Art Academy: Atelier

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Learn to draw and paint step-by-step, with a wide range of materials, in Art Academy: Atelier, only for Wii U.

Release Date: 26 June 2015

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Art Academy: Atelier

Use realistic techniques via the Wii U GamePad touch screen, then curate a virtual gallery, share your creations via Miiverse, and even upload videos of your work to YouTube! You’ll progress through a series of fun, step-by-step lessons, each focusing on a different technique. Learn the theory before applying your new skill with the GamePad and stylus!

The two main courses, Beginner and Advanced, comprise a total of 11 lessons, plus 14 Mini Lessons, which focus on the practical element only. Choose between Studio Subjects for human and animal models, plus still life objects, or Landscape Composition to find an engaging angle from various locations. You can also get to grips with many different materials in the Tools course, too. In Free Paint, practice and experiment, either from a reference image imported via SD card, or entirely from your imagination!

There’s a wide choice of materials to work with. Pencils include monochrome and coloured ranges, from soft to hard, and there is a Graphite Stick, a Pastel Set or a Charcoal Set, plus erasers for altering your piece.

Once you’ve finished your first piece, it’s time to show off! You can post pictures directly to Miiverse from the game, as well as view other artists’ work, plus the new video upload feature lets you post clips of your piece coming to life, complete with zoom-ins and background music! You can also view your art in the Portfolio, save to an SD card for printing and sharing from a computer, and even walk round the Gallery in first-person perspective to check out your masterpieces!

So, whether you’re a fan of classical realism or prefer abstract expressionism, you’ll find everything you need to nurture your inner artist in Art Academy: Atelier, exclusively for Wii U.

Product Details

  • Platform: Wii U
  • Release Date: 26/06/2015
  • Category: Education/Simulation
  • Players: 1
  • Age Rating: 3 and over
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Headstrong Games
  • Languages: English



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Portsmouth GB
Amazing, a really lovely edition to the Wii U library. Software that the Gamepad was made for. Good old Nintendo!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 12 May 2017
Published on: 26 May 2017
7 out of 10


Kent GB
Good if you want to learn how to draw on tablets, or just in general.
Confirmed purchase: 09 March 2016
Published on: 26 March 2016
9 out of 10


Great Yarmouth GB
As a complete noob to art of any description, I've found this to be a great introduction into drawing and painting. So I recommend this title to anyone, no matter what your artistic experience.
Confirmed purchase: 01 March 2016
Published on: 15 March 2016

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