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We teach different methods from Comparative/Constructive to Sight-Size along with an emphasis on Anatomy, Colour Theory, Composition, Light & Form. We believe in versatility and giving a choice; it is worth learning every skill you can. As every method can be helpful to the growth of an artist and you can have all the tools at your disposal in case you need them to solve a pictorial problem.

Historically, artists have used various working methods focusing heavily on design, composition, and aesthetics.

Instructor from France  giving feedback to student

Historical Context

In French, the atelier means “workshop” or “studio”. In English, it used to refer to a private workshop or the studio of a professional artist where a number of students can work together on producing pieces of art under the constant supervision of a teacher.

In an atelier, students of different levels and with different cultural backgrounds work together. Each student learns at their own pace, while a tutor adapts feedback to each student’s progress. It is a very effective way to speed up the learning process and achieve excellent results in a short period of time.

In the Atelier System, a key principle is to not resort to photography, always using natural references, either with models, objects or landscapes. This is a core idea that applies to all disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital art.

The Atelier System is a systematic method of teaching that is transmitted from tutor to student. It emerged around the seventeenth century and later became the most used method by master painters such as Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, and John Singer Sargent.

The Atelier System

Varied Approaches

We adopt and teach all observational methodologies with the ultimate goal of imparting the ability to work independently, thoughtfully, and naturally in any environment. We also promote their creative ideas by enhancing their artistic identity thorough knowledge of traditional and modern techniques.

  • The Sight-size method

  • The Comparative method

  • Composition and Aesthetics

Various Methods
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