What is an Online Atelier?


An Atelier is a working artist's studio where students can observe, learn and create alongside their instructors in a professional setting. We designed this Online Atelier to be an integrated way of learning by example- giving students a look into a professional artist's practice while bringing them along the journey and sharing experience we have learned along the way.


Students enrolled in the Online Atelier will encounter a different way of learning than contemporary art education. By allowing you to see us at work, we lead by example, and all of our courses are designed with different learning styles in mind, taking into account the needs of our students.


Scroll down to see all of our program areas of study, choose which one you'd like to delve into first, and please don't hesitate to give us feedback about your learning style and how we can improve these courses.


PROGRAMS


Printmaking Program



The Printmaking Program is one of our unique areas you won't find a lot of places. Printmaking is an indirect process for creating (generally) 2 dimensional imagery.

Our Program encompasses a wide range of media such as Screen Printing, Lithography, Etching, Monotype and Relief.

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Dana Harris Seeger printing a lithograph
Blacksmithing forged bottle openers

Forging Program



The Forging Program provides students with an opportunity to learn an amazing array of techniques and methodology in metallurgy, smithing practices, practical application and a history of this popular craft.

This holistic Program includes media and methods of the Hot Shop like blacksmithing, bladesmithing and welding.

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Sculpture Program



The Sculpture Program at Visual Philosophy is truly unique. Our co-creator Yori Seeger has designed a totally comprehensive program that includes studies in the figure including anatomy and ecorche, all the way to large-scale public installation.

Start with the basics of modeling with clay and grow your understanding of this transformational medium.

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Ecorche model head sculpture
Encaustic painting brushes and supplies

Painting Program



The Painting Program is designed as a comprehensive journey though all things pigment! Travel through creating your own paint from scratch, water-based vs. oil-based media and practical studio applications.

Our inclusive Program includes courses in Color Theory, Watercolor, Oil, Encaustic, Acrylic and Fresco.

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Book Binding Program



The Book Binding Program at Visual Philosophy brings together traditional forms of book design with other, non-linear construction and concept development. In addition, some printmaking techniques such as letterpress will be supplemented.

A variety of binding techniques are covered including Accordion, Case, Coptic and Stab. Learn how to use glue and non-glue methods, and develop your own portfolio of creative works.

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book binding case bound journal
Motoharu Asaka teaching professional level woodcut workshop

Professional Development Program



The Professional Development Program is one of the most necessary and under-taught segments of a fine art education. We believe that artists are inherently entrepreneurs and any career in art needs to incorporate business skills in addition to an artistic practice.

We use critiques, online forums, business and brand development and more in this essential program.

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