The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Lectures & Events

Art Studio Sale
Art Studio Sale

Equipment for sale includes: model stands, cast stands, easels, drawing table and assorted art related stuff including flat files, FRAMES AND ORIGINAL ART WORK, props, art materials and papers, office furniture, and file cabinets. There will also be books and prints of Old Masters. All proceeds are going to The Atelier.


Winter/Spring Schedule

Date Time
Friday & Saturday, April 6-7, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Special Workshop: Landscape Master Class with Mary Pettis
Copyright Mary Pettis

This workshop by ARC Living Master, Mary Pettis, is especially designed to inspire and inform artists who have a working knowledge of oil painting and are now ready to move towards more personally expressive and masterful paintings, particularly in the art of landscape. Embracing both classical principles and proven plein air techniques from the greatest contemporary schools of thought, Mary is devoted to helping painters open their hearts and minds to their artistic purpose; to give them the advanced tools and exercises that will guide them on their path. Mary will provide insights into: composing the landscape forms in a simple and direct way, maintaining a powerful expression from the first 12 minutes on; the secret of accurately capturing light and atmosphere; when and how to edit the abundance of outdoor information to create a true impression of sentiment through choice of tone and colors, specifically; how to avoid the pitfalls of making your painting too formulaic, illustrative or tight-looking; tools, tips and a method to perfect the outdoor oil sketch: your "notes to yourself!"; a means to create your own curriculum to carry you forward.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, June 1 - 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
Cost: Morning lecture $75 (Jun. 1, 9am-1pm);
Full workshop $495

In her work, Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist, draws heavily upon her classical training and Russian influence. Mary has been juried into and won awards in national and international painting events and exhibitions from New York City to Scottsdale and Maui to Barcelona... Read more at

Minnesota State Arts Board This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Summer Schedule

Date Time Cost
Friday - Sunday, June 1-3, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm $75 lecture only. $495 Full workshop.
Figure Drawing Workshop with Brock Larson
Copyright Brock Larson

In this three-day intensive workshop, students will work directly from a live model with the focus of capturing the essence of a sustained pose in graphite, while practicing informational accuracy. The combination of the visual impression and the logical explanation of reality is a delicate balance to harmonize in any drawing, but is crucial to the solidity of fine figurative artwork. Students will be challenged to master the steps to a strong blockin, to abstract and simplify information, understand proportion and anatomy, render the logical flow of light, practice efficiency in application, and maintain a specific likeness to the model. Students will receive written and visual material for reference, demonstrations, and individual critiques throughout this course. Material list will be supplied upon registration and prepayment.

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY, July 23-25, 2018
Mornings: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Afternoons: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Brock Larson
$275 (model fee included), 3 days.

Summer Schedule

Date Time Cost InsTructor
Mon. - Wed., July 23-25, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm $275. Model fee included. Brock Larson