Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
Ateliers have produced the best artists of all time—and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, a return to classical art training, are according to 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 steadily progress to painting as their skills develop. Classical Drawing Atelier is an atelier in a book—and the master is Juliette Aristides, a classically trained artist. On each page, Aristides uses the works of works of Old Masters and these days’ s most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the rules of realist drawing and painting, taking students step-by-step during the learning curve yet permitting them to work at their very own pace. Unique and inspiring, Classical Drawing Atelier is a serious art course for serious art students.