Charles Miano, American Artist
Live from his studio in Florida, Charles Miano will explain and demonstrate his tried and true methods for creating inspired Portrait Drawings in Red Chalk, in this in-depth, comprehensive, content-rich workshop. Artists will strengthen their ability to quickly represent the spirit of the model. Many fundamental principles will be demonstrated and practiced, such as learning to capture the design, gesture, proportion, structure, anatomy and form. Participants can expect to learn the Miano Method of building a portrait form the Design to the Finished piece.
New Art Instructional Video with Charles Miano
Charles has had many requests for drawing video tutorials and now it is finally here. Charles Miano is thrilled to announce his very first drawing instructional DVD which is now available for pre order!
This drawing video tutorial delves into the secrets and techniques of the old masters when drawing a portrait. It is packed full of tips, techniques, demonstrations and even anatomical study features. Charles Miano discusses not only how to draw, but more importantly, how to get to the heart of why we do it. You will get a lot out of this charcoal drawing tutorial.
Miano advocates a painterly way to draw. Mass drawing is an essential prerequisite for tonal painting. It is an atmospheric way to draw which depends more on tone than line. A focus on large masses of tone and edges conceptually working in layers eases an artist’s progress into painting.
The Road to Mastery by Charles Miano
January 10, 2020
With dogged determination and a clear path, we can bring the pursuit of mastery into reality in the tradition of drawing and painting like the Old Masters.
Artist and Teacher
Charles Miano is an American painter whose art explores humanistic values, using a classic foundation and contemporary inspiration. Miano is an ARC Associate Living Master. He is the Founder and Director of Southern Atelier Center for fine art in Sarasota, Florida and an advocate in the revival of Classically Inspired Representationalism.
Through his personal exploration of the nature of painting and of Nature itself, Miano champions representational art past and present. Imbued with life, vitality and spirit, his work has often been referred to as “visual poetry.”
Teaching & Workshops
Draw and Paint like the Masters
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.
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