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Monthly Archives: March 2021

WHAT IS AN ATELIER?

Artist Mandy Theis teaching students how to draw in the School of Atelier Arts 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 … Continue reading

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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

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FIRST THURSDAY DEMOS NOW BY DONATION

As the popularity of our First Thursday Art Demonstrations continues to grow, we have decided to transition the class from a $15 fee to a pay-what-you-can donation system. After receiving many requests from students around the world where $15 would … 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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YES, YOU CAN WEAR THAT COLOR

How to un-banish a color from your wardrobe and find the right version of it for you. I used to think that I could NOT wear the color yellow. “Ugh,” I thought when I saw yellow. Or I would see the … Continue reading

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