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Registration for Year 2017/18!

New classes for next semester!

This year,Atelier offers a unique range of Signature art classes for children from 4 years old to adults in its 2 campuses: Sanlitun and Shunyi. Check the classes and schedule and register before summer! To be sure your children or you will have a space in the class you choose, remember, we do not take more than 8 students for one class!


Discover Visual Art – 4/5 years old

Discover Visual Art + - 6/7 years old

Discover, explore and develop your skills

Learn art through art history, discover new practices, open your mind and be creative.

This course will be the first step to a knowledge and understanding of Art History. During the year, DVA’ students will discover artists, masterpieces, artistic movements, experiment new techniques, learn to use creative tools and to create ambitious artworks. They will explore colours, shapes and textures, and progressively learn to be autonomous and self confident in their creative gesture.


Collage, drawing techniques, painting, gouache, ink, paper-mâché, clay, models..

Objectives of this class

  • Discover & experiment all kind of media

  • Engage the student: get curious, creative and learn autonomy

  • Open the student’s mind and build its critical mind

  • Learn how to translate an idea into a work of art

  • Learn how to choose the right tool and to use it properly


Discover Visual Art – 4/5 years old                                              

Tuesday - 4:00 to 5:00 - 5:15 to 6:15

Friday - 4:00 to 5:00

Saturday - 9:30 to 10:30

Sunday - 9:30 to 10:30

Discover Visual Art + - 6/7 years old

Monday - 4:00 to 5:30 - 5:45 to 7:15

Wednesday - 2:00 to 3:30

Saturday - 10:45 - 12:15



Visual Art – 8/12 years old

Visual Art + - 12/15 years old

Art, creativity and more independent practice

This is a crucial age for creativity. Children are more aware of trends and how others perceive their work. They have entered a stage where their thought is more structured and has a clearer direction, their creative work too.

This course aims to push students out of their comfort zone. They will work on topics that will help them question their surroundings, create awareness, and have a richer understanding of themselves. They will also learn about the main trends that have shaped History of Art. The teacher will help them dig deeper in their abilities to create intelligent and ambitious artworks.


Advanced techniques, watercolor, acrylic, ink, drawing, cardboard (how to use a cutter and a glue-gun), plaster...

Art history and cultural contribution

The teacher will do a link between each subject studied in course and an artist, oeuvre or artistic movement. He/she will explain the historical background of the oeuvres and give biographic details about the artists.

The students will receive a notebook in which they will do preparatory sketches, stick images and take notes about the artists or oeuvres they study.

Objectives of this class

  • Develop the students’ creativity

  • Realize a project from its conception to its end

  • The teacher will push the student to stretch their own expectations and limits

  • Master more complicated techniques



Visual Art – 8/12 years old

Wednesday - 4:30 to 6:30

Sunday - 10:45 to 12:45

Visual Art + - 12/15 years old

Friday - 5:30 to 7:30

Sunday - 2:00 to 4:00



Drawing and Painting

8-12yo / 12-15 yo

Learn to observe

Discover the foundations of drawing and painting through art history. This class is a perfect blend of a creative and technical approach.

Students will learn drawing and painting techniques, inspired by artists’ painting from classical to more contemporary oeuvres. They will also learn to understand painting as a powerful and protean media, to think about the image they create and to make decision about their gestures as painters to generate creativity and thought in their practice.


How to choose the right paper, canvas, brushes, pencil, colours

Art history and cultural contribution

Painting is an old and respected medium, students will have to think about their own taste and place as novice painters.

The teacher will do a link between each subject studied and an artist, oeuvre or artistic movement. He/she will explain the historical background of the oeuvres and give biographic details about the artists.

The students will receive a notebook in which they will do preparatory sketches, stick images and take notes about the artists or oeuvres they study.


Objectives of this class

  • Develop a reflection based on the pictorial gesture

  • Acquire a real sense of observation

  • Learn patience

  • Discover and learn painting and drawing techniques


Drawing and Painting – 8/12

Tuesday - 5:30 to 7:30

Saturday - 2:00 to 4:00

Drawing and Painting - 12/15

Monday - 5:30 to 7:30


Technical Drawing and Painting - 8/12 - 12 / 15 - adults

Raise your level

This class offers a technical approach to learn drawing and painting from the basics. The student will experiment different pictorial techniques such as drawing with pencils, charcoal, ink, painting with watercolor, acrylic or oil. The teacher follows each student personally following his rhythm and progresses to guide them on their path to a more advanced technical level.



Technical Drawing and Painting - 12 / 15

Thursday - 5:00 to 7:00

Technical Drawing and Painting - adults

Monday - 1:30 to 3:30 - 7:30 to 9:30

Thursday -7:00 to 9:00



Engineering Lab - 12/15 years old

The comprehensive engineering experience

This unique class offers to teens to learn the basics of engineering mixing mechanics, electronic and coding. The students will learn the necessary skills to be able to design and build independently their own machines and robots.

During the year they will study:

·       Mechanical engineering: basic principles of thermodynamic and mechanical engineering.

·       Electronics and coding: basics of electronics, sensor inputs, LEDs and basic electro-mechanical control using an Arduino microprocessor.

While acquiring these new skills, the students will learn project management and develop robotic projects with numerical machine tools such as 3D printers, numerical milling machine and professional tools.


Wednesday - 5:15 to 7:45

Saturday - 4:15 to 6:45


Makers basics - 8/12 years old

Become a maker!

Atelier Fablab’ s team is deeply convinced that prototyping techniques should be democratized to allow everyone to get innovative and creative.

This course is a mix of theory, experimentation through practice and are designed by Atelier’ s art teachers and professional engineers. At the end of the year, the students will be able to realize complex objects using different techniques including numerical production and electronic prototyping platforms.

 Students will learn to use prototyping tools to manufacture innovating products:

·       Common tools: dremels, drillers, glue gun, 3D pens, foam cutters…

·       Electronic tools: oscilloscope, voltmeters, soldering iron, Arduino electronic prototyping platform

  • Basics of C programming language

·       Computer numerical controlled machines like 3D printers and numerical milling machines

  • CAD (computer aided drawing) on 2D and 3D softwares


Wednesday - 2:30 to 5:00

Thursday - 4:30 to 7:00


Early bird discount

10 % discount if you register 20 classes to any class before the 20th of July

Family discount

If you register more than one member in the same family, the second will benefit a 10 % discount

Atelier student discount

As an Atelier student, you will benefit discount on every workshop at Atelier and Atelier Fablab all year long

If you gather a group of 4 children minimum, we might arrange a class for your group within our schedule availabilities

*Registration rules

  A 30% non-refundable deposit needs to be paid before the class to confirm the registration.

The course fee is not refundable if Atelier is not responsible for the suspension, the lessons paid and not taken will be credited to your account for a later use. If Atelier is the cause of the suspension, the money will be refunded. 

If you can't find the suitable class on the schedule, contact us and we can arrange a new class for you if there is a group of children!