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.
Updated January 2021
Due to the Covid pandemic, Rob is teaching online only at the moment.
Rob Liberace Online Figure Drawing/Painting Class beginning Friday, January 22
Registration begins on January 8th at 12pm Eastern Time
THE EXPRESSIVE WAY: AN ENERGETIC APPROACH TO DRAWING AND PAINTING THE PORTRAIT AND FIGURE
(online class: four classes and four critique sessions)
The great masters astonish us with their vivid description of life, capturing attitudes both bold and subtle. From Van Eyck’s naturalism to Delecroix’s dynamism, great artists have found methods to infuse their work with a tangible sensation of life. This class looks at the ingredients which impart spirit and expression to artwork and shows how they can enrich and expand the fundamental principles examined in the previous Fall class. Participants will explore the creative potential of gesture and inventive modeling using classic materials including chalks, watercolors, and oils.
CLASSES will be on Fridays (four classes January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12) from 2 pm To 5 pm US Eastern Standard Time. Participants may watch the class later (streamed for a limited time) in addition to (or instead of) the live class. There will be a limit of 20 critique students who can ask questions directly during the discussion and demonstration, though all students will be able to ask questions via the Zoom chat feature.
CRITIQUE SESSIONS will be held on Wednesdays (January 27, February 3, February 10, and February 17) from 2 pm to 4 pm US Eastern Standard Time. The artwork of 20 students (see below under prices) will be critiqued, although all participants may observe.
MODELS will appear primarily in the form of photo reference; however, there will be live models as well. The model reference images will be shown on screen (within Zoom’s rules) and participants will be directed to a website should they decide to purchase the same set for their own use.
FULL PARTICIPATION in the critique group (limit of 20 students) $450
The purchase button will be activated on January 8, 12 PM eastern time.
AUDIT $250 (participants can participate by submitting questions via Zoom chat during the Friday classes and observe all Wednesday critique sessions
The purchase button will be activated on January 8,12PM eastern time.