Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hi to all my Bay Area friends, family and fellow Art Appreciators. It's been awhile since I've been back in the bay area. Ill be coming out this November to teach 2, Week long workshops at Cloud Castle Art Studio in Saratoga, CA. After studying and teaching in New York City for the past 5 years, I'm now living in Asheville, NC.  I teach at my own studio as well as workshops nationwide but I am very excited to be coming out for my first workshop in my home area. The workshop will be November 26th- 30th. Morning class will beFigure Drawing from 10am-2pm. The afternoon class will be Portrait Drawing 6:30-9:30pm. Both classes will cover the unique way of seeing accurately that I learned from studying under Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier at Grand Central Acadmey.  If you or anyone you may know, would be interested in more information on my workshop in Saratoga please pass along this email and/or visit my website or Cloud Castle Studio website below. I hope to see you all while I'm out!  

Angela Cunningham

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fine Art Connoisseur, October issue

I'd like to thank Peter Trippi for including me in this months issue of Fine Art Connoisseur as one of three artist to watch. Attached is the section of the article that he wrote on me. 

today ’ s ma s t e r s
Artists Making Their Mark
There is a lot of superb art being made these days; this column shines light on a trio of gifted individuals.

ANGELA CUNNINGHAM (b. 1977) personifies the hard-won
virtuosity and still-untapped potential of today’s younger classically
trained artists.
Her path thus far is typical of her peers in classical realism. Born and
raised in the Bay Area, Cunningham studied at various art colleges, ultimately
earning her B.F.A. in drawing and painting, with a minor in sculpture,
from Laguna College of Art and Design. After teaching in California
for a few years, she decided to master the classical approach to drawing
and painting under the mentorship of Jacob Collins at New York City’s
rigorous Grand Central Academy of Art. She shone brilliantly there and
graduated last year, though the academy does not actually issue an M.F.A.
Cunningham now teaches at her own atelier in Asheville, North Carolina,
and also at other studios around the country, especially in New York at
Grand Central and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Beaux-
Arts Atelier. A talented sculptor in her own right, she assisted Meredith
Bergmann earlier this year (see page 79).
First and foremost, Cunningham is an outstanding draftsman, a gift
equally crucial to the success of her oil paintings and sculptures of individuals
(both nudes and heads). Admiring her works, we know exactly
where to locate the model, the artist, and ourselves: every area has been
thought through and executed deftly. Moreover, Cunningham’s superb
color studies reveal that line is not her only concern.
The challenge now for Cunningham, and indeed for others of her
generation, is to infuse these extraordinary skills with her own spirit, to
rise above the serenity — some might say sterility — of the atelier and to
speak for herself. Although multi-figure compositions may offer a way
forward, even a well-chosen single figure can communicate something
profound about both model and artist. Cunningham, it seems, need not
alter her look so much as her emphasis. She is ideally equipped to take
flight, and it will be a pleasure to see where she takes us.


 It has been awhile since I've had a chance to do a still life painting. I had alot of fun going through the process of this painting. I started the drawing a few months back and had to put it on hold when I moved this summer. Soon after I got to Asheville a friend contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing a Vanitas ( painting for an upcoming book. Thought this would be the perfect reason to reset up and finish the still life I had started. Below is the drawing I completed, the color study and final painting titled "Delicate".

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Portrait Drawing Class, Marshall NC

I will be doing a 4 session Portrait Drawing Workshop in my studio, Saturdays from 10am-2pm through October.  Dates are as follows Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. The class is limited to 6 students only.  So sign up as soon as possible. The class will cover Block-in methods thinking visual (2D), and Form Modeling thinking Conceptual. Class cost $400 for all 4 classes. My lovely new studio is located at the Marshall High Studios #210, 115 Blanahassett Island, Marshall NC 28753. Marshall is just 25 miles north of Asheville. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please call Angela at 949-290-2823 or email at

upcoming workshop in November, in Saratoga California

I am heading back to my home neighborhood to teach two workshops in Novemeber at the Cloud Castle Art Studio.  CCAS is a new studio space in the beautiful town of Saratoga, California. Both workshops are from Nov. 26th-30th, 2012. Figure Drawing from 10am-2pm, and Portrait Drawing from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Hope to see some of my fellow Bay Area Artist there!  To Register please contact

Sunday, July 8, 2012

ARC Honorable Mention In the Drawing Category

 My Drawing "Safe Keeping" received an Honorable Mention from the Art Renewal Center 2012 Salon. Great to be included among such great talent.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fine Art Connoisseur Newletter

I'm flattered that I will be featured in September/Octobers issue as one of three Artist to watch.

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Website

New Website.  Check it out!

Upcoming Workshop

Fine Arts League of the Carolinas
Asheville, NC  
5 Weeks: JULY 9 TO AUGUST 10, 2012


CAST DRAWING: In this class you will draw from plaster casts of classical sculpture. You will learn how to see shapes accurately, create a truthful drawing, and, by cultivating a profound understanding of light on form, render three dimensions with a high degree of sensitivity and fidelity.


PORTRAIT DRAWING: In this class you will create a portrait in graphite from a live model. Blocking-in, measuring, materials handling, and the intricacies of light on form will all be covered in-depth. Learn powerful drawing technique and theory while capturing the gesture, expression and likeness of your subject.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

lighting for studio

I promised some of my students in my last workshop some info about where I get my lighting for my studio. So here is the info and sites to get what you need. Hope this helps! 
B&H is where I get a lot of my lighting equipment for my studio

for stand 

and I get my lightbulbs through Full Spectrum Solutions, INC- closest to day light bulb. 

  • Replaces: 100w bulb
  • Dimensions: 2.36" w x 5.31" l
  • Wattage: 20 watts
  • CRI: 93+
  • Kelvin: 5500
  • Lumens: 1100
  • Life: 10,000 hours [?]
  • Warranty: 2-years
  • Not for use with dimmer switches

  • Sunday, June 10, 2012

    Charleston Workshop

    I had the pleasure of working with 12 amazing students in Charleston, SC this past week. It was so great to work with such friendly and enthusiastic artist. Everyone did really amazing with learning new ways of seeing. I so look forward to my next trip down! And Charleston is not only a beautiful city but has quite the thriving art community!
     Thanks to The Artist Loft School for hosting the workshop and to Chris Garvey for organizing the whole event! 
     Students hard at work!
     Middelton Plantation. Beautiful place. Can't wait to go back to paint! Just have to watch out for those alligators.
     Charleston has a great little museum called the Gibbs Museum, where I got to see an amazing watercolor show by Mary White. Really beautiful work!
    Another watercolor by Mary White. 

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, summer 2012

    I will be teaching Cast Drawing and Portrait Drawing in the summer intensive at the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas in Asheville, North Carolina. July 9th - August 10th, 2012.  For more info or to sign up call (828)252-5050 or visit the web site

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Cambridge 2012 Summer schedule

    Cambridge Street Studios, Philadelphia’s new premier academic atelier of drawing, painting, and sculpture, is pleased to announce its programs for Summer 2012. Join us for our Figure Drawing and Painting workshops, our Cast Drawing class, Open Studio Sessions, or Movie Night.
    Angela Cunningham is the Principal Instructor and of the founders of CSS. She received her training at the Grand Central Academy in New York under Jacob Collins from 2007-2010. I also currently teach part-time at The Grand Central Academy, the Beaux-Arts Atelier in NYC, and various workshops through out the United States.

    Workshops - Summer 2012

    'Jes' - Angela Cunningham. Graphite.
    Figure Block-In Workshop
    Instructed by Angela Cunningham
    June 11-15 (5 days)
    10:00am to 4:30pm, with a 1/2 hour lunch

    This class will present a concrete process for creating accurate figure drawings. Shape-seeing, decision-making, measuring, materials handling and other techniques will be covered in depth. Students will learn to draw with purpose, problem solve and make confident decisions, while developing a set of tools for evaluating and correcting their work. Suitable for beginning to advanced students.

    'Meredith' - Angela Cunningham. Oil on Canvas.
    Figure Painting Workshop
    Instructed by Angela Cunningham
    June 18-22 (5 days)
    10:00am to 4:30pm, with a 1/2 hour lunch

    In this class students will learn how to create a convincing illusion of three dimensional forms in paint. This class will cover setting up your palette, how to do an oil transfer, a one day color study, and modeling form in paint.

    Beginning students are recommended to take the drawing workshop prior to painting workshop. Students who take the figure block-in workshop will stretch and tone their canvases the week prior to painting workshop. The first day of painting workshop will be for oil transfer and color study; days 2-5 will be for form painting.

    Students taking just the painting workshop will do a one-day partial figure drawing (head or head and torso), and transfer their drawing that evening. A demo of an oil transfer will be given during class. Students taking only this workshop will model form on the second day of class (no color study).

    'Laocoon' - Angela Cunningham. Graphite.
    Evening Cast Drawing
    Instructed by Jeremy Deck
    Monday through Friday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    July and August sessions (no June session)
    $200 per month.

    If you are a beginner just learning to draw, or an experienced artist looking to hone your drawing skills, in Cast Drawing you will learn a powerful step-by-step procedure for artistic problem solving. You will draw from plaster casts of classical sculpture, and learn how to see shapes accurately, create a truthful drawing, and, by cultivating a profound understanding of light on form, render three dimensions with a high degree of sensitivity and fidelity. All skill levels welcome!

    Open Studio Sessions
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
    June, July and August sessions
    $15 for a single session, $150 for a month pass

    During out Open Studio sessions we open up our life-drawing room to the public and hire a figure model for a month long pose. We work with some of the best figure models in the area; this is a unique opportunity to come draw or paint from the live model for an extended period of time.

    We are trying something new for our summer Open Studios; if you just want to drop by here and there, the price will be $15 per session. If you would like to join us on a more regular basis, we are offering a month-long pass for $150, for which you will get access to every life drawing session that month, in addition to storage space for your materials and works in progress.

    Movie Night!
    First and Third Thursdays, all summer long
    6:30pm - ?

    All summer long we are playing movies and art lectures and demos at Cambridge Street. We project them onto a 12-foot wide wall. Please check theMovie Night page for a list of dates and films. Feel free to bring some snacks or drinks!

    Cambridge Street Studios

    Cambridge Street Studios, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or age in the administration of any of its volunteer, employment, educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other programs.

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Charleston, SC Figure Drawing Workshop

    Coming up the first week of June Ill be teaching a Figure Drawing Workshop in Charleston South Carolina. Sign up ASAP 843-637-4229

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    The Brigham Galleries

    check out the online show Contemporary Realism at The Brigham Galleries. I am honored to be showing with such talent and many of my dear friends!

    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Summer 2012 Workshops

    I am teaching a bunch of workshops this summer. Take a look. Hopefully there is one near you!

    June 4th-8th, 2012: - Rendering the Figure in Graphite

    Location: Charleston, South Carolina

    more info at

    June 11th- 15th: Full-Figure Block-in

    location: Cambridge Street Studios, philadelphia, PA

    June 18th - 22nd: Figure Painting

    location: Cambridge Street Studios, philadelphia, PA

    more info at:

    June 25th- July 7th: Drawing Intensive (I will be teaching the first two weeks of the month long intensive)

    location: Grand Central Academy

    more info

    July 9th - August 10th : Cast Drawing & Portrait Drawing

    Location: Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, Asheville, North Carolina

    more info at:

    August 13th - 24th: Cast Drawing and Sculpture (Angela will be teaching the Cast Drawing portion and Mason Sullivan will be teaching the sculpture portion)

    Location: Grand Central Academy

    more info at:

    Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Summer workshops in Philadelphia 2012

    Im teaching two workshops in Philadelphia this summer at Cambridge Street Studios
    June 11th-15th Figure Drawing
    June 18th-22nd Figure Painting

    More details on our website: JessicaMeredith

    Friday, February 3, 2012