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Seattle Atelier 09/13/2021

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Seattle Atelier JULY 2021. "Jay-Jay" Dorsey's Guide to Street Art in Seattle. Hand-picked guide with the Best Street Art in Seattle.

05/15/2021

Teaching Blog 2010-2020
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Opening Night at Seattle Atelier, Seattle, WA 09/20/2020

Opening Night at Seattle Atelier, Seattle, WA

Memories: Founded 2014
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Opening Night at Seattle Atelier, Seattle, WA This FREE event will introduce Seattle Atelier's classic and unique curriculum and programs to Seattle's vibrant art community! In a short 2 hour program, Michael Lane will give an introductory chat and conduct a painting demonstration to discuss and show how our programs and classes can help you at...

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Michael Lane 04/20/2018

Michael Lane

Seattle Atelier: School for Perceptual Painting
In Civita Castellana, Italy. July 23-August 6
Study seeing like a painter in the fully immersive experience of JSS in Civita
https://jssincivita.com/michael-lane/

Michael Lane Corot, Tonalism and the Roman Campagna July 23 – August 6 Michael Lane, Portrait of Mia Vo, 2016, Oil on Paper, 9×12 in   This course will focus on learning pictorial language throu…

Michael Lane 03/30/2018

Michael Lane

At JSS in Civita
with Israel Hershberg, Jon Redmond, Yael Scalia, Kurt Knoblesdorf, Sigal Tsabari and Susan Jane Walp

Michael Lane Corot, Tonalism and the Roman Campagna July 23 – August 6 Michael Lane, Portrait of Mia Vo, 2016, Oil on Paper, 9×12 in   This course will focus on learning pictorial language throu…

Michael Lane 02/20/2018

Michael Lane

https://jssincivita.com/michael-lane/

Michael Lane Corot, Tonalism and the Roman Campagna July 23 – August 6 Michael Lane, Portrait of Mia Vo, 2016, Oil on Paper, 9×12 in This course will focus on learning pictorial language through “pre…

jss in civita 12/27/2017

jss in civita

I'm thrilled to be teaching at the JSS in Civita, July 23-August 6.
Come paint with me at this amazing school founded by Israel Hershberg in Civita Castellana. 🙂
https://jssincivita.com/michael-lane/

jss in civita JSS in Civita - Summer Art School & Residency in Italy

Timeline photos 05/05/2017

Mission:
If a student can really see their subject, with a painter's eye and a painter's understanding, they will be able to paint it. They'll need some basic instruction in color mixing and techniques but their main task is learning to understand what they see.
Beginning student, weekend foundation course, week #3.

What’s Missing in the Debate about Axing Art History in U.K. Schools 10/20/2016

What’s Missing in the Debate about Axing Art History in U.K. Schools

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-what-s-missing-in-the-debate-about-axing-art-history-in-u-k-schools

What’s Missing in the Debate about Axing Art History in U.K. Schools Since news broke that art history will no longer be offered as an A-level in the U.K., the arts community has spoken out. Here’s what’s missing.

Timeline photos 09/06/2016

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in our Foundation Painting Course, 2014 through 2016!
This Summer, 2017, our landscape painting program begins.
Thank you!

seattle atelier | CLASSES 05/02/2016

seattle atelier | CLASSES

Northwest Landscape Painting Initiative , Sundays in Edmonds, WA

seattle atelier | CLASSES School for Perceptual Landscape Painting Founded in Seattle WA in 2014 by Michael Lane

Timeline photos 04/16/2016

It has been a good spring break and we are excited that Seattle's weather is changing fast and our Landscape Painting Program starts on April 30th. Details below:
Duration: April 30th to September 24th.
There is a two week closure for a painting excursion with the JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy August 8th to 22nd. Classes pause for that course and resume immediately after.
Ethos: The practice and traditions of working outdoors from direct observation. Optional assigned studies of master works clarify these traditions in the history of painting.
Students and Instruction: Our students may be complete beginners, dedicated practitioners or anyone who sees painting outside as a healthy component of their painting practice no matter what genres they pursue. All are welcome in this humbling pursuit of painting the light outdoors.
Students should have a special interest in painting the beauty of the Northwest. It's more remote regions and it's regular neighborhoods.
Instruction is foundational, we constantly stress the basics, and also reflects a tradition which extends from the time of Corot to the present but is not restrictive in style.

Painting Classes: Meet 9am -1pm every Saturday and Sunday. We meet in the classroom for explanatory lessons and then head out to paint on location in places such as the natural setting of Seattle's neighborhoods and streets, beaches, parks, lakes and other inspiring places in the surrounding area.
Most of the class time will be painting outside, on location. In the case of rain, in covered locations or in the classroom.Courses are taught by a lead instructor and at least one teaching assistant. You can expect ample time with instructors at your easel.
There are a variety of painting presentations and demonstrations by a rotating group of landscape painters, acting as guest and co-instructors all summer.
Students will become familiar with and make certain tools which make the job of building a painting easier. These tools include charts, wheels and mechanical aids. Students should expect to invest a little time at home, weekly, in the creation of these valuable tools for use in class.
After every outdoor class students may take advantage of time for an instructor critique at the classroom.
Drawing: Students are expected, even at a very small scale, to begin keeping a sketchbook which compliments the lessons they are receiving in shape-tone analysis and composition.

Scholarship Discounts are available to students wishing to assist in the running of classes.
All students interested in a scholarship should contact [email protected] to request an application.

It's been a good spring break and we are excited that Seattle's weather is changing fast and we begin our Landscape Painting Program on April 30th. Details below:
Duration: April 30th to September 24th.
There is a two week closure for a painting excursion with the JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy August 8th to 22nd. Classes pause for that course and resume immediately after.
Ethos: The practice and traditions of working outdoors from direct observation.
Optional assigned studies of master works clarify these traditions in the history of painting.
Students and Instruction: Our students may be complete beginners, dedicated practitioners or anyone who sees painting outside as a healthy component of their painting practice no matter what genres they pursue. All are welcome in this humbling pursuit of painting the light outdoors.
Students should have a special interest in painting the beauty of the Northwest. It's more remote regions and it's regular neighborhoods.
Instruction is foundational, we constantly stress the basics, and also reflects a tradition which extends from the time of Corot to the present but is not restrictive in style.

Painting Classes: Meet 9am -1pm every Saturday and Sunday. We meet in the classroom for explanatory lessons and then head out to paint on location in places such as the natural setting of Seattle's neighborhoods and streets, beaches, parks, lakes and other inspiring places in the surrounding area.
Most of the class time will be painting outside, on location. In the case of rain, in covered locations or in the classroom.Courses are taught by a lead instructor and at least one teaching assistant. You can expect ample time with instructors at your easel.
There are a variety of painting presentations and demonstrations by a rotating group of landscape painters, acting as guest and co-instructors each summer.
Students will become familiar with and make certain tools which make the job of building a painting easier. These tools include charts, wheels and mechanical aids. Students should expect to invest a little time at home, weekly, in the creation of these valuable tools for use in class.
After every outdoor class students may take advantage of time for an instructor critique at the classroom.
Drawing: Students are expected, even at a very small scale, to begin keeping a sketchbook which compliments the lessons they are receiving in shape-tone analysis and composition.

Scholarship Discounts are available to students wishing to assist in the running of classes.
All students interested in a scholarship should contact [email protected] to request an application.

Photos from Seattle Atelier's post 04/07/2016

The art of Corot has been a focus of study for students at Seattle Atelier since we opened. Images show beginning students, last Summer, working on rapid alla prima copies of Corot paintings before heading out to paint in the landscape, limited value studies in grisaille of Paintings by Corot by student Steve Momii and the works of the master. Learn why Renoir famously said "The painting of Corot is the art of the future." This August we will be painting on the same ground where Corot painted many of his most beloved works, in our affiliate course with the JSS in Civita https://jssincivita.com/michael-lane/
The artistic immersion and painting experience of a lifetime.
Please give it a look and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you.

lennart anderson Thoughts scraping down 03/21/2016

lennart anderson Thoughts scraping down

Thanks to Larry Groff, JSS in Civita

http://youtu.be/cSD77Xmo67Q

lennart anderson Thoughts scraping down Lennart Anderson talks with a student on unity in painting in Siena Italy 2010

Michael Lane 03/19/2016

Michael Lane

Michael Lane

03/13/2016

Renoir on art.
- The painting of Corot is the art of the future.
- I find that I have to brush in quickly when starting a painting the overall tone for which I was looking. In violin as in painting the great difficulty is in finding the right tone straight off.
- It seems that every type of beauty derives it's charm from it's diversity. Art is about to perish through aridity, regularity and a misguided mania for bogus perfection.
- As in politics, so in art. When people are free of false values and false morals they will be more inclined to follow a new way.

Photos from Seattle Atelier's post 03/03/2016

English painter Walter Sickert (1860-1942) said this when writing of the work of his teacher,James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903):
"The beauty of Whistler's paintings was that he achieved its form purely by relations, considered as opaque, between a restricted number of tones. This is not only extremely difficult but, odd as it may seem, it is so rare that only great masters can do it."

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New Class Listings, New Workshop Listings, New Lower Prices on Painter's Tools.
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SA Tonescope | seattle atelier 02/24/2016

SA Tonescope | seattle atelier

I make a value rating device for painters which also works to help guard against awarenesses other than visual ones when extracting objective visual truths from a motif.
When looking at the value-shape changes which take place in a subject, when working from largest to smallest, it is of great use to see the order and degree in which these changes operate. Adjusting the dial on my device allows that order and those degrees to be seen as well as providing the "fresh view" which automatically links our minds to inarticulate comparative sensations rather than to nameable things.
It is like observing the world through an adjustable Claude Glass or darkening mirror and provides, unlike merely squinting, consistency when making relative value comparisons, most excitingly, at various settings or degrees of visibility.
In my experience, anyone is capable of working from the largest initial visual sensations to more detailed ones if they are willing to work more for knowledge than immediate pictorial effect, and no matter how elementary initial visual sensations may be, they are never too elementary to form a basis for what is to come.

Thank you for your interest!



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SA Tonescope | seattle atelier The patented creation of Seattle Atelier founder Michael Lane , SA tonescopes are an indispensable aid to any visual artist and belong in the tool kit of any 2-D artist the quality of whose work depends upon thoughtfully created tonal relationships. With a unique, patented system, the scopes allow p…

Photos from Seattle Atelier's post 02/23/2016

Quote and paintings by Israel Hershberg "I’m reminded of a discussion I once had with a rabbinic scholar. We were discussing “belief”. He asserted astonishingly, that belief, on a certain pedestrian level, no longer exists. Instead he said, people just believe in belief.

I’m thinking of this new denomination of zealous, born-again promotion-driven artists, these products of atelier schools, the so-called New Realists, or whatever one calls them… Unsurprisingly, in a world where the language of painting has been so greatly eclipsed, the attention they are attracting goes beyond the predictable precincts. This new benighted Brotherhood is for the most part, unabashedly revivalist, with penchants and allegiances to Bouguereau, Cabanel, Couture, Makart, the blandishments of L’art Pompier, Pre-Raphaelism – that part of human history’s acknowledged artistic nadirs.

It should not surprise that this is so. It is upon close examination, the very mirror image of the exploitive art world establishment we see when peering out that has mired itself in mercantilism, cynicism and novelty.

This is not ”being into painting”! It’s being into an ignorant and sentimentalized idea about painting that the informational nature of learning today, along with educational and museological institutions, are in great part fostering. It’s absolutely appalling! I know, I know: there is the seeming irony, which I assure you is not lost on me, of one that has always championed the transmission of classical values, sounding like some kind of Umberto Boccioni in the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting deriding the nude as nauseous and tedious. Or proclaiming that “bituminous tints” and “the ideal” put to the purpose of obtaining the patinas of time should be banned! Well OK, maybe bituminous tints…, but I hardly think that those who know me, friend or foe, who know my work or the school I founded, could possibly accuse me of ranting that. This said and without shilly-shally, the trend in my view is alarming. It in no way represents the ascendant qualities of the art of painting, it represents the precise opposite, its decline."

For full interview:http://paintingperceptions.com/interview-with-israel-hershberg/

Michael Lane 02/07/2016

Michael Lane

Join us August 8-22 for a great 2-week long course in Civita Castellana.
JSS in Civita is the best art/painting trip being offered anywhere, bar none.
We are very fortunate and honored to be able to bring part of it, as an affiliate program, to you.



Seattle, Washington

Michael Lane

Timeline photos 02/06/2016

Seattle Atelier is not related to other schools that use the term "atelier" at all, it was, in fact, created in opposition to the re-popularized copying of 19th c. Bargue/Gerome plates and the "window shade" drawing approach. Here is a quote by Camille Corot, which ran as the header on our website when we opened, which we feel still best describes the situation.
"I went to Paris, but learned so little there that I could not manage even the smallest drawing. Two men would stop to chat, and I would begin to sketch them, bit by bit, starting from the head for instance; then they would part and all I had on my paper was sundry bits of heads. Or children would be sitting on the steps of the church, and again I would begin, only for their mother to call them away.
Thus my sketchbook was filled with bits of hands, feet and heads; so I resolved for the future not to go home without having done a complete work, and for the first time I started drawing in the MASS. I set myself to take in a group at a glance, and if it stopped for a short time only, at least I had got it's character, it's general unconscious attitude, and if it remained I could add more detail. I have done this very often with a few strokes and have succeeded in catching a general impression of a ballet and its surroundings at the Opera, on just a scrap of paper."
This realization marked the genesis of the future master and teacher that Corot was to become and we feel it marks the genesis of any painter.

Affiliate Program 01/15/2016

Affiliate Program

"I have now over a lifetime, watched as schools and university art departments, individually, universally, and with inscrutable callousness, go about the business of pulling the plug on an idea that has inscribed itself in the memetics of our intellectual history, on the artist’s individual and collective sensorium – what Louis Finkelstein aptly coined as the centrality of “sustained physical contact” or the “animal experience”, where the hard-core study of art is to be pursued." - Israel Hershberg

AFFILIATE FACULTY WORKSHOPS - JSS IN CIVITA, SUMMER 2016:
An outstanding line-up of 2 - 3 week intensive workshops - everything from figure, landscape, fresco painting and photography in legendary Civita Castellana Italy; An immersive and peerless artists’ community situated in the most pictorially evocative landscape in the western imagination, in the birthplace of open air painting.
2016 FACULTY:
Joseph Podlesnik
Paul Hotvedt
Christopher Gallego
Sigal Tsabari
Daniel Bonham
Mark Tennant
Kurt Moyer
Marina Malamud
Michael Lane
Didier Ben Loulou
For details: http://jssincivita.com/affiliate-teachers/

Affiliate Program JSS in Civita Student Painting in Nearby Nepi 2, 3 and up to 6 week session(s) beginning June 13th - August 29th 2016 -- a selection of Affiliate Group Programs with either assigned or your choice ...

Our Story

School for Perceptual Painting in the Pacific Northwest.

Opened on October 9, 2014 in Seattle’s Central District/Little Saigon by Michael Lane at the request of students.

All equipment, investment money and the classroom were donated and over a hundred people came out for a painting demonstration and lecture on its opening night. Within 24 hours all classes had sold out and waiting lists were created which were in place for years.

The curriculum was based on the specific principles and exercises taught by Duncan Max Meldrum (Author of The Science of Appearances), i. e., his formulation of the teaching of Corot, Whistler, Duran, Sickert and others. No Meldrum School of Painting has existed in the United States since Percival Leason and/or Joseph Allworthy took students in the 1950s/60s.

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