Whether you are a beginner or a professional artist, Townsend Atelier is a place where you will be allowed to learn, to experiment and to grow. We are dedicated to providing quality instruction in a wide variety of media to those who wish to advance their talents and interest in visual art. Taught by professional artists and art educators, we offer instruction in painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, mixed media, and a weekly open figure drawing studio. Our facility is located in the heart of the burgeoning Southside art district in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For students traveling from out of town, we are conveniently located near a variety of accommodations and dining options.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. You may register on line (link) or by phone 423-266-2712.

Gift certificates for class tuition are available. Contact us for details.

Classes to View:

    Summer Art Camp 2018

    Early Bird Discount!
    Register by April 1 by using code:  EARLYBIRD18
    at checkout

    5 different weekly sessions
    ages 6-17
    Monday-Friday | 9 am-3 pm

    Get ready for a full week of art, fun, and creativity by spending your summer making art at Chattanooga’s only art school, Townsend Atelier.

    All materials and a daily snack are included in the camp fee. Sign up for one week or for more!
    A 20% discount is available for siblings.  Please call us and register over the phone to receive this discount.
    See full description below for details.

    Townsend Atelier Gift Card

    Make the artist in your life happy by giving them a gift card for a class, workshop or art materials in our store.

    Life Drawing | Open Studio

    Every Thursday evening
    6-9 p.m.

     

    Drawing Essentials

    Tuesdays,  | 4-week session
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    instructor:  Stan Townsend

    January 9-30
    Makeup sessions:  February 6 & 13

    please note new time!

     

    Mosaic Workshop with Daud Akhriev

    Tuesday evenings 6-9 pm
    February 20, 27, & March 6
    Instructor:  Daud Akhriev

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Introduction to Copper Plate Etching

    February 24 & 25
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Instructor: Stan Townsend

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Composition Workshop in 2 Dimensional Media with Daud Akhriev

    2018
    April 7 & 8
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Instructor:  Daud Akhriev

    Daud returns to Chattanooga from Spain each winter for just a few short months, so this is your only chance to study with him in 2018!

    Just 1 spot left

    Monthly Group Critiques

    6-9 pm
    Meets Tuesday evening  once a month for 6 sessions
    January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 & June 5 & 26
    Facilitated by Mia Bergeron and Timur Akhriev

     

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Figure Painting in Oils from Life with Hollis Dunlap

    March 5-9
    9 am-4pm
    Instructor:  Hollis Dunlap

     

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Beginning Watercolor

    Mondays
    6 weeks | March 12, 19 (skip March 24), April 2-23
    9:00 a.m.- 12 noon
    Instructor:  Durinda Cheek

    Just 3 spots left

     

     

     

    Advanced Watercolor

    Mondays
    6 weeks | March 12, 19 (skip March 26), April 2-23
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Instructor:  Durinda Cheek

     

    Form & Color Workshop with Nicolás Uribe

    2018
    March 30-April 1
    10 am-6 pm

    Instructor:   Nicolás Uribe

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Palette Knife Painting

    Monday evenings
    6-9 pm
    April 9-May 28
    Instructor:  Mia Bergeron

     

     

    Urban Sketching

    Fridays, April 6-27
    10 am-12 noon
    Instructor: Durinda Cheek

    Indigo Shibori Dyeing

    2018
    Sunday, April 22
    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    Instructor:  Aaron Head

    Collage Workshop Session I

    Sunday, April 15
    10 am-3 pm
    Instructor:  Hollie Chastain

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Collage Workshop Session II

    Sunday, May 20
    10 am-3 pm
    Instructor:  Hollie Chastain

    To accommodate our waiting list for April’s class, we have added a second session in May.
    Just 4 spots left

     

    Introduction to Portrait Sculpture

    Tuesday evenings
    May 1-29 | 6-9 pm
    Instructor:  Maria Willison
    5 weeks | all levels are welcome

    Painting the Portrait in Pastel with Ellen Eagle

    2018
    May 7-10
    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Instructor:  Ellen Eagle

    space is limited so early registration is encouraged

    Skyscapes Over Landscapes with Christopher Groves

    June 22-24
    10 am-5 pm
    Instructor:  Christopher Groves

     

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    5 Day Advanced Painting Workshop with Mia Bergeron

    July 16-20
    10 am -4 pm
    Instructor:  Mia Bergeron

     

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Alla Prima Landscape Painting

    August 11 & 12
    9 am-5 pm
    instructor:  Dave Salerno

    Intermediate/Advanced Landscape Composition & Design

    5 weeks
    Wednesday evenings, September 12-October 10
    6-9 pm
    Instructor:  Dave Salerno

    Alla-Prima Portrait Workshop with Sean Cheetham

    2018
    September 21-23
    10am-5pm each day
    Instructor:  Sean Cheetham

     

    The Head Examined with Catherine Kehoe

    2018
    October 12-14
    10 am-5 pm
    Instructor:  Catherine Kehoe

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    The Head Examined with Catherine Kehoe Session II

    October 15-17
    10 am-5 pm
    Instructor:  Catherine Kehoe

    To accommodate a large waiting list for the October 12-14 workshop, we have added an additional session.
    Space will be limited to 12 students.

     

     

    THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

    Press Rental

    Available for rental at an hourly rate.
    Discount for AVA members.

    Private Lessons for Kids | with Kristin Kendall

    For ages 5-18 years

    Townsend Atelier instructor Kristin Kendall is now offering private lessons in drawing, painting, art fundamentals, and application for ages 5 and up. Lessons will be individualized to the student with objectives, interests, and ability in mind.

    Each session is 1 hour in duration but may be increased according to age and objectives. Lessons may be scheduled on a week to week basis or in a discounted series of 4 and 8.  All lessons will be held at Townsend Atelier.

    Private Lessons with Stan Townsend

    Townsend Atelier co-owner and instructor Stan Townsend, offers private lessons for the student who wants individualized instruction and critique outside of the class or workshop setting. Lessons are offered in drawing, figure drawing, painting, printmaking, or moldmaking/casting.  More details below.

    Private Lessons with Caleb Goggans

    Townsend Atelier instructor Caleb Goggans is now offering private lessons in drawing or painting for the student who wants individualized instruction and critique outside of the class or workshop setting. More details below.