The studio school, founded in 2012, is a small art school dedicated to the idea that to learn to draw (and paint) is to learn to see. It is a place for students to reach their full potential under the mentorship of our gifted instructors, each a working artist. All levels of student are welcome, and a passion for creation and growth is nurtured and fed. Art class sizes are small enough to allow for maximum student-instructor interaction, giving students the opportunity to really grasp the skills and tools that are offered.
artist instructor Lind Hollingsworth is a painter who works in mixed media. She currently creates “relief paintings”. Using paper, mat board and spackling, she builds a scene in relief to which she adds paint, maps, photo transfers and found objects. She captures the character of the southeast through focusing on the juxtaposition of the fortitude of nature and human consumption. She works to convey the essence of a place through depicting man-made structures, flora and fauna, and memories that inhabit it. Lind currently works as an adjunct instructor at Columbia College, teaching Art Appreciation and Art History at Hunter AAF and Fort Stewart. She founded the The Art School in Savannah where she taught art classes to age 6 through adult from 2000 – 2007. She has also taught public school art and worked as an architectural interior designer. http://lindhollingsworth.com/ Lind@thestudioschoolsavannah.com
artist instructor Michael Reibel is a professional artist based in Beaufort, SC. His primary focus is landscape painting in oil. Michael is inspired by the landscape, patina and history of the south and the low country. Accordingly, the majority of his work is of the southern landscape, however he also enjoys still life and figurative work. He is forever striving to enhance the poetic expression of his ideas with each painting.
Michael’s work has been accepted in numerous juried national exhibitions including the American Impressionist Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. He is currently represented by Wells Gallery in the Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island, SC, I. Pinckney Simons Gallery in Beaufort, SC and Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, OH.
Michael left a successful corporate career in the healthcare industry to pursue his passion for fine art without the demands of a day job. He is an associate member of both the Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society and a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. https://mreibelpaintings.com/Michael@thestudioschoolsavannah.com
The creation of art through painting has been the driving impulse of my life for as long as I can remember. As a young man I had the good fortune of finding two mentors, one who taught me advanced oil painting techniques and the other, the painter bob Novak, introduced me to the theories of Hans Hoffmann,who had himself studied with Matisse in Paris in the early 1900s, and permanently altered my perception of painting. My early work was representational, the primary subjects been figures and landscapes. During a year in Europe my work became progressively more abstract. By the time I had moved to New York I had abandoned representational painting all together. Later, while creating sets and costumes for modern dance, I began using the dancers as models and re-introduced the figure into my painting. Color is what makes painting painting. The perception of color is an ineffable experience. Despite the inadequacy of language I will say a few things about it. No individual color holds any isolated significance to me any more than one note of the musical scale. The magic of emotional recognition comes in the relationships of different colors to each other. As to how I come up with these relationships I can say that the colors are instinctively and intellectually derived. To see examples of my work and read reviews of exhibition go to www.thomasmitz.com / Thomas@thestudioschoolsavannah.com
Karen Bradley is a contemporary realist oil painter based in Savannah, GA. Her paintings focus mainly on portraits and figurative subject matter. Karen's inspiration comes primarily from people she encounters, their expressive qualities and patterns of light and shadow that reveal them. Her works are honest visual interpretations of her experiences as she perceives them. Karen has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, and her figurative paintings have won numerous awards including First Place and Best of Show. Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections. Read more on https://karenbradleyfineart.com/about