Atelier Hawai‘i at WCC: Creating a New Generation of “Old Masters”

Six-Week Summer Intensive begins May 23–July1, 2016

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
William Zwick, 236-9152
Atelier Instructor, Humanities
Posted: Mar 31, 2016

Atelier Instructor William Zwick
Atelier Instructor William Zwick

What happens when modern 21st century art students meet 19th century teaching techniques—the way the Old Masters, such as Rembrandt, were taught? For six weeks this summer Windward Community College art instructor William Zwick will offer 24 students the opportunity of a lifetime to learn to draw and paint like the European Masters.

“The Atelier sparked and ignited a passion I didn’t know I had,” said Sean Yoro, muralist painter from East Oahu now living in New York. See the Sean Yoro Spotlight video on YouTube at

Atelier Hawai‘i (ah-tell-yay) is a 6-week intensive workshop in Classical Realism, one of a growing number gaining popularity in the United States. With an emphasis on the underlying principals of drawing and painting, participants will develop skills in sight-size/observational drawing and learn oil painting techniques used by the great European Masters.

Atelier Hawai‘i Summer Workshop 2016
May 23 to July 1, 2016
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hale P
ālanakila Art Studios at Windward Community College

Seats are now available in the 2016 Summer Workshop from May 23 to July 1. Students can choose to earn six (6) college credits by completing the workshop (rarely offered in atelier programs across the US), or attend as a community education noncredit participant.

Under the instruction of classically trained at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy and recognized artist William Zwick, students will learn the Realist Tradition in spacious, light-filled art studios located at Windward Community College.

“I loved every minute! Completing the Atelier was a very rewarding experience. The skills I learned have launched me into a serious career in art, including several commissions from art collectors,” said Atelier Hawai‘i student Jill Butterbaugh.

Students draw from classical sculpture, study the human figure from live models, draw and paint from casts and progress from the underpainting to the full palette incorporating the challenges of color harmony, composition, tonal values, perspective and gesture.

“It was a lot of work, but now I have the courage to do a lot of things that I don’t think I would have tried on my own,” revealed former student Amanda Joy Ryan. “It also gave me this hope and faith in myself.”

Enrollment is limited, register early!

Tuition (24 seats only):

Noncredit $1,488

College credit (6 credits) $1,488 for residents, $2,142 for non-residents

For more information and/or to get on the registration list, call Atelier Hawai‘i instructor William Zwick at 808-236-9152. For noncredit registration information, call 808-235-7433 or visit

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