Archive for June, 2009

A Letter of Support

Mr Ross,

I am so glad that I found your ARC. I can’t tell you how exactly I share your sentiments. I just read your statement on the impression that Bouguereau made upon you when you first encountered his work. I had precisely the same experience (though it was an online gallery of his work, not one particular piece), and it reinforced my suspicions that his work, and work like his, was being depreciated by the professional art community for reasons I didn’t understand. Frankly, I still don’t understand it, but I particularly appreciated your statement…
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Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2009

ARC Living Master Anthony Ryder at LIAFA

ARC Approved™ LIAFA, the Long Island Academy of Fine Art presents a Drawing Workshop with
ARC Living Master™ Tony Ryder
August 13-15
LIAFA, Riverhead Studio
40 West Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901
Anthony Ryder Long Island Workshop
Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

LAAFA Begins Summer Quarter July 6

ARC Approved™ Atelier LAAFA – Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art will start their summer quarter July 6.
Sculpture and Technology Workshop
Instructor: David Simon July 25th-26th
Process of Sculptural Creation Workshop
Instructor: David Simon August 7th-10th
Figure Painting Workshop and Demo
Instructor: Steven Assael September 23rd-27th
LAAFA Classes and workshops:
LAAFA Summer Sessions
Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

ARC Approved™ Waichulis Studio Releases DVD from the Drawing Clinic

ARC Approved™ Waichulis Studio is very pleased to announce the official release of its first instructional DVD.
"…for the first time on DVD, you can see how each Waichulis Studio artist’s training begins."
Visit the Waichulis Studio website: for more information or Click Here for the TWS Drawing Clinic page.
Waichulis DVD on Drawing
Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Michael Grimaldi and Ted Seth Jacobs at ARC Approved™ BACAA
Michael Grimaldi Figure Painting Workshop
August 17-28th
ARC Living Master™ Ted Seth Jacobs Master Class-Restructured Realism
November 15, 2010-February 11, 2011
Click here for workshop information.
Michael Grimaldi and Ted Seth Jacobs ARC Living Master™ at BACAA
by Ted Seth Jacobs
Posted Monday, June 15th, 2009

Craig Blietz Workshops at ARC Approved™ Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art
ARC Approved™Atelier Kewaunee Academy presents KAFA Artistic Director Craig Blietz on 4 consecutive Saturdays:
“Portrait Painting” August 8, 15, 22, 29-9am-4pm
For workshop information and registration contact:
920-388 4391
Posted Monday, June 15th, 2009

Grand Central Academy Sculpture Competition Results
ARC Approved™Atelier Grand Central Academy has announced the results of the 2009 Classical Figure Sculpture Competion
Click here to view results.

Posted Monday, June 15th, 2009

A Letter from Moscow

Dear Mr. Ross

Few years ago I discovered ARC site and since then became an avid follower
of ARC ideas. Thank you very much for supporting the true ideals of the
classic art.

I’m an artist living in Moscow, Russia. My friends are mostly artists too
and I discovered that while many of them want to follow the classic art
ideals, almost no one knows that classic art is still popular and there is
even a market for it. Mass-media keep feeding us with stories about another
Pollock’s bird-poop sold for millions or stupid installations winning the
so-called “modern art” competitions.

I’d like to promote ARC ideas in Russia – the homeland of the great classic
artists. There are quite a lot of modern painters here having one of the
best academic educations and it’s a pity that art scouts largely ignore
them. Look for example at the beautiful painting attached to this email – I
believe that such artists deserve a lot more than brief expositions in
obscure Moscow galleries.

I would like to propose to open ARC site in Russian – be it or
as a part of This will help you and the Western public to discover
great unknown artists and will help great Russian artists to find a market for
their work. I know some folks who painted breathtaking academic stuff turned
to abstract “art” just to make a living…

I can translate everything (most important articles at first) into Russian.
Please let me know what you think about this.

Thank you very much for ARC site – it helped me a lot and I believe that if
it will be translated into other languages we united can kill the “modern
art” chimera.

Best regards,


Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2009