Windward Community College's Atelier



The Atelier Program has been canceled for Summer 2014



Summer Session 2014

May 27 to July 3, 9:00am to 4:30pm in Hale Palanakila 202 and 204

Sample portraitAbout the Atelier

Master artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and Peter Paul Rubens learned their technical skills in "atelier" (ah-tell-yay), a method of art training developed in Europe during the 19th century. The Atelier Hawaii workshop at Windward Community College offers intensive training in the classical techniques of drawing and painting demanded by the Realist Tradition—portraiture and the human figure are the focus of instruction. Under the direction of Norman Graffam, participants develop skills in sight-size/observational drawing and learn oil painting techniques used by the great European Masters.

Atelier at Windward Community College is the only art workshop of its kind in Hawaii.

Cast Drawing: students draw from classical sculptures using the sight/size technique.

Figure Drawing: Fundamental to the realist tradition, students study the human figure from live models.

Cast Painting: Students concentrate on tonal values working from under-painting to grisaille.

Portrait and Figure Painting: Students progress from the under-painting to a traditional full palette. The use of Maroger medium is introduced, as well as the proper preparation of canvas and grounds.

Students will stretch and prepare their canvases, cook painting medium, and have the opportunity to attend lectures and visit museums.

Students paintingCredit Students

ART 220: Atelier is a 6-credit class available to students in the University of Hawai‘i system.

resident tuition: $1,488

non-resident tuition: $2,100

Contact Norm Graffam to reserve a space or for more information.

Non-Credit Students

Non-credit tuition: $1,200

Register through the WCC Office of Career and Community Education, (808) 235-7433.
Course code: TBD

Register early—enrollment is limited.

Prerequisites: A drawing portfolio that demonstrates evidence of skill in observational drawing. A health clearance is also required.

Norm with studentAbout the Instructors

Norm Graffam (MFA, University of Hawai’i) is a locally and nationally recognized artist with paintings in public and private collections in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. He teaches drawing, painting, and design at Windward CC. His work won first prize in the 2008 Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce's "Commitment in Excellence" Art Exhibition.

Jonathan Busse (MFA, University of Hawai’i) is an accomplished artist in representational oil and watercolor painting. Inspired by nature, he has been recognized for his work in Hawai‘i in numerous juried exhibitions.









May 21, 2014