Atelier du Nord School

Two Harbors, MN



Atelier du Nord: A School of Classical Realism


On the north shore of Lake Superior is a small, private summer art school where serious artists come seeking classes taught by the master instructors. Training that was lost in the 1930's is being kept alive by a few, dedicated people.

The Atelier du Nord School of Classical Realism is the only 3-month summer program in the nation offering traditional master-to-student instruction from Beginning Oil Painting; Portraiture; Figure; Landscapes; Illustration and Still Life.

Instruction is intense and personal with the teachers directing each student, one-on-one, fitting the teaching to each student's ability. All of the instructors are full-time professional artists and teach in full 4-year atelier programs. The instructors have been trained in the traditions of the Boston School of American Impressionists and the French Academy. Classes are deliberately kept small (4-8 students per classs) to ensure the quality of instruction received.

Atelier du Nord is located at 1066 Highway 61 East, Two Harbors, MN 55616.

From top to bottom: Instructor's paintings including Mike Coyle, Untitled (Still Life); CeCeile Hartleib, Would You Like to Join Me, Madame?, oil on linen, 19 x 22 inches, collection of the artist, Male Torso, oil on linen, 19 15 inches, collection of Char Tidball, Portrait of Beth and Jackie, oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches, collection of Dr. Scott and Laurie Gauer.




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