Robert Liberace Workshop:
Studies in Light: Exploring Sorolla

October 12, 13 & 14, 2019

Explore the great Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla and his unique and dynamic approach to painting. Students look at and practice Sorolla's special manner of paint handling and color approach. Using bold modern colors, students learn the different characteristics of his highly chromatic palette. This workshop includes the study of the costumed portrait and features discussions on anatomy and painting fabric.

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workshop details

Saturday, Sunday & Monday
October 12, 13 & 14, 9am-4pm
$525 plus $50 model fee

The workshop is held in our spacious and comfortable lower level painting/drawing studio. Limited to 18 students, giving ample opportunity for individual attention and interaction.

$275 is due upon registration to hold your spot. Still a couple of spaces available as of 9/6!

Cancellation Policy: We will refund all but your deposit of $275 if you cancel prior to June 1, 2019. No refunds if you cancel after June 1, 2019, unless the workshop has a waiting list and we are able to fill your spot. Please be mindful that we have to cover payment to the artist, travel and lodging expenses, plus the model fees.

Rob at our studio in October, 2017

Rob at our studio in October, 2017

about rob

Perhaps best known for the movement and draftsmanship of his figure work, Rob has been selected as a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center where his painting “5th Circle” received first place in the Imaginative Realism category of the 2016 ARC Salon and he won the Collections Magazine Award in 2017. He is an honorary member of the American-China Oil Painting Artists League and participates in their shows in New York and Bejing. Rob is a visiting instructor at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, demonstrating old masters’ techniques.

In April 2003 Robert received the Portrait Society of America’s Grand Prize Award in their annual International Portrait Competition. The previous year he placed Best of Show. Another of his portraits graced the cover of The Artist’s magazine in April 2007. His work has also been highlighted in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, American Art Collector, England’s The Artist and China’s Collection magazine.

Rob has been commissioned to paint portraits for clients such as Marc Pachter, long-time Director of the National Portrait Gallery, George H. Bush, and Ambassador Sol Linowitz. Rob’s portrait demonstrations have become a favorite for students attending the Portrait Societies’ Portrait Academies where he has been a regular member of the faculty for over a decade.

Rob is well known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He regularly tours students through the great museums of Europe, garnering from his extensive knowledge of the old European masters. American Artist’s Workshop Magazine featured one of his Ireland workshops in their Spring 2006 issue. He pioneered one of the first online teaching courses for their magazine which included live webinars and critiques. He regularly teaches for their annual “Weekend with the Masters” workshops. Responding to the growing need for classical art instruction, Liberace Studio has produced a series of tutorial dvds in which Rob demonstrates painting and drawing techniques focusing on figure, portrait and anatomy. Rob also has written informational articles for both American Artist and The Artist’s magazines.

Robert received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from George Washington University where he originally attended school on a baseball scholarship, and later with art scholarships. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Lina Liberace, and their two daughters. He is represented by the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale and the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.

The gang who attended Rob’s workshop, October, 2017

The gang who attended Rob’s workshop, October, 2017

about rob’s workshops here

“I’m always amazed at the knowledge that Rob Liberace shares with his students.  He has the unique ability to inspire and energize artists at any level of skill.  His critiques zero in on each person individually, and he is always encouraging and informative.

In a distinctive style that merges immense knowledge with a vibrant, modest, and sometimes humorous manner, Rob generously continues to share his knowledge through his workshops and DVDs.  I know that I and the other attendees of the workshop are deeply grateful for having had the opportunity to learn from him.” Barbara Greco-Potash

This will be Rob’s second workshop at our studio! His previous workshop, “Line and Mass: The Figure and Portrait Explored in Drawing and Painting,” in October, 2017 was a great success, with artists attending from all over the country (and Canada!).