Hein Atelier at Sentient Academy

Global Access to a Mastery Training Program

Most creative individuals have incorporated mobile devices and apps into their art process, but the good-old traditional training process still has a solid foothold in the world of art education. Even with technological advancements, there is no short cut to mastery. Odoardo Fialetti once provided a visual of the inside of his teacher, Renaissance master Tintoretto's studio. The engraving he made depicts a school, bustling with the creation of art, with students and helpers of all ages. The master and students work together as a team, while advanced students assist the novices. Certainly the merit of such a training environment is clear as studios such as these produced the most masterful artists for centuries. The Hein Atelier of Traditional Art is modeled after those Renaissance studios. 


Who is Jeff Hein 

Jeff Hein has won numerous awards including 2nd place in the National Portrait society’s portrait competition, 2nd place in the figurative category of the Art Renewal Center’s salon and first place in Springville Museum of Art's annual Spring Salon. He also served as a faculty artist for the Portrait Society of America Portrait Conference from 2013-17. 

Jeff has been titled a "living Master" by the Art Renewal Center, and his program at the Hein Atelier of Traditional Art is ARC accredited.

Jeff Hein Online Atelier Program

Jeff founded the Hein Atelier of Traditional Art, an Art Renewal Center accredited program, and has now adopted the same multidimensional art training process to teach aspiring artists virtually. This training methodology makes it possible for serious students around the world to study without the risk and expense of relocation. 


In this online program, he mentors your personal progress through a rigorous cycle of lecture, demo, critique, and organic discussions surrounding the art making process to prepare you for a fulfilling career as a professional artist. In Jeff Hein's Atelier he teaches solid fundamental art skills as well as all of the art business skills he himself has learned over the years.

How Jeff teaches

You will receive 4 weekly live group sessions each month based on the following structure:

  • 1st Friday | Demo Day 12 -3 pm & 4-7 pm

  • 2nd Friday | Critique Day  11:30 am or 2 pm or 5 pm 

  • 3rd Friday | Demo Day 12 -3 pm & 4-7 pm

  • 4th Friday | Critique Day  11:30 am or 2 pm or 5 pm


You will be given personalized assignments to build skills. Jeff will give you digital critique and lecture/demo as needed to help everyone understand his techniques. 

Demo days are designed for you to see his process and ask questions about his studio practice. His goal is to teach you both art and business skills to be a successful artist through this program. 

You will be able to review his teaching as much as you need to ensure the quality of your study.

How you study

Your independence and dedication to studio practice is only part of the requirements to succeed in this program. To fully benefit from Jeff's curriculum, you will need to engage in the group discussions so you can develop skills and knowledge as well as develop an art network. 

The small class size allows Jeff to give his attention to all of his students, and for his students to actively participate in the learning process. 

Jeff's clear instructions will help you to set objectives for yourself so that, through your own deliberate practice habits, you can create professional quality work. You will then receive Jeff's critique and further directions to refine your skills. 

What you will learn to accomplish

How you enroll

This program requires a high level of independence and commitment for your long-term benefit. It requires 12+ hours weekly study on top of the live and recorded lessons provided. You will learn to compose art pieces with a professional level of drawing and painting skills, create a consistent body of work, and develop art business skills, with which you will create a successful and fulfilling career.

To be admitted into the program, fill out the application. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email with instructions on how to start the program with recurring monthly tuition payments.

Program tuition: $350/month
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