I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
I am writing to let you know about several workshops I have coming up around the US. Please find more info about class content and how to register below. I hope you'll be able to join me for a workshop this fall!
* September workshop at The Art Studio Workshops in Cleveland, OH * October workshop in my Studio, NYC * October workshop in the Art Students League, NYC * November workshop at Sourthern Atelier in Sarasota, FL * December Class Concentration Class in the Gage Academy in Seattle, WA
I am happy to let you know about my new website www.ginsburgpaintingsale.com . On this site you will find workshop information, as well as a selection of paintings by Max Ginsburg and by his father Abraham Ginsburg available for sale.
All the best, Max Ginsburg
Traditional Oil Painting from Life with Max Ginsburg - Chagrin Falls, OH
September 16-20th, 2019 9:30-5pm The Art Studio Workshops 5187 Cheswick Drive Chagrin Falls, OH, 44040 (map)
$795. plus $75 model fee
Working from the live model, Max encourages careful observation of and attention to form, lighting, proportion, drawing, composition and design, values, temperature, depth and atmosphere. Painting demos and individual attention at each easel throughout the week.
This highly esteemed New York artist will paint a 2 hour portrait from life in the Alla Prima tradition of the Old Masters. He will discuss his procedure, the observation of form and color and his techniques while he is painting. You will see the development of the figure on his canvas while having the opportunity to ask questions and take photographs. After the painting demonstration, Max will treat us to a retrospective powerpoint presentation on his painting and the influence of the Old Masters on his work.
Alla Prima Studio Workshop in New York City
Wednesday to Friday, October 23 - 25 9am - 4:30pm Max Ginsburg Studio 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)
Max Ginsburg will teach a three-day Alla Prima Painting from Life workshop in his skylit Long Island City studio. Students will paint the live model every day and receive daily critiques from Ginsburg. Figure studies will be for the purpose of developing multi-figure compositions. Limited to 7 students.
Painting from Life - Alla Prima in Oils, Art Students League of New York, NYC Monday - Friday, October 28 - November 1 9am - 4pm Fee: $920
DAY 1 & 2 - Painting Head & Figure Studies (Short Poses)
DAY 3, 4 & 5 - Painting to compose Multifigure Composition (Long Poses) This workshop will concentrate on painting from life in a traditional realistic manner. The objective will be to see the unique forms of the models and not rely on preconceived formulas. Attention will be given to perspective, foreshortening and the relationship of shapes, values, color and textures, as well as painting techniques.
Ginsburg will discuss concepts, expression of concepts, contemporary realism, and the painting of the Old Masters. This Studio Concentration will cover: Head Studies, Figure Studies, the Portrait, Painting the Figure, and a Multi-Figure Composition from life with two models, for which Ginsburg is renowned and highly regarded.
Registration information to come.
About Max Ginsburg:
Ginsburg's paintings are in many museums and private collections including the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Butler Institute of American Art, New Britain Museum, Society of Illustrators, Salmagundi Club, Art Renewal Center, and Martin Luther King Labor Center 1199. He has exhibited his fine art since 1953 and from 1980-2004 he painted illustrations for major publishing companies. Ginsburg has taught painting for over 50 years.