UPCOMING WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

ON TEACHING…
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.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Rob or Lina or you can see Rob’s workshop information and fees here.

 

Last updated October 2019

(See Rob’ Friday Art League classes here)

 

The Art League of Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia
CHARCOAL PORTRAIT IN THE MANNER OF SARGENT
December 13-15, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm
John Singer Sargent’s bold yet precise style of portrait drawing has captivated artists for over a century. This class explores his distinctive approach. Students have the opportunity to emulate Sargent’s dynamic charocal technique by drawing and studying the form and anatomy of the live portrait model. Demonstrations are given to illustrate anatomical form, style, and technique. Tuition $355, Model fees are extra. For more information, call The Art League at 703-683-2323. or go to The Art League Website.

 

Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale (suburb of Pheonix), Arizona
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.

 

Jeffrey Larson’s Atelier: Great Lakes Academy, Duluth, Minnesota
March 19-21, 2020
For information, visit http://greatlakesacademyoffineart.com/contact/

 

The Portrait Society of America, Tampa Florida
ANNUAL PORTRAIT CONFERENCE
April, 2020
Info to come.

 

The Art League of Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia
March 27, 28, 29, 2020, 10 am to 4 pm
THE DYNAMIC OIL SKETCH: A STUDY IN SARGENT’S PORTRAIT APPROACH
John Singer Sargent’s masterful bravura technique of capturing the oil portrait is the inspiration for this class. Students will work in the “premier coup” approach that Sargent masters during his time at Carolus Duran’s Paris studio. Each day features a different pose and demonstrations are given, showing how to efficiently capture complex detail in a short time. Tuition $355, Model fees are extra. For more information, call The Art League at 703-683-2323. or go to The Art League Website.

 

The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
May 11-15, 2020, 10 am to 4 pm
Info to come.

 

Warehouse 521, Nashville, Tennessee
VELAZQUEZ TO SOROLLA: EXPLORING THE SPANISH CLASSICL TRADITION
July 9-12, 2020
Explore the great Spanish artists of the past: their unique and dynamic approach to painting and their influence on modern painting. Study distinguished masters such as Velazquez and Fortuny for their special manner of handling paint, examine and practice Sorolla’s distinctive color approach. From genuine period pigments to bold modern colors, students learn the different characteristics and attributes of each artist’s palette. This workshop includes the study of the portrait and figures both costumed and nude. For more information visit: https://www.warehouse521.com/2020-workshops/robert-liberace-4-day-workshop-july-9-12-2020

 

The Flemish Atelier, Bruges Belgium
July 27 to August 7, 2020, 9 am to 4 pm with lunch at noon
THE GOLDEN AGE OF FLEMISH AND DUTCH ART: DYNAMIC DRAWING AND PAINTING IN THE MANNER OF RUBENS AND HALS
Inspired by the exuberant manner of Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Hals, this class will study the materials, methods and style from two of the greatest 17th century masters. The first week will feature Ruben’s troi-crayon technique (using black, red and white) along with his distinctive chromatic use of oils with a particular focus on the figure and anatomy. The second week will emphasize portraiture in oils with a strong influence of Hals’ painterly style and “premier coup“ approach. Models will be posing each day both figure and costume work. The workshop will also involve a trip to study first hand the work of Rubens in his own house and studio in Antwerp along with an excursion to the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (If it is open at this time) to examine both Rubens and Hals masterworks.
For information, please visit http://www.flemishclassicalatelier.com/liberace-workshop-2020/

 

Whidbey Island Fine Arts, Whidbey, Washington (an hour or so north of Seattle)
August 21-24, 2020
COLORE: GREAT TRADITIONS EXPLORED

This class explores the “painterly” approach in the manner of 16th Venetian painting and drawing. This idea is represented best by North Italian Renaissance artists such as Titian and Veronese and influenced painters from Velasquez to Sargent. The “colorito” approach involves more mass oriented drawing materials such as charcoal, pastels and ink wash, and the painting method stresses the broad application of paint with an emphasis on color resulting in pictures with an atmospheric subtlety. The first two days will concentrate on drawing using the traditional mediums of  ink wash and charcoals. Day three and four will be focused on painting both the portrait and figure. Info and materials list can be found at https://www.whidbeyislandfas.com/robert-liberace

 

The Rochester Arts Club, Rochester, New York
October 5 – 9, 2020
Info to come.