Atelier Maui is a private teaching studio founded by internationally-known artist and illustrator Semyon Bilmes. Extensively trained in his native Russia, Semyon combines the formal Russian academic system with the practices of nineteenth-century French ateliers and 21st century cognitive psychology. Under his leadership, the Atelier is proud to offer apprenticeships and residency programs in fine art. 

The Atelier’s philosophy is based on the principle that a solid foundation is the key to successful learning. We also believe that the experience of studying and contemplating art leads to a deep appreciation of beauty. Our intimate, international community of students and faculty enjoy an atmosphere of creative collaboration and a passion for artistic excellence.

Our studio is conveniently located just minutes from the lush North Shore beaches and beautiful waterfalls.

Atelier Maui offers a limited number of rooms and apartments on the premises. Please contact us at least three months in advance if you are interested in this option.