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.
Why Study Classical Methods?
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.