Friday, March 21, 2014

 The Artists’ Loft School
April 28 - May 2 

The Portrait, Block-In with a Color Study

Morning session: 9am - 12:00pm $450 
Evening session: 6pm - 9:00pm $450
 or both classes for $850

All levels of experience are welcome

1125 Bowman Road / Mt. Pleasant / across from Kmart off Johnnie Dodds

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Au Naturel

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.
You are invited to attend the opening reception honoring the selected artists featured in the eighth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century , which will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm.  at Clatsop Community College’s Art Center Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR.     Juror Charles Froelick, owner and director of Froelick Gallery in Portland will be present to give a gallery talk.  Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a solo show award to be held during the 2014-2015 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards.  The Bridgewater Bistro, Clemente's Restaurant, and Dairy Maid are generously providing hors d’oeuvres for the event, and Erikson Floral Company is generously providing flowers. This reception is free and open to the public. A No-Host Post-Reception party at the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro, at 243 11th Street in downtown Astoria, will immediately follow the reception. 
A special thanks to the Cannery Pier Hotel, the Ft. George, and the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for their continued support.Copyright © 2014 Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, All rights reserved.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

workshops coming up!!


North West Fine Art Studio
Vancouver, CANADA 
February, 24th - 28th, 2014
Figure/Portrait workshop - $700.00

 Class Description: One week Portrait Painting or Drawing

The first day of the workshop will cover the understanding of 2-dimensional block-in using pencil on paper. Having an accurate block-in is the most important stage to drawing and painting. We will work with analyzing and improving our way of seeing to be more accurate to life. Students will learn to see flat shapes (mass drawing) to become more visually abstract with their thought process. Comparative measuring, angles, and alignments as necessary tools to use in a systematical approach will also be covered.

On the second day students will learn how to do an oil transfer of their drawing to canvas, as well as how to complete a one day color study. The rest of the week we will use the understanding of hue, value and chroma to paint 3-Dimensional Form. Organizing a palette as well as a mindset will enforce good controlled decisions and habits that will result in skills to accurately draw and paint what you see.
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Cloud Castle Art Studio
Angela Cunningham 
Still Life & Portrait Painting 
June 16-27, 2014

Sketches or color studies are a great way to develop your decision making skills. In both these classes, still life and portrait, we will use the first hour of class focusing on block-in. We will draw directly with paint on the canvas. Then we’ll spend the next four hours of class focusing on form and color to create a 3 dimensional likeness of the subject.  Comparative measuring, angles, and alignments, along with hue, value and chroma will be discussed. Organizing a palette as well as a mindset will enforce good controlled decisions and habits that will result in skills to accurately draw and paint what you see.

Each day we will start with a new canvas (average size being 8” x 6”). Having a different subject each day will cultivate an understanding of how to use an open palette and making new color decisions based on the subject matter.  It’s recommended for this class that students have some prior drawing skills.

June 16 – 20, M – F, 10AM – 3PM
5 days

Cost: $650

June 23 – 27, M – F, 10AM – 3PM
5 days with models

Cost: $650
Registration fee does not include materials: upon registration students will be provided with a detailed list of what to bring to class

SERIES DISCOUNT:Sign up for both classes for $1,200 (save $100)
Classes are limited to 10 students.

TO REGISTER: Call or email Gabriel Coke 831-345-1845

Friday, October 25, 2013

summer 2014 workshop at Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy!!

I am excited to announce I will be teaching a summer workshop at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy. Not only is the Angel Academy one of the most influential schools in classical realism but it is set among one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Italy. Florence is one of my most favorite cities because among every corner there is the inspiration of art history, from some of the greatest works of art to the beautiful historical buildings and cobble stone streets. It really is like walking back in time. You can feel the passion and creative souls from times past. Its a true Honor to get a chance to teach the methods of my classes in a place thats been such an influence in my own work. This will be an experience not to miss! 
Please contact the Angel Academy for more information and to sign up today!
Via Nardo di Cione 10
Firenze 50121 (Italy) 
Tel./Fax: +39 055 2466737

Friday, August 16, 2013

Women Painting Women show at Townsend Atelier


SEPTEMBER 7 | 2013
Women Painting Women
opening reception 2:00-9:00 p.m.
Safe Keeping by Angela Cunningham
Townsend Atelier is proud to participate in an international exhibition project called
Women Painting Women: (R)evolution 2013, a juried show of artwork of women by women. The exhibit promotes the visibility of the best contemporary female artists portraying female subjects in the figurative tradition and showcases the quality, variety and breadth of woman making figurative art in the 21st Century. Works are available for purchase and include painting, drawing, printmaking and pastel.

Over 500 entries were received from female artists from 26 states in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the Philippines. Juror and independent curator, Ellen Simak selected 36 works for this incredible exhibition.

Selected works will be on view September 7-28 at Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, TN.     

demo: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
It's not a proper exhibit opening without an ART THROW DOWN!

Have you ever been amazed at how differently some artists see the same subject?  Ever wonder if artists are competitive with each other?  Have you been curious about the different ways painters begin their paintings?

Join us for this free demonstration "Throw Down" with  Townsend Atelier instructors Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron.  Watch as each artist starts, carries, and refines a portrait from life to its completion. Although Cindy andMia are close friends, watch them go brush to brush for this three hour painting demonstration, filled with laughs, antics and surprises. Questions, comments and hollering are all recommended from the audience.  Both paintings created during the demonstration will be auctioned at the end of the night at 8pm


2:00-9:00 P.M.

open to the public


5:00-8:00 P.M.

open to the public

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I am now being represented at Albright Art Gallery
 Downstairs @ 32 Main St.Concord, MA 01742