The Hein Atelier of Traditional Art

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The Hein Atelier of Traditional Art



16 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, United States

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What is the Hein Atelier of Traditional Art 'Apprenticeship Program'?

In the typical renaissance studio you might find students and helpers of all ages—some of them would have been just children. Older students would have helped the beginners and correct their drawings of the plaster casts. Shop hands would’ve kneaded clay or ground colors. Helpers might have prepared canvases while the old master would work at his easel or tutor his students. This is the way master painters were trained for centuries before modern schools and Universities took over the business of training aspiring young artists. The Hein Atelier of Traditional Art has enthusiastically adopted this format of art education.

A complete immersion of the art student into the life, work and practices of a working professional is the most effective means of education. This is why the Hein Atelier is patterned after these Renaissance studios. On a daily basis Hein Atelier apprentices are given the opportunity to witness, and in some cases be involved in Hein's art making process. Working alongside Hein, the apprentices do numerous drawings and paintings as they follow a strict curriculum designed to prepare them for professorial careers as fine artists. In this environment the mysteries of the working artist are revealed and students are better prepared and trained to enter the art world confidently and independently.

Those enrolled in the Apprenticeship Program are each given a personal work space, storage space and easel. Apprentices have 24 hr. access to the studio so that they may have as much time as possible to devote to their studies. Jeff Hein is present from 10-6 Monday-Friday and is available for instruction and critiques during these hours. For three hours, every weekday morning, apprentices have the opportunity to draw and paint from a live model while the remainder of their time is devoted to the study of still-life drawing and painting. Perhaps the most important benefit of the Apprenticeship Program is that each apprentice has the rare opportunity to learn directly the professional processes of a nationally renowned artist through daily exposure to Jeff Hein’s creative processes and techniques.

Art Apprenticeship Program Tuition - $515.00/month

Apprenticeship Curriculum

The Hein Atelier curriculum is designed to create artists who are prepared to enter into a professional career in making and selling art. Professional quality work done under the assistance of a teacher is not a sign of success for the student. This is why, at the Hein Atelier, apprentices are expected to show a solid understanding of each area of the curriculum before they may progress. After much instruction and practice each apprentices must complete, to a professional level, several works in each area of the curriculum without assistance. This means that every apprentice will progress at a different rate depending on his/her work ethic and aptitude for learning. These things are important because all too often students graduate from other art institutions with inadequate skills because they had been moved through these programs according to an insufficient timeline and/or their portfolio reflects the skills of the teacher more than their own. Under this format, every apprentice that graduates from the Hein Atelier will do so with a professional level of knowledge and skill.

Apprentices will also have the opportunity to hear from other professional artists, and art business professionals, to learn about varying views in the art world. This helps each student become well informed about the art world and its challenges, which will aid him/her in making intelligent artistic and business decisions when they enter into the field.

If they choose, apprentices will ultimately have the opportunity to learn the craft of multi-figure narrative painting in the classical tradition, without the aid of photography and computers. This understanding has unfortunately become increasingly rare due to the increase of technological involvement in art creation and the extreme complexity of this traditional approach. Hein believes this is an art form worth preserving and is the approach he uses in his own work.

The goal of the Hein Atelier is for each apprentice to graduate with a professional level of drawing and painting skills, a consistent body of work and the business knowledge with which to begin a successful and fulfilling career.

To schedule an appointment to visit the Hein Atelier, to acquire more information or to apply for the Art Apprenticeship Program, contact me here.


Founded 2007
Course languages (Check multiple if applicable) English
Full-Time Instructors 1
Students 12
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Full time: USD 570 / month

The Hein Academy of Art

16 W 700 S

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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