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Art Studio and Classes

Art Studio and Classes

After School Art Studio

Accepting new students year round. Our new semester begins January 9 and ends May 31, 2024, Then repeats annually.

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.

For the Fall semester, from August 12 through December 19, 2024 you can purchase those months in advance for only $1,400.

Periodically materials fees will be collected as they are needed.

Thank you for committing to studying as improvement and learning takes time. Dates are all flexible and exchangeable and make up classes are always available Mondays through Thursdays with occasional Fridays and Saturdays. 

A semester commitment is good for students who want a regular routine and want to make progress toward finishing work. 

Fee: $1,400


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 with flexible scheduling available
Monday through Friday
1 to 5 pm
$500 per week

Summer Art Studio with Gabriel Coke
June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2024 - $500 materials included
June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2024 -$500 materials included
June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2024 - $500 materials included
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Summer Life Drawing Workshops with Sandra Sanchez

July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2024 - $500 includes model fee 
July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2024 - $500 includes model fee
July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2024 - $500 includes model fee



Sandra Sanchez will be our guest instructor in July, 2024. These three weeks will be taught with a professional life model. Mondays and Tuesdays will be instructed with a life model and Wednesdays through Fridays the students will work with a high quality reference image. This is ideal for getting experience from life and then slowing down to work with Sandra to finish a fine detailed drawing.

Sandra Sanchez is a graduate of The Grand Central Atelier in New York. 


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 is now at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. We greatly appreciate 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: $500
August through May

New Semester Begins January 9, 2024

Tuition $300 per month

Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.


Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.

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

Classes end December 21, 2023 and begin again January 9, 2024.

Fee: $300

August through May

New Semester Begins January 9, 2024

Tuition $300 per month

Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.

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

Tuesday 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Classes end December 21, 2023 and begin again January 9, 2024.

Fee: $300
August through May

New Semester Begins January 9, 2024

Tuition $300 per month

Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.

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

Wednesday 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Classes end December 21, 2023 and begin again January 9, 2024.


Fee: $300
August through May

New Semester Begins January 9, 2024

Tuition $300 per month

Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.

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

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.

Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 pm

 Classes end December 21, 2023 and begin again January 9, 2024.

 

Fee: $300

Tuesday Mornings from 10 am to 1 pm.

September through May, Start Date September 5, 2023

No Classes during August 2023

Tuition Fee: $300

Tuition is monthly and due by the 1st of each month.

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

Parents who are registering two family members are given a reduced tuition. These are for students taking After School Art Studio. 

Regular After School Art Studio classes happen August through May. Students attend Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM. Students come once per week and for make ups any time they are needed for missed classes.

Tuition is monthly and due at the first of each month. If your children miss any classes they are welcome to schedule make up classes. Missed classes do not roll over to future months or reduce tuition.

Periodically a $45 materials fee is needed to restock the studio.

 

Thank you for being part of the studio.

Fee: $550

Classes in session year round. Tuition is monthly and due by the first of each month.

Welcome to The Night Gallery!

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 and painting from life to personal work with the teacher.

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

Tuesdays: 6:30 to 8:30 PM    



Fee: $220

 

Mondays, March 18 and 25 from 11 AM 2 PM

Long Pose with Jenn Jones with flowers and Spring colors.

Let's paint together on two Mondays from 11 am to 2 pm. The studio will be livened up with some bright colors and flowers for us to welcome the new Spring. Two days is $80 or ask me about dropping in for $40.

Let me know if you are interested in other dates. Thanks everyone, Gabriel

 

Fee: $80

Open Portrait Studio Saturday, February 24, 2 to 5 PM

John Carrasco will be sitting for portrait from 2 to 5 PM. This is a four hour pose.
Come draw or paint with your friends for a four hour studio session with John.
$40, cash drop in is also welcome. Thanks and see you there!



Fee: $40
Saturday Afternoon In The Studio - $125
April 13, 2024 - 11 am to 4 pm
April 27, 2024 - 11 am to 4 pm
Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm. This studio time is for one-day oil painting alla prima. We will make one painting in one afternoon. This is good for beginners or advanced painters. After you register please email me at artstudentsatelier@gmail.com
We will plan ahead for you and talk about materials in advance.
Many materials are provided and we can plan for you to get personal materials like brushes.
Subjects range from personal projects to life painting with a model.
11 am to 4 pm
$125
See you in the studio!

Fee: $125

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

Welcome Back To After School Art Studio - Fall 2024

Students starting in August will attend during three weeks starting August 12. Tuition that month is only $225 since we will be meeting three weeks.

Classes happen Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.

You can let Gabriel know what day you prefer. Email Gabriel at artstudentsatelier@gmail.com

Semester Discounts are available for $1,400

No Class on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day

Fee: $225