Welcome to the Flemish Classical Atelier vzw (a not for profit organization). The Atelier is located in the Center of fabulous City of Brugge (Bruges in English)  in Belgium.  Bruges is located in the Flemish part of Belgium.  Bruges, referred to as Venice of the North, is by far one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and was home to most of the Old Flemish masters. 

Flemish Classical Atelier vzw, is established to provide an international environment for structured Classical drawing and painting programs in Belgium.  We provide classical art training to the contemporary artist.  The atelier offers an international environment for artists from all around the world to be immersed and collaborate in classical painting and drawing intensive courses and residencies, surrounded by the rich art and culture of Flemish Belgium.

Flemish Classical Atelier vzw, provides an international environment for the artistic development and collaboration of visual artists from around the globe. Since 2010, we have hosted artists from over 30 different countries, each with a different background and technique, but with an overall desire to collaborate, cooperate, improve and learn from not only the master in residence but other artists in the program. Our courses feature long term atelier programs in drawing and painting, as well as short term master workshops.  Studio work, Cultural immersion, museum and historical monument lectures are all part of our intensive programs.

We pursue artistic research in excellence in craftsmanship and draftsmanship, without regard to the individual technique of the artist. All our immersion drawing and painting workshops are taught by international master artists, well recognized in their fields.
Our program has admitted artists from the United States, Belgium, Italy,The Netherlands, Taiwan, New Zealand, England, Africa, Australia, Portugal, Ireland, China, France, Hong kong, Spain and more.
International painting and drawing workshops are run throughout the year and include: -Portrait and Figure Drawing from Life, -Portrait and Figure Painting from Life, Still Life Painting, Landscapes, Bargue Drawing Course, Cast Drawing, Cast Painting, and Master Copies.

  2017 WORKSHOPS

Cuong Nguyen

10 Days Pastel Portrait Drawing Intensive Workshop
April 17- April 28, 2017

Patrick Devonas

Painting Figurative Compositions Using the Venetian Method
May 1 – May 26, 2017

Adam Miller

Composing Narrative Figure Paintings Using the Baroque Painting Techniques
May 15 – 26, 2017

Shane Wolf

Direct and Indirect Approach to Modern Portraiture
June 5 – 9, 2017


SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS 2017

Angela Cunningham

Atelier Core Training in Drawing and Painting
June 5 – 30, 2017 and July 3 – 28, 2017

Steven Assael

Emotive Approach to Painting the Human Figure in Oils.
June 12 – 23, 2017

Giorgio Dante

Classical Figure Drawing and Painting Workshop
(European Academism – 19th Century Techniques)
July 3 – 14, 2017

Robert Liberace

A Modern Approach to the Classic Figure
July 17 – 28, 2017


Cindy Procious


Painting the Realistic Still Life
July 31 – August  11, 2017

Teresa Oaxaca

Painting the life size classical portraiture with still life
August 21 – 31, 2017

Natural Pigments

Painting Best Practices taught by Natural Pigments
September 1 – 3

Ego Lataire

Absolute Beginner Drawing and Painting Course
Dates to be announced