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
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