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.
Congratulations to FAWS artist Kahlilla Birdsong on recent articles about her work in Jezebel Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution! More...
Congrats to Ana Guzman for her new representation by DK Gallery!
Congrats to Deb Whitlaw Llewellen and her successfully executed commission!
Good job artists, we're proud of you and of all the artists in our FAWS family. All your hard work is paying off!
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.More...
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.
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.
Click "More" for a beautiful essay by Gail O'Neill...
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 30309More...
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=QBUwSWM7TxQMore...
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.More...
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 30309More...
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 email@example.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.More...
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.
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.More...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 917-287-8051More...
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.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmMore...
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.
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.
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”
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MICHAEL DAVID'S OCTOBER MASTER CLASS WEEKEND
WHEN: October 26-28, 2012
Cost - $595
CLICK INDIVIDUAL CLASSES FOR MORE INFO and MATERIALS LIST
- Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
- Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
- 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
- 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