Atelier is a French term for “workshop” or “studio”. In art, an atelier is an intimate group of students, apprentices, and assistants who work under the instruction of a master to produce artworks in the master’s name.

An atelier was standard practice for apprentices from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Apprentices would start young and handle only small tasks for the master, slowly working up in responsibility and skill until they become a master themselves.

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Dan Scott is the founder of Draw Paint Academy. He's a self-taught artist from Australia with a particular interest in landscape painting. Draw Paint Academy is run by Dan and his wife, Chontele, with the aim of helping you get the most out of the art life. You can read more on the About page.

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