Irena Korosec, Lucie Larose Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://bohemiarte.ca St.Francois-Xavier 465 Montreal, Quebec Canada Phone: 819 226 3110 BOHEMIARTE SCHOOL and GALLERY offers classical painting training, specifically the techniques from Renaissance through mid-19th century. Mission: To preserve classical painting knowledge and to pass it to younger generations of painters and thus enable them to realize their artistic vision.
Courses include drawing, color theory, technique and technology and history of art. Respect and camaraderie is important.
Irena Korosec, Lucie Larose (classical techniques)
Jane Arnot-Kavanagh (drawing)
Irena Korosec graduated from Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sheís been teaching painting and drawing since 1989 (among others Saidye Bronfman School of Arts and Dawson College). In year 2000 she founded BOHEMIARTE with Lucie Larose, who also studied painting at Saidye Bronfman School of Arts and drawing at Dawson College and later joined Irena's studio sessions, first as a student, then a teacher. The school is located in Old Montreal, surrounded by beautiful architecture and many historic sites.
For more information check our Homepage and contact us about specific courses, classes, portfolios etc. Note: for many classes there is a waiting period of several months to a year.
"The original atelier program and school has evolved into a non-profit arts center so we could enlist the help of the public and bring this fantastic lineage to a greater number of people," says founder John Murdoch, "a place where like-minded people come to work, learn, improve, get inspired by each other, and have a really good time doing it."
The Center is in the heart of historic New Hope about an hour outside Philadelphia and New York City and near Princeton, NJ. The program is rigorous, the atmosphere friendly and supportive, and the location is perfectly situated to carry on the great tradition of Bucks County Artists.
For information about upcoming evening and weekend programs and other special events, or for more detail, about the studio (including examples of our work) please visit www.buckscountyclassicalartscenter.org.
Fundamental to the teaching is the practice of drawing and painting from life with no recourse to photography. Using the sight-size method, students are taught to stand back from the easel and depict the subject in a proportion true to life; in this way they learn to see the image as a whole from the start. When properly understood, sight-size is not merely a measuring technique, but a philosophy of seeing.
Weekly lectures and seminars trace the evolution of painting technically and aesthetically from the Renaissance. Students learn to perceive nature in light of the masters and through the humanistic values that underlie figurative art. They are also taught to prepare canvas and grounds, the hand-grinding of oil paints, and the making and use of mediums based on the analysis of historical accounts. The full academic year runs from October through June with breaks at Christmas and Easter.
July Intensive Course
The July Intensive Course is designed for those seeking an introduction to the classical techniques of the masters. Charles Cecil supervises the students individual progress with the help of studio assistants; he gives weekly lectures tracing the history of the figurative tradition. The following two courses are offered:
Figure and Cast Drawing Course. Students draw daily from the life model and plaster casts using the sight-size method. Poses are long enough to allow ample time for guidance as students develop their understanding of line and form, chiaroscuro and modeling. The aim is to concentrate a termís training into one month.
Portrait Drawing and Painting Course. The sight-size method has been used by portrait painters of the first rank like Reynolds, Lawrence and Sargent. Students are first introduced to sight size portraiture through charcoal drawing and then advance to oil painting. They learn to key their work to nature with the limited palette and are taught to use the studio medium for glazing techniques.
Charles H. Cecil Studios occupies the most historic Florentine atelier still in active use. Located near the medieval Porta San Frediano, the Chiesa di San Raffaello Archangelo was adapted as a studio complex by Lorenzo Bartolini in the early nineteenth century, and it has since witnessed generations of artistic activity.
Classes are held from 9 am. to 12 am. and 1 pm. to 4 pm. Monday through Friday.
Chiaroscuro offers top level instruction in realistic painting and drawing. Our curriculum is based on the teaching method used by the famous classical-realist 19th century academies. We believe in the solid artistic basis this kind of training gives to the students, allowing them to achieve high standards of craftsmanship and technical skills. Our teaching methods and techniques provide the tools that students can use to create their own contemporary work and develop a personal artistic language.
By teaching traditional, time-tested methods, we provide the students with the opportunity to learn the craft and perfect the skills they need to build a high standard professional career in representational, figurative and realist art.
Our goal is to bring to Florida the same high level of instruction and training method our instructors received in Florence-Italy for many years, as well as to create a large and strong community of contemporary realist artists in the area.
The Chiaroscuro Studio of art program is based on the atelier method, a step by step systematic progression through the curriculum. As each task and requisite skill is acquired, a new more difficult task is assigned. The rate at which students progress through the Drawing and Painting Program varies by individual, and normally requires a minimum of two and a half to three years to complete.
The fact that our academy is based on the atelier system represents a great advantage to the beginner students, as they are sharing the studio space with more advanced students. This gives them the opportunity to see the future projects they will work on, listen to other's critiques, receive advice from advanced students, etc.
Our curriculum is divided in three major programs:
Intensive drawing program
Advanced painting program
Full-Time Program: The Atelier students have full access to the studio 6 days per week. Instruction is provided Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday students can come to the studio to work on their projects or to draw the model with half and part-time students.
Half-Time Program Subject to availability of places, Chiaroscuro Studio of Art provides the opportunity for students to study on a half-time basis (12 tutored hours per week). It is possible to study half days, or 2 full days a week. Our academy is based on the Atelier System, which means that students of any level can study and learn with the full time students.
Part-Time Students Chiaroscuro Studio of Art recognizes that it is not always possible for students to enroll in our Full or Half-Time programs. Students can take classes one day a week, 3 hours a day. They can work on personal projects, still lives, portraits, Old Masters copies, or any other project. Part-time students can also work on some of the exercises from the full-time program curriculum.
Milixa completed workshops at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto before finishing her studies at the Angel Academy of Art in 2009, in Florence-Italy. Then she remained in Florence for some years, Becoming part of the "ArtSpace Florence" and following classes at "La Scuola Libera del Nudo" at Belli Arti Academy. As a realist painter, Morón is devoted to the resurgence and preservation of representational painting. Inspired by a diverse and large number of sources, Morón seeks to synthesize mythology, culture, universal ideas and beliefs with her subject's personal stories and psychology.
Elkin Canas Elkin's motivation as a painter is capturing light, its universal and timeless influence on life, art, and culture. Communicating observations of nature and using the time-tested methods of the Old Masters are the key to Elkin's visual language as an artist. Looking for a deeper understanding of those methods, Elkin moved to Florence, Italy, becoming part of an artist community called Florence ArtSpace, where he learned first-hand from great painters such as Angel Ramiro Sanchez and Hunter Eddy, director and co-director of the advanced painting program of the Florence Academy of Art.
Carlos Martinez León
Carlos studied at The Florence Academy of Art from 2007 to 2010, where he mastered his drawing and painting techniques. In his final year of study, he worked as an assistant professor of drawing to Simona Dolci, Director of Intensive Drawing. Immediately after his graduation, he remained in Florence where he continued his training in painting under the direction of Angel Ramiro Sánchez.
has a B.A. from Monmouth College, Is a graduate of the duCret School of Art and has studied at the Art Students League, N.Y. He has exhibited in numerous shows in New Jersey and New York. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Midlantic Bank corp.
(Fall: Drawing Heads & Portraits; Spring: Drawing The Human Figure) Improve figure drawing skills by studying the underlying structure of the human form (bone, muscle, tendon and cartilage), while sharpening observational skills through careful study of surface form. Work from live models, photos, casts, a skeleton, and overlays of the muscular system as anatomical information is applied to artistic use.
Located in the Netherlands in the pittoresk village called Maarssen, (30 minutes from Amsterdam), the prestigious land of the "Dutch Masters", Classic Art Atelier teaches the methods and techniques that are passed on through the centuries from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. These techniques show the different expressive forms which have always been in the mainstream of European art. Classic Art Atelier is a small and dynamic school that is dedicated to the training of artists of all ages through a combination of intense observation and high craft skills. The pathway comes from the classical realist tradition that has its roots in the 17th century and that has especially distinguished itself by the Dutch studios where masters like Rembrandt and Rubens were the masters who educated many students, but also focuses on the creative and professional position of the artist in the present time.
A good knowledge of the technical and material aspects is considered essential. The differences between the various pencils, charcoals, pigments, paper and cloths are taught, along with the preparation of adhesives and preparation process on canvas. The different requirements and specific mediums for the different layers of an oil painting are studied and the various stages of under- and over-painting, as well as glazing techniques are studied thoroughly. Also the preparation of oil paints and mediums are an important part of the program.
Levels and methods
The training program begins with working on a specially prepared set of lithographs, designed by Charles Bargue in the 19th century. The school uses several measurement methods to train the perception and to master them as well as possible.
The three year program consists of 12 modules. For a full-time course of five days (10 half days) per week, the average duration of each module 180 hours. The total training can be completed in 2160 hours. Students who already have experience with drawing and painting will go faster through the modules.
Module 1 - Bargue drawings Module 2 - Cast drawing and painting in grisaille and small pallette Module 3 - Anatomy Module 4 - Stillife drawing and painting in grisaille and small pallette Module 5 - Model drawing and painting Module 6 - Portrait drawing and painting Module 7 - Copying the old masters Module 8 - Stillife painting Module 9 - Autenthicity Module 10 - Entrepeneurship Module 11 - Practical teaching Module 12 - Endshow
Additional workshops and masterclasses
Optionally, additional workshops and master classes allowing students to dig deeper into a specific theme or style. If there is space, it is possible to follow additional classes.
Born in 1966 master painter Jennie Smallenbroek has a passion for classical painting and has studied those same techniques as employed by the old masters. She is founder and director of the Classic Art Atelier in which she teaches on a daily basis as well as offering workshops. Jennie's work has been featured both nationally and internationally. She is an "ARC Living Artist" with the Art Renewal Center, a website dedicated to revival of realism in fine art.
Nik Anikis Skušek
Nik is born in Slovenië and graduated in 2012 at the Academy of Fine Art in Ljubljana and did his master in 2016. During his study he also studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. In 2016 he graduated at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence under the mentorschap of Michael John Angel. He teaches also part time at the Angel Art School under supervision of Mr. Michael John Angel.
Nik had several expositions since 2008 in Slovenie. In 2015 he was a finalist at the International ARC Salon Competition with his painting "Awakened Harmony". In 2014 he was finalist in the category Imaginative Realism with his painting "Unfilfilled Dreams". In 2013 he won the first price at the competition Mladi Youngle talenti.
Ewan McNaughton Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.edinburghatelier.com Custom House, 65-67 Commercial Street Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6LX United Kingdom Phone: 4401315536759 The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (EAFA) is committed to the continuance of traditional modes of teaching drawing and painting and creating the new masters of today.
Through learning the time honoured methods of the nineteenth century academies, artists first master the language of drawing and painting, building a pathway to more truthful expression. Just as musicians must first learn their instrument or writers must study language before they can articulate their creativity, the visual artist must achieve the skill set that will unlock their creative potential. When the artist can confidently paint the most technically demanding of subjects, they are truly only limited by their imagination. Through study and commitment, the Academy students open themselves to new levels of artistic freedom.
No previous experience is assumed, and no portfolio presentation is required for admission. We welcome all levels of experience from complete novice to professional artist. We believe artistic skill can be learned like any other skill such as writing, music, or learning a language. Even the highest standards of achievement can be reached through simple step by step instruction.
Our instructors give one to one guidance and tailor tuition to meet the personal goals of each student who studies with us.
Our self-paced curriculum allows for flexible learning opportunities. With full or part-time options, students progress at a pace best suited to them. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.
The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art is now a registered learning provider whose courses can be funded by a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL). Please contact us for more information.
Our progressive curriculum is designed to build on achievements gained at each stage. These stages include:
Charles Bargue drawings in graphite
Charcoal cast drawings
Full colour still life paintings
We are delighted to now offer a government approved qualification through Napier University that is recognised and transferrable throughout Europe. Students can now achieve an Advanced Diploma in Classical Atelier Drawing and Painting.
Previous study at other ateliers may even be transferred towards gaining this qualification.
EAFA also offers a number of one or two-week workshops and personalised short courses, where participants can develop high level skills in a range of academic styles and media, from Old Master techniques and red chalk drawing to portrait, figure, still life and landscape painting.
A tour of the studio is available by appointment and prospective students are welcome to join us for a free taster day.
Tenaya Sims Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://georgetownatelier.com/ 5628 Airport Way S, Suite 330 Suite 330 Seattle, Washington 98108 United States of America At Georgetown Atelier we present the foundations of classical art as building blocks for imaginative professional artists. Our programs are designed to develop visually inventive gallery and industry artists alike. Our apprenticeship-style approach specializes in classical drawing, classical painting, and digital painting, offering the guiding principles of the classics as a flexible system that students can ultimately shape to the needs of their own visions and endeavors. Regardless of professional pursuit, this approach expands creative potential and professional options for our students to thrive.
Monday through Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, (lunch 12:30 - 1:30 pm) Fall, Winter, and Spring trimesters
The full-time program at Georgetown Atelier is designed for career-aspiring artists. Our curriculum is a strategic blend of classical methodologies, formulated to provide a foundation of strength and flexibility. This approach, we believe, not only equips students with the 'hard skills' they need, but also maximizes their long-term creative potential.
As an immersive, classically-based program, the full-time atelier requires a substantial time commitment and is designed for aspiring career artists. Each morning students work from a live model, until breaking for lunch, and then continue working from their individual studio stations in the afternoon.
While students are encouraged to complete a full three years of study, only a one year commitment is required upon enrollment. Tuition payments are made per trimester.
Students interested in digital painting as an optional component to full-time study are encouraged to enroll in the Digital Painting Summer Intensive between first and second years of study. Digital painting may be also be incorporated during the academic year once traditional milestones are met.
Students in the full-time program progress along the same general curriculum, grouped by tiers of study. Particular assignments and timelines may be adjusted to fit the individual student. Our general progression is as follows:
Tier I: Drawing Foundation Tier II: Painting Foundation with optional Digital Painting Tier III: Advanced Painting and Thesis Projects
The curriculum is calibrated approximately to a 3 year time-line. Generally, Tiers equate to years of study; Tier I aligns with year 1, etc. However, depending on the quality and quantity of student output, he or she may either progress faster between specific milestones, or extend length of study in areas in which more concentration is needed.
Andrew Ameral Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.goldengateatelier.com Oakland, CA United States of America The Golden Gate Atelier offers a complete classical training for the realist artist. Students draw and paint the human figure from life using sight-size. In addition, they receive a thorough grounding in constructive drawing, anatomy, and perspective. The oil painting program is dedicated to craftsmanship and to the skillful use of materials and techniques. Students work in all genres: still life, landscape, portraiture, and figurative art.
The Golden Gate Atelier challenges students to make meaningful images for our time and gives them the tools to do so. The visually-based anatomy and écorché program is one of the finest in the country. The composition program includes both decorative design and narrative painting. Art history and humanities courses introduce the great paintings and ideas of the Western tradition. Every graduate produces a diploma painting that is a culmination of his or her time at the atelier. As a result, graduates are well placed to succeed as professional artists.
Art Renewal Center former scholarship winner Andrew Ameral is the Director of the Golden Gate Atelier. Andrew studied at the Florence Academy of Art, where he was a Principle Drawing Instructor and Director of Anatomy. A graduate of California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), Andrew taught in at the San Francisco Academy of Art University and worked as a professional illustrator. He has led anatomy workshops at the Grand Central Academy, Academy of Realist Art and other ateliers. Andrew's painting has been featured in The Artist's Magazine.
Sean Forester, Golden Gate Atelier Instructor and Director of Humanities and Compostion, studied at Cecil Studios and the Florence Academy of Art, where he was Director of Art History, Humanities, and Composition. Sean has a B.A. from The Great Books Program at St. John's College and an M.A. from Cambridge University where he was a Rotary Scholar. He has lectured at the Grand Central Academy and taught at Sarum Studios in England.
The Golden Gate Atelier is dedicated to the highest standards of draftsmanship. Students begin with Charles Bargue's Drawing Course. Ameral and Forester studied with Daniel Graves (who rediscovered the Bargue lithographs in 1982) and Simona Dolci, perhaps the world's expert on the Drawing Course. Next, students work from the Golden Gate Atelier Cast Collection, the best on the West Coast. The casts are sourced directly from Italy and coordinated with the Drawing Course so students can draw from the same sculptures as Bargue. When these foundations have been mastered, students move on to charcoal portraits and figure drawings from life using sight-size. This time-tested program gives students a high degree of skill.
The Golden Gate Atelier is one of the few classical ateliers that includes conceptually-based structural drawing. They believe it is essential to draw from life and to be able to construct the figure from one's imagination. Students learn the basics of perspective and how to construct the figure with geometric forms and their knowledge of anatomy.
Painting at the Golden Gate Atelier is based on craftsmanship and proven classical techniques. Students learn the limited palette before moving on to full color for portraiture, still life, and landscape. They are taught to represent nature faithfully by using a mosaic of specific shapes and color values- each shape defining a specific plane and relating to the whole. Students study how edge variety creates atmosphere; they create color harmony by using subtle differences in warms and cool tones.
The Golden Gate Atelier is the only atelier to offer a comprehensive Humanites, Art History, and Composition Program. The composition course is based on nineteenth century manuals. Sean Forester created a series of exercises beginning with still life and landscape, and moving to multi-figure composition. The humanities program is a survey of Western culture as it applies to visual artists. Forester based the course on the Great Books Program. Weekly art history lectures focus on the masters of classical painting from Titian and Rembrandt to Degas and Sargent.
Andrew Ameral offers a visually-based anatomy and écorché course. Ameral is one of the leading experts on artistic anatomy. He has taught écorché for more than 10 years and developed the anatomy program at the Florence Academy of Art.
Tours are scheduled Tuesdays/Thursdays at 12:30pm. Other times possible by request.
Grand Central Atelier The GCA is a collaborative workspace for the study and practice of drawing, painting and sculpture. To ensure a deep understanding of classical form, design, practice and discipline, artists-in-training work in a structured, organized studio with hands on guidance from the studio's principal artists. To educate the public about classically inspired art, the studio sponsors full time and part time training, lectures, artistic competitions and exhibitions.
Eleventh Street Arts Eleventh Street Arts is a gallery space adjacent to the GCA. The space offers a program of professional solo and group exhibitions, lectures and social events. The goal is to promote and celebrate the best contemporary talents working in a classically inspired representational mode. The space is a hub for education, conversation and connoisseurship in the Long Island City arts scene.
Resident Artist Program Artists who have been through GCA's core program have the opportunity to share studio space with colleagues who are also developing their professional career. A studio fee covers year-round personal studio space and access to all studio resources.
Hudson River Fellowship Fellows gather for a three-week long collaborative fellowship to paint the landscapes that drew the Hudson River School painters in the 19th Century including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Sanford Gifford, Jasper Cropsey and Albert Beirstadt. The HRF provides all accepted students with full tuition and free housing in shared rental houses.
Artistic Competitions GCA hosts a series of live, studio competitions for draftsmen, painters and sculptors. Students as well as professionals are invited to apply.
Core Program Lasting up to four years, the full-time core studies are composed of three consecutive segments. The first year is a drawing program. The second year is a painting program. Then there is a third and fourth year resident studies program. The first year or the first and second years are offered as potential standalone program. Admission into each subsequent segment will be based on the achievements of the previous year.
The full-time program is not accredited. Artists do not earn a degree or college credits.
Annual tuition is $10,500. Merit-based studio prizes towards next year's fees are awarded annually.
First Year Drawing Program A one year drawing program in which students progress from rigorous cast drawing and linear "block-in" drawing through structural analysis of the figure, perspective and sculpture. The year ends with a series of highly finished long posed figure drawings. These drawings are the heart of our teaching as they have always been the crucible of draftsmanship.
Second Year Painting Program A year long accelerated course in figure painting. Artists will begin with a thorough introduction to theory of tonal value. Painting the casts "en grisaille" will be followed by portrait and figure painting in gray scale. The second half of the year begins with a weeklong course in color theory followed by intensive portrait and figure painting in a limited and full palette.
Students may a pply to enter a Third/Fourth Year Resident Studies program.
Core Schedule Full-time studios are open September through May. Attendance is required Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm. There are two daily studio sessions. The morning session is 8:30am-12:30 pm. The afternoon session is 1:00-5:00pm. Core artists have access to studios in the evenings and weekends. A studio share is offered in summers.
Admissions Artists are accepted into the program with different levels of experience and training. In reviewing applications, principal studio artists give serious consideration to applicants with little training if they show a serious work ethic and a sincere desire to learn and a commitment to make fine art their career. Applicants who have done their "homework", who are familiar with the GCA and what it offers artists are also appreciated. We recommend that artists visit the studio to tour the facilities and speak to some artists before applying. Artists who enroll in an evening or weekend studio, or for a daytime workshop will have the invaluable opportunity to experience the training first hand and meet other artists.
Applications are due on February 1 (early admission) or April 15.
Applications submitted throughout the year will be considered as space allows.
Application Requirements Artists must show through an online application (which includes a portfolio of their work) and an interview, a serious work ethic, a sincere desire to learn, and a commitment to make fine art their career. High school diplomas are not required. In-person interviews are preferred, but long-distance applicants may request a phone interview.
In addition to a Statement of Intent and two recommendations, the application requires that 7 works be submitted. All works should be done from life (not from photos). Works should be a good representation of the different types of representational, figurative art that the applicant likes to make. For example: While cast drawing is a valuable exercise, please do not submit a group of only recent cast drawings.
Part Time Training Opportunities GCA offers weekly evening and weekend classes that typically last 8-10 weeks. Shorter full day intensive workshops are offered year-round and last anywhere from one to twenty days.
Many of the artists who teach in our full time studio also teach in weekend, evening and daytime workshops offered in the summer. Artists will be exposed to the same pedagogy and curriculum that is imparted to artists in our core program.
Are you new to classical drawing, painting or sculpture? For beginners, or artists who want a serious dose of GCA training, GCA offers several bootcamps throughout the year offering an introduction to the drawing, painting and sculpture curriculum at GCA.
For beginners who live in the area, we suggest a taking an evening or weekend cast-drawing studio. This studio is an introduction to the basic skills and vocabulary that will be used in successive study.