Atelier stems from the 19th century French Academy, where students studied as apprentices with an established master artist.  This relationship allowed students to become adept at observation, theory and craft.  ASLD’s Atelier program is designed to create a unique, in depth experience and opportunity to work long term with an established professional artist in a small group setting.
The Atelier program includes a dedicated studio to which students have access anytime during normal ASLD hours of operation: MondayThursday, 8:30am – 9pm (must arrive before 7pm, when building locks), FridaySaturday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Formerly a world-class athlete, while vying for a spot on the United States Olympic Field Hockey Team, Martha suffered a career ending injury. Post recovery, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, 1985. Attracted to the physical nature of sculpture, Russo studied in Florence, Italy, and at Princeton University, later earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Martha exhibits her sculptures and installations nationally in solo and group shows.

This four-day intensive workshop will focus on different practices and strategies used to make art. Presentations, discussions, and field trips will introduce students to people, processes and places to bring an idea and inspiration to fruition. The students will visit: art fabricators and material distributors and 3 group studios: Ironton, RedLine, and Tank Studios. Students will come away with a broad and personal introduction to the infinite possibilities of working in close proximity to other like-minded creatives and
many processes. Each student will give a brief overview of their work and present one specific project for class brainstorming.

April 3-6 | Monday-Thursday, 9AM-4PM
$322 for 4-day workshop, $378 for non-members