Atelier Dualis is a private educational resource located in Eastern Pennsylvania to assist aspiring artists in their pursuit of a professional fine art career. Founded by Erin Anderson, the Atelier Dualis program focuses on the essential fundamentals of draftsmanship, the anatomy of form, the elements of perception, and various methods of painting. The program encompasses principles applicable to all venues of the realist endeavor including Still Life, Trompe L'oeil, Landscape, Portrait and the Figure. Traditional materials are employed throughout the training process focusing strictly on Charcoal and Oil.
The studio curriculum is divided into 7 sections: Introduction to Drawing, Governing the Material, Anatomy of Form, Natural Forms, Introduction to Painting, Painting Techniques and Endgame.
The program also endeavors to promote career preparation in the form of a business curriculum that includes the basics of marketing, PR, Branding, and Entrepreneurship. Real life application of business principles is provided through use of the student gallery space where students can develop their brand, establish base price points, and sell their work.
On average, students can complete the apprenticeship program in three years. However, the intimate setting of Atelier Dualis allows for tailoring to fit individual goals. Some areas of focus may require more time (meticulous rendering techniques, etc.) and will increase the length of the program. Prospective students must be willing to attend full time and be extremely dedicated to completion of the training.
Atelier Dualis has a very small instructor to student ratio, accepting no more than fifteen apprentices at any given time. We value this format as it allows for a great deal of individual attention. The studio is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
All inquiries should be made to email@example.com
Cost of attending the Atelier Dualis program is $500.00 per month/ $6000.00 per year. Monthly payments are due on the first of each month.
Instruction at Atelier Dualis is provided by Erin Anderson.
Atelier Dualis (the “School”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual preference, culture and religion, or with any disability, to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the School's students. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual preference, culture, religion and disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan and other financial aid programs, and arts and other School-administered programs.
All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a US Citizen, and have a high-school diploma or equivalent. Each applicant will be contacted via email at the time of application review to schedule an initial phone interview and studio visit. Do not send any original artwork with your application.
Please note that no application materials will be returned.
*Please review specifications listed within the portfolio section of the application.
Secondary/Post Secondary Education/Previous Art Training** (if applicable)
Personal References *
Please include the names and contact information of at least two personal references. At least one reference should be familiar with your artwork.
*You may also include up to three letters of recommendation
Please include 5-10 images of your artwork. These may be in the form of high quality photographs or digital images labeled “title_dimensions_medium.jpg”. Please be sure that the digital images do not exceed 300dpi or 10MB per image.
** your image files will begin to upload once your application is complete and you hit "submit"
Please include a short essay describing:
• Your goals for artistic development in both a personal and professional capacity.
• The impact artwork has played throughout your life.
• How many hours per week you currently invest in artistic endeavors.
• How you believe Atelier Dualis will help you attain your goals.
By affirming below, I understand and agree to the above terms and conditions of Atelier Dualis. I agree to hold harmless The Atelier Dualis, its employees and volunteers, as well as other persons connected with the Atelier Dualis, from all liability relating to any damage I may sustain by reason of my registration or participation or use of equipment or facilities therein.
I certify that all information in my application, including my Essay and Portfolio, is my own work, factually true, and honestly represented.