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Foundations of Great Figure Painting

A Hands On Painting Workshop with Focus on the Human Figure


What makes a really great painting connect so powerfully with a viewer?  And as an artist how can we create works that are increasingly effective technically and emotionally strong?

Join renowned artist Ron DiCianni for a hand’s on workshop exploring the techniques of composition, design, values and color as applied to the human figure.  Guided exercises will take participants through daily practice steps leading to the final outcome of work with a live model. 

Ron’s  art career spans 4 decades and his works have created that emotional connection with people all over the world.  Additionally, his technical power is tied with spiritual connection and truth that impel that power indelibly in hearts and minds.

About Ron DiCianni:
“I am a Christian, cleverly disguised as an Artist”

See more about Ron's profound career below.



After attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Ron DiCianni embarked on a career in commercial illustration. Quickly recognized as one of the nation’s most talented illustrators, Ron’s client list was soon dominated by prominent companies ranging from Eli Lilly™ to McDonald’s™. He was chosen as the 1980 Official Olympic illustrator and considered one of the most successful illustrators of his generation.

One passion still overshadowed that success… the desire to Reclaim the Arts for Christ. Frustrated by the feeling that the Church was not yet ready to re-incorporate visual art back into its pre-eminent focus in 1989 Ron created a painting that started a revolution… Spiritual Warfare. Several incredible Christian paintings followed and it was soon clear that a new chapter in art had begun.

In 1999 a major secular art magazine considered Ron’s painting Safely Home to be among the top 50 paintings of the year worldwide.

Ron has collaborated on over 50 book projects and have generated multiple millions in sales and been translated into languages all over the globe. Working closely with names like Max Lucado, Joni Erickson-Tada, Jerry Jenkins, Randy Alcorn, Frank Peretti and Michael Card has provided Ron the opportunity to blend his artistic talent with that of world-class authors. 

Ron has taught thousands of students both in workshops and in the regular classroom.

In 2014 Ron unveiled the long awaited Resurrection Mural, a two year endeavor that produced a 12 foot x 40 foot mural that is the largest known contemporary depiction of Christ’s Resurrection in the world. The Resurrection Mural was just selected by the prestigious ARC as one of the world’s top 100 pieces of Fine Art.

In 2015 Ron debuted a powerful new pro-life painting entitled Before I Formed You in the Womb. himself, an near abortion survivor, this painting has deep personal and cultural meaning to Ron.

This synthesis of fine art and a Christian message has led Ron, by God’s grace, to realize a vision formed decades ago in art school.

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We are so privileged to feature Charity Hubbard in this fun and vital  workshop for students wanting to explore and strength their essential drawing skills!

Charity Hubbard has been a professional and fine artist for over 20 years.  She lives in Southern Oregon and finds much inspiration around her in landscape and people.

Charity has a background in commercial illustration, having worked for several years for Pixel Productions Inc., a commercial art and design company.  She is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders, rendering technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums.  Charity's current art pursuits are in fine art oil paintings of people, landscape, animals and architecture.  Please view gallery section for a list of where her work is currently displayed.    Charity also instructs classical art lessons through her private atelier, Rogue Classical Atelier.

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough.  We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to bathe in it, to become part of it….They (the poets) talk as if the west wind could really sweep into a human soul; but it can’t.  They tell us that ‘beauty born of murmuring sound’ will pass into a human face; but it won’t.  Or not yet….  At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door…. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see...  Someday, God willing, we shall get in.”  ~CS Lewis