Composition for Visual Impact with Gregory Manchess (nov 12)

Christine Mitzuk
October 26, 2021

Gregory is the author and illustrator of "Above the Timberline". He is an internationally recognized, award-winning painter with 40+ years of experience in the art marketplace. Now he brings his expertise to you, to share and blend with your enthusiasm for your own artistic journey. Learn more about Gregory, his art and novel at

Hosted by The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art
Lecture, Friday, November 12, 9:00am - 12:00pm
(limit 40 students, including the full workshop registrants)
3-Day Workshop, Friday - Sunday, November 12 - 14, 9:00am - 4:00pm (limit 10 students)

This is a 3-day weekend workshop where we study ideas and plan pictures that can grab and captivate our audience. We’ll be exploring composition through generating copious amounts of thumbnail sketches; refining, changing, and enhancing our ideas through drawing; and, finally, developing a large loose sketch, based on the previous explorative sketches, to take home for a finished painting. Fundamentals of composition, value, and picture design are stressed throughout. Learn more in the Lectures & Events section of The Atelier's website.

Please pay in full to hold your reservation.
Materials list provided after registration.
Masks are currently required at The Atelier, regardless of vaccination status.

Gregory's range of skills has been honed on assignments for campaigns, murals, magazines, and book covers, many times commissioned to perform under crushing deadlines. His passion has won him assignments from such prestigious clients as National Geographic Magazine who sent him on expedition and have trusted him to visualize moments for numerous magazine features. The filmmakers, Coen Brothers, chose to showcase Manchess’ powerful work as part of the storytelling in their latest film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Recently, Manchess wrote and created a widescreen novel entitled Above the Timberline, brimming with 124 oil paintings and released in 2017 to starred reviews.

How to Register
Please register in advance as class sizes are small.
To hold your spot you will need to pay with cash or check by mailing in or dropping off your registration, or paying online.

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