October 31, 2017

The Joy of Creating with Bunny Ross

Taught my classes at the Atelier this Halloween in full Bob get up and maybe I've taken this a little too far but hey if the afro fit wear it. After classes wrapped up, I burnt out two lightbulbs creating this fun little satire, eventually I got the glass swept up and this episode put together and uploaded for you to enjoy.

Special thanks to Ian and Jess at Feast Letterpress (http://www.feastletterpress.com/http://www.feastletterpress.com/)  for taking these two stellar photos below, of me in costume at my studio.

Time to pack it up and shave my beard for charity, Movember begins Tomorrow and my campaign can be found here. Donate today!


October 24, 2017

Blackboard time lapse

and demonstration from my portrait drawing class where we cover the head at different angles lecture.

Have a look. if this seems like its up your alley and you want to know more visit Atelierartista.com

Our classes and times are listed online and it he above video.

October 23, 2017

Another busy week of art

My classes at Atelier Artista run everyday Monday - Friday. 
Drawing begins at 9am - 12:30 and Painting classes begin at 12:30. 
I also teach at other times throughout the week and on week-ends.
 On Wednesday Evenings, I regularly host figure drawing, find out more here: https://www.atelierartista.com/figure-drawing
Above is my drawing from last weeks Wednesday evening session.
 I was asked to hang some work at Holy Grill across fro MEC, They sent me the picture above.
 I got on the front cover of MRU's "reflector" newspaper for a course I've been building in creating Graphic Novels and comics. Read the article here:


 On Friday's, after my "Full Figure" drawing human anatomy course I teach an afternoon elective at Waldorf School. Above is the project the kids accomplished this week.
 The "Keys to recovery" exhibition was a huge success.  3 of my students sold their work at Auction!!! Above is the curator with a piece by Aaron Sidorenko.  http://aaronsidorenko.ca/
 I got to pick op 4 works made by friends and hang them in my studio for the time being.
 I teach at ACAD in during the week in the evenings and two classes at ACAD on the week-end.
 In Drawing 1 we are working on creating the illusion of depth and form on a two dimensional surface. I cover concepts including orthographic and isometric projection.
 As we work towards graphical and linear perspective, 1 point and beyond.
In my Arts Academy we finish the last day of our drawing portion with a self portrait and measure of the face, before we move into paint.

It may seem like a lot, but variety is the spice of life.

There are so many interesting and creative things going on everyday in my life and at Atelier Artista. If you want to find out more, take a class, come draw figure on Wednesday nights or anything like that check out AteleirArtista.com and sign up for the newsletter for more updates!

October 16, 2017

Arts Academy - teens kicking butt

I took on an additional class teaching teens on Saturdays at ACAD. I created a very academic curriculum. These guys are quickly becoming really good. I wasn't able to snap many photos of the terrific work they did in the still life proportions class.

My phone is old and the battery never gets me past 3pm before it dies. there were more than a dozen more great still life studies by the end of class, but you get the idea.

October 14, 2017

Recently at Atelier Artista

The start of the school year has me incredibly busy. I haven't forgotten about you dear readers of my blog. I have been drawing, painting, cleaning and teaching everyday as well. everyday. No days off, no rest for the wicked. Unless of course the wicked gets sick, which happened last weekend during Thanksgiving so that was my break, in bed then volunteering at the QAS Log drivers Waltz.  Heres a peek into a bit of what I've got going on.

At my last figure sessions I first did a painting I didn't like so I scraped it down, the following week I decided I was better off studying the form through darks and lights rather than sticky colour. Heres a few of the steps in drawing Neema last session on Wednesday night.

My classes are running every day of the week at Atelier Artista (atelierartista.com) Its not too late to join in if you'd like to take the remaining classes until the holidays let me know and come on down.

On Tuesday afternoons I have Colour in Theory and Practice. We finished values, temperature and colour mixing and are now venturing into understanding and using colour harmonies. 

On Wednesdays we do portrait drawing and painting and have begun the first stages of blocking in our self portraits.

Its all about the light and dark and beginning with a good likeness. Next comes colour and form enhancements.

On Thursdays We have classical drawing in the morning and are currently studying some of Bargues method.
In the afternoon on Thursdays, I give a lecture and demo in my "painting secrets of the masters" class.

On Fridays we study Anatomy and more in Full figure.  Ive worked out some theories on how to be both effective and efficient. After this class,  I head on up to Waldorf to teach teens. On the week-ends I have two classes at ACAD and on Sundays I often have samplers at Swintons. 

But wait.......there is more.... there is always more...

so keep your eyes on the prize  =:D

October 5, 2017

EPISODE 56 Robert Liberace workshop

I've been swamped since Alberta Culture days where I shook thousends of hands and now classes starting up......

8 at Atelier Artista.

5 at ACAD

1 at Waldorf

and 1 every couple Sundays at Swintons.

So this is a catch up episode from my workshop at Whidbey Island with Robert Liberace. Which was so good!!!

Please watch the episode and when things simmer down another will be in production.