Written by a well-known artist and best-selling art-instruction author with almost rock-star popularity in the contemporary world of representational art, Beginning Drawing Atelier, with its unique workbook/sketchbook approach, and high-quality paper, offers a comprehensive and contemporary twist on traditional Atelier art instruction practices.
Juliette Aristides is an extraordinary draughtsperson and artist with a deep and well-rounded education and solid commitment to the atelier movement. She studied at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and various private ateliers. She is now the director of the Aristides Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She is the co-founder of the DaVinci Initiative, which works to bring skill-based art instruction into public education. Aristides exhibits in solo and group shows nationally. Her work can be seen at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and the Art Renewal Center Living Masters Gallery online. Aristedes is also the best-selling author of Classical Drawing Atelier, Classical Painting Atelier, Lessons in Classical Drawing, and Lessons in Classical Painting. Visit her website at AristidesArts.com. She is based in Seattle, Washington.
"Delightfully elegant and rational, Beginning Drawing Atelier carries you through the rigors of learning how to draw, like a master, ever so gently. All five books by Juliette Aristides are treasures, but this is perhaps the most engaging and impactful in fostering visual literacy. It is a book to experience. By its last page, you will be left with a poetic sense of the world." -- Milene J. Fernandez, writer and contributor to theeepochtimes.com
"I have met many thousands of artists over the last fifty years of painting and thirty-five years of making paint. Very rarely do I meet someone who is as good at writing as she is at her visual art. Juliette Aristides is one such person-both a terrific writer and great artist." -Robert Gamblin, founder of Gamblin Artist Colors "There are few who know about classical painting like Juliette Aristides. The book is the next best thing to studying with her in person."-B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir magazines Juliette Aristides, a leader in the revival of classical realism, outlines ways anyone can learn to draw--and why it's imperative for today's society.-John Burger, writer and reporter, ALETEIA.COM