Thursday, October 15, 7-9PM
Antonio Masi is president of the American Watercolor Society and an International renowned painter.
The goal of this demonstration is to show the untapped power of water-based mediums. The focus will be on approaching the mediums from a contemporary point of view that produces powerful, emotional and delicate paintings.
Learn how attention to detail and unusual perspective make for poetic, moody works, with strong textural qualities.
Antonio will demonstrate land, marine and cityscapes and explain the fundamentals that make a painting successful.
His approach is easy to understand and helpful for any individual interested in painting, artist or admirer.
The Atelier at Flowerfield is proud to welcome Natasha Kuzmanovic, an art historian/conservator, and the author of Tropical Light: The Art of A.E. Backus to Atelier Hall.
She will be discussing her book and the history of A.E. Backus, the renowned Florida painter know for his vivid Florida landscapes.
This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.00 to support out scholarship fund for students in need.
Thursday, October 29, 6-7:30PM
Nancy Puchner will take you back in time, in 1874, Winslow Homer sketched a portrait of Montaukett Chief David Pharaoh in watercolor and pencil. This Long Island portrait is one of Homer’s only known depictions of Indian subject matter. In his time, Homer was routinely lauded as a genuine artist who “painted what he saw.” Although Homer’s drawing of Pharaoh suggests this characteristic truthfulness, it also constructs a stereotype of Pharaoh as the “last” remaining member of the Montaukett nation, even as this nation was nowhere near extinction at that time. This talk will explore Homer’s portrait, namely the tension between the artist’s characteristic faithfulness to what he painted and the tendency of artists of his time to manipulate the identity of Indian subjects.
She currently works as an advisor in the University Scholars Program at Stony Brook University. Nancy has also been a professor of Art History for the past ten years, teaching courses on American art, contemporary art, and Indigenous art. Her most recent research and scholarship focuses on modern and contemporary Native art, the representation of Indigenous Americans in U.S. cultural production, and teaching Native Art in a postcolonial world. Her forthcoming essay in Art History Pedagogy and Practice explores the voice of Native students in the art history classroom. And a forthcoming book co-edited by Puchner, Aesthetics of Intervention: Federal Governments and Native Art across North America, contains a series of essays that explore the intersection of Native art and federal policy in twentieth-century Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
Image of Winslow Homer.
This workshop is designed for painters interested in exploring more deeply the fundamental elements that come together to create a successful abstract painting. Abstraction in painting allows the artist to communicate in often personal and impactful ways.
In this fast paced two-day workshop, students work to develop a unique voice in their paintings. Demonstrations and instructor led exercises each morning introduce you to abstract and non-objective approaches to art making, while group conversations on the history of painting provide you and your developing work with context.
You're encouraged to work more independently in the afternoon with the instructor providing individualized feedback throughout. Open to intermediate and advanced students with the ability to create on their own.
This is an acrylic painting workshop. Students should be familiar with using acrylic painting and related materials.
We will run 3 two-week sessions over the summer. Our program benefits your teens artistic development by providing half day morning workshops. Students have the option to sign up for one or more sessions. Your teen will expand their knowledge and skills while working with professional artists.
The cost of each two-week session is $650.00.
(Includes materials: paper, charcoal, and pencils)
We will offer classes in:
MON - URBAN SKETCHING WITH BILL GRAF
TUE - FANTASY LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION WITH JAMES BEIHL
WED -SELF PORTRAIT WITH TYLER HUGHES
THU - STILL LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING WITH BILL GRAF
FRI - CAST DRAWING WITH TYLER HUGHES
Every Friday | 6 - 9 PM
Open to students and non students.
A mix of long and short poses over three-hours.
This is a Non-Instructed session.
There will be a monitor available to answer questions and provide registration.
Drawing boards and easels provided.
All media are welcome.
Drawing Materials not provided.
For ages 18 and up.
Admission: $20.00 per person.