Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook
Written by a well-known artist and best-selling art-instruction writer with almost rock-star popularity in the up to date world of representational art, Beginning Drawing Atelier, with its unique workbook/sketchbook approach, and high-quality paper, offers a comprehensive and up to date twist on traditional Atelier art instruction practices.
Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio, not sitting in the lecture hall, is the most productive place to be told about art. Each artist needs to be told basic drawing skills.
In this elegant and inspiring workbook, master up to date artist and best selling writer Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to consider the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings. What makes this approach unique is the truth that it includes blank pages for copying and practicing within each and every lesson, facilitating traditional Atelier methods.
Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time–and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, in a return to classical art training, are based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. Beginning Drawing Atelier is like having an atelier in a book–and the master is Juliette Aristides, a classically trained artist. On Each page, Aristides uses the works of Old Masters and today’s most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step-by-step through the learning curve yet permitting them to work at their own pace. Unique and inspiring, the approach in this new book offers serious art courses for serious art students.