At Home Atelier

noun | at·el·ier

1: an artist's or designer's studio or workshop

Representational drawing and painting courses designed for the person who can't make it to art class. Turn any room in your home into your personal atelier, learning and improving at your pace. 

Hi there! Welcome to the At Home Atelier. My aim is to provide step-by-step, actionable exercises for anyone who wishes to take the first steps into representational painting. I won't bombard you with pages of text and images saying things like "you absolutely NEED this course to get as good as a pro!!" or "learn this one simple trick to unlock the SECRETS of the Old Masters!" What I can offer you is straightforward, honest information based on my experiences as a working artist and art educator. The truth is that there are no shortcuts to the practical knowledge of art. So if you can only carve out 30 minutes or 2 hours per week, I am confident that the information I provide will help you. All I ask is that you stick to it on your end.

There are no follow-along styled demos where there is a cookie cutter end product, although you are more than welcome to drink your vino while following along and taking notes. I won’t show you how to “copy” a photo or any other image, even though some of the processes used can be used to that end. What I WILL show you is how to understand and interpret what you are seeing so that you can make informed decisions in your own artwork. I truly do think everyone has the ability to draw and paint with some level of confidence, even if being an artist is not their end goal.

If you’re ready to take the first step into drawing and painting better but are unsure about your skill level, please check out my free course 5 Baby Steps to Better Drawing, where I’ll walk you through a series of simple exercises to build confidence in your ability. This site is a work-in-progress and I will be adding premium content over the next couple months. So please stay tuned and enjoy the free course :)