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Thursday, 18 March 2021
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How Should I Draw?

Discover the techniques that are congruent with you artistic soul. “How should I draw?” is likely a question students have asked since ateliers were invented. Although I teach my students many of the same techniques at the same time, I … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 February 2021
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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

Monday, 22 February 2021
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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

Thursday, 18 February 2021
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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

Thursday, 11 February 2021
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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

Monday, 8 February 2021
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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

Monday, 1 February 2021
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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

Monday, 4 January 2021
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ART TEACHER GUILT

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. You can read our affiliates policy here. What Happens When Art Teachers Don’t Have The Answers? Have you ever had students ask you for help with their artwork, and you *gulp* didn’t … Continue reading

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