Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Workshops: Academic Approach to Head and Figure Painting

Alexey Steele Grand Atelier Studio, Carson, CA
announces a figurative workshop series this Spring:


Course Meets 8 Saturdays: March 17, 24, 31; April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19 
class time 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost of the course: $400 (model fee is included)
Artists and Art students are invited.
Please register early to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Workshop 2012
workshop in process
Overview: The Objective of the workshop is to introduce the participants to Alexey Steele's approach to painting a figure, based on his legacy of Russian Academic Tradition. Alexey will focus on his approach to working with live model as well as describe a vital integrated relationship of Form, Tone and Color essential in a successful execution of any painting and particularly figure. It shall encourage participants to study these three elements in depth after participation in the workshop.

There are a substantially diverse number of wonderful approaches to conveying life-like visual image shared through various workshops, books and systems by some remarkable artists of our time. Some of them perceived as radically different from one another, yet in fact outside "techniques" they all convey same core principles. Those "integrating" principles behind various individual approaches will be the main theme of the workshop. The central principle this workshop is intended to demonstrate and to train its participants in - is the key function of Value in connecting Form to Color. 
Classes consist of demo, live painting and critique.

In addition to the main objective, at this workshop students will have an opportunity to practice the development of their key decisions on a longer studies as we will book the same models for 2-3 consecutive sessions.  

List of the supplies will be send upon registration.
Please email Olga at to sign up.  

   instruction in process    
Read an in-depth review of Alexey Steele workshop in

American Artist Workshop Magazine:

"Everyone knows what a powerful artistic force Alexey already is, but few, until this time, could have realized what a sensational and dynamic art instructor he makes as well." 
- George Malone, workshop participant    

Friday, March 2, 2012

Alexey Steele at the 1st Plein Air Convention & Expo

 Alexey is excited to see everyone at

1st Plein Air Convention & Expo
April 12-15, 2012
Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas

Saturday, April 14
11am - 6pm
Alexey will be a Featured Instructor at Zone 8
of the all day of painting on location
at Red Rock National Conservation Area
Sunday, April 15
is an official "Russian Day" at the convention
8am - 10am
Alexey will be part of a Special Double Demo
with a wonderful Russian Master and a current professor
at the Alexey's Alma Mater -
venerated Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov
of The Russian Academy of Arts  -
Nikolai Dubovik

Join Alexey at the Convention  
save $100 on registration  
through the special link below:  

 1st plein air convention & expo

"Just can't wait for the Plain Air Convention! What an incredible group of some of the most spectacular masters in this crucially important for our realist movement field!

Plain Air experience is uniquely important for a development of Realist Art and to my personal overall artistic process, particularly to my studio figurative work. I consider experienced gained through continuous plain air painting being the backbone of my understanding of nature and the foundation of my artistic training. This is how my father, a Great Russian artist of Soviet Era Leonid Steele, began my formal lessons at age six. I always look at the great outdoors as my constant laboratory to study basic principles of our art form - compositional harmony of forms and shapes, the relation of values and colors in all their infinite variations as they defined by real-life light and space. Plain Air is always a great testing ground for my various visual and technical ideas. "

Alexey Steele   

For more information on the conference go to:  


 visit Alexey Steele website 
and gallery at