The circle is one of the first shapes we learn as children. It has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. We, like ancient peoples, can observe natural circles all around us in the moon and the sun, in flora and fauna. The circle is responsible for the development of the wheel, gears, geometry, mathematics, astronomy, all of which arguably made modern civilization possible......: Read More
Article by Savvy Dani
The second year students (yours truly included) were fortunate enough to watch two demonstrations of poster studies by two talented artists at the Atelier. It was a unique experience observing the similarities and differences in their approaches.
Demonstration by David Dwyer, graduate of the Aristides Atelier......: Read More
This week we went on our 6th annual field trip to Carkeek Park in North Seattle. We partnered with the Kang-O'Higgins Atelier for drawing on location and lunch. The park has something for everyone: trails, beach, forest and fields. The trip afforded us an opportunity to work outside and to enjoy some camaraderie. I found out that our artists are equally talented in the culinary and visual arts.
Working outside poses challenges for students who are used to working predominantly in the studio. The shifting light and abundance of visual stimulation forces the artist to improvise and simplify. Regardless of the difficulties of working outside many students did beautiful drawings. The hard work, sun, water, beach and lively companionship made for a perfect day. I know I am already looking forward to next year......: Read More
Founding member and graduate of the Classical Atelier, JOHN RIZZOTTO, exhibits a new suite of paintings:
“CURRENT EVENTS” at the DONNA GORDON GALLERY, in Saint Petersburg Florida as part of a group show Be Still October 8th, 2011 – January 11th, 2012
Best of luck on your show John. Your friends in Seattle are proud of your accomplishments......: Read More