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Imaginative Art Inspiration Space
Our Stress-Free Adult Creativity Class

digital painting of blue and purple water elemental with female head and torso and fish serpent tail playing a shell lyre with orange and red flames coming out of it by christine mitzuk
Water Elemental

Let’s face it; you probably became an artist because you have visual ideas bursting inside you:  Why wait to share them with the world?  What you really need most is a nurturing mentor with a track record of realized, enchanting images, who creates a safe, judgment-free workspace where you can loosen up, have fun and play.  Award-winning artist and illustrator Christine Mitzuk builds such a positive, relaxed environment whenever she teaches a class.  Her warm spirit will help you bring your most precious and inspired thoughts to artistic fruition.

Explore your creativity by developing an imaginative picture based upon an existing story that you select, or an idea that you originate. Work at your own pace to learn the time-honored steps of the creative, visual process – from idea generation, through preparatory work, to completed project. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling through composition and character development, as well as how color theory enhances visual communication. Students choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. Christine has experience to support watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, or oils.

This class is held at The Art Academy, LLC in St. Paul, MN. It's conveniently located on Snelling Avenue.

Starting WEDNESDAY April 5,  8-9:30 PM, 8 weeks
To register for class at The Art Academy, LLC, visit the registration page.

Looking for an art class for fun? Art class for continuing your studies? Yes to both?

Art classes will start up again soon. Over in St. Paul, classes at The Art Acacemy, LLC start up the week of January 16. Over in Minneapolis, classes at The Atelier start up the week of January 23.

East of the River: at The Art Academy, LLC

The Art Academy is a lovely art school abuzz with all sorts of art classes for many ages. It is  located at 652 Snelling Ave. South, St. Paul, MN 55116, in a row of shops across from Arby's and next to the Mathnasium. Free off-street parking is available around back.

I'm very excited about how we've recreated this class! Check it out.

Imaginative Art Inspiration Space
Our Stress-Free Adult Creativity Class

digital painting of blue and purple water elemental with female head and torso and fish serpent tail playing a shell lyre with orange and red flames coming out of it by christine mitzuk
Water Elemental

Let’s face it; you probably became an artist because you have visual ideas bursting inside you:  Why wait to share them with the world?  What you really need most is a nurturing mentor with a track record of realized, enchanting images, who creates a safe, judgment-free workspace where you can loosen up, have fun and play.  Award-winning artist and illustrator Christine Mitzuk builds such a positive, relaxed environment whenever she teaches a class.  Her warm spirit will help you bring your most precious and inspired thoughts to artistic fruition.

Explore your creativity by developing an imaginative picture based upon an existing story that you select, or an idea that you originate. Work at your own pace to learn the time-honored steps of the creative, visual process – from idea generation, through preparatory work, to completed project. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling through composition and character development, as well as how color theory enhances visual communication. Students choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. Christine has experience to support watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, or oils.

Starting WEDNESDAY Jan., 18,  8-9:30 PM, 8 weeks
To register for class at The Art Academy, LLC, visit the registration page.

West of the River:
at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

My classes at The Atelier run for 15 weeks, with some time off for the Spring holiday.

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.

Costumed Figure Drawing and Painting is Back!
(only offered during the winter-spring term)

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. 24, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$250, 15 weeks.  Scroll down for registration information.

Portrait and Interior

portrait class at the atelier in minnesota
Candace

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. 24, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
OR THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$250, 15 weeks. Instructors: Christine Mitzuk (Tues.) & Laura Tundel (Thurs.)
Scroll down for registration information.

 

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

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
(NOTE: the brochure lists the start date at Thursday, January 28.
We apologize for the confusion. The start date is Thursday, January 26).
$230, 15 weeks. Scroll down for registration information.

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.

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
15 weeks, $230
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 at The Atelier 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,

Lots of fun art learning opportunities coming up. I will be teaching 4 classes at The Atelier in Minneapolis, and a Wednesday evening class at The Art Academy, LLC. in St. Paul. There will also be a special lunch presentation at The Atelier. Read on.

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. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the classes.

Special Presentation

Lunch & Learn Thursday: Papers

papers-lunch-and-learnChristine Mitzuk will discuss the different papers we use in creating our art and the many choices we have. She will answer questions on what papers to use for what media. You will also learn useful terms and the different properties of paper to consider when buying paper to use for your own projects.

Please arrive a few minutes early and bring your own lunch.

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM. $10

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. 13, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $250, 15 weeks.

(Gesture will be offered in the Fall and Summer. It will not be offered 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. 17, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $230, 15 weeks.
Winter class starts THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 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. 13, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, $250, 15 weeks.

Winter classes starts TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
or THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 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, Jan. 28, 4:15 - 6:45 PM, $230, 15 weeks

Register for Atelier 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 current course catalog PDF.
Option 3: Contact me and I'll help you out,

At The Art Academy, LLC.

The MorriguIllustration and Imaginative Painting

Explore your creativity by developing an imaginative picture based upon an existing story that you select, or an idea that you originate. Work at your own pace to learn the time-honored steps of the creative, visual process – from idea generation, through preparatory work, to completed project. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling through composition and character development, as well as how color theory enhances visual communication. Students choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. Christine has experience to support watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, or oils.

Starts WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 8-9:30 PM, 8 weeks.

The Art Academy's mission is "to provide excellent traditional art education for beginning to advanced children, teens and adults." At The Art Academy emphasis is placed on practice over talent.

Learn more about The Art Academy and how to register on their website.

The Art Academy is located in St. Paul on the corner of Snelling and Scheffer Avenues.
651 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55116. Some off-street parking available.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Light your inner creative fire to help keep you warm this winter. Learn new skills or brush up existing skills and come have some fun.

Art classes start up again the week of January 25, 2016. 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.

Costumed Figure Drawing and Painting
(only offered during the winter-spring term)

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.

 

Our first model will be a woman who studied ballet for over 13 years. We don't know what pose she'll hold yet but she's exceptionally graceful so it'll be a good one.

ballet model
This will be our first model though the pose will be different for the class. It was her suggestion for the ballet attire (she studied for over 13 years). I can't help but think of Degas!

Starting TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$250, 15 weeks.  Scroll down for registration information.

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. Supply list given after you are registered.

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 4:15 - 6:45 PM
$230, 15 weeks. Scroll down for registration information.

Illustration

Voodoo Queen (Woman of Power)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.

Starting THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
15 weeks, $230 (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. 26, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
OR THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
$250, 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,

Coming January 2016The Morrigu

I'm excited to announce that in addition to teaching classes at The Atelier in Minneapolis, I will be teaching a class at The Art Academy in St. Paul called Illustration and Imaginative Painting.

Class Description

Explore your creativity by developing an imaginative picture based upon an existing story that you select, or an idea that you originate. Work at your own pace to learn the time-honored steps of the creative, visual process – from idea generation, through preparatory work, to completed project. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling through composition and character development, as well as how color theory enhances visual communication. Students choose to work in the medium with which they are comfortable. Christine has experience to support watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, or oils.

Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Starts January 20th
8 weeks

The school is easily accessible on Snelling Ave. South, in a lovely little neighborhood. For more information and to register, please visit The Art Academy's website. Or if you have class specific questions, feel free to contact me.