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Membership and Mentorship

Instant access to Sadie Valeri's Online Atelier
Classical art courses with affordable one-on-one mentorship options
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Basic Access Without Feedback

Instant access to our pre-recorded classical art courses.
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Drawing Courses Only

 $429/year 
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 $39/month 
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Painting and Drawing Courses

 $649/year 
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 $59/month 
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Light
Feedback​

Instructor support in writing twice per week as you work through any of our painting or drawing courses.
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Includes instant access to all courses.

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 $759/year 
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 $69/month 
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Atelier
Feedback  ​

Instructor support in writing twice per week as you complete our courses to our atelier standards, starting with the graphite series.

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Includes instant access to all courses.
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 $2,299/year 
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 ​$209/month 
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​Atelier Feedback
Premium

Includes everything in the Atelier Feedback program plus weekly one-on-one live video calls with your instructor.

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Includes instant access to all courses.

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 $5,819/year 
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 $529/month 
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Group Memberships Plans for Teachers 

Offer our full classical program, appropriate for all ability levels, to your class, school or university with a discounted group plan for 5, 10, 20, 50 or more student accounts. To inquire about rates and terms contact us and write "Group Membership Plans" in the subject line: Contact Us

Full Description: Basic Access Without Feedback

Sadie's program of historic classical training is designed to lead you step-by-step towards mastery of drawing and painting, starting at any level. Choose to either start at the beginning and work through all the courses in order, or jump around and take only the courses you need to fill in the gaps in your previous art education. All our courses are pre-recorded so you can start any time and work through the lessons at your own pace. Basic members can upgrade to a Feedback plan at any time by logging in and selecting a new plan on this page.

Light Feedback Program​ Description

Post your coursework in our private forums and get written feedback and answers to your questions from our instructors, up to twice a week. Our Light Feedback is one or two brief paragraphs for each submission, including encouragement, advice, and suggestions for how to improve. Unlike our more formal Atelier Feedback level, Light Feedback members can work through any of our drawing or painting courses, in any order.

"I often regretted not attending a fine arts program at university. This course fills in what I thought that I was missing. It is exactly what I have been looking for and I don't have to leave my home, and I can work at my own pace... My only regret is that I didn't come across this program sooner."

~ Feedback Member Brenda H.

Atelier Feedback Program​ Description

This membership level is limited to a small number of enrollees.

The full atelier experience: Work through our courses in our recommended order starting with graphite drawing, and get intensive twice-weekly written feedback from our instructors.

Members of this program follow a traditional atelier plan of study, starting with Classical Sketchbook for Beginners and Intro to Classical Drawing, then advancing to Bargue Plate Drawing with Graphite. Once a student has completed at least one fully shaded Bargue plate with graphite (usually a hand, foot, arm or leg plate) they then have the option to do a more advanced Bargue plate, a cast drawing, a charcoal course, or a still life painting course. Figure and portrait studies then follow. Our instructors help students decide what courses to do in what order.

 

Atelier Feedback members post their coursework to our private forum. Atelier Feedback consists of several paragraphs of detailed critique, encouragement, and advice, often including overlays and diagrams. Every step of every lesson usually requires at least two or three rounds of feedback before the student is approved to advance to the next step. The student only advances to the next step when the instructor feels that step has been mastered. In this way this is a true foundation course, with a focus on rigorous skill-building.

Atelier Feedback Premium includes all of the above plus weekly live video calls with your instructor.

"I have grown so much! Both as an artist and as a person. Yes, my skills have improved greatly and I still sit back in wonder when I have completed a project and say to myself “I did that”!... Unexpectedly, the greatest gift has been the stillness that has come into my life. With this I see the world differently. May I say more intensely.  Life has become richer. I approach everything slower and with more awareness of all the beautiful nuances in each given moments. Life is more of a gift then it has ever been. ."

~ Feedback Member Marilyn A.

~ How Our Mentorship Works ~

Feedback Members submit their work by posting to our private forums up to twice a week. Our instructors respond with detailed written feedback, including overlays as needed. Our teaching style is positive, precise, and encouraging. We are committed to helping our members reach their highest artistic goals through our personal mentoring. We believe in meeting each artist where they are at, and we always go above and beyond in offering detailed, specific, and constructive feedback at every stage of every project.

Instructors
All our instructors have been personally trained by Sadie. They were selected to teach based on their high level of personal artistic achievements, their ability to clearly verbalize technique, and for their ability to teach with emotional intelligence.
Sadie supervises all instruction closely and also adds her comments. Sadie is available by email if a member has a question or concern they would like to discuss in confidence.

Flexible  Schedule
Feedback Members can post their coursework up to twice a week, any time before the upload deadlines on 
Monday and Thursday mornings. Instructor feedback is posted within 24 hours later. There is no requirement to upload work. Members work at their own pace and on their own schedule. 

Pause or Cancel Monthly Memberships Any Time
It's easy to pause or cancel your membership. Pausing delays the next billing cycle, so you can pause a monthly membership, but yearly memberships are a year-long, non-refundable commitment. Notification of upcoming payment is always emailed seven days in advance.

 

Fair Practices
We are a small artist-run business and our only agenda is to offer high-quality historic-based art training as affordably as we possibly can. We do everything possible to be clear and fair about all our policies up front, and we are always responsive to communication. 

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