The Art School In Sandy Springs-Atlanta

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Info:             Leslie Newman, 678-756-1595, Workshop Coordinator                                               
Email Address:     theartschoolinsandysprings@gmail.com
Location:        Workshop locations will be announced for each workshop


The Art Of Abstract Painting with Artist Leslie Newman
March 25-26, $395, Saturday 10:00-6:00, Sunday 11:00-6:00,  held at the Binder Art Supply in Buckhead
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This two-day workshop for new and/or experienced abstract artists is open to those familiar with acrylics.  Students should have a basic understanding of color who want to experiment with new ways of using these, or who are stuck in a slump.  The approach this instructor uses to create an abstract painting will be demonstrated.  There will be loosening up exercises and mark making.  Guided exercises will help liberate your individual style and and allow exploration as to where your journey will take you in the art of abstract. There will be no expectations, negative voices, dismissive criticism. This will be all about fun.  The color wheel and color mixing will be addressed to insure that everyone has the same basic understanding of these concepts.  Various washes and landing points, building and subtracting will be explored.  The many different styles of composition, value and shape will be discussed.  Students will learn to be generous with themselves.  Get out of your comfort zone, let loose your creativity, get rid of that inner critic that has you stuck.  By the final phase, you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own beautiful abstract painting!

vDavid Shevlino
June 16-18, $495.00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-5:00, Sunday 11:00-5:00,  held at the Binders Art Supply in Buckhead

This workshop involves painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and learning techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. Demonstrations will be performed followed by the class painting from a model.  Students will learn to see and interpret the large, overall basic shapes of the nude figure instead of becoming distracted by details.  This helps the student achieve greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely with greater economy.

David Shevl
ino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students' League in New York. Growing up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager. He began making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting.  His early work was very traditional and classically inspired.  However, after many years of experimenting, Shevlino began exploring a looser paint application which straddles the line between representational painting and abstraction.  This "in between" area is where the painter feels most comfortable and best able to express his artistic voice.  His paintings are characterized by broad brushstrokes, a sensuous application of paint and an obvious feel for tonal harmonies. At the same time, the artist demonstrates a firm sense of control, tightening up the composition through his deft modeling of the human form.

Painting the Portrait and Landscape in Watercolor with Stan Miller, September 22-24, $495, held at Binders Art Supply in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia


The instructor will demonstrate daily both the landscape and portrait.  Students may paint exclusively either subject.  Instructor handouts with photo references will be available although students are encouraged to bring their own photos references that they are interested in painting.  The instructor will discuss how to transform these photos into good paintings.  Each student will receive daily individualized instruction.   The importance of drawing, value, color, design and technique will be addressed.   Some basic watercolor experience is strongly advised since advanced principles of watercolor painting will be covered.

Stan Miller is a signature member and award winner in the American Watercolor Society.  Within the last three years, Miller has exhibited and instructed in China, Vietnam, France and Thailand.  In 2014 he was a first-place award winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition and was an award winner and participant at the World Watercolor Competition and Exhibition in Narbonne, France.  In 2006 Stan was Grand Prize winner in the Watercolor Artist Magazine competition.  Miller has juried exhibitions and given workshops throughout the United States and internationally for many years.  The full extent of his resume can be found on his website: stanmiller.net