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Austin-based professional art academy Atelier Dojo to host grand opening bash on Nov. 17 during East Austin Studio Tour

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Austin-based art studio Atelier Dojo is thrilled to announce their grand opening event on Nov. 17, on the second weekend of the 2018 East Austin Studio Tour (EAST). The event is open to the public and will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. at the studio’s East Austin location at the Canopy Arts Complex (916 Springdale Rd, Building 2, Suite #106B, Austin, Texas 78702). Founder, faculty and student work will be on exhibition during the event and both weekends of EAST and a special presentation will be made at 7:30 p.m. during the grand opening event. To RSVP, please see here. Atelier Dojo is a new professional art academy that is the dream of four female artists determined to cultivate a community of representational painters in Austin. Nationally recognized founders Jennifer Balkan, Denise Fulton, Karen Maness and Karen Offutt have embarked on a journey to create a home for emerging and established artists through workshops, classes and open studios. For more information please see: www.atelierdojo.com.

Atelier Dojo is a professional art academy and studio in East Austin’s Canopy Arts Complex. The studio features classes, workshops, open studios and memberships for artists looking to refine their skills. The Dojo has a talented and diverse group of instructors who teach on a rotating basis. The school believes that the foundation of realist art is the trained eye for observation. Classes are led by artists who are nationally recognized in their field and teach a curriculum based around the classical skills integral to realist drawing and painting. Students are also encouraged to attend open studios where they can hone their newfound skills alongside students of all levels. Atelier Dojo is a haven for all artists, not just those who are enrolled in current classes.

The academy was founded by a collective of four women who all had unique journeys with one thing in common through it all, painting. From the executive boardroom at Microsoft and Dreamworks to Ph.Ds and self-taught art careers turned academic, these four women all found their paths lead to the world of fine art and refined skill.

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916 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78702

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