Our curriculum provides a clear progression and development for any artist interested in academic realism. Becoming a realist painter takes time, self-discipline, and focused effort and there is no substitute for any of these three elements.
Progression through the curriculum is dependent on each student’s mastery of the individual drawing and painting exercises. The year-by-year designations are only a guide and not meant to be a rigid sequence. Each student must demonstrate mastery over one skill before advancing to the next. A student’s natural aptitude, diligence, and self-discipline will determine the overall length of study and the time spent on each area of concentration.
Below is a general outline of what an incoming student with little to no back ground in figurative realism can expect from year to year.