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Art Studio and Classes

Art Studio and Classes

After School Art Studio

Accepting new students in 2022 and ends May 31, 2023

My name is Gabriel Coke and I am the instructor at Art Students' Atelier. I specialize in teaching talented children. I teach Drawing and Oil Painting with skills I practiced in my many years in Ateliers in Europe and The United States. Please feel welcome to contact me to discuss your child's needs, goals and abilities. Your child's success means a great deal to me. I offer year-round instruction, experience and letters of recommendation as your child approaches college admissions. 

After School Art Studio has run since 2012. Since its beginning this class has graduated new generations of young and skilled Art students who have gone on to study in several top Art schools and colleges in The United States and Europe. The success of these students comes from beginning as young as 12 years old and staying in the studio year-round until an extraordinary portfolio is built. These young students perform extremely well and approach college with experience and confidence.  

The studio is also fun, inspiring and supportive. The safe and functional atmosphere is nurturing and helps students concentrate for many hours at a time. All abilities are welcome and instruction is taught with heart warming commitment to everyone's well being. 

Parent Testimonials

My daughter has been coming to Gabriel’s studio since middle school, from 6th to 11th grade. She has learned so much technique and skills, from charcoal to oil painting. Gabriel is a very talented artist and a great teacher, very patient with students with positive and encouraging teaching skill. My daughter not only improved her art, but began to truly enjoy the art. She decided to pursue art as her career.  She has been accepted by Parson’s School of Design, major illustration for 2021 Fall term. We are greatly appreciated Gabriel’s teaching over the years. 

Alison Pan

Saratoga, CA

 

Other Studio Sessions

The Atelier also hosts Open Portrait Studio three Thursday mornings each month. There is also Night Gallery Art Studio  on Tuesday evenings specially designed for working professionals. Tuesday Morning Art Studio is from 10 am to 1 pm.

NOW Open for enrollment, Summer Art Studio 2023

Summer Art Studio is ideal for the creation of an art portfolio as students prepare for college applications. All abilities are welcome whether for fun or for reaching academic goals.

Young students will practice drawing and oil painting each studio work-week. These are opportunities to concentrate in the studio with quality guidance to gain skills, experience and finished work. Gabriel Coke has helped hundreds of children reach their goals of preparing for college by becoming skilled and confident young artists. Students 12 and up are welcome.


Summer Art Studio Workshops - College Portfolio Builder
5 Day Workshops 
Monday through Friday
1 to 5 pm
$450 per week
$1,100 for 3 weeks upon request.
June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Please email Gabriel to announce which dates you are choosing and ask about materials or special needs for each week.
Discounts available for multiple weeks upon request. Contact Gabriel at artstudentsatelier@gmail.com to ask about help for costs.

 

Parent Testimonials

My daughter has been coming to Gabriel’s studio since middle school, from 6th to 11th grade. She has learned so much technique and skills, from charcoal to oil painting. Gabriel is a very talented artist and a great teacher, very patient with students with positive and encouraging teaching skill. My daughter not only improved her art, but began to truly enjoy the art. She decided to pursue art as her career.  She has been accepted by Parson’s School of Design, major illustration for 2021 Fall term. We are greatly appreciated Gabriel’s teaching over the years. 

Alison Pan

Saratoga, CA


Gabriel was my daughter’s art teacher for over six years. We discovered Gabriel when we met an artist painting at Hakone Gardens years ago. My daughter, who was 12 at the time and a budding artist, was in awe of the artist’s work. She spoke with us and told us that she had been a student of Gabriel’s and recommended him as an outstanding teacher. We signed my daughter up for lessons right away and she continued learning under Gabriel until she graduated from high school. Under Gabriel’s wing, she honed her drawing and painting skills. He helped her with her portfolio and she was accepted into many top art schools around the United States. Gabriel is a kind and patient teacher, and his approach to teaching generates a warm and welcoming environment. He works with each student, brings out their talents, and by example, instills in them the passion to be a lifelong learner. In addition to this, he gives his students opportunities to participate in art competitions, exhibits, and to work with professional artists from around the world. These additional opportunities show his commitment and dedication to his students and his studio. I continue to recommend Gabriel to anyone I know that is interested in art. Because of his professionalism, his passion, and his dedication to the arts, students and our art community will continue to thrive and be strong. Sincerely,

Jenni Tellefsen 

Los Altos, CA


Fee: $450

Figure Drawing from Life is the most essential skill acquired by well trained atelier students.

RAIN DELAY for January 9. Our start date will be January 16, Makeup night will be February 6 or 7.

These courses are a series of live model sessions over 10 hours. Poses are a mix of nude and clothed with professional figure models. These are instructed and include a variety of short poses progressing to longer poses.

For many years I have studied the nude figure. I began as a teenager and have practiced in many studios in the US and Europe. 

I am offering a variety of essential skill building exercises and we will be working with female models. Junior and Senior students are welcome to join and gain an advantage as they approach college admissions. All ages 16 and up are welcome. 

These are energetic, fun and academic, with a solid foundation in anatomy, gesture and expression. 

Please commit these weekends and evenings to practice one of the most challenging, but rewarding, genres of art, Life Drawing.

 

Figure Drawing From Life Studio - Model Fee Included

Monday Evenings from 6:15 to 8:45 PM

4 Night Course and Dates - 10 Hours Total

 January 9, 16, 23, 30 - $350

Model for all all dates in January is Jennifer Jones


Weekend Workshops from Life - 10 Hours Total

Two Sundays per workshop 10 AM to 4 PM - $350 per workshop

 Sundays, March 5, 12, 2023            short and long poses  10 to 4

After registration please contact your instructor to let him know what classes you are reserving. Ask him about materials. Some drawing materials are provided. Tips for the model are appreciated.

Welcome drawing materials are anything you are comfortable with. That includes compressed charcoal, soft or hard vine charcoal, graphite, pastel, and whatever drawing paper sketch books you prefer. We will be making a lot of drawings so affordable newsprint is fine. Free large sheets of 11 by 19 bright white office paper is available for drawing dozens of fast drawing for exercises.

All images in the gallery are by Gabriel Coke

Fee: $350

Tuesday Mornings from 10 am to 1 pm.

August through May, Start Date August 9, 2022

No Classes during June and July 2022

Tuition Fee: $300

Tuesday Morning Art Studio is a small class for personal instruction in Drawing and Oil Painting. This class is for adults who need personal guidance to build on existing strengths and discover skills they may not have found previously. Three hour sessions are good for working patiently to practice and improve over time.

Students who purchase an Annual Student Membership help support the studio and keep us open and independent. Thank you for becoming a member of Art Students' Atelier.

Periodically a $45 Materials and Studio Maintenance Fee of $45 is collected. This typically is for two months at a time.  

Fee: $300

August through May

New Semester Begins January 9, 2023

Monday classes are from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. On occasional holidays we may meet on any other After School day Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 

Periodically a small materials fee of $45.00 is collected for shared drawing and oil painting supplies. Students will also learn how to acquire supplies to become self-sufficient.

Monday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $300

August through May

Start Date August 9, 2022

Periodically a small materials fee of $45.00 will be collected for shared drawing and oil painting supplies. Students will also learn how to acquire supplies to become self-sufficient.

Tuesday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $300

August Through May

After School Art Studio 

Studio drawing and painting from life. 

Periodically a small materials fee of $45.00 will be collected for shared drawing and oil painting supplies. Students will also learn how to acquire supplies to become self-sufficient.

Wednesday: 4 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $300

August Through May

Start Date August 11, 2022

Periodically a small materials fee of $45.00 will be collected for shared drawing and oil painting supplies. Students will also learn how to acquire supplies to become self-sufficient. 

Thursday: 4 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $300

Class in session year round.

Welcome to The Night Gallery

In January we will be meeting Monday evenings. Tuesdays will resume in February. 

RAINED OUT JANUARY 9! Our 1/9 start date is officially rained out due to the weather forecast making driving look awful. Our fourth night will likely be 2/6.

We will be figure drawing all month on January 16, 23, 30, and February 7, 2023. Model Fee Included so January is $350

Night Gallery is good for working professionals or anyone looking for an evening art class to practice drawing and painting.

Projects range from portrait drawing from life to personal work with the teacher.

periodically a small materials fee of $45 is collected for shared materials.

Tuesdays: 6:15 to 8:45 PM     


Fee: $220
One model for one 3 hour pose per session spanning two to three meetings per month. Sometimes we will finish up in two sessions and the third is a new pose, depending on the group. 

Fee, $100 per month

3 Thursday Mornings Per Month - Sometimes Wednesdays or Fridays as well.
10 AM to 1 PM are our usual Thursday morning hours.

January 12, 19, 26, Thursdays, Model, Sterling Hawkins, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
February Not Scheduled due to workshops
March 2, 9, 23, Thursdays, Model TBA, 10 am to 1 pm.

Fee: $100
Subjects range from personal projects to life drawing and painting with a model.
Work will range from graphite on paper to charcoal and chalk as well as pastels on sanded papers. Also included is alla prima painting from still life or a model.
1 pm to 5 pm
$75

January 21, 1 to 5 PM 
Fee: $75

Thank you for helping restock the studio for things we all share. Your support provides everything from cleaning supplies to subject matter. This helps us restock paints, oils, drawing papers, paper towels, light bulbs, electrical cords, tape, clips, lamps, etc. 

Studio fees are needed periodically and last about two months. For more expensive projects we will discuss when needed. 

Thank you kindly, Art Students' Atelier

 Read more about being a Well Equipped Student

Above is a blog post about materials.

Fee: $45