“Semillas” by Tenaya Sims

The Georgetown Atelier at Gage Georgetown is a full-time program in classical drawing, classical painting and digital painting, and is designed to provide students the foundations of classical art as building blocks for imaginative professional artists. The program is designed and taught by Tenaya Sims, who has both extensive training as a classical artist and an industry professional.

The Georgetown Atelier program overview

Georgetown Atelier is an immersive program, requiring a substantial time commitment. Specializing in classical drawing, classical painting, and digital painting, the full-time program offers the guiding principles of the classics as a flexible system that students can ultimately shape to the needs of their own visions and endeavors. Students work from a live model during the morning, break for lunch, and continue working from their individual studio stations during the afternoons. While students are encouraged to complete a full three years of study, only a one year commitment is required upon enrollment.

Our curriculum is a strategic blend of classical methodologies, formulated to provide a foundation of strength and flexibility. This approach, we believe, not only equips students with the hard skills they need, but also maximizes their long-term creative potential.

The curriculum at Georgetown Atelier is a formulation of both observational and constructive methods, designed to provide a balanced education. The founding instructor has both extensive training as a classical artist and an industry professional, and modeled the curriculum from both territories.

Atelier students attend Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4:30pm during academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring). Students work from the live model during the morning block (9:30am-12:30pm), break for lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm), and then from their individual stations during the afternoon block (1:30pm-4:30pm).

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