Monday, November 5, 2007

Timothy Stotz & Michelle Tully of Studio Escalier To Offer Portrait Workshop At Andreeva

Friends of the, Timothy Stotz & Michelle Tully, will be giving workshops at Andreeva Portrait Academy in February 2008. We always support both Tim and Andreeva in their efforts to bring quality art education to the public.

This month-long workshop is a rare opportunity for beginners, serious students and emerging artists to study portraiture with Timothy Stotz and Michelle Tully, the founding teachers of Studio Escalier (France).

For more information:

or contact
Andreava at (505) 992-3330

You can also visit Timothy's site at:

To find out more about Timothy's Atelier called

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Book on Cast Drawing Released

CR friend, Darren Rousar, has just released a brand new cast drawing book worth checking out. You can catch a copy of the affordably priced book ($14.95) at

Cast Drawing Using the Sight-Size Approach' is available on Amazon here in the US

And in the UK

Also just launched is a site devoted to the subject:

All our best on the new book and site!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Derriere Guard Arts Festival At Grand Central Academy

Our friends at the Grand Central Academy are holding shows of the student and teach work as well as demonstrations and more in their Derriere Guard Arts Festival. Here is what is on the program:

Saturday Oct 13th 6-9:30 PM: Keynote speech by Frederick Turner, opening reception, gallery exhibits of paintings, scuplture and architectural drawings.

Sunday Oct 14th 2-7:00 PM: Poetry, dance, musci, drawing demos, roundtable discussion, closing reception and speech by Tom Wolfe.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Cast Drawing Video

This post was on the site that was taken down so i thought i would provide it for those who missed it or were trying to find our link to it.

Available now Cast Drawing Using The Sight-Size Method from Classical Ventures. It has high production value and is a good example of one of the versions of the Sight-Size Method for Cast Drawing.

Bargues Book Finally In 2nd Edition Due Out In October 2007

The Bargues Book (The Charles Bargue Drawing Course also called The Course Design or The Design Course) will now be available in its new 2nd edition from a close friend of The, Gerald Ackerman, (search for his many amazing books on Gerome and others - now unfortunately out of print) the "Godfather" of Classical Realist (yes Gerry i know you hate the term) scholarship. The second edition will be available only in Hard Cover at a price of $95.00. To pre-order yours e-mail the Dehesh Museum at

Our Favorite Museum Announces It's Closing

To those CR and Realist artists living in New York The Dahesh Museum was a private oasis. At any time the museum was gratefully quiet allowing the viewer intimate time with the largest 19th & 20th Century European Academic Art collection outside of Europe. Hours could be spent gazing carefully at their amazing gem like Geromes or any other masterful painters of the past in their focused collection.

The wishes the museum the best on their efforts to find a new permanent home for the collection and praises it for it's mission to built it's own web site out with more of it's works.

We will miss you!

Disappointment About The Original Emil Carlsen Book

A few months ago we announced that the original Vance Jordan Publication on Emil Carlsen would be available. Unfortunately after about 200 hours of re-typesetting and working with the Vance Jordan Estate (and their lawyers) and notifying the original author -- the project had to be pulled. We worked the last year in good faith believing they supported the project but at the time of launch they decided to not republish.

As you can image this was a huge disappointment as we offered any amount of the proceeds they wanted to keep and the rest was to go to our non-profit to create a scholarship fund for artists in Vance Jordan's Name.

Since this was a huge blow to the organization, we are currently working on our own Emil Carlsen Book. It will be MUCH larger, include more color photos, and be written from an artist point of view: including a catalog of his still life props (based on when we believe he might have purchased them), and more details about his technique. Depending on the final direction of the book we might also include some or many of the still life works of Pushman, Weir, Twatchman, Duveneck, Chase, Chardin, Ribot, Vollen, and Carlsen's own son Dine working in a similar style. Already we have uncovered almost 100 more Emil Carlsen works not shown in the original publication, or works that had been marked "location unknown" or previously had no color picture at that time which are now available.

So please be patient with us as we must now buy, request, and get permission from all the different people and institutions to allow us to use images of the works.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Classical / Representational Resource

There is a new Classical / Representational Resource now available on the web for artists. Matthew Kinsey has just launched The Classical Workshop (

The Classical always welcomes and supports all efforts by our community to add to the breadth and availability of information for artists on the web and elsewhere. All our best Matt!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Waichulis Studio To Present Work At The San Marino Gallery (CA)

The Waichulis Studio and the San Marino Gallery are proud to present The Waichulis Studio 2007. A collection of work from the studio's teachers and students.

If the preview is any indication of what will be on display it is sure to be exciting and a must see!

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 4-8p.m.

Exhibit to run through October 31st

San Marino Gallery
70 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Phone (626) 441-9007
Fax (626) 441-9017

For a preview of the show and more information about this wonderful atelier visit

Monday, August 13, 2007

Buon Fresco Artist Shares Traditional Methods In New Workshops May/June 2008

Friend to, Regional editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, and head of his own Atelier, Daan Hoekstra will be sharing with a select group of students and advanced artists techniques in traditional fresco. Picture above illustrates the traditional lime slaking process. Daan is based in a small cultural town in northern Mexico.

Hoekstra was a former student of Richard Lack student and started the influential Classical Realism Quarterly publication, that today (although hard to find and out of print) is still a font of information about classical training and philosophical thinking. Daan worked side by side with Mark Balma (another Lack student) who is most known for his traditional frescos in America and beyond.

To join Daan for fresco workshops in Mexico (tentatively set for May/June 2008), please feel free to visit Daan Hoekstra's personal artist web site or his atelier site .

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Our Site Has Been Temporary Disabled

Our site has been temporary disabled as it goes through the slow process of reprogramming. We appreciate your patience. Until than we set up this temporary web site to at least keep you up to date of what is going on in the world of CR.

All the Best-

Bill Indursky
Founder, Classical