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“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman
“I am a better artist because of Armin Mersmann.”
“Todd was always patient and positive. He has a gift for being able to explain the drawing/painting process in simple terms.”
Thank you Todd and all of the staff for the intense work it must have taken to create and now implement an outstanding studio. I am a proud member of Atelier Studio. What a privilege. I hope to make you proud of me too.
“Until now, I was dubious about online learning and I resisted this for a long time! However, after taking online classes with Amy Foster, I have learned that a good instructor is a good instructor, no matter the format.”
“Thank you Todd and all of the staff for the intense work it must have taken to create and now implement an outstanding studio. I am a proud member of Atelier Studio. What a privilege. I hope to make you proud of me too.”
“If you want to be better at your chosen medium, I don’t care what it is, take a class from Armin.”
“Amy’s teaching style, expertise, encouragement and best of all, her love of anatomy made this an extremely worthwhile class. I left each session inspired, motivated and eager to use the knowledge and insights in my practice.”
“The online class has inspired me to draw again after a long dry spell. I'm signing up again.”
“Excellent, gifted instructors. Nurturing, supportive learning atmosphere. Terrific student camaraderie.”
“Amy has a stellar reputation as a figurative artist in the Detroit Metro area and I highly endorse her as a knowledgeable, giving, passionate and prepared instructor.”
“This is a great place to learn painting. The instructors is not only great artists also great teachers. Students are friendly make this environment like a great community.”
“The beauty of this is you can live anywhere on this earth and take a valuable class at the Atelier Studio… I am looking forward to more classes from different instructors.”
“Atelier Art Studio has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. She is very pleased with the Art Therapy class and we will definitely enroll her in future classes.”
“It is easy to download Zoom and participate in class from my home studio. Do not be afraid, if you are missing your art friends and your art instructors I highly encourage you to sign up for class today!”
“Both in-person and online classes are well-executed and an excellent value for your time and money. The southeast MI area is fortunate to have such a resource readily available!”
“Armin has a passion for teaching and along with his years of experience and passion for art, in the highest sense, communicates that passion to his students.”
“You can't find a better place to develop your artistic abilities, whether you're a beginner or experienced artist.”
“I have taken both… I preferred the 15 week online anatomy class not only for the more measured pace but also because it saved an hour’s drive each way! Amy is a thorough and thoughtful teacher…one of the best!”
“Having taken many art classes over the years, I was unsure that an online class would measure up, but not only does it feel like I am in the studio, sometimes it is a better learning environment.”
Members pay an annual fee of $200 to receive a 15% discount on classes and workshops. Memberships pay for themselves quickly and are the best option for those who attend regularly. Members have the ability to reschedule classes and get priority notice for new classes and workshops.
Non-Member bookings are a great way to try out a class or to register for single workshops. We hope that you love it and become a member. Discounted rates begin on the first day of your membership.
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This weekly course is for the exploratory and experimental art student who is looking to refine various art skills and techniques. Students will learn how to show personal expression and style in their art as they work with a variety of mediums. The small group atmosphere will push student creativity and challenge them to take artistic risks. All materials included.
This weekly course is for the beginner to the advanced art student who is looking to refine various art skills and techniques. Students will learn how to show personal expression and style in their art as they work with a variety of mediums. The small group atmosphere will push student creativity and challenge them to take artistic risks.
This 3 hour open drawing session is a great way to work on and refine your drawing and figure skills at your own pace. Live models will be scheduled for each session. Students can sign up for multiple or single sessions as space allows. This open session does not include instruction, critiques or feedback from an Atelier staff member. Materials are not provided.
This course is two fold. It focuses on traditional approaches to watercolor applications and techniques for beginners; with stress on learning how to think more like an artist when problem solving and painting in watercolor.
This 2 day workshop will guide students through the process of creating their own unique 16 x 16 mosaic mirror. Students will learn the basics of mosaic creation including the development of a design, cutting of glass tiles, placement of pieces and grouting the finished work. This workshop is great for artists of all skill levels.
Students have been asking for Todd to teach an encaustic class or workshop for years; The time is finally here. Join us for a fun, two-day workshop exploring painting with hot wax.