Mission Statement

Founded by Writer, Artist, and Former Director of Education of Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Matthew Marchant... Atelier Marchant is simply a collection of Workshops, Lectures/Slideshows, and Art Events, offered in various locations throughout Los Angeles and the Valley. The idea is to bring students the highest level of Artistic Education available in a studio atmosphere. Nurturing and facilitating the Art Students skills and goals is priority number one. We offer intensive week-long workshops geared toward developing your fundamental understanding of Art.

When you take a workshop with Atelier Marchant you can be ensured that you are getting the highest caliber instruction with the most affordable prices. This is all about the student and the drive to offer you an education in art without the corporate thinking which corrupts creative endeavors...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sequential Art Course with Marshall Vandruff

Atelier Marchant  
Friday thru Sunday
Aug. 6th-8th 11am-6pm each day
Cost: $295
Hosted by 3Kicks Fine Art Studio
55 Wavery Dr. Suite #109
Pasadena, CA 91105

This course is for anyone who tells stories with pictures. We begin with the old wisdom about what makes a character interesting and a story worth telling, then we get into how to compose and arrange pictures to make a story emotionally powerful. Whether you are designing shots for a film, pages for a children's book, or panels for a graphic novel, you have two problems: making the story clear, and bringing it to life. We will study how great masters of pictorial storytelling use their craft to move an audience's emotions.
Click here to sign up or to check if this course is now open for registration.
This is a three-day Intensive course
Types, Casting,
Complexity & Transitions
Structure, Unity, Reversals,
Tension & Timing
Shot Design Camera, Image, Shot Structure,
Clarity & Impact
I've taught this course over thirty times at Laguna College of Art & Design and (formerly) at Cal State Fullerton. I've also taught it to the cinematics team at Blizzard Entertainment. This is a boiled-down version of the course for professionals and beginners. The sessions will be packed with instruction, so be prepared to learn.
The first sessions are a concentrated, foundational course on storytelling. The final sessions are a concentrated course in sequential shot design. I will explain some differences between various media, such as illustrated books, graphic novels, comic strips and films, but I will emphasize the fundamental discipline behind them all: how to tell the story with pictures, not words.


Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.

Call Matthew Marchant @ 661.350.1579 to register.  Or email marchantatelier@gmail.com.

Marshall's workshops are very popular so register soon!  It will fill fast...