The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art


Life Drawing Workshop
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Life drawing is at the core of any serious program of fine arts. In the class, students draw from the figure in pencil. Each drawing is created over a period of several sessions, developing the student's eye for accurate proportions, gesture and anatomy.


Summer Schedule

Dates Time Instructor Duration Price
July 12-16, 2021 1:00-4:00pm Laura Tundel, Cyd Wicker 1 week $225

Fall Schedule

Dates Time Instructors Duration Price
Oct. 18-22, 2021 1:00-4:00pm Laura Tundel & Cyd Wicker 1 week $225

Winter/Spring Schedule

Dates Time Instructor Duration Price
Mar. 14-18, 2022 1:00-4:00pm Laura Tundel & Cyd Wicker 1 week $225
Two-Week Drawing Intensive Workshop with Mackenzie Swenson
Mackenzie Swenson figure drawing

This two-week intensive drawing course is designed to teach artists of all levels the foundations of drawing with an emphasis on understanding and creating the illusion of 3D form. This will be achieved through the time-honored tradition of drawing from plaster casts as well as figure drawing from life. These are essential exercises for training the eye to see accurately.

Students will draw a plaster cast in the morning and a live model in the afternoon. The figure drawing portion will begin with short figure poses that focus on accurate block-ins, moving into a long figure pose.

The process we will be using for both cast and figure is the “window shading” method—rendering one section at a time to completion. The drawing will begin with the standard “block-in” done on paper to establish a strong gesture, accurate likeness, and proportion in a linear mode with attention to anatomical points. After, we will move into modeling form through understanding of the light source. Basic anatomy, materials, comparative measuring, light and form will be discussed throughout the course.

This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment where you will rapidly improve your draftsmanship, no matter what your current level of drawing is!

Class size is limited to 10 participants.

$500 for 5 days, $1,000 for 10 days (model fee included)

Materials list: A Materials list will be sent once you have prepaid for the class

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Mackenzie Swenson (b. 1992) was born and raised in Wisconsin, and now lives, paints, and teaches in New York City. She conducts drawing and painting workshops all over the world and is a graduate of the core program at the Grand Central Atelier and The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mackenzie has exhibited across the United States, and her work hangs in collections internationally.

Summer Schedule

Date Time Instructor Duration Price
Mon. - Fri., Aug. 2-6, 2021 9:00am-4:00pm Mackenzie Swenson 5 days $500 (model fee included)
Mon. - Fri., Aug. 9-13, 2021 9:00am-4:00pm Mackenzie Swenson 5 days $500 (model fee included)