Wednesday Feb 1st, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time
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.
Teacher was a very nice man, and good at what he does. Enjoyed the class, would recommend.
High energy. Lots of material. Careful hands-on instruction.
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.
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!
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
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.
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 !
James is awesome and inspiring. His Atelier Method of instruction, was exactly what I looking for and I didn't even know it.
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
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.
Wednesday Feb 1st, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time
Thursday Feb 2nd, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time
Wednesday Feb 1st, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time
Thursday Feb 9th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time
Sunday Feb 5th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time
Get special date and rate options for your group. Submit the form below and we'll get back to you within 2 business hours with pricing and availability.