My classes are small and personal, providing access to an accomplished painter, well studied and expert in the techniques of the Old Masters for over 4 decades. This access to the teacher results in student being able to receive more individual attention, allows for the comfort to ask many questions, and for every student to advance at their own desired pace.
For beginners, its truly an exciting experience of discovery as you begin to find comfort in expressing your creativity and expressing your ideas and emotions on a canvas. Do not be intimidated, the techniques of the Old Masters are proven over centuries and require only your patience, practice, passion and of course, a great teacher. :)
If you are an advanced artist and and perhaps feel stuck or desiring of new methods, perhaps reinvigorate and expand your skillset guided by the ancient established techniques of the Old Masters as taught right here, at Studio Atelier!
Studio Atelier opened it's doors 24 years ago with a specific focus on teaching the Traditional Techniques of the Old Masters in painting and drawing. This methodology is proven to work for beginners, advanced artists, younger and older artists, male and female alike! We have successfully made artists out of teenagers through octogenarians! It just requires your desire and passion for art.
Old Masters Techniques may sound difficult but, in actuality the system simplifies the process of painting and drawing thus making it possible for anyone who is willing to invest some time and effort to reach a Professional Level in relatively short time! The body of work produced by the students of all ages speak for itself and you are welcome to browse many of these as well as paintings from the teacher, Eva Roffe at, www.artschoolflorida.com and by googling my name, "Eva Roffe".
Classes are offered in a friendly, relaxed, small and supportive group setting of a maximum of about 10 students ensuring maximum attention from the teacher. Student artists are encouraged to learn at their own pace, there is no rush or pressure at this studio. The schedule is flexible and accommodating, simply speak to the teacher, Eva Roffe, to find one that best works for you.
**Please also ask about our special Student Workshops, scheduled throughout the year, allowing students more significant advancement over the span of several days of non-stop learning!**
You are most welcome to contact me to discuss your individual goals and your needs at:
Tel: 786 328 4130
Classes are held at:
- Sun: 10am - 1pm
- Mon: 10am - 1pm
- Wed: 10am - 1pm
- Thurs: 10am - 1pm
I am an artist for over four decades and an Art Instructor for over 21 years. What began as a love and passion for oil painting and art in many mediums evolved into a geniune exctiement in sharing this knowledge and passion with others. I am thrilled as I watch my students evolve with each class, seeing them improve and acquire new painting skills, and ultimately in sharing in their excitement as their expressions of creativity unfolds on their canvas.
Every student that has joined has become part of a small family of artists, something that surprised and enthralled me. We support each other in this studio, creating an environment that is warm and welcoming to all with a passion for Oil Painting.
Before I joined Studio Atelier I have tried painting on my own and also tried with other teacher(s) but none compare to the personal touch you get here and the extensive knowledge of the teacher EVA. I have learned so much and still do after so many years of joining her group. I can only say good things about her and welcome all who are trying to learn how to develop their artistic touch.
I can’t believe how much I’ve grown as an artist since I’ve met Eva. I love the friendly environment in class and the professional approach in the Stodio.
Eva teaches with reverence to classical training. However she is flexible and can instruct in modern style as well. The atmosphere is congenial and basic skills are constantly reinforced.
I begin the process the same for all new students. We have an initial conversation to understand their goals and discuss their ideas and expectations. We then cover the process of beginning at Studio Atelier and immediately set the excited student to work on their first painting!
During the process of producing the first painting, we will cover drawing basics, preparing the canvas, transferring the drawing to canvas, brush selection, colors, and working with oil paints.
From then on, I continue to work closely with the student to help select new exciting projects which prove both fun but also properly challenging to ensure continued progress and development as an artist.
To begin, I've been involved with the craft of oil painting for over 40 years. Along the way, I've attended many professional workshops with top artists and classes at various universities over the years, engaged in professional employment in various art studios of well-known artists, never ceased to stop learning via self-study and combing through hundreds of the most respected books, and traveled the world attending the best known museums to study directly from the works of the Old Masters themselves!
My skill speaks for itself and my work can be seen in local galleries, displayed in the offices of notable institutions, online, and in my studio as well. My capability as a teacher may be judged by the work produced by my students and the countless referrals I receive from them as they enjoy their weekly art sessions!
I have always aimed to keep my art classes very affordable, despite the level at which I conduct them and the quality of the instruction and art produced by my students, as I wish to share my appreciation of the Old Masters and their uniquely effective painting techniques with as many as possible! Remember, this isn't a paint and sip wine style of class, this is for those who seriously wish to embark on the real process of learning to become an Artist in the medium of oil paints, using the established and highly regarded methods of the Old Masters.
ART SCHOOL RATES:
*you may begin with as few as 4 sessions to start, to ensure just enough participation to judge your progress and satisfaction
- $50 per session when buying 4 sessions
- $42 per session when buying 8 sessions
Just over 24 years ago, I was an accomplished Oil Painter with works in multiple galleries, multiple paintings commissioned and sold, and was propositioned to hold classes. It was then that I discovered I loved sharing my enthusiasm and passion for this craft as much as I had enjoyed painting itself. Shortly after, I opened Studio Atelier.
I've worked with hundreds of students throughout my career from all walks of like and of all cultures. Despite teaching some advanced artists, most of my students come to me as complete beginners. My youngest student thus far has been 10 years old and the oldest is currently 85!
Always have a look at the body of work produced by the students and the artist/teacher themselves. See if it is work you are impressed by and a style you wish to learn.