Rob is internationally known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. He regularly tours students through the great museums of Europe, garnering from his extensive knowledge of the old European masters and is a visiting instructor at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, demonstrating old masters’ techniques. Rob is a distinguished faculty member and on the advisory board of The American Portrait Society. He was asked to pioneer one of their first online teaching courses for American Artist Magazine in 2009 and taught regularly at their “Weekend with the Masters” workshops. Responding to the growing need for classical art instruction on those unable to travel, Liberace Studio has produced a series of tutorial dvds in which Rob demonstrates his techniques focusing on figure, portrait and anatomy and since Covid he teaches several online classes per year. He has been asked to contribute articles on technique for both American Artist and The Artist’s magazines. Rob has been named a “Modern Master” by the Art Renewal Center and has received the grand prize awards for both the Art Renewal Center and American Portrait Society competitions.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Rob or Lina or you can see Rob’s workshop information and fees here.
Updated April 2023
TRAVEL WORKSHOP: HOLLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST
May 30 – June 5, 2023
Join Rob abroad as he takes you through the art museums of Holland, which will include the largest Vermeer show ever curated at the Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum! We’ll stay in Amsterdam and visit other cities such as Delft, The Hague, and Haarlem. Although there will be some drawing in museums and drawing/watercolor outdoors, the workshop divided between that and touring museums and possibly one or two other destinations. Contact Margaret at The Art League of Virginia for more information.
ENGLAND! AUGUST, 2023! Two week workshop with 2 days of museum excursions.
MORE INFO HERE
THE PUTNEY BARN, PUTNEY, VERMONT
COSTUME DRAMA – FEATURES AND FABRICS EXPLORED
October 14 15, 16, 2023 (height of New England’s autumn color!)
From Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” to Sargents “Lady Macbeth” artists have used elaborately costumed subjects to accentuate the drama of their art. The three day class explores the beauty and complexity of this portrait tradition and features models dressed in period inspired attire. The first day will involve drawing (or painting if preferred) with a focus on the anatomy of both the face and fabric. Special attention will be given to the various characteristics of fabric folds. The final two days will explore painting the portrait and costume in oils and feature discussions on alla-prima paint handling and color. Email Cat at email@example.com for more info.
WAREHOUSE 521, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
February 19, 20, 21, 22, 2024
Info to come.
OREGON SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, PORTLAND, OREGON
September 6, 7, 8, 2024
Oregon Society of Artists
This will be a drawing/painting workshop
Info to come or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503 228-0706.