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Monthly Archives: February 2021

ATELIER DICTIONARY

What is Atelier? Notional Space? Contours? Fret not my friend, this is your go-to dictionary for all those wonky terms people who draw and paint realistically like to throw around. This is an ever expanding project, so check back regularly … Continue reading

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WHAT IS AN ATELIER?

What does “Atelier” mean? “Atelier” is simply the French word for “studio”. It is a place where artists train in order to master realistic drawing and painting skills. Today, this French term continues to be in use, as that is … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS IN ARTEDUCATIONLAND

Mandy during her atelier training in Seattle, WA circa 2014 Do you take yourself seriously as an artist? The new year is traditionally a time for planning hopes and dreams. It’s a time of big goal setting for how we … Continue reading

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NOTES ABOUT NOTICING

Tree Study by John Ruskin (1819-1900) Ruskin Foundation, Ruskin Library, Lancaster University “That woman poached a couch and skinned it!” This what my friend and fellow painter exclaimed to me in a coffee shop one day.  I glanced up to see … Continue reading

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HOW TO DRAW A ROSE PART II

“Atelier” is simply the French word for “studio”. It is a place where artists train in order to master realistic drawing and painting skills. Today, this French term continues to be in use, as that is where most American painters … Continue reading

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HOW TO DRAW A ROSE PART 1

Why a rose? Roses inspire many people and are one of the most desired subjects people wish to draw. In this article, I will take you through every step of drawing a rose using a block-in method. By following this … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Draw a Stick Figure

Why do grown adults insist they can not draw as well as a preschooler? When I tell someone that I am an artist, more often than not they respond with “I can’t even draw a stick figure.” As a certified … Continue reading

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WHO IS EDWARD MITCHELL BANNISTER?

Discover the man who helped change the course of art education and become a founding instructor of the Rhode Island School of Design. “Landscape” by Edward Mitchell Bannister from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Edward Mitchell Bannister’s Artistic Journey You … Continue reading

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