Charles Miano believes that the surest way to improve one’s skill as an artist, is through the process of consistent specialized instruction over time, combined with dedication and a commitment to the tenets of Classical Art. Southern Atelier’s unique Full-time Apprenticeship is filling that need.
“Charles 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, Charles is tapping into a vitality within the community of students.”
Dan ThompsonARC Living Master
“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 VoslerPortrait Society of America
“Charles 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 LiberaceARC Living Master
Charles Miano views teaching as an art, a privilege and an opportunity to inspire ideas and passion. For years he has cultivated a creative environment that has helped many achieve inspiring results in their personal artistic journey. He views workshops as a chance to share wisdom, knowledge and insights into the mysterious and often misunderstood craft of painting. He is very generous in explaining and demonstrating the techniques he as accrued over years of studio practice, research and study. He believes in helping others achieve their goals, no matter what level of experience. His students come away encouraged, with great inspiration and a deeper understanding of the fine art of seeing, eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to practice their newfound skills.
“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 GanozaAlumni
“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.”
Organize a Workshop in your Community
If you would like to organize a Drawing or Painting workshop with Charles Miano in your community, contact us for availability and scheduling. Miano’s workshops are usually offered in 3, 4, 5 or 10- day terms and are designed for all levels and abilities. Private workshops and classes are available upon special request. With many years as Director and Primary Instructor at Southern Atelier, Charles’ down to earth nature and adaptability, allow him to easily communicate his instruction toward individuals. This can enable artists to meet their personal goals and find their own unique path.