Seattle Based Artist/Instructor & Aristides Atelier Graduate

Paul Rosiak graduated from the Aristides Classical Drawing and Painting Atelier in 2019, after which he continued studying under artists Anthony Ryder and Joseph McGurl. Before pursuing art, he studied philosophy and literature at Claremont McKenna College. In 2021, he will be attending the Hudson River Fellowship, studying plein air and landscape painting with Jacob Collins, and he will begin teaching national workshops in drawing and painting. His work has been featured in Realism Today, Artists and Illustrators UK, Southwest Art, International Artist, and Plein Air Magazine.

Statement about teaching the atelier:

"I believe that everyone can learn to draw and paint and I am passionate about helping students navigate the path towards mastery.

I aim to guide and challenge students to achieve the highest level of fundamental skills they are capable of achieving. Yet, I believe that the atelier is also about far more than imparting technical skills; it encourages new, enriched ways of seeing the world, empowers creative expression, and fosters a strong sense of purpose and community.

I aim to break complex tasks down into their component parts as clearly as possible, study them individually, and then show how to integrate these skills, engaging both the analytical and intuitive sides of the brain, and tailoring my approach to the unique needs of each individual student.

My own experience as a student in the atelier and at Gage Academy was very meaningful to me, and I am thrilled and honored to now be working alongside an incredible team of artists and teachers to create a deeply meaningful educational experience for atelier students."

Instragram:  @paulrosiakart

Artwork by Paul Rosiak

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