The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art focuses primarily on teaching fine draftsmanship and painting skills leading to the creation of well constructed artwork. The Atelier has passed on from teacher to student, a method of instruction which melds formal academic training with influence of the French Impressionists. American art students in the late nineteenth-century European art academies brought this combined education home to pass on to their own students.
A portion of The Atelier’s educational lineage is as follows:
Dale Redpath, retired Director Emeritus and Head Instructor, served as Co-Director of the Atelier with Cyd Wicker from 1992 to 2017. Cyd Wicker continues as Director and Head Instructor at The Atelier with Laura Tundel as Assistant Director.
Golden Apples of the Sun
by Richard F. Lack (1928-2009)