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What is an Atelier?

An Atelier (or botegga in Italian) is the private working studio of a professional painter or sculptor — one who dedicates time to training a limited number of select students who seek to pursue careers as artists.

The instruction offered in the atelier tradition evolved from the apprentice system which, in the case of craftsmen and artisans, dates far back into history. Apprenticeship training of fine artists dates back to the Renaissance. A master painter or sculptor trained a group of assistants and apprentices until they were ready to work independently. The tradition whereby individual fine artists devote time to teaching can be traced through the “lineages” of some of the greatest masters of Western European Art.

Here in our studio, we believe in the same philosophy and hope to spend timeless hours working creatively alongside artists of all ages. In doing so, we hope to share our expertise, foster a supportive learning environment, encourage creative exploration and self expression, and inspire a lifelong love of art and beauty.