ACHF Arts Access
Minnesota residents have access to artistic training and art educational advancement. Minnesotans have quality training and arts education in structured classes. One on one critiques provide artist's response to the program, and allows us to tailor the instruction for each student. 2: Expansion of arts programs available to Minnesotans. Increase in students, workshop registration and special educational lecture attendees along with a qualitative questionnaire will indicate success, and allow us to improve our program.
Five new workshops were created and a teaching program for those wanting to train children in art. The Atelier's first incursion into providing instruction for teachers to train children in art. The director interviewed those who signed up for the program and got a direct response to their review of it. The others relied on our hand out sheets. 2: The Atelier asked one of the people attending the children's teacher program to start a children's arts instruction program at The Atelier. The first class had eight children signed up for a ten week session meeting once a week on Saturday mornings. The Atelier was asked to continue the new children's program and expand it resulting in offering the program twice this fall.
Other, local or private
The Atelier is a nonprofit organization committed to the ideal of access for all to a structured system of artistic instruction based in the precepts of the classical masters. Our organization creates opportunities for all people to be trained as realist painters. We provide resources and classes that facilitate the skills needed to become a painter. We are devoted to building and sustaining a true learning environment focusing on fine draftsmanship and painting skills.
Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Amy Browender: Associate development officer, AmeriCorps; John Connelly: Independent consultant to nonprofits, photographer; vice chair, Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission; Paul Dice: President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts; Deborah Johnson: Senior director of exhibits and education, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota; Laura Kinkead: Leadership development consultant, The Collabrium; Gregory Peterson: Treasurer, River Arts Alliance (Winona); retired from Winona State University office of financial aid; Anne Jin Soo Preston: Arts and cultural nonprofit organization consultant; former Springboard for the Arts board member; Jonathan Schill: Program development team, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation; Cassandra Utt: Actor, singer, artistic data analysis; Sachidanandhan Venkatakrishnan, Executive board member, Minnesota Tamil Sagnam; IT project manager