tHE aTELIER pROGRAM
Based on an aesthetic philosophy in direct lineage to the Boston School of American Impressionists and the French Academy,
The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Arts, Directed by Cyd Wicker,
teaches students how to master the fundamental principles in the classical discipline of realistic drawing and painting.
full time program
Completion of the full time program provides the student with a solid foundation of knoweledge and experience to pursue a career as a professional painter and/or a teacher.
The four year curriculum includes cast drawing and painting, still life drawing and painting, portraiture and interior painting. A fifth year is optional and covers illustration and imaginative.
Typically the morning hours are devoted to drawing and painting from live models and afternoons are tailored for each student according to their level of proficiency
Generally, a student's training includes all levels of drawing and painting, composition, memory drawing, color, color theory and anatomy.
Goals of the Program
To train painters in the methods of the Atelier tradition.
To preserve the history of the Atelier traditions and keep their legacies alive.
To promote the importance of classical realism in art education.
Cast Drawing and Painting
Still Life Drawing and Painting
Portraiture and Still Life Painting
Portraiture and Interior Painting
Optional Fifth Year
Interior and Imaginative Painting
Creating Old World Masters
for a New World Future