2017-2018 Atelier Courses

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, 6/7 years old

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.

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- 5:00

Thursday 4:00- 5:00

Friday 4:00- 5:00

Saturday 11:15- 12:15

Sunday 9:30- 10:30

Discover Visual Art + 6/7 years old

Tuesday 5:00- 6:30

Friday 5:15-  6:45

Saturday 9:30-  11:00

Visual Art 8/12, 12-15 years old

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.

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

Thursday 5:00 - 7:00

Saturday 4:00 - 6:00

Sunday 10:45 -12:45

Visual Art + 12/15 years old

Sunday 2:00 - 4:00

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

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 watercolour, 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 8-12 years old

Friday 4:00- 6:00, 6:10-8:10

Saturday 9:30 -11:30

Technical Drawing and Painting 12-15 years old

Wednesday 4:30- 6:30

Friday 6:00- 8:00

Saturday 2:00 - 4:00

Technical Drawing and Painting adults

Wednesday10:00- 12:00, 6:30- 8:30

Makers basics 8-12 years old

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.

Students will learn to use prototyping tools to manufacture innovative 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


Sunday 1:30- 4:00

Engineering Lab 12/15 years old

This unique class offers to teach the basics of engineering mixing mechanics, electronic and coding. The students will learn the necessary skills 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.


Friday 4:30 -7:00


Early bird discount:

10 % discount if you register 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