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The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Art
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York
(103 Reviews)

Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art is committed to offering students a solid foundation in classical methods of drawing, painting, and sculpture though a rigorous schedule of traditional training. Students training at Decorus will follow in the traditions of the great masters of art, and concentrate on developing strong technical skill and control. They will learn how to infuse their work with a sense of narrative, and critical thinking essential to fine art and figurative realism today.

Our instructors are dedicated to creating better artistic construction and change in an atmosphere where artists can learn how to fuse technique, and figurative anatomy with an interwoven sense of narrative content, the eternal or universal, and philosophy. We are dedicated to transforming our students and to building the strongest artists possible.

Following the Classical Atelier method of training, students work through cast drawing, cast painting, figure drawing, and figure painting. Students at Decorus Atelier will find a dedication to the study of figurative anatomy, alla prima painting and indirect method painting in the tradition of the old masters.

Students are welcome to attend part time or full time. We work with each student to find the right balance and design a suitable course of study tailored to their individual needs. The Full Time program typically takes 4-6 total semesters of study (2-3 years) to complete the entire program depending on the dedication of the individual student. Students will work through a series of projects at their own pace in a friendly, supportive atmosphere mastering skills to build a solid foundation for creating highly realistic drawings and paintings.

Courses are offered throughout the year by various instructors in Figurative painting, drawing, sculpture, ecorche, anatomy, still life, perspective, plain air landscape, urban and architectural drawing and painting, cast drawing, painting, narrative thinking and philosophy. Master workshops, and open figure drawing/painting sessions are offered regularly.

Reviews of The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

(103 Reviews)
Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/31/2023
OLGA S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Teacher was a very nice man, and good at what he does. Enjoyed the class, would recommend.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

1/5/2023
Judson B.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


High energy. Lots of material. Careful hands-on instruction.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

11/14/2022
Char R.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Wonderful and talented instructors (artists!). Who foster such a warm, welcoming and wonderfully creative environment. We are looking forward to the next set of classes.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

11/14/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Amazing class! James is a gifted, hands-on teacher and we learned so much about our strengths & weaknesses as artists. This definitely helped build on our foundational skills and we showed great improvement by the end of the class. Will 100% be returning!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

10/30/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


An amazing class. James is an incredible teacher. I feel very lucky to have found this class. I feel like I’ve grown as an artist after just one session

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

10/22/2022
Sudeep D.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Excellent intro to drawing class - James was so kind and warm and made you feel excited to be there! He started with a quick tour and background of the school, then led us through some exercises that demonstrated so clearly the skill you’ve gained by the time the class was over. I definitely plan to sign up for additional classes.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

10/11/2022
Michael A.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


I took James class a few weeks ago. I had a great time and learned a lot just being there for a few hours . James is very talented and a great instructor . I felt a bit nervous at first but with his instructions and guidance made the experience feel a lot more comfortable. thank you !

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/25/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James is awesome and inspiring. His Atelier Method of instruction, was exactly what I looking for and I didn't even know it.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/19/2022
Sam S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Appreciate the masters of a craft. I give compliment to the attitude of master artist Jack Xavier Barber. I can compliment the instructions and information given by him that increased my knowledge. I determine that continuous occupation inside this Atelier facility will excel any persons ability at creating art. I love

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/17/2022
Cate H.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James is so passionate about creating and teaching art, and he is an excellent, attentive teacher. Not a lot of art studios around here so I really appreciate finding this one.

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117 57th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11220
The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
117 57th St 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, New York 11220

Directions:
We are conveniently located just a few blocks away near the 59th station off the N/R train and right next to the ferry stop for the South Brooklyn Ferry coming from Wall Street in Manhattan to Sunset Park Brooklyn. You can find parking right outside or at the Brooklyn Army Terminal next door.

Upcoming Classes at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Cast Drawing and Developing Drawing Accuracy
Cast Drawing and Developing Drawing Accuracy
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 1st, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Floral Painting Alla Prima
Accelerated Floral Painting Alla Prima
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 2nd, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing
Accelerated Introduction to Drawing
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 1st, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Introduction to Anatomy
Introduction to Anatomy
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 9th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Portraiture Drawing
Accelerated Portraiture Drawing
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 5th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

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