Art Instruction at Schissler Academy

What does it mean to say Schissler Academy is modeled after the European Atelier schools? The term itself reaches back as far as the Middle Ages and more specifically refers to private European studios of the Renaissance. Master artists trained assistants who helped in the production of the masters' work or produced work under the name of the master. The Schissler Academy emulates the modern European style of Atelier.  Simply put, the Academy employs professional artists, most of whom are early to mid-career, to teach classical methods of fine art composition to students at a small ratio. While the academy offers an array of mediums and exercises, the emphasis on the classical styles of high realism and accuracy is paramount. The general academy is open to any student of any skill or age who signs up for classes.      
The Schissler Academy offers a cumulative curriculum that begins by establishing a strong foundation in fundamental skill sets, particularly drawing. The academy's unique structure allows for a student to join and begin taking classes at any time of the year, and even better, to move through the curriculum at their own pace. Students work in a studio format inside the spacious, historic Bonnell Building. The inviting atmosphere fosters the enjoyment of pursing the arts and encourages real growth. In any given class, students of all levels work on an array of compositions side-by-side. Instructors work one-on-one with each student. The result and beauty of the Atelier model is that it transcends the form and feel of a classroom, making the process of learning both immersive and experiential.
 General Adult Class Information
-Adult classes last for three hours and meet once per week.
-Classes cost $50.00 per class or $200.00 per month.
-Watercolor classes cost $55.00 per class or $220.00 per month due to the materials expense.
-Young adults are considered students between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. Young adult classes last for two hours and meet once per week, costing $45.00 per week or $180.00 per month.