CLASSICAL TRAINING IN THE ATELIER TRADITION
With Naturalist Painter and Portraitist Adrian Gottlieb
Location: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
16924 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, California 91406
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Preface: Current Fall course listings are basic introductory level.
They were designed to provide students with a taste of the nature of
pragmatic training in the drawing and painting methods developed from
the Renaissance through the 19th century techniques currently taught
at ateliers and academies worldwide.
Current classes meet once a week for ten weeks. Beginning Dec. 18th
all classes will meet a minimum of three times a week, with the expectation
that students pursuing the program will enroll in long-pose workshops.
In addition to the types of courses outlined below, the future curriculum
will seek to expand the average atelier curriculum and will include
ongoing full time study of cast drawing, cast painting, extensive life
drawing throughout the program, full time courses in anatomy, analytical
drawing, quick drawing, gesture, figure and portrait construction, color
and light theory, perspective, composition and design, introductory
through advanced portrait painting, and materials preparation, among
others. Courses will be taught by a small team of working artists, including
Adrian Gottlieb and Kevin Chen.
Registration for Winter Quarter 2004 is scheduled for Dec. 18th through
Dec. 20th. Courses and waiting lists fill quickly.
Current Course Offerings:
Three or Five Hour Long-pose Workshop
Uninstructed figure workshops offer three and four week long sustained
poses. Students have the opportunity to produce finished drawings, paintings
or studies from the cast or the live model.
Long-poses are the core, the primary focus of this type of training.
Adrian Gottlieb began Atelier study during his undergraduate
years at Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Art and Rochester
Institute of Technology, School of Art & Design.
Inspired by realist imagery from an early age, Gottlieb became increasingly
aware of the dearth of training in hands-on methods and techniques. He
enhanced his university studies by attending Charles H. Cecil Studios
Summer Intensive programs for three summer terms. Under the tutelage of
Charles Cecil, Gottlieb was first exposed to the near lost drawing and
painting techniques developed from the Renaissance through the Boston
Following the 1998 Summer Intensive, Gottlieb returned to the US to pursue
independent study in gross anatomy and anatomical drawing (RIT and Rochester
University Medical School. He earned his BFA (with honors) later in 1998
and immediately enrolled in the Intensive Drawing Program offered by the
Florence Academy of Art in Italy. He was later invited to remain at the
FAA. He completed the Painting and Drawing program in 2001.
After serving as an instructor from 2000 to March 2002, Gottlieb left
the academy to focus on advanced techniques and a personal style and vision.
During 2002, he was chosen first place winner of the Art Renewal Center
(ARC) annual international scholarship competition and was awarded "honorarium"
which made possible his one-on-one study of advanced composition with
expatriate classical realist painter Maureen Hyde during 2002/2003. Adrian
returned to the US during the summer, 2003 and was invited to help develop
a classical realist curriculum to be offered at the Los Angeles Academy
of Figurative Art in California.
Adrian Gottlieb works directly from life, avoiding photographic reference
material or optical aids. He hand-grinds his own pigments, prepares his
own mediums, and has a particular interest in archival materials. Gottlieb's
work is represented in private and public collections in Europe and the
US. Further information about Gottlieb's philosophies, methods and materials
preparation is available on his personal website at www.AdrianGottlieb.com.