The Studio

Located in the heart of Missoula, we are happy to be a brand new part of this amazing artistic community.
The Studio’s main focus in class is drawing and painting from life and is the only studio in Montana for Atelier style classes.

Lessons cover the old master’s techniques of traditional media and academic methods for measuring, drawing, anatomy, proportions, and more.

The Studio is a professional environment with all of the necessary tools for students to create professional quality work and to help them achieve excellence in their artistic endeavors.

We welcome all levels.
We will not believe that “you can’t draw”, or “you aren’t talented enough” because it simply isn’t true!
That is the beauty of this kind of method and technique, that it can give everyone and anyone, the basic artistic toolbox that they need to create art.

We believe everyone can learn to draw.

About Us

We are an artist couple, recently married, who met in Florence, Italy while studying art there.

Though we come from vastly different places our hearts both lie in the world of art.
We have the same dream of constantly creating artworks and to help others do the same and learn how to draw and paint.

We want to provide Missoula, and the greater Montana area with great art classes and a place where the lineage that was made by the great artists of the past is continued.

Terra Chapman

Terra Chapman

Terra is a classically trained painter, with international experience both as an artist and as a teacher. Born in San Diego, California.

Maurilio Milone

Maurilio Milone

Maurilio is a classically trained artist from Italy. His style and technique range from traditional media to digital media. He is the contemporary soul of the studio.

“[…] Her teaching a class felt almost like a breath of fresh air every time, because she clearly adapts to her students and tries to understand what they lack of so they can improve in a better direction.

[…] She’s one of the teachers that really left her mark in my artistic education; her skills and wisdom are surpassed by her kindness and patience towards the students, and I feel blessed to have had her as a teacher”

Joana F.

Art Student

“Terra is excellent at guiding each student through their process, whichever point they might be at, with a very personalized, gentle and motivating approach. […]
Terra is one of those teachers that doesn’t stop teaching once class time is over; she goes out of her way to help students, and spends a lot of time putting together presentations, worksheets, and individualized prezentations.”

Ellen M.

Art Student

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