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Painting of lilacs
Lilacs by Brian Lewis

Students begin by drawing a plaster cast or still life in charcoal, developing their ability to render accurate proportions and value relationships. As students progress, they are introduced to the fundamentals of oil and/or pastel techniques, composition and color.

Fall session: 14 weeks, $285
Winter session: 14 weeks, $285
Summer session: 10 weeks, $210

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Tue. 1:30pm–4:00pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Fri. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Sat. 10:00am–12:30pm Judy Buckvold
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Wade Ardery

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Tue. 1:30pm–4:00pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Fri. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Sat. 10:00am–12:30pm Judy Buckvold
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Wade Ardery

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Tue. 1:30pm–4:00pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Fri. 10:00am–12:30pm Kenneth Schweiger
Sat. 10:00am–12:30pm Judy Buckvold
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Judy Buckvold
Wed. 7:30pm–10:00pm Brian Lewis
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Wade Ardery

Figure painting
Figure painting by Kristine Diehl

Life drawing is at the core of any serious program of fine arts. In these classes, students draw from the figure in pencil, charcoal, including an option of painting. Each drawing or painting is created over a period of sessions, developing the student's eye for accurate gesture, proportions, and anatomy. With a single sustained pose, students will have the option of either taking one drawing/painting to a high degree of finish or completing several drawings from different positions around the model.

Fall session: 14 weeks, $315
Winter session: 14 weeks, $315
Summer session: 10 weeks, $235

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Sun. 1:30pm–4:00pm Laura Tundel
Wed. 1:30pm–4:00pm Lauri Meyer
Thu. 1:30pm–4:00pm Cyd Wicker
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:00pm–9:30pm Lauri Meyer
Wed. 7:00pm–9:30pm Bridget Ertelt

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Sun. 1:30pm–4:00pm Laura Tundel
Wed. 1:30pm–4:00pm Kenneth Schweiger
Thu. 1:30pm–4:00pm Cyd Wicker
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:00pm–9:30pm Cyd Wicker
Wed. 7:00pm–9:30pm Lauri Meyer

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Day Classes
Wed. 1:30pm–4:00pm Kenneth Schweiger
Thu. 1:30pm–4:00pm Cyd Wicker
Sun. 1:30pm–4:00pm Laura Tundel
Evening Classes
Mon. 7:00pm–9:30pm Lauri Meyer
Wed. 7:00pm–9:30pm Cyd Wicker

Figure drawings
Gesture Studies by Christine Mitzuk

Gesture is more than quick drawings, it is integral to the life of a picture. The skills you build through gesture study of the figure can be used in many other types of art, from portraiture, to still life, and landscape. Drawing from live models of different body types, we'll build a practical understanding of gesture by exploring what gesture is, how to see it, and different aspects of gesture including relationships of the parts within the whole, flow, contrasts, and visual narrative through body language. Email cmitzuk@gmail.com with questions and for supply list.

For classes with Christine, if paying by check please make checks to C.M. Art Productions, LLC. (Checks to Christine Mitzuk cannot be accepted.)

Due to business travel this summer, we will not have class on June 14, or August 2. Unless something comes up, our 10 weeks together will be completed August 9.

Supply List

Fall session: 14 weeks, $315
Summer session: 10 weeks, $235

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 4:15pm–6:45pm Christine Mitzuk

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 4:15pm–6:45pm Christine Mitzuk

Portrait paintings
Portraits by Laura Tundel

Students will work from a live model in order to produce finished drawings and/or paintings. Students will work in pencil, charcoal, pastels or oils. Capturing a likeness is emphasized. Color and techniques in oil and pastel are covered.

Materials List

Fall session: 14 weeks, $315
Winter session: 14 weeks, $315
Summer session: 10 weeks, $235

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Stacy Andrews Inglorion
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Laura Tundel

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Lauri Meyer and Stacy Andrews Inglorion
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Laura Tundel

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm Stacy Andrews Inglorion
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Laura Tundel

Illustration with cat and lion
Protector by Christine Mitzuk

With Christine Mitzuk

Hybrid in-person/online

Explore your imagination! In this class you will be coached through the imaginative art-making process used by many artists for personal and professional commission work: idea generation, preparatory work (sketches and value design, reference, and color studies), and on to a final picture. Emphasis will be placed on intent and visual narrative. Christine's teaching is tailored to the needs of each student, be it exploring personal themes or creating work for an illustration portfolio. Assignments can be provided or self-generated. You may choose to work in the medium with which you are comfortable (digital or traditional media). The first 4 classes will include lectures on the imaginative art process, composition, and color. During each class, critiques and discussion will be done in a supportive group atmosphere. Work will be reviewed in person or through Google Classroom, as needed. To use Google Classroom, students will need a Gmail account. This system is for class review of projects only. Email Christine with questions or concerns: cmitzuk@gmail.com Limit 8 students.

For classes with Christine, if paying by check please make checks to C.M. Art Productions, LLC. (Checks to Christine Mitzuk cannot be accepted.)

Due to instructor business travel, no class the week of June 13 and August 1.

Fall session: 14 weeks, $285
Winter session: 14 weeks, $285
Summer session: 10 weeks, $220

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 7:00pm–9:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Pencil drawing
Bargue copy by Christina Dimeo

The goal of this 10-week course is to sharpen drawing ability and technique. Students will be guided through completing a single drawing from a reproduction in the Charles Bargue Drawing Course. The process will take students from the straight-line block-in to the end stages and subtle finishing. Occasional class exercises will allow students to practice using a variety of tools and techniques. This course is an excellent precursor to sight-size cast drawing and appropriate for all skill levels. Copies will be completed in pencil. Please bring a large 18" x 24" drawing board, HB pencil and kneaded eraser to first class.

All sessions: 10 weeks, $210

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Fri. 1:30pm–3:30pm Kenneth Schweiger

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Fri. 1:30pm–3:30pm Kenneth Schweiger

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Fri. 1:30pm–3:30pm Kenneth Schweiger

Young student drawing

Ages 8 and Up

Start your child drawing at The Atelier where they will learn methods for seeing and drawing with the addition of information that our adult students learn! This course, designed for children, is a program moving them through the steps to learn how to see and draw realistically, starting with fun cartoon characters and illustrations and also learning as they develop the Atelier's sight-size drawing method. Tools, positive/negative line, line weight, detective dots, shapes, dots and distance, and value will be covered in this course. Our instructor will give demonstrations and work individually with each child. The course can be continued just as our adult classes with students working at their own pace to improve their drawing skills and techniques. Materials will be provided for the first classes.

Limit 5 children ages 8 and up.

All sessions: 6 weeks, $135

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 10:00am–12:00pm Lauri Meyer
Sat. 10:00am–12:00pm Lauri Meyer

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 10:00am–12:00pm Shea Stoner-Day
Sat. 10:00am–12:00pm Shea Stoner-Day

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Sat. 10:00am–12:00pm Lauri Meyer

Cast painting
Barye's Lion by Shea Stoner-Day

Ages 13 to 17

This class will be tailored for young artists from age 13 to 17. The students will be taught methods to accurately put down in charcoal or pencil what they see in nature drawing from the plaster cast.

Winter session: 14 weeks, $285
Summer session: 10 weeks, $210

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Session Start Dates

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Wed. 4:30pm–6:30pm Shea Stoner-Day

Summer 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Wed. 4:00pm–6:00pm Lauri Meyer

Color wheel

This class is packed with information and color mixing. Each class is part work time, part presentation and discussion. Using the colors of The Atelier's Paxton Palette, students will create color boards, a color wheel, and value scales. Projects are paced by order of completion. Through these projects, students learn about the attributes of color (hue, value, chroma) and temperature, how to bend color mixes towards different color biases, and why a 50/50 mix does not make a middle value or middle color. The presentations will cover the color wheel as it relates to painting with the Paxton Palette, how we see color, mixing “mud”, Munsell and Gamblin color space, some color history, we'll demystify paint tube labels, and more. We will work on the color boards during class time. Additional time spent on them outside of class is recommended. Beginners to color welcome. Please contact Christine (cmitzuk@gmail.com) for what to bring to the first class. Please email Christine cmitzuk@gmail.com for what to bring to the first class.

Color II Winter Session: Deepen your understanding of color and expand your painting possibilities. We'll put color theory into practice with exercises, and explore practical use of theory. This class will be a combination of presentations, demonstrations, and assignments. Assignments will include color mixing exercises, working from still life objects, and from copies of master works. Topics include ways to alter chroma, the relative nature of color, color harmony, simultaneous contrast, and more. Color I or a basic understanding of Hue, Value and Chroma are strongly recommended. Some oil-painting experience is strongly recommended. Class will take place in person at The Atelier. We will be using the Paxton Palette in oil paint.

Limit 8 students. In-person at The Atelier.

For classes with Christine, please make checks to C.M. Art Productions, LLC. (Checks to Christine Mitzuk cannot be accepted.)

Fall session (Color I): 14 weeks, $285
Winter session (Color II): 14 weeks, $285

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 4:00pm–6:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 4:00pm–6:30pm Christine Mitzuk

Watercolor painting of young girl
Grilled Cheese and Fries by CeCeile Hartleib

With CeCeile Hartleib

This class, for beginning and continuing students, covers traditional watercolor methods. Both layering of colors and wet-in-wet techniques are taught with emphasis on composition, value, and color mixing. Students learn by doing master copies and then applying the techniques learned to their own works. Lots of instructor demos and critiquing are part of this class. This class will be taught online on Zoom.

Supply List

Fall session: 12 weeks, $240
Winter session: 12 weeks, $240
Summer session: see Plein-Air Watercolor Workshop or Watercolor Indoor Workshop

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Session Start Dates

Fall 2021

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 7:00pm–9:30pm CeCeile Hartleib

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Tue. 6:30pm–9:00pm CeCeile Hartleib

Bronze sculpture of figures
The Struggle of Progress by James Shoop

With James Shoop

Class One: The Skeleton

Using a fixed armature and oil-based clay you will learn how to sculpt a 21-inch tall skeleton. This process will teach you the skeletal proportions, structure, and important anatomical landmarks visible under the surface of the skin. Eighteen hours of instruction with breaks for homework.

Session 1: Adding the upper leg muscles.
Session 2: Adding the lower leg muscles.
Session 3: Adding the torso muscles.
Session 4: Adding the arm muscles.
Session 5: Adding the muscles to the skull.
Session 6: Refining the head muscles and where needed.

Class Two: The Muscles

Using the skeleton from Class One you will learn the process of applying the muscles. You may choose to sculpt the muscles on the right side or both sides. We will start with the leg, then torso, next the arm, and lastly the head. We sculpt the deepest muscles and layer out. This technique will teach you not only the muscle origins and insertions but also mass, form, tendons, fat pads, and the bones showing through. This unique process of studying anatomy will benefit artists who draw, paint and sculpt the human form.

Session 1: Adding the upper leg muscles.
Session 2: Adding the lower leg muscles.
Session 3: Adding the torso muscles.
Session 4: Adding the arm muscles.
Session 5: Adding the muscles to the skull.
Session 6: Refining the head muscles and where needed.

Limit 10 students.

Class I - The Skeleton: 6 weeks, $400
Class II - The Muscles: 6 weeks, $400

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Session Start Dates

Winter/Spring 2022

Level Day Starting Time Instructor
Class One Mon. 4:00pm–7:00pm James Shoop
Class Two Mon. 4:00pm–7:00pm James Shoop

Figurative painting
Alice Quite Mad by Christine Mitzuk

Back again! (Now in-person at The Atelier.) In this class you'll get hands on experience with visual composition tools. We will explore various elements of composition, visual hierarchy, mood, value design, color, and more through lectures, discussion, and sketching. We'll also analyze pictures to see what tools the artists used, and break compositions to see what happens when pictorial elements are altered. And what's the big deal with tangents?

There will be work in class as well as homework. Students will turn in assignments using The Atelier's Google Classroom. (Gmail account needed. Other options available.) A well-lit digital photo taken with your smart phone is acceptable. We will review everyone's work during class in a supportive way. Christine will use Photoshop to make visual notes and paint over student sketches.

Supply list available upon request or after you register. Please email Christine cmitzuk@gmail.com with questions.

This can also be a hybrid class. Students may attend class via Zoom.

Limit 8 students.

For classes with Christine, please make checks to C.M. Art Productions, LLC. (Checks to Christine Mitzuk cannot be accepted.)

Winter session: 14 weeks, $285

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Session Start Dates

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 4:15pm–6:45pm Christine Mitzuk

Horse painting
Prince by Nanci Fulmek

Learn online for this class.

This class is designed for the serious student who wants to make a living as an artist. Learning to create great art is only half of what you need to have a successful career as an artist. In this class you will learn what you need to do in an easy step-by-step process. This class will be tailored to meet the goals of the students. You will learn about marketing your art, working with galleries vs. on your own, skills of the self-employed, money management, and more. There will be homework each week. Have a pen and 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper ready.

Login info will be provided after payment has been made.

Prerequisite: Level I. Limit 10 students.

Winter session - Level II: 12 weeks, $350

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Session Start Dates

Winter/Spring 2022

Day Starting Time Instructor
Thu. 6:30pm–7:30pm Nanci Fulmek