Directory profile: The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art
The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art focuses primarily on teaching fine draftsmanship and painting skills leading to the creation of well constructed artwork. The Atelier has passed on from teacher to student, a method of instruction which melds formal academic training with influence of the French Impressionists. The Atelier is a structured program where the students are taken through exercises each day that train their eye and challenge them to work on their strengths and weaknesses, to become more fully conversant with the language of painting. This form of teaching is rare, setting up a foundation for learning mind, eye, and hand coordination skills.