Atelier Workshops for Adults


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Discover timeless techniques used by masters of art throughout history at afs Atelier. Learn secrets behind creating breathtaking classically inspired artworks. From precise drawing to masterful composition, our Atelier workshops explore the elements, principles, and techniques of traditional art.

Summer Workshop: En Plein Air

Enjoy a fun painting experience surrounded by nature’s beauty. You’ll learn how to compose a painting outdoors and capture the light and atmosphere of the scenery. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, everyone is welcome. Breathe in the fresh air, soak in the beauty of your surroundings, and let your creativity flourish.

In this workshop:
      • learn to compose an artwork from the surrounding landscape
      • develop awareness of how light and shadow play on the landscape
      • interpret colours and their relationships
      • study how depth can be created on a 2D surface
      • explore beautiful, expressive mark-making

Winter Workshop: Portraiture

Discover the captivating world of portraiture in our two-part workshop! Learn the secrets of capturing the essence of humanity through portraits that resonate with both the subject and the viewer. From the basics of faces to creating lifelike skin tones, we’ll cover it all. Get inspired by both old and new artworks, and watch your skills grow. Whether you’re new to portraiture or a pro, come join us for this enriching exploration into the art of capturing personalities on canvas!

In this workshop:
      • learn to structure complex forms through simplified shape
      • learn about light and shadow, and how it creates form
      • draw faces from different angles and perspectives
      • utilise planes and contour lines to simplify and convey the topography of the face
      • study basic skeletal anatomy of the head and face
      • learn about what defines a particular person’s features
      • study the detailed forms and structure of the facial features
      • explore beautiful, expressive mark-making

Who are these workshops for?

These workshops are suitable for students of all levels of experience.


What to bring:

      • a3 Sketchbook
      • HB,2B,4B,6B pencils
      • kneadable eraser


Feel free to bring any other media that you would like to work with. For further information contact us at

(Unless stated otherwise, fees for adults classes exclude materials)

Additional information


Autumn Workshop 2024, Spring Workshop 2024

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