Well hello there, I’m Mandy!

and It’s my honor to help ART TEACHERS LEARN REALISM SKILLS.

I’m an atelier-trained artist and licensed art teacher, and I help people all over the world learn and teach technical drawing and painting skills.

But it didn’t start out that way!   

Before I found atelier training, I would panic every time a student asked me to draw something real. I thought realism is something you either had or you didn’t. That some magical art fairy bopped some people on the head and not others.

The truth? I didn’t know how to make something “look real”. I didn’t learn realism skills in my college classes. How could I possibly teach something to my students that I never learned myself?

And then I discovered atelier training.

It turns out there is a method for learning and teaching realism skills. And if you take the time to learn it, you can draw and paint anything you want.

Better yet, you can help students create what is in their heads and hearts without compromise. Now that’s some powerful art teacher magic.

And that’s exactly what our Ateliyay! Curriculum is all about.

Our curriculum helps art educators learn and teach realism skills no matter how confident they are in their own skills.

We prioritize diverse representation in our lessons, and many of our resources are translated into Spanish for inclusive learning.

So, the next time your students ask you to teach them how to make something “look real”, you don’t have to wear the deer-in-the-headlights look. Simply pick the lessons from the Ateliyay! Curriculum that apply.

Then, basque in your art teacher glow as students gain confidence as their realism skills grow. They will even impress themselves!