The overarching goal of Thothstudio Atelier is to facilitate rapid skills acquisition and development, and constant improvement of knowledge and understanding for students, regardless of their “level” when they begin the program. Please realize, however, that when you read “rapid” it really means as rapid is possible within the limits of the student’s and teacher’s capabilities and, frankly, the necessities of the given task. And, just to be more clear, and honest, none of it is particularly easy, but it is all very much worth doing.

The Atelier Program includes a graduated series of exercises and projects that are meant to be done as a progression. As they accumulate, the student will reach the above-stated objectives, each at their own pace and always within their preferences personal goals. These are regularly discussed with the instructor, Juan Martinez, either as one-to-one calls, Skype, or via live-streaming or other methods.

By necessity, the interaction and exchanges with Juan will be online in one form or another. This could range from Skype, Google+ (Hangouts?), youtube stream-casting, or other similar media, to emails and phone calls. And all of which will depend upon the needs of the student and of the specific project.

The Atelier Program includes a graduated series of exercises and projects that are meant to be done as a progression. As the exercises accumulate, the student will reach the above-stated objectives, each at his/her own pace and always within their preferences and personal goals.

Each Stage has in it a series of projects, as listed in the Program section, which are intended to be treated as a whole. That is, for a student wishing to progress through a complete academic process, each of the projects are to be completed in each stage and in the order presented. However, depending on the individual’s wishes, capacities, or means, the projects can also be done as stand-alone practices and accumulated over time. Or, in fact, as “one-offs” according to the participant’s desires.

As an integral part of the Atelier Program, each type of exercise will have regular, periodic inputs from Juan that are available to everyone in the Program. These will be in the form of general critiques, tips, explanations and further explications beyond what is found in the initial tutorial and instruction materials. Arrangements can also be made for individualized meetings with Juan ranging from 1/2 to 1 hour and at a frequency suited to the student and the project at hand. These meetings would entail detailed discussions of the specific project with comments and instructions tailored for moving forward.