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    • 10/20/2020
    • 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • 10/21/2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • St George Utah
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    Students routinely complain, “My work looks hard and tight. I wish I could loosen up!” This workshop could be the answer to your prayers. Painters like Nikolai Fechin, Antonio Mancini, and Anders Zorn were masters of suggestion, and, of course, some of the greatest artists of all time. The key to their evocative work was often not what they put in, but rather what they chose to leave out. (C.W. Mundy eloquently states, “Don’t insult the viewer by spelling out every detail.”)

    Most successful paintings go beyond mere rendering…they reach the viewer on an emotional level. In this two-day workshop we will work from the live model, but the principles you will learn apply equally well to figures, landscape, or still life. (As they preached at the American Academy, “If you can paint a decent head, you can paint anything!”) Of course, the world’s most iconic paintings are portraits and figures; art museums are filled with paintings of people. We are our own favorite subjects!

    This two-day oil and pastel workshop is for advanced beginners or higher. You will learn:

    • Power through suggestion
    • One simple technique to create sparkling color
    • How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
    • Edge control
    • How to simplify color harmony
    • The key to turning the form with temperature
    • A technique to create Fechin’s broken edge effects

    Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 12 students; first come, first served for AIS Members ($350). In the event there is space available 45 days prior to the workshop, enrollment will be opened to non-members ($400).

    SUPPLY LIST  AIS Workshop Supply List Schneider Oct 2020.pdf

    This workshop will turbo-charge your understanding of drawing, value, color temperature, edge control and above all else – how to loosen up! 

    IF AIS cancels, students are given a full refund.  Due to the unknown circumstances with COVID 19, AIS will offer full refunds with no penalty if students need to cancel for any reason. 


    William A. Schneider, AISM, OPAM, PSA-MP, works in oil and pastel.

    His skills were honed during eight years at the American Academy of Art’s Saturday Program in Chicago where he studied figure drawing and pastel with Bill Parks and oil painting with Ted Smuskiewicz.  He continued his education through workshops with many of today’s masters like Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, and Richard Schmid. He learned his advanced pastel techniques in studies with Harley Brown.

    William’s paintings have been featured in numerous magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in exhibitions including those of: Academic Artists, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and The International Association of Pastel Societies. He is a Master Signature member of OPA. The Pastel Society of America elected William to the title “Master Pastelist” and The American Impressionist Society has designated him as a “Master”. The International Association of Pastel Societies has named him to the “Master’s Circle” and elevated him to the status of “Eminent Pastelist”.

    • 10/22/2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 10/24/2020
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • St. George, Utah

    Open to all AIS members, our Paintout will be exhibited at Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah on Saturday, October 24.   No fee to participate, we appreciate and prefer preregistration.  Artists can check in anytime during the following schedule. 

    We encourage you to explore the beauty of St. George, Utah including the historic downtown, Zion National Park, cliffs, desert and never ending trails. 

    Artists may turn in one painting, maximum size 8 x 10 on Saturday, October 24 by 2:00 pm for judging.  All work must be for sale.   Illume Gallery will process sales and artists receive 60% commission.  Work must be framed and ready to hang. 

    Stamping and Check-In times: 

    Thursday, October 22:     

    8 am - 10 am at Illume Gallery

    Friday, October 23

    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  Illume Gallery

    Saturday, October 24 

    8:00 am to 9:00 am Illume Gallery

    Questions?  Contact AIS Executive Director, Liz Ahrens  231-881-7685

    • 10/22/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • Illume Gallery of Fine Art and Electric Theater, St. George, Utah

    Join us for the opening reception of our 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition in St. George, Utah  Featuring 185 juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country and 15 AIS Masters, Board and Officers! Reception and awards presentation are free and open to the public. Registration appreciated but not required.  

    Awards Ceremony will be held at the Electric Theater 68 E. Tabernacle Street and the Opening Reception will be held at Illume Gallery of Fine Art and sister galleries, Authentique Gallery and The Mission Gallery.  

    • 10/23/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Dixie Academy 86 S. Main Street St. George, Utah
    • 37

    AIS Members will share their tales of adventure as they journey and paint their way across the west including Chuck Marshall "The Fly Fishing Plein Air Painter". 

    Join us for this lively discussion covering a multitude of sure to bring your questions! 

    At the Dixie Academy 86 S. Main Street  St. George, Utah  

    Free for AIS Members. $20 for non-members and guests. 

    • 10/23/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Dixie Academy St. George, Utah
    • 46

    AIS will present a group demo.  Artists to be announced as soon as confirmed.  Free for AIS members. 

    • 10/23/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Dixie Academy, St. George, Utah
    • 46

    Open to all AIS members and one guest per member. In between our dual demo and William Schneider's demo, enjoy appetizers and beverages courtesy of American Art Collector magazine! 

    At Dixie Academy 86 Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah

    • 10/23/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Dixie Academy St. George, Utah
    • 48

     William Schneider AISM will give a two hour painting demonstration for us.  You won't want to miss this! Free for AIS members. 

    • 10/24/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Illume Gallery for Wet Wall and a location TBA for party
    • 59

    Join us for a final gathering to celebrate together with your fellow AIS members and their guests! Sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine. Please register no later than October 19 if possible. 

    The Wet Wall Exhibit and Awards will be held at Illume Gallery of Fine Art from 4 pm - 6pm.   The Closing Party will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with location to be announced.  The Closing Party is free for AIS members. 

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