The following is a list of workshops Charles Miano is offering both at Southern Atelier and other locations in the U.S. and abroad. If you would like to organize one of these workshops in your community, contact for pricing and scheduling. These workshops are designed for adults over 18 and for all levels and abilities. Workshops and Color and Light Labs are offered in 3, 4 or 5- day terms. 10- day intensive workshops are also available upon special request.

Drawing Workshops:
  • Red Chalk Drawing (Large Format)
  • Charcoal Drawing: Fast and loose! (Figure or Portrait)
Painting Workshops:
  • Expressive Portraits
  • Expressive Figure Painting
Color and Light Labs:

  • Painting Beach Sunsets (Lido Key, Siesta Key,FL)
  • Painting en Plein Air
  • Outdoor Floral Still Life Painting
  • Indoor Floral Still Life
  • Painting Tropical Birds of Paradise (Jungle Gardens Preserve, Sarasota, FL)
  • Painting Children’s Portraits
  • Understanding Color Values
  • Understanding Light Key Color Study


 Workshop for One: 3- day Course 

Enjoy three days of one-on-one Painting with Charles Miano at Southern Atelier or at your specified
location. This unique course is designed with the intention of accurately assessing and identifying an artist’s strengths and weaknesses and then developing an instructional learning program to address the individual needs of the Artist. After meeting with Charles Prior to the workshop, Artists will have the special opportunity to receive private tutelage, including demonstrations with the Director of Southern Atelier.


 Design a Workshop

Work with Charles Miano to design a workshop based on the needs of your community. Miano is flexible and able to cater his teaching toward specific targets.

Visit for information regarding Miano’s Atelier Method course and scheduled Sarasota, Florida Workshops.

Charles Miano teaching during a demonstration.



“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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