The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Testimonials

The instructors believe that students who are serious about the traditional art of drawing and painting will find The Atelier program provides them with the necessary training to pursue an artistic career.

Copyright © Jim Robinson

Illustrator Marc Johnson
by Jim Robinson
Oil on canvas, 28" x 33"

The type of schooling The Atelier provides is indispensable to the serious painter. Having received a degree from Columbia College in fine arts and having studied Italian Renaissance art through Loyola University in Rome, I was amazed to realize what gaps still existed in my artistic training. The Atelier filled those gaps, providing me with a richer understanding of traditional methods, materials, and techniques and a fuller appreciation of the movements of art history.

Jim Robinson, graduate of The Atelier

With a fine arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and periodic classes from other art institutions, I have pursued a successful twenty-five year career in both commercial and fine art. None of it compared to the impact and power of The Atelier's instruction and its perfect relevance to my life-long goal of creating realistic images. The acceleration in my ability since joining the full-time program has allowed me to produce paintings I once could only dream of doing. I am deeply grateful to the existence of The Atelier and the dedication of its directors.

Lynn Maderich, graduate of The Atelier

Copyright © Lynn Maderich

Nude - Richard
by Lynn Maderich
Oil on canvas, 28" x 14"

Copyright © Ginny Reilly

Portrait by Ginny Reilly
Oil on canvas

For years, I tried to find a school that would teach me to paint the way the Old Masters were taught. My search ended when I found Atelier Lack. In other art classes, I felt I was encouraged to rely upon serendipity. At The Atelier, Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker provide excellent one-on-one instruction to students who desire to learn the fundamentals of classical, representational painting and drawing.

Ginny Reilly, graduate of The Atelier

When I entered college, I was disappointed in the lack of traditional academic instruction available for drawing and painting. Consequently, I chose to major in another area of interest, biology, and went on to become a dentist. Years later, newly relocated to Minnesota and ready for a career change, I followed the advice of a successful artist I admired and signed up for a workshop at The Atelier. During the weeklong session in cast drawing and life drawing, I recognized that I was finally receiving the type of training I had missed earlier in life. I enrolled in the full-time program and am indebted to The Atelier for providing the foundation and encouragement I would wish for anyone wishing to seriously develop their artistic talent and skills.

Jacqueline Capp, graduate of The Atelier

Reflections
by Jacqueline Capp
Oil on canvas
People's Choice Award
2001 International Portrait Competition
American Society of Portrait Artists