Dear Artists

July 9, 2016

 

Dear Artists,

Thank you for choosing Braitman Studio. We aspire to provide you with the best possible art experience during this, our 21st year.  We offer the finest art and painting instruction to the artists of Charlotte.   There are some changes to the studio this year, however, our commitment to provide the highest level of instruction has remained the same.  

 

After more than 15 years of his association with the studio, Clark Hawgood has decided to move on and we will all miss his exceeding talent and his smiling face.  

 

There will be a 10% tuition increase for every class across the board, excluding the Teen Class and the Exhibiting Artist Class.  This means your monthly class tuition will now be $220 per month for most classes. (Please see the schedule for more details).  

 

This year I want to concentrate on our mark making as well as our creative and unusual color relationships.  In order to maximize our understanding of color’s potential we will push value and its power on the canvas, I am really looking forward to welcoming all of you back to the studio and working with each of you to help you realize your individual painting goals.  I know this 21st year will be the best year we have had at Braitman Studio.

 

Sincerely,

Andy Braitman

Andy’s Suggestions and Specials

Figure Class

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Andy Braitman/Nicholas Stewart
You’ve never even thought about drawing a person.  You don’t particularly even like people.  So, why should you take our FIGURE CLASS?  

ANDY EXPLAINS:  

“I encourage each of you to take the Figure Class for at least one 3-month period.  I think that is the best way to gain mark making confidence and strengthen your 2-dimensional skills whether you are a landscape painter, abstract artist, or wherever your interest may lay.  It will help your understanding of presentation, linear strength, and formal modeling of a 3-D surface.  It is a fun opportunity to build and reinforce your gestural hand-eye coordination.”  

LET’S TALK MONEY:  

If you take the figure class while you are simultaneously enrolled in ANY second class, we will offer a 25% discount on the second class (discount only applies if each class is paid in full – no makeup days can be applied to discounted classes).  

Surface and Materials Class

Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Nicholas Stewart

You know how to gesso a canvas and you know exactly which paints and mediums you like to use….right?  Why on earth would you spend any more time learning about the SURFACE AND MATERIALS processes?

ANDY EXPLAINS:  

“If you are interested in contemporary art, getting in tune with the involved and exciting aspects of your materials process is paramount.  This class uses different materials and surfaces and builds your understanding of what “ART” (with a capital “A”) can be for you.”  

LET’S TALK MONEY:  

Because the Surface and Materials class is a fantastic sister class to Thursday morning’s Contemporary Painting Class, if you take the two simultaneously, we will offer a 25% discount on the second class (discount only applies if each class is paid for full month – no makeup days can be applied to discounted classes).  

Braitman Staff and Instructor Introductions and Reintroductions

Jade Battle & Rachel Levi

If you have any questions about material sales, class scheduling, enrollment, billing, or where you’re supposed to be, one of these ladies probably has the answer!  You will usually find one or both of them behind the front desk when you come into the studio.

 

Allison Chambers, Mary MacMillan, Becky Denmark

One of these three talented painters will introduce newcomers to the skills and joys of painting.   Using a method of fundamentals instruction that they have developed over the years, they are nurturing, patient, and supportive as brand new painters take their first colorful steps.  

 

Nicholas Stewart, Ian Wegener, Michele Hoffman

Nic, Ian, and Michele have created a spectacular program for teens.  There is usually a class opener and a clothed model to teach the skills of drawing from life.  We also have a very open-ended classroom style that allows our teen artists to explore his or her creativity while being guided through solid foundation-building processes.  Let’s not forget that we also have a ton of FUN with these three instructors and our teen students!!

 

Nicholas Stewart, Allison Chambers, Andy Braitman

Our adult instruction is based on a multilayered approach to studio painting.  While we are patient and helpful with each artist, we also seek to help the artist grow.  

“ I want each artist to feel that we are assisting in developing a unique and individual painting approach and style.”   -Andy Braitman

 

Fall 2016 Resident Artists

Rachel Linnett & Julia Lawing

If you should see one or two very talented ladies set up at permanent easels in the back of your class, you have probably spotted either Rachel or Julia.  These brave ladies are our resident artists for the fall session and they will be painting 3 and 4 days a week at the studio to expand their abilities and challenge their concepts about painting.  These are our local heroes for the season.  

Easels for Sale

easel3 easel1 easel2Hey y’all! If any of you are interested in purchasing an easel just like the ones we have at Braitman studio, except BRAND NEW, contact Cheryl Healy to place an order. The price will be determined by the overall number of orders placed. Each easel is 85 inches tall (roughly/variably), 40 inches deep and 24 inches wide. Contact Cheryl through email at cheryl.healy36@gmail.com

Braitman Studio’s Summer 2016 Workshop Schedule

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We are offering some amazing workshops at Braitman Studio this summer and we hope that you are as excited about them as we are! Our instructors are looking forward to helping you find the best workshop for your artistic needs. Click on the link below to learn more and tap or click the class title that you are interested in to see our materials list, itinerary, and workshop descriptions.

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Workshops will fill quickly and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Jade will contact you to confirm your registration and receive payment within 3 business days of your email to jade@braitmanstudio.com.  Please feel free to call (704.846.1369), email (jade@braitmanstudio.com), or come by the studio if you have any questions at all!

To learn more about the regular classes and class packages we are also offering this summer, please click here. Thank you for painting with us at Braitman Studio this summer!!

Braitman Studio Staff
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Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270
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NEW Summer 2016 Class Packages Offered at Braitman Studio!

SUMMER PACKAGES AT BRAITMAN STUDIO!!

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Summer Packages must be purchased in full by May 31st.  All sales are final.  No refunds, transfers, or trades are allowed.  

For purchases and questions, please email Jade at jade@braitmanstudio.com. Also, click here to view Braitman Studio‘s summer workshop and class schedules!

Come paint with us!

Braitman Studio Staff
http://www.braitmanstudio.com
info@braitmanstudio.com
Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270
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Summer 2016 Class Schedules at Braitman Studio

Braitman Studio‘s Summer Class Schedule:

DROP-IN CLASS SCHEDULE
$55 per class

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OPEN STUDIO SCHEDULE
(No Instruction, open paint time)
$12 per hour

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Don’t forget to check out our SUMMER PACKAGES and SUMMER WORKSHOPS!! For purchases and questions, please click here or email Jade at jade@braitmanstudio.com.  

Braitman Studio Staff
http://www.braitmanstudio.com
info@braitmanstudio.com
Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270
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Braitman Studio’s Pinterest

Summer 2016 at Braitman Studio!

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We have a fantastic summer line-up for you this year and we can’t wait to see you in the studio!  

Please click here to see our summer workshops.  Tap or click the class title that you are interested in to see our materials list, itinerary, and workshop descriptions.  

Check out our Summer Packages for deals on our Tuesday Drop-In classes and our Open Studio Hours.  

Be sure and subscribe to our BLOG – we’ll be posting our special day-long shops there throughout the summer (weather permitting, we’re going to do some plein air painting!! – most of us have never seen Andy in full daylight and this will be our chance!)  

Thank you all SO much for being a part of Braitman Studio!  

To register or ask questions about this summer’s Workshops, Tuesday Drop-In classes, or Open Studio Hours, please email Jade at jade@braitmanstudio.com.  Registrations are first-come, first-serve.  Jade will contact you to confirm your registration and receive payment within 3 business days of your email.

 THANK YOU!!

Braitman Studio Staff
http://www.braitmanstudio.com
info@braitmanstudio.com
Phone: 704.846.1369
9313 Monroe Rd., Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28270
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