Classical ARTS Atelier


Welcome to CAA!

Classical Arts Atelier was created to give teens and young adults the technical skills needed to create realistic drawings and paintings through consecutive skill-based lessons similar to those used in the 19th century at a French Atelier.

What is Classical Drawing and Painting?

Classical studio art classes focus on essential and fundamental skills such as accuracy, proportion, value, visual literacy using historically proven techniques. Skills are taught using a systematized method that allow for students to progress without frustration.  Students become proficient through repetition, practice and study. The focus in classical art allows students to gain a firm skill set for a career in the arts, build a portfolio of work, or just improve upon abilities so that they may eventually draw and paint like a master!

One of the most common misconceptions about artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo DaVinci and Vincent Van Gogh is that they were born with talent and the intrinsic ability to draw and paint.  However, most masters of the past trained using classical drawing and painting methods that have been passed down through the generations.  These skills can be learned by anyone who is willing to put in the time and practice.

The classes are available for ALL skill levels. 

Beginners WELCOME!

Why Study Classical Methods?

Classical drawing and painting courses focus on the historical techniques that have been used for hundreds of years to create masterful works of art.  After the foundations are mastered, students will have this skillset readily available to use when creating works of art, attending art school or exploring a career in the arts.

How does an after-school program work?

When attending a session, your instructor will break down complex drawing skills by using an easy-to-understand step-by-step method that allows students to progress even if they have no drawing or painting experience.  You may make your own schedule (once or twice a week) or try a drop-in class.  

Where and when do I attend class?

Classes are currently held on Wednesdsays from 3:15-4:45 at the Philadelphia Sketch Club.  You are welcome to attend as little or as much as you like.  If you would like to request a different time or day, please email or text 267-754-2421.  

All Classes Currently held at philadelphia sketch club, to find out more about Philadelphia Sketch Club, click here.  To find out more about classes with CAA please email info@caa-Philly or call/text 267-754-2421