process to draw a face, or a figure, create an illustration, or paint with oils or watercolor. Sometimes a step is so integrated into my process, it has become automatic. I have to reach back in memory and think about how I learned it. Why I do it.

One way of describing something doesn't always work with everyone, so I try to find different ways to talk about the same idea. One person might grasp a concept better through analogy. Another might be easier to communicate with through specific steps, or an "if-then" process flow.

I also see gaps clearer in my own learning. This is great because I enjoy researching the various art components and filling those gaps.

If you're looking for fun learning opportunities, my next teaching/learning opportunity starts next week. I'll be doing a week long illustration workshop at The Atelier. There are some spaces available. You can sign up by contacting The Atelier.

Art on!

Illustration Workshop (NEW!)

digital painting of the astrological sign Gemini by christine mitzuk to be used in Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
Gemini

Let 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, bring that too for reference research. If you have a specific project in mind, please contact me (cmitzuk@christinemitzuk.com).

July 14-18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Christine Mitzuk
$180, 1 week

oil painting of woman with sword and gun having just slayed a tentacle monster by Christine Mitzuk
Cheeky Slayer

Find registration information at theatelier.org. 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 warehouse on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and East Hennepin Ave. Off-street parking is available. If you have difficulties with stairs, please contact the school for more information.

My Summer classes start May 20. Find registration information at theatelier.org. 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 warehouse on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and East Hennepin Ave. Off-street parking is available.

Illustration Workshop (NEW!)

watercolor of hummingbirds singing in a barbershop quartet by Christine Mitzuk
Hummingbird Quartet

Let 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.

oil painting of woman with sword and gun having just slayed a tentacle monster by Christine Mitzuk
Cheeky Slayer

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

July 14-18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Christine Mitzuk
$180, 1 week

10 Week Summer Art Classes

gesture drawing

Gestural Figure Study
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. Materials list will be supplied upon registration. Beginners welcome.

Starting TUESDAY, May 20, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$180, 10 weeks

mitzuk_steam_class_flyer2014Illustration
Stretch your imagination! During this class, students will develop imaginative pieces based upon a classic or favorite story. 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.

Starting THURSDAY, May 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$150, 10 weeks

portrait class at the atelier in minnesotaPortrait and Interior
Students 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.

Starting Tuesday,May 20, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Starting Thursday, May 22, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tues.) & Laura Tundel (Thurs.)
$180, 10 weeks

:: Classes 2014 ::
Winter/Spring classes are up and running. You can still sign up. Learn more and find registration information at theatelier.org. 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 warehouse on the corner of Stinson Blvd. and Hennepin Ave. Off-street parking is available.

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. 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.

Fall class starts TUESDAY Sept. 17, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts TUESDAY Jan. 28, , 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks.

 

 

mitzuk_steam_class_flyer2014Illustration
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. 19, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $210, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts Thursday Jan. 30, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $210, 15 weeks.

 

 

portrait class at the atelier in minnesotaPortrait and Interior
Students 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.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Starting Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tues.) & Laura Tundel (Thurs.)
$230, 15 weeks.