Questions? Contact Atelier Director, Gabriel Coke
An important function of an atelier is to introduce its students to experienced instructors and working artists. NUMU's Visiting Artist Workshops program introduces new and interesting instructors to our local artist community, and invites venerable favorites like David Gray, Cuong Nguyen, Jim McVicker, Bob Semans, Elizabeth Zanzinger and other masters, to lead fun and challenging programming for students at all skill levels.
NUMU is honored to host these bright, well-trained and internationally experienced educators at the NUMU Studio. We encourage atelier students to take advantage of the opportunity to kick their skills up a notch or two by studying with them, and each other.
Working with a master and practicing new skills and techniques with other artists is a learning experience on many levels. Our workshops are self paced. Start where you are, and progress at your own speed. Our instructors are happy to guide you.
*Workshop fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by NUMU.
Adrian Gottlieb Workshop | Portrait Painting from Life
July 25 - 28, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Four Days
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Cost $800* General | $775* NUMU Members
NUMU invites students to spend four days under Adrian's instruction to practice the fundamentals of portrait painting in oil, using 16th and 17th century and experimental painting techniques.
David Gray Workshop | Painting The Classical Portrait From Life
Date September 12 - 15 | 4 Day Workshop
Time 10am - 5pm
Skill Level Beginner to Advanced
Cost $750* General | $725* Members
Location: NUMU Studio at New Museum Los Gatos
In this intensive 4-day program, David will take you step by step through his four stage process of building a portrait from life. From under-drawing to final glazes, learn the tips and tools needed to achieve an accurate likeness in oil. The fundamental skills emphasized in the class will be drawing, value and color relationships, achieving a sense of three dimensional form, and paint handling.
Zhaoming Wu | Alla Prima Clothed Figure Painting
October 4 - 6, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Cost $700* General | $675* NUMU Members
Capturing the likeness of his subjects, Zhaoming leaves his mark with expressive and masterly strokes of paint. The movement and energy in his portraits leaves a personal relic of each subject's character. Zhaoming is a kind and wise presence and he is well liked by his students.
Born and bred in Guangzhou, China, Zhaoming Wu graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in China. Zhaoming is a very successful painter and is currently an instructor of painting at the Academy of Art University where he earned his MFA.
Sarah Sedwick | Painting the Dynamic Still Life
November 1 - 3, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Three Days
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: $450* General | $425* NUMU Members
Paint looser, and more confidently. During this three-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick, learn a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color! Build a beautiful composition with life and movement, and pack your paintings with rich, harmonious color while simplifying your palette. Get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your home studio practice.
We will cover the basics of value and composition design, and do quick, fun exercises to focus on loose, energetic brushwork before creating a finished piece. Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Painters of all levels are welcome. Instruction is in oils. (Ages 15 and above.)
Cuong Nguyen | Portrait in Pastel
November 7-10, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Four Days
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Cost: $550* General | $525* NUMU Members
Our good friend Cuong has become widely successful in many media. His love for pastel painting combines his expertly rendered drawings with his masterful use of color. Cuong is always ready to share and demonstrate his methods of creating highly realistic skin tones. His love for detail and beauty show in his prolific body of work. His workshops are always fun and inspiring.