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Art can be a lonely pursuit; the studio a solitary place; and responsibilities to work and family often compete with creative time.  Fine Arts Workshop provides classes, individual instruction, studio space, and a range of artist services designed to inspire and support you in developing and strengthening your work.
As artists, the most significant limitations are those we place on ourselves.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner, a lapsed practitioner, a student, a part-timer, or a professional—what matters is your openness to coming to a deeper understanding of yourself, and a willingness to express that honestly, freely, and courageously.

Programs

TRACY MURRELL ONE-PERSON EXHIBITION AT ARTMATCH GALLERY

TRACY MURRELL ONE-PERSON EXHIBITION AT ARTMATCH GALLERY

We're proud of Fine Arts Atelier member Tracy Murrell! Please join us tonight, April 4th,  for the opening of  "Figuratively Speaking" at Artmatch Gallery, 659 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA. Reception from 7-9 pm.

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FAWS Group Show at Bill Lowe Gallery

FAWS GROUP SHOW AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

FAWS is proud to announce our third group exhibition at Atlanta's prestigious Bill Lowe Gallery, opening Friday, 2/21/14 6-9 pm, running through March 31st.  

Bill Lowe Gallery

1555 Peachtree St.

Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Featuring works by  Khalilah Birdsong, Susan Blackmon, Kelly Breedlove, Barbara Brenner, Susan Chance, Kat Davey, Ellen DeLoach, Richard Diedrich, Ana Guzman, Maxine Hess, Susan Grill Joss, Deb Whitlaw Llewellyn, Sue Moreno, Tracy Murrell, Jeffrey Paclipan, Kelin Perry, Richard Powell, Brenda Rehrig, Karen Schwartz, Carrie Schweers and Pat Wolf.

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MICHAEL DAVID NEW WORKS AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

MICHAEL DAVID NEW WORKS AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

Opening November 15th at Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta - new works by Michael David, which include works from his series, The One-Eyed Turtle and the Floating Sandalwood Log.

Where: Bill Lowe Gallery

1555 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309

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MAXINE HESS FILM in Shenyang, China

MAXINE HESS FILM TO BE SHOWN IN SHENYANG, CHINA FINE ARTS GALLERY

FAWS is proud of artist Maxine Hess - who's film, A Binder of Women, was selected by Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, for inclusion in the Half The Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art exhibition to be held at LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Art Gallery in Shenyang, China, April 15-30, 2014! Please note, the film is explicit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUwSWM7TxQ

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PAM LONGOBARDI TALK AT OUR KING PLOW STUDIOS

PAM LONGOBARDI TALK AT OUR KING PLOW STUDIOS

WHEN: Saturday, October 26th, 8:00 pm

WHERE: Fine Arts Workshop Studios at King Plow Arts Space 949 W. Marietta St. NW Studio S-110, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

FAWS will be hosting a talk by the fascinating Pam Longobardi, world-renowned artist, Professor of Art at Georgia State University and founder of the Drifters Project, a conceptual artistic research project focusing on the global ocean marker of contemporary archeology, the drifting plastic object.

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ELLEN DELOACH ONE-PERSON SHOW AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

ELLEN DELOACH ONE-PERSON SHOW AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

FAWS artist Ellen DeLoach opens a solo exhibition at Bill Lowe Gallery this Friday, October 11th with an artist reception from 6-9 pm. The show is entitled Blackbird...

Bill Lowe Gallery • 1555 Peachtree St. • Atlanta, GA 30309

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FINE ARTS ATELIER PROGRAM SOLD OUT THROUGH 2013

FINE ARTS ATELIER PROGRAM SOLD OUT THROUGH 2014

We want to thank everyone for their continuing interest in our programming. Our Atelier is sold out through year 2014. However, we are always eager to hear from individuals who would like to find out more about the program. There is also a limited wait list, so anyone interested in beginning a dialogue is welcome to send us images of their work and/or a letter of introduction to info@fineartsworkshop.com.

 

Due to the Atelier's preparations for upcoming exhibitions, we will not be running classes in Encaustic, Abstraction or Drawing until early 2014. However, we will be restarting our guest lecturer series in the Fall program, which in the past has featured Faye Gold, Bill Lowe, Cinque Hicks, Lonnie Holley and Bill Arnett. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for the latest news and events as we add them.

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ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKEND APRIL 2013

ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKEND - APRIL 2013

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MICHAEL DAVID'S APRIL MASTER CLASS WEEKEND

WHEN: April 12-14, 2013

Cost - $595

 

 

 

With the Atelier sold out through 2013, FAWS has been so active we haven't had a moment to run classes this winter - and this may be our only open workshop till Fall 2013.

This comprehensive weekend is open to all levels of experience, from the novice (or those who have never worked with Encaustic) to those exhibiting at a professional level.

This workshop has a very limited class size.

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We will be using a technique of pouring invented and perfected here at FAWS. With a limited class size,  brilliant artist assistants and the great Encaustic facilities of King Plow Arts Space, this weekend gives you an opportunity to learn, learn, learn  and walk away with a beautiful body of work that you could not easily execute anywhere else.

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SPECIAL CONCERT WITH MUDVILLE

MUDVILLE LIVE PERFORMANCE AT KING PLOW

Fine Arts Workshop's Marilyn Carino brings her critically-acclaimed music to King Plow Arts Space for an exclusive concert and party on Friday, May 3rd, 2013, 8:30 pm.

FAWS artists will also be showcasing selected works, which will be offered for sale tonight only.

Don't miss this great night of "torchy electronic soul" with the Independent Music Award-winning band hailed by the New York Times, the New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly as "fearless", "enchanting" and "otherworldly". Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include refreshments!  For more on Mudville, visit the Mudville website

MUDVILLE at Fine Arts Workshop

Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:30 pm

887 West Marietta St NW Studio X-110, Atlanta, GA

For more info: info@fineartsworkshop.com 917-287-8051

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ONE-PERSON SHOW

FAWS ARTIST BARBARA BRENNER SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING AT BILL LOWE GALLERY

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FAWS artist and founding Atelier member Barbara Brenner kicks off her one-person exhibition at the Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, GA on October 12th. If you are in the Atlanta area, please join us for the opening reception!

Bill Lowe Gallery

1555 Peachtree St.

Atlanta, GA

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF 20TH CENTURY ABSTRACTION

ABSTRACTION NOW! THE THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF 20TH CENTURY ABSTRACTION

WHEN: Tuesday Nights, September 18th and 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: King Plow Arts Space studio X-110.

COST: $695

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This study of 20th-Century Abstraction will provide a unique hybrid curriculum of Theory (Art History) plus Techniques and Practices (hands on instruction and studio time) to assist you in making your own work.

 

Each class will begin with a discussion outlining different aspects of Abstraction. We will assign optional “studio homework” and reading assignments based on what we studied in class. You will then bring in your work and we will discuss how you have incorporated what we learned in the previous class. There will be work time within the class as well.

 

The focus of this curriculum will be learning how to structure and strengthen improvisation, spontaneity and freedom in your practice of painting. We will learn how to create, repeat and control the use of the "accident" in painting, by learning the techniques of subtraction, deconstruction/reconstruction, automatic writing, use of disparate materials (assemblage), cropping and scale shift. We will also be learning the techniques of pouring used in color-field painting, taping and scoring in Geometric Abstraction, and the use of non-traditional materials in Abstraction.

 

Whether you work in oils, acrylic or assemblage, whether your work is based on the figure, or wholly abstract, this process-oriented class will help you learn, to express, repeat and focus the act of "letting go" that is so crucial in Abstraction and universal in all great painting.

 

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DRAWING CURRICULUM

DRAWING CURRICULUM

When: POSTPONED - watch this page for updates...

Where: King Plow Arts Space Studio S-105

Instructors: Michael David and Pat Magers

Cost: (all four classes required) $295

This program is designed to free you from yourself and your inhibitions about rendering. Drawing is very natural, and it is only our fear of "making the thing look like the damn thing," that stops us from enjoying ourselves and pursuing our creative voice and vision.  This opportunity is perfect for artists of all levels, both abstract and figurative, that wish to learn to really see from the inside out. Drawing and painting from the figure is about freedom, balance, and rhythm, the pleasure of observing and reacting to the moment. There are NO MISTAKES in drawing; just marks to react to – no fear, no inhibitions, and no self-consciousness – everyone can draw! This unique program will give you both the FUNDAMENTALS…and the FREEDOM, we will learn the “rules” and then we will learn how to “break the rules”

 

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ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKEND with Michael David

ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKEND with Michael David - Focus on Photo Encaustic

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MICHAEL DAVID'S OCTOBER MASTER CLASS WEEKEND

WHEN: October 26-28, 2012

Cost - $595

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OCTOBER ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKEND

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This weekend will focus on the use on photography and figure with Encaustic.
Using a live model, and will be  deconstructing and distressing our images to explore the beautiful relationship between the image and Encaustic.
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We will be using a technique of pouring invented and perfected here at FAWS. With a class size limited to six,  one instructor, two brilliant artist assistants and the great Encaustic facilities of King Plow Arts Space, this weekend gives you an opportunity to learn, learn, learn  and walk away with a beautiful body of work that you could not execute anywhere else.
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CURRICULUM IN ENCAUSTIC

FAWS FALL ENCAUSTIC PROGRAM: Instruction, Open Studio Nights and Master Classes

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INTRO TO TRADITIONAL ENCAUSTICS – Fusing, Layering and Scraping plus open studio time

  • Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

PHOTO ENCAUSTIC

Wednesday, September 26 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING FROM LIFE

Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

ENCAUSTIC AND ABSTRACTION AND THE EXTREME SURFACE

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm

 

ENCAUSTIC MASTER CLASS WEEKENDS

WEEKEND ONE

  • Friday, September 21st 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

WEEKEND TWO

  • Friday October 26, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday October 28, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

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