Charles Miano teaching during a demonstration.

Recognized for his unique teaching ability, Charles Miano has been conducting workshops and classes in drawing and painting for more than a decade. By focusing on universal themes, principles of the natural world and the language of the brush, he has developed a method of teaching that naturally enhances a student’s ability to see, both in art and in life.

If you would like to invite Miano to teach an art workshop in your community, please contact us for scheduling. Miano is available for teaching assignments worldwide.


Art & Heritage Tour of India/Workshop with artist Charles Miano
Sept. 17- Oct. 3 2015
Traveling with artist and teacher Charles Miano
“Painting the People of India”
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Cast Drawing and Painting
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday
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Introduction to Life Drawing with Charles Miano
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Saturday with Charles Miano
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Classic Life Drawing and Painting with Charles Miano
1 – 4 p.m. Saturday with Charles Miano
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Painting with Charles Miano
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 – 4 p.m. with Charles Miano
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“Charlie Miano and Southern Atelier have produced one of the best classical art programs in the country … The Atelier’s dedication to excellence and intensive instruction provides students an ideal environment to fully develop their skills. The school represents a fresh new wave of art instruction …”

— Robert Liberace

“Charlie Miano is a visionary. He is building a school for his community with a passion that is rare, and a generosity for his students that is even more scarce. With his skills, Charlie is tapping into a vitality within the community of students.

He is building a comprehensive program with expertise, practice, and deep understanding. Charlie is helping to reawaken interest in the fundamental visual arts, the appreciation of aesthetic beauty, and the quality of vision by transcending craftsmanship.

The Southern Atelier is emerging as a premier institution for higher learning, atelier training, and the reestablishment of legitimacy in studying from direct observation, working from life. It is the kind of school that we all should embrace.”

— Dan Thompson

“Mr. Charles Miano’s teachings are beautifully balanced in every sense of the word. During his lessons East meets West, the intellectual counterparts the emotional, and the effort and hard work that he demands of his students is also presented with the need to let things develop naturally. It is a refreshing and daring methodology that challenges most, if not all, art schools’ curriculums by providing real, honest and unselfish instruction to students with serious intentions in art.”

— Joe Oliva Ganoza

“I believe that my instruction in drawing and painting has been of the highest quality, which is the direct result of Charlie Miano’s commitment to excellence in art education. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to become a professional artist; and because of the opportunity that I have had to study at the Southern Atelier, that dream is becoming a reality.”

— Nancy Fazio

“I have been astounded at the number of people who are moving to Florida and specifically looking for a professional classical art program… there is no doubt that the Southern Atelier has become a major school for the arts…”

— Kerry Vosler

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