To bring back the Golden Age of Illustration
At the Katz Atelier our goal is to build up students' proficiency in observing, and provide a structured process for drawing and painting that can be applied to any genre or subject. From fine arts to fantasy art, our teachings are based on the lost drawing and painting methods of Golden Age ateliers and masters.
Katz Atelier is a studio based Art School situated in the heart of Wellington. We teach a variety of artists from university students to working professionals at Weta Workshop, Digital, PikPok, A44 and so on. Weekend classes are perfect for those with a busy work schedule. All materials are included in the course costs.
Fundamentals of Drawing
This is our core introductory course which all students are required to take. This course re educates students on how to correctly observe and draw, focusing on structure and core principles that are then carried into oil painting. Students will learn to draw like they paint
Fundamentals of Oil
This introductory course for oil painting lets students become familiar with painting materials and understanding tone. We provide a non toxic painting environment using Gamsol as our paint thinner. Fundamentals of Drawing is required to take this course
Zorn Palette in Oils
The Zorn Palette is a great first leap into mixing colour in oils. In this course you will learn mixing under a controlled palette and basic colour theory. Fundamentals of Oil Painting is required to take this course
Advanced Charcoal Drawing
This course focuses on longer rendered efforts, building on the structure and observational techniques learned in previous classes. Fundamentals of Drawing is required to take this course.
Advanced Oil Painting
Here students are introduced to the warm/cool palette as well as a variety of new genres such as animals, still life and landscape painting. Students are required to have taken Zorn Palette in Oils
Smaug Weekend Session
Here students put everything they've learned leading up the Zorn Palette to the test. This is a full weekend class involving 16 hours of painting. Zorn Palette in Oils is required to take this course
Fundamentals of Figure Drawing
Fundamentals of Figure focuses on structure and simplification of form. In this class we will break down and develop a figure drawing process that can be replicated in any scenario. Fundamentals of Drawing is required to take this course
Still Life and Material Painting
A must for concept artists. This course covers various types of materials and how hey are affected by light. We will look at materials such as metal, fur, glass and ceramics. Advanced Oil Painting is required for this course
Composition and Landscape
Students are introduced to composition tropes, structures, materials and atmospheric effects found in landscapes. This knowledge is then applied to studio painted landscapes. Advanced Oil Painting is required for this course
James Doyle - Weta Workshop
This course has been life changing!
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About Katz Atelier
Founded by Matt Katz. The Katz Atelier is based on over 9 years of teaching experience in Design and Illustration at Massey University as well as his further studying at the Watts Atelier in California.
Email Matt for any queries