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The Atelier Method

 

The Classical Atelier Program 

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts provides the serious artist-in-training the opportunity to be coached and mentored by a distinguished faculty member in the classical methods to the figure, portrait and still life. One does not need previous instruction to join the Atelier program. It is open to the beginning student to the professional artist wanting to further their skills. One simply signs up to begin.

The Classical tradition of art is rooted in the study of the natural world and the recognition that the human form reflects the order and balance found there. By extension, this tradition also holds that, through a close observation of all aspects of nature, artists will acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to communicate their own ideas through visual art unencumbered by gaps in technical training.


The Atelier Studio - This unique North light studio is located on the second floor of the Academy. It is a space dedicated to the Atelier student to work with concentration along side of their peers.  The space is designed to inspire the student in a supportive working environment. Students can develop relationships with their peers while working together in a studio that fosters support and respect amongst each other so that they can gain confidence and knowledge that will help them pursue their own artistic endeavors.

Figure Drawing 1

Figure Drawing 2 Long Pose   

Figure Drawing 3 Anatomy

Bargue Drawing (4)

Drawing the Cast (4)

Drawing the Portait

Painting the Portrait in Oils

Master Copy in Oils

Painting the Figure in Oils

Painting the Cast

Still Life in Oils

Atelier Drawing for Teens

(Model fees are extra and will be divided amongst the students)