Review: The Pharaoh’s Mystery – May Holiday Workshop

When I asked to the teachers the themes of the workshop for May Holidays, Louise came up with a classical but nevertheless challenging idea : let’s travel to Ancient Egypt on the steps of archeologists and uncover the Pharaoh’s Mystery ! From April the 27th to May the

Growing confidence part 1.

We received this email today: “Grateful thanks to you and your team for making today’s painting class for our children such a success. They’ve had a fantastic time and they will grow in confidence, knowing that they can achieve something.” The kids, whom

#weareCharlietoo: your contributions and messages

Thanks for sending us your contributions, we are proud to publish them as a gesture of solidarity and deep concern about the tremendous pain of the victims relatives and to fight the horror the terrorist attacks that happened these last days in France barge in ou


Dear Friends, Atelier’s team, who everyday teach children from various countries, the importance of strength, freedom and humor in their creative path, is really jolted by the attack against Charlie Hebdo which happened 2 days ago in Paris, France. We stand by the victim’s family

Happy colourful, creative & magic year !

Happy colourful, creative & magic year from Atelier’s team (from left to right): Adeline, Atelier’s French Resident Teacher, graduated from a famous French Fine Art School, she came to China 2 years ago and came back all her way from France to be Atelier’s

Souvenirs of the Time Travel Workshop

During APEC, while some of you were experiencing crowded airports, stayed at home for a TV series marathon or enjoyed the sun in Beijing parks. I know a bunch of courageous children who attempted a Time Travel at Atelier Art School and they did well! The morning group (5 to 8

Dioramas at Atelier !

A Diorama is a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum, the first usage of the word Diorama during the 19th-century was to designate a mobile theatre device. (see the article in Wikipedia) Victorian diorama John

Ai Weiwei flies away to Alcatraz

I have to admit that I have never been an Ai Weiwei ‘s supporter. I have appreciated some of his works and gestures, seen some of his exhibitions with no real enthusiasm, followed his juridical difficulties in occidental press, been shocked by his incarceration, been bored

1st images of Jean Nouvel’s future NAMOC coming to Beijing Olympic Park

Jean Nouvel Ateliers has released images of the official designs for the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). Originally inspired by the simplicity of “a single brush stroke,” the 21st century art and calligraphy museum will become the centerpiece of a new cultural district at

The Bethel China 2015 Art Calendar has arrived !

We had a first contact with Bethel NGO through a generous mother who wanted to take blind kids to do a creative activity, we organized a class especially for them and they loved it, they did beautiful clay masks colored with spices. This class really was a rich and moving