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The Vienna Atelier for Traditional Art (VATA) provides a venue for artists to study and practice the traditional and academic methods of drawing and painting.

Activities include life drawing/painting sessions as well as classes in Bargue and cast drawing, value studies, painting techniques, etc. VATA also provides lectures and workshops which are designed for beginning through advanced students.

For more information about VATA, please visit our website at http://www.viennaatelier.com/ (http://www.viennaatelier.at/)

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Monochrome Portrait Workshop by Dale Zinkowski

VATA

€322.00

In this 3-day workshop, students will use a limited palette of two, or three colors to achieve an under-painting that can stand on its own as a finished portrait or be used as a strong foundation to continue a full-color painting in the future. Through individual critiques and daily demonstrations, artists will learn to emphasize the beginning stages of a painting by addressing concepts of “blocking-in” and form modeling. Anatomy and structural points relating to the head will be discussed throughout the three days. We will spend the first day on the foundation drawing (block-in), the next step will be a wipe-out (reductive method of wiping away the lights), the remainder of the time will be spent on the finishing pass, using a range of neutrals to push the underpainting toward a thoroughly elaborate work of art. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The three day workshop will be conducted by Dale Zinkowski, and held at VATA on 5 - 7 February from 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30 Teaching will be in English Fees: 322€ (Early Bird: 290€) Do NOT register on this website, but send us an email at [masked] - We hope to welcome many of you at VATA! -

Digital Classical Drawing by Angelo Baiocchi

VATA

€185.00

In this workshop you will learn the basics of digital drawing, compared to the classical techniques. ​We will go through some characteristics which are common to all drawing and painting programs, independently from your operating system and program of choice. Examples will be shown on a Windows Surface Tablet and we will mostly use freeware programs. You will learn to plan and build up your illustration, work in an instinctive way and use all the advantages of the digital medium. We will explore the use of available brushes, working with layers, selections, work with shadows and lights. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The course will take place on 4 Monday evenings from 5 - 8 pm, starting 8 February. Teaching will be in English and German Fees: 185€ (Early Bird: 10%) Do NOT register on this website, but send us an email at [masked] - We hope to welcome many of you at VATA! -

Workshop: Still-Life Painting (Alla Prima)

VATA

€280.00

Artists will complete an alla prima still life painting from start to finish. The class will examine how to combine the right color, values, edges, and paint handling, to accomplish the goal of completing an aesthetic, and naturalistic painting. There will be a strong focus on sound drawing, composition, and shape design. Through individual critiques, daily demonstrations and thorough explanations, Dale will guide each artist in meeting their individual goals. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The three day workshop will be conducted by Dale Zinkowski, and held at VATA on 26-28 March from 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30 Teaching will be in English Fees: 280€ (Early Bird: 252€) Do NOT register on this website, but send us an email at [masked] - We hope to welcome many of you at VATA! -

"The Portrait Sketch" by Patrick Byrnes

VATA

€380.00

In this three-day workshop, artists will learn to create alla prima portrait paintings that evince the beauty and humanity of the model with freshness, sensitivity and lively detail. Using a lucid step-by-step approach, participants will paint three portrait sketches of three different live models. Patrick will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session. While this workshop is mainly geared towards painters with some previous experience in oils, artists who prefer to create portrait drawings in graphite or charcoal are also encouraged to participate. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The three day workshop will be conducted by Patrick Byrnes, and held at VATA on 23 - 25 April from 9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30 Teaching will be in English Fees: 380€ (Early Bird: 340€) Do NOT register on this website, but send us an email at [masked] - We hope to welcome many of you at VATA! -

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VATA's Weekly Portrait Event

VATA

€8.00

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