Deborah Paris – The Landscape Atelier

The Landscape Atelier is a 21st century atelier dedicated to landscape painting founded by painter Deborah Paris. We provide instruction through online classes, workshops at our studio in Clarksville, TX as well as other locations, and The Atelier Program, which is a two-year intensive program for the serious study of landscape painting. Our popular online classes are open to students with all levels of experience and our workshops are designed to take students to the next level in their work.


Atelier Programs

The Landscape Atelier has developed two programs – The Drawing Program and The Drawing-Painting Program– designed to provide students with thorough and rigorous training in landscape drawing and painting. Both programs are delivered online with a low residency requirement, which allows students from all over the world to participate.

The Landscape Atelier Drawing Program is a comprehensive one-year program designed for beginning to advanced artists seeking an intensive study of drawing the landscape. The Drawing Program will focus exclusively on the materials, concepts, and skills of drawing from Nature.

The Drawing-Painting Program is a comprehensive two-year program designed for beginning to more advanced artists seeking intensive study in drawing and painting the landscape, based on learning core concepts and skills, drawing techniques and materials, master copies, drawing from Nature, memory training exercises, observation of Nature, drawing and sketching in the field, design and composition, color theory and practical application, direct alla prima painting and advanced indirect painting techniques in the studio, and working from memory and imagination.

Both Atelier Programs require a 15-20 hour per week time commitment as well as flexible two or four week residencies. For more details and to apply visit:


Online Classes

Our popular online classes are open to students of all experience levels. We have been teaching online classes for over eight years and deliver personalized high quality instruction in an online format. These four and six week classes are offered as virtual online learning opportunities. They are designed to provide a complete learning experience at a slower, more measured pace and without the added expense of travel and lodging. Students may log into the class blog at anytime. There are no scheduled times for the class to meet, so students may complete their work and study on their own schedules. Students also receive a bonus of an additional week to complete their assignments and post for comment.  The class blog serves as an online studio/classroom where students and the instructor can interact. Students receive one-on-one critique and comment from the instructor.

Students have access to and may copy all class materials and also have access to class video demos for up to one year after the class ends.

Remaining 2017 Online Class Schedule

Drawing & Painting Trees – September 8 – October 6

The Training & Use of Memory – October 6- November 3

Composing the Landscape – November 3 – December 1

To learn more including class descriptions, reading lists, and to register go to:


Deborah Paris, Instructor and Founder of The Landscape Atelier

Deborah Paris is an American landscape painter. Her moody, tonal paintings reflect an intense, intuitive connection to the natural world and its rhythms. She has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art and The Pastel Journal. In December 2004 she was named an Artist to Watch by Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at the Laguna Art Museum, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Panhandle-Plains Museum, the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, The National Wildlife Museum, and the Gilcrease Museum.

Based on a foundation of intense and close observation, drawing, memory and imagination, her methods include indirect painting techniques such as glazing, scumbling, and velaturas to produce luminous works full of mystery and mood.

To view more of her work, visit her website at:

Morning Light, 24 x 30, oil


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