Andrew Ameral bio:
Born in San Francisco and graduated with honors from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC). He studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art, where he was Director of Anatomy and a principle drawing instructor. Ameral has taught for the graduate program of the San Francisco Academy of Art University, worked as an illustrator, and taught numerous workshops in the Bay Area. He has lectured on artistic anatomy for the Grand Central Academy, and the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. Currently he runs his own school ‘Golden Gate Atelier’ in the bay area. Ameral received scholarships from the Art Renewal Center and the Stacey Foundation. He has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur and The Artist’s Magazine, and his paintings and drawings are privately owned in Europe and the United States.
Suggested books: https://goldengateatelier.com/resources/recommended-reading/
Topics we cover in this video:
04:17 Andrew’s art bio and how he got started in art.
16:35 How the art school came about.
19:48 Qualities that make a Portrait Painter.
32:32 How to get your artwork noticed.
35:18 Tips on Grants or scholarships or help with funding in Florence Academy.
42:15 Timeline and curriculum tips for students not able to attend a formal Atelier Training.
46:05 Review color palette for portraits.
53:37 Getting likeness in a portrait.
56:45 Must read book per Andy’s recommendation.