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Best Place to Be an Artist Minneapolis 2011 - The Atelier

The Atelier

1681 E. Hennepin Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55414


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If you long to be an artist but don't have the technical know-how, take heart: Drawing and painting are skills that can be learned. The Atelier has a long tradition of teaching artists. Co-directors Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker, both successful painters, studied here for five years before taking over in 1992. The school's philosophy is to take would-be artists through a series of exercises designed to train the eye, hand, and mind to depict scenes from life realistically. Courses include basic drawing, life drawing, landscape, anatomy, and sculpture. A 10-week course costs $145; 15 weeks goes for around $210. If you're serious about becoming skilled, the Atelier can get you there.

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