Old Masters Atelier©
Old Masters Atelier began as a place for those who love beauty and the great traditions of drawing and painting. Our program continues as a vibrant community where students acquire the foundational skills necessary to become artists. The grand masters of art knew the secret to enduring success depends on not only inspiration, but also disciplined application of vast artistic knowledge. Old Master is a term for a European painter of skill who worked before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist. An "old master print" is an original print (for example an engraving or etching) made by an artist in the same period. Likewise an "old master drawing". In theory an Old Master should be an artist who was fully trained, was a Master of his local artists' guild, and worked independently, but in practice paintings considered to be produced by pupils or workshops will be included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term.
Atelier is the French word for "workshop", and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts. The Old Masters Atelier Program offers students who plan a career as a professional artist the opportunity to study classical drawing and painting techniques. Information is presented in a variety of formats intended to enable students of all levels the ability to grasp difficult concepts to later incorporate into their personal artistic work.
Today it is commonly assumed that the aesthetic principles established by the masters inhibit the artist’s uniqueness or self-expression. However, fluency with tools and technical training liberate the artist to fully realize his unique vision. Atelier training features an apprenticeship-like course of study in which students receive intensive mentoring from an artist over a period of years. Old Masters Atelier is committed to giving the student a secure foundation of knowledge upon which the artist could lay the building blocks of his or her artistic future. In an atelier program the artist gives each student new information only as he or she is able to apply it and theory is always linked to practice. Type your paragraph here. The results represent the focus, determination, and skill of students who have put in long hours, held themselves to the highest standards, and set aside every distraction in order to master the basics of artistic expression. By so doing, the students ensure that their future works will be limited only by their imaginations. Old Masters Atelier offer instructed private classes, uninstructed open sessions with life models, and instructed workshops with artist from all over the world.