Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio, not sitting in the lecture hall, is the best place to learn about art. Every artist needs to learn basic drawing skills. In Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook (Monacelli Studio), master contemporary artist and best selling author 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 understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings.
Juliette Aristides is director of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art, located near us on North Capitol Hill. She is the co-founder of the DaVinci Initiative, which works to bring skill-based art instruction into public education and her previous books include Classical Drawing Atelier. Today’s presentation is expected to include a demonstration and discussion of some of the insights to be found in the new book.
Co-presented with GAGE ACADEMY OF ART.