The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Art
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York
(44 Reviews)

Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art is committed to offering students a solid foundation in classical methods of drawing, painting, and sculpture though a rigorous schedule of traditional training. Students training at Decorus will follow in the traditions of the great masters of art, and concentrate on developing strong technical skill and control. They will learn how to infuse their work with a sense of narrative, and critical thinking essential to fine art and figurative realism today.

Our instructors are dedicated to creating better artistic construction and change in an atmosphere where artists can learn how to fuse technique, and figurative anatomy with an interwoven sense of narrative content, the eternal or universal, and philosophy. We are dedicated to transforming our students and to building the strongest artists possible.

Following the Classical Atelier method of training, students work through cast drawing, cast painting, figure drawing, and figure painting. Students at Decorus Atelier will find a dedication to the study of figurative anatomy, alla prima painting and indirect method painting in the tradition of the old masters.

Students are welcome to attend part time or full time. We work with each student to find the right balance and design a suitable course of study tailored to their individual needs. The Full Time program typically takes 4-6 total semesters of study (2-3 years) to complete the entire program depending on the dedication of the individual student. Students will work through a series of projects at their own pace in a friendly, supportive atmosphere mastering skills to build a solid foundation for creating highly realistic drawings and paintings.

Courses are offered throughout the year by various instructors in Figurative painting, drawing, sculpture, ecorche, anatomy, still life, perspective, plain air landscape, urban and architectural drawing and painting, cast drawing, painting, narrative thinking and philosophy. Master workshops, and open figure drawing/painting sessions are offered regularly.

Reviews of The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

(44 Reviews)
Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/16/2019
Mingyi W.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The class was supper inspiring. James was so nice to me. He even extended the hours! James has so many amazing artworks himself. His studio is cute and warm. He not only teaches you how to draw, he also teaches you the philosophy from drawing. It’s very amazing. I highly recommend you to take his class! It’s 100% worthy of your time and money.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

9/2/2019
Justin H.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James and his wife were especially talented and motivating to us! He worked with us individually, focusing on what could be better and where to focus our attention in an analytical manner. I would recommend taking lessons from him, especially if you're open to learning more about drawing.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/29/2019
Steven G.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


James is so patient. After a brief tour of the studio, James gave us instruction and we learned by actually sketching. It was a fun learning experience.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/14/2019
Razan S.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


the class was part instructions and part hands on work. while i initially expected more hands on work, i definitely appreciated all the information james and lauren provided. the studio is also very beautiful and they are great artists!

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/12/2019
Carole M.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Not geared to casual drawing. More geared to beginning serious drawing

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/10/2019
Ashley C.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


lovely people. empathetic instructor who put us at ease. i was intimidated due to my inexperience but we all need to start somewhere and the welcoming atmosphere and class plan helped. definitely learned a bunch in a few hours! i would come back

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


Wonderful. Caring, patient, individual instruction even for novices like myself.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

7/6/2019
Michelle R.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


The instructor gave me indiviualized attention and taught me the theories of lighting l, which will help me with shading. I'm excited to put it to practice now.

Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture

6/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture


Very explicit and simple.

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

6/10/2019
Peggy W.

Attended: Accelerated Introduction to Drawing


This drawing class was an excellent experience! I really feel I learned some skills that will help me to improve my drawing. The instructors were very knowledgable, helpful, and encouraging.

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117 57th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11220
The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
117 57th St 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, New York 11220

Directions:
We are conveniently located just a few blocks away near the 59th station off the N/R train and right next to the ferry stop for the South Brooklyn Ferry coming from Wall Street in Manhattan to Sunset Park Brooklyn. You can find parking right outside or at the Brooklyn Army Terminal next door.

Upcoming Classes at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

Still Life Painting: An Introduction
Still Life Painting: An Introduction
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing
Accelerated Introduction to Drawing
Next start date:

Friday Oct 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture
Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 6pm - 8pm

Introduction to Drawing and Critical Drawing Techniques
Introduction to Drawing and Critical Drawing Techniques
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 10th, 5pm - 8pm