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The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Art
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York
(93 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

(93 Reviews)
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.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

8/8/2022
Marcus P.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Incredibly grateful to have attended this session. Such a dope inviting space, James is such a phenomenal artist so just being able to see a combination of both his finished and unfinished work was so inspiring. Despite such a short session I feel like I truly walked away changed by our interaction not just from the exercise and all the tips he imparted but the conversations and being in the space and presence of such seasoned and serious yet humble artist was very motivational. Im eager to explore more course options with him in the future and would definitely recommend giving this course a try.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

8/7/2022
Thea M.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James was amazing as an art teacher - would definitely come to do this next time I'm here!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

8/5/2022
Jay K.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


I highly recommend James’ class! He is extremely talented, patient, generous and warm. James spent longer than the two hours allotted to teach my friend and me. He wanted to make sure it was a memorable experience for us. It was highly personalized. I left with much improved drawing ability. I am so glad I got to learn from such a wonderful instructor in James!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/28/2022
rachael l.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The atelier was really a unique location and the teacher James is tremendously skilled tutor, & incredibly welcoming, with a vast knowledge base.Within the two hours I had learned so many techniques and it was great to see how much I developed & made progress in a few hours of the intro class. Due to the small class size the course offers some one-on-one focused tuition & James tailored his tutorial to my skill level. Hearing him encouraging & working with other students was very inspiring. I would highly recommend the class.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/9/2022
Sabrina Esbitt .

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Great for all levels. Wonderful introduction to drawing-I learned a ton, was inspired, had a great time, and will be back!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/23/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Great class, small class size with lots of 1 on 1 instruction!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

5/21/2022
Alexander S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James was a very knowledgeable teacher. He was patient, offered great feedback, and guided me on how to improve. I would highly recommend this class for anyone wanting to be a better artist, including people like me who are just starting out!

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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

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

Wednesday Oct 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

3 Hour Pose Open Figure Drawing w.model Andrea Morani
3 Hour Pose Open Figure Drawing w.model Andrea Morani
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 15th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Portraiture
Accelerated Portraiture
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 6th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Oct 6th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

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