Geared towards individual progress, these classes will help provide a serious studio environment to help develop your skills whether you are an inspired beginner or a working professional.
Normal art school always seemed like dicking around being told to express yourself and learning the first chapter of a hundred different techniques, ninety of which you don’t care about. So I became an engineer.
Years later, in Prague, some guy sat in front of me and painted the life model I was trying to shag like he was peeling an orange. It was a revelation. That guy let me into his school full of interesting (and, let’s face it, borderline) personalities, and taught a very focused, regimented set of art fundamentals.
It was worth it. The life model, not so much.
One of the best gifts an artist can give to oneself is to early on get strong foundation skills and knowledge and mercilessly try developing a critical eye – both make the learning curve steep and rapid, creating a firm trampoline for any chosen art career.
The Safehouse Atelier became such a place for me when I was accepted to join the very special group of people – all hungry to learn and committed to work their hardest. Surrounded by such an overwhelming talent, I found it first intimidating, but very soon it made me fearless and unstoppable to use that unique opportunity and learn how to become the best artist I could possibly be. Most of all, the instructors taught how not to be discouraged by failure, but learn from it; how to question things that don’t work and not to stop until you find the answer.
No solo tuve el privilegio de aprender de los increíblemente talentosos instructores, pero también queda firme como una de las mejores experiencias de mi juventud