The Vosler Young Artists' Studio, A Classical Atelier, is a new classical art program created by professional artist Kerry Vosler for young art students eighteen and under.
Who can enroll?: Any young artist with the desire to learn classical drawing. No previous experience is necessary.
Atelier (atil-yā) is a French word literally translated as "workshop." In English, it is used to refer to a working studio, typically an artist's studio. The Atelier Method is a form of fine art instruction often modeled after the private art schools of 15th to 19th century Europe. An Atelier consists of a master instructor who is professional painter, working with a small number of students to train them in traditional drawing and paintings techniques.
Great Artists, musicians, writers and athletes do not acquire their skills overnight. It takes years of study to gain insights and to understand the technical mastery of the craft for all of these endeavors. Talent is nice to have but not necessary to become an artist. Dedication and long term commitment is really what determines how successful the artist will become.
Working on a series of exercises with increasing levels of difficulty and variety, artists progress at their own pace and do not move ahead to the next exercise until a reasonable level of technical mastery is demonstrated. Artists are critiqued individually by the instructor who utilizes objective criteria to judge their progress.
The Vosler Young Artists' Studio is a nurturing environment for the young artists. As our program develops we will bring exciting additional special demonstrations and visitors to enhance our artists' experience.
Our Core Program
The Vosler Young Artists' Studio, A Classical Atelier
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM pre-teens
Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM teens
The Young Artists' Studio Instructors will train students in the skills and techniques associated with creating representational art, the making of two-dimensional images that appear real to the viewer.
In an atelier students study and draw from life with a master instructor. Students will draw a variety of pictures in charcoal from still life and casts and eventually the clothed model and live animal or bird. Students will be given specific concepts to draw and then master. As students master these concepts and show understanding through drawings they will be given more complicated concepts to master.
In our beautiful North light studio students will begin with basic shapes and instruction in the classic order of light. They will progress to Charles Barque drawings and cast drawings in charcoal. All drawings are done from life.