Atelier Methods in Drawing (S21)

Instructor: Mike Howat


Explore contemporary and experimental approaches to classical drawing methods. Working from sculpture, still lives, portrait, or other subject matter of choice, students will be guided through a series of drawing and sighting techniques to create developed but expressive drawings. 

 Originally developed in 19th century studio schools in France and Italy, the atelier method is a tried-and-true approach to creating highly life-life drawings and paintings, and is used today by most contemporary realists.

The course is open to all skill levels, and will be held online via Zoom.


Mike Howat is a New Hampshire-based painter and printmaker. His work explores themes of urbanization, Americana and collective memory. Since earning his B.F.A. from New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2014, he has been actively engaged in the growing New England art scene. He exhibits regularly with Kelley Stelling Contemporary and Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and has shown with Chase’s Garage, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Nahcotta, among others. He is the current artist-in-residence at Kimball Jenkins School of Art, where he teaches classes and workshops in painting, printmaking and drawing.