Rob is 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 also teaches and demos regularly for The American Portrait Society. For American Artist Magazine, he was asked to pioneer one of their first online teaching courses 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. He has written articles on technique for both American Artist and The Artist’s magazines.
LAST UPDATED September 2019
The Art Establishment, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
STUDIES IN LIGHT: EXPLORING SOROLLA
October 12-14, 2019
Explore the great Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla and his unique and dynamic approach to painting. Students look at and practice Sorolla’s special manner of paint handling and color approach. Using bold modern colors, students learn the different characteristics of his highly chromatic palette. This workshop includes the study of the costumed portrait and features discussions on anatomy and painting fabric. For more information contact Barbara or the Art Establishment at 610.807.9201
Scottsdale Artists’ School
PORTRAIT AND FIGURE: DRAWING AND ALLA PRIMA
February 10-14, 2020
This class will explore both the organized and elegant manner of classical drawing and the dynamic, fresh approach of contemporary alla prima painting. Though each style has a distinctive character, together they provide the artist with a more complete understanding of artistic technique. The first part of the week will focus on drawing methods with an emphasis on form and light. The later part will concentrate on the spirited technique of alla prima, (“wet into wet” application of paint) which will center on color and paint dynamics. Demonstrations will be given each day which will illustrate each approach. Drawing and Oil/ Intermediate to Advanced. $865 + $60 model fee/ 5 days. For more information visit www.scottsdaleartschool.org.
The Portrait Society of Atlanta
May 11-15, 2020
INFO TO COME
Studio 521, Nashville, Tennessee
July 9-12, 2020
Painting workshop, most likely based on old Spanish Masters. Info to come.