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The Atelier: Studio Program of Fine Art

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1681 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, United States

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Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker, Co-Directors and instructors at The Atelier, each studied under Richard Lack at  Atelier Lack for five years. After completing their training, they taught with Mr. Lack for a combined seventeen years before taking over the program following his retirement from teaching in 1992.

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art offers a 4-year apprentice program taught by the co-directors along with graduates Kim Monahan, Laura Tundel and Lynn Maderich.

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art focuses primarily on teaching fine draftsmanship and painting skills leading to the creation of well constructed artwork. The Atelier has passed on from teacher to student, a method of instruction which melds formal academic training with influence of the French Impressionists. American art students in the late nineteenth century European art academies brought this combined education home to pass on to their own students. A portion of The Atelier' educational lineage is as follows:

    • Jaques-Louis David (1748-1825)
    • Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)
    • Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904)
    • William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941)
    • R. H. Ives Gammell (1893-1981)
  • Richard F. Lack (1928-present)


Enrollment in the four-year, full-time apprentice program is limited to twenty students. The students benefit from the Atelier' tradition of individualized instruction. Classes meet five days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The students spend the morning hours drawing and painting from live models. The afternoon curriculum is tailored for each student according to their level of proficiency.

Private studio space is provided for everyone enrolled in the full time program. First year student work consists of drawing and painting from casts. Second year they move on to still life painting and composition. Third year students work on portraiture and continue to refine their still life painting skills. The fourth year is devoted to portraiture and interiors. Those students who wish to continue their Atelier experience and benefit from an optional fifth year are encouraged to create more complex interiors and delve into imaginative painting.

Part time and evening classes as well as Summer, Fall & Spring workshops are offered for those students who wish to benefit from the experience of The Atelier instruction, but are unable to participate in the full time day program.

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is located in Minneapolis close to the University of Minnesota and on a bus line. There is plenty of free parking in the lot adjoining the building. The Atelier occupies approximately 7,500 square feet and has very large windows facing north and east. The figure drawing room has a skylight for natural lighting in the day and artificial lighting for use in the evening.

The Atelier is a non-profit studio fine art program devoted to re-establishing the high standards of traditional craft in drawing and painting. It is open to all who qualify regardless of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. We are looking for serious students who have as their goal the career of a professional painter.

Website http://www.theatelier.org/
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The Atelier: Studio Program of Fine Art

1681 East Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, United States

mail@TheAtelier.org

by Jacqueline Capp

by Rexanne Coad

by Kristine Diehl

by Kristine Diehl

by Doug Kingsbury

by Darren Kingsley

by Lynn Maderich

by Dale Redpath

by Dale Redpath

by Claudia Rush

by Jeff Smith

by Kimberley Sternitzke

by Laura Tundel

Portrait by Cyd Wicker

by Cyd Wicker

Illustrator Marc Johnson by Jim Robinson

19 May 2017 to 21 May 2017

2017 Full-time Student Exhibition


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is holding an exhibition of full-time student work. Enjoy and purchase prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, and sculptures of figurative, still life, landscape, and imaginative artwork created by Artists and Instructors of The Atelier.

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Basic and Life Drawing


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


355 USD

This workshop will be a 2 week overview of classical realist drawing and painting techniques. It will give teen artists new skills and techniques in drawing and painting, and will also strengthen their college portfolio.

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Life Drawing


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN


200 USD

Life drawing is at the core of any serious program of fine arts. In the class, students draw from the figure in pencil. Each drawing is created over a period of several sessions, developing the student's eye for accurate proportions, gesture and anatomy.

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Portrait and Interior - Summer


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


200 USD

Students draw in charcoal and may progress to oil or pastels.

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017

Portrait and Interior - Summer


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


200 USD

Students draw in charcoal and may progress to oil or pastels.

26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017

Illustration


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


200 USD

Let your imagination fly! Get a taste of illustration during this 5 half-day workshop. We'll work to develop a strong drawing for an imaginative piece based upon an existing story or your own idea.

15 June 2017 to 17 June 2017

Plein Air Painting


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


400 USD

This event will be held out of doors with class registration at The Atelier and then a painting demonstration outside near the school. Brian will cover all the procedures, concepts and equipment for Plein air painting. This 3-day workshop will include a talk, demonstration and hands on critiques.

16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

Basic Drawing


1681 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414


170 USD

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships.