Posts for December, 2019

December 2019

2 Day Portrait Painting Workshop at the Princeton Academy of Art

Published on December 31, 2019

Teresa Oaxaca will be teaching a two-day portrait workshop on February 8th & 9th, 2020 from 10:30am-5:30pm at the Princeton Academy of Art.

In this workshop, students will paint from a live model for two days learning from Teresa’s unique painting style while practicing composition, color relationships and various brushwork techniques.

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally.

To learn more about this workshop, please click here.



New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on December 27, 2019

The Art Renewal Center is pleased to welcome the Glasgow Academy of Fine Art as a new Approved Atelier!

The primary goal at the Glasgow Academy of Fine Art is to offer students the highest quality training in traditional, representational techniques of drawing and oil painting. Through their curriculum, the Glasgow Academy of Fine Art hopes to give each student the fundamental skills they need to express their own creative ideas. The goal is to prepare students for becoming practicing, professional artists and the instructors aim to impart confidence in ability, mastery over technique, and a sound understanding of what it takes to become a professional artist in the current marketplace.

To learn more about the Glasgow Academy of Fine Art, please click here

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on December 18, 2019

ARC is pleased to welcome the Samsara Academy of Art as a new ARC Approved Atelier!

The Samsara Academy of Art is India's first atelier dedicated to teaching drawing and painting with methods derived from a classical-realist tradition rooted in the 18th and 19th centuries. The curriculum also addresses the creative endeavors of the artist in the contemporary environment.

The training program at the Samsara Academy of Art offers full-time, part-time and workshops in drawing and painting. The school opened its doors in July 2019, to cater to the need of traditional art education in India.

To learn more about the Samsara Academy of Art, please click here.

Florence Classical Arts Academy One Year Portrait Course

Published on December 18, 2019

The Florence Classical Arts Academy is offering a one year portrait course running from February 3 - July 24, 2020. This course is a long and an intensive program where students can choose to focus on either drawing portraiture or painting portraiture. Composition studies, sketching practice, museum practice and artistic anatomy are also included in the curriculum. These subjects support and enhance deep comprehension of such complex matter as portraiture. The course is recommended for both beginners and advanced painters, as the professor assists the students both individually and in the group.

To learn more about this course, please click here

"A Brush with HerStory" Paintings by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

Published on December 17, 2019

ARC Living Master Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a premier portrait artist whose art historical knowledge is surpassed only by the skill of her brushwork. This exhibition features Dellosso’s tribute paintings to great but often-overlooked female masters of the past. Looking at women artists from the Renaissance through the modern era, these exquisite academically-rendered paintings are based on in-depth study of artists including Genevieve Estelle Jones, Angelica Kauffman, Sofonisba Anguissola, Remedios Varo, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson. Sadly, these masters have never become mainstream names in the history of art, but they and their stories resonate deeply with Dellosso, who reaffirms their rightful places in art history through her exquisite old master-style paintings.

The exhibition runs form December 14, 2019 - April 12, 2020 at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL 33801.

To learn more, please visit

TIAC Academy Painting Master Workshop with Golucho

Published on December 17, 2019

On the occasion of Spring Break, ARC Approved TIAC Academy is organizing a Painting Master Workshop with Golucho, one of the main representatives of New Realism. The workshop will take place in Barcelona at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), from April 6th to April 10th, 2020.

To learn more about this workshop, please visit

Sergio Roffo Open Studio

Published on December 12, 2019

ARC Living Master Sergio Roffo is holding an open studio on December 14, 2019.

The studio is located on 222 Clapp Rd, Scituate, MA and will be open from 10am to 3pm. No appointment is necessary.

Click here to learn more:

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

BACAA Presents Jon deMartin Figure Workshop

Published on December 11, 2019

Jon deMartin, Master Artist, will lead students on an artistic journey in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

In the tradition of the Italian Renaissance the workshop emphasize drawing as the root of classical art. Participants will sketch from sculpture and paintings at the great museums and churches of Florence such as the Palazzo Pitti, Palatine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (Neoclassicism to the 1930s), Boboli Gardens, and the Chiostro dello Scalzo. Students will have the opportunity to develop a long pose figure painting in the classical tradition from start to finish for ten afternoon sessions (Monday through Friday) and two Wednesday mornings. They will review the color wheel and how it relates to the classical figure palette.

The goal is to draw a well-proportioned and constructed figure that shows a secure understanding of the model’s surface and its relation to light & shade. Lectures and demonstrations will be given to lead the students through each step, with a clear and logical process of drawing and painting.

To learn more about this workshop, please visit


Virgil Elliott Interview on The Artful Painter

Published on December 6, 2019

ARC Living Master Virgil Elliott recently gave an interview conducted by Carl Olson as a podcast on the The Artful Painter web site. The 1 hour and 55 minutes interview touches upon the philosophical points behind the pursuit of quality in art, Virgil Elliott's long life as an artist and the insights gained, technical matters of oil painting, and more.

To listen to the podcast, please click here

Open House at On-Track Studios

Published on December 5, 2019

On-Track Studios, home of the ARC Approved Cumberland Atelier, is holding an open house. This beautiful building is located in a country setting with views all around. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and the instructors, as well as see the working studios and teaching space.

The open house takes place on December 14, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at On-Track Studios 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin TN.

For more information, please click here.

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

New book by Alexandra York

Published on December 3, 2019

Alexandra York, head of American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART), an ARC Allied Organization, has a new book, Soul Celebrations and Spiritual Snacks, just released in time for the holidays. ARC’s editor, Sherry Ross, was a Beta reader for her during her creative process. She has this to say about the book: “Ms. York’s book offers joyful and practical methods by which to obtain heightened spiritual experiences. It is meant for everyone. For our art lovers, here at ARC, it will be especially meaningful because the book devotes an entire chapter to the crucial importance of art in one’s life.”

Quote from the author:
“This book, (along with FROM THE FOUNTAINHEAD TO THE FUTURE and Other Essays on Art and Excellence and CROSSPOINTS, A Novel of Choice –which is set in the art world) joins the most important offerings of my career. My thesis is both original and practical in that it will appeal to both religious and nonreligious individuals. No matter what a person’s situational context, everyone can discover new, enlivening, and soul-stirring experiences for personal happiness, inspirational energy, and spiritual fulfillment. Our essential value center—and everyone has values-- defines our distinctive personhood. This interior core can be activated by external stimuli into experiences of sustained secular, spiritual bliss, becoming celebrations of our one-and-only individualized Self. How? By connecting to and uniting –becoming “One” – with three “other” here-on-earth entities that stimulate our value center both emotionally and physically: nature, art, and romantically beloved humans.”

The e-book, paperback, and hardcover are available on all of the usual outlets like Amazon, B & N, etc. and here.

The Red Show

Published on December 2, 2019

Eleventh Street Arts presents The Red Show, an exhibition curated by Dale Zinkowski, featuring a selection of still life, figure, and portrait paintings by contemporary realist artists affiliated with Grand Central Atelier. Each painting featured in the exhibition explores the relationship between the psychological associations of the color red and the sublimity of masterful realist painting. 

“Symbolically, red is the color of life. Red attracts us, conveying vitality, warmth, excitement, passion. Its meaning relates, at bottom, to the human experience of blood and fire, the burning energy of human desirousness.” - Benedikt Taschen, Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, 2010.

The exhibition will be on view Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St (at 46th Ave), Long Island City, NY 11101.  The Grand Opening will take place on Thursday, December 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Click here for more information.  

For more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

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