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Texas Academy of Figurative Art / Summer Teen Workshop

The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is a fine art academy devoted to the teaching and practice of classical realist drawing and painting. The TAFA Teen Workshop is a summer program devoted to teen artists that has been conducted annually since 2014. It is a two week program that gives teen artists an overview of the same core curriculum our full-time students follow. It is based on the time honored techniques of Old Master working methods coupled with an academic realist approach to drawing and painting. The students complete three projects: two drawings and one still life painting. Each of the two drawing projects introduce them to different drawing media, and the painting is a traditional oil on canvas painted from direct observation.
In the past, many students have used these projects to strengthen their college portfolio, as well as submission entries for other promotional opportunities.

Dates and Time:
The workshop is scheduled for the last 2 weeks of June.   **June 17-28, 2024 

Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm

$1,850 per student

Texas Academy of Figurative Art: 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

What’s included:
All materials. Lunch and snacks are provided. The materials package is kept by the students at the end of the workshop. Closing reception where family may attend to view the students’ work.

Payment can be made by check, cash or credit/debit card. Installment payments may also be arranged for additional fee of $30 dollars per installment. All payment(s) must be complete before the workshop begins.

The student must commit to being consistent in attendance for the two weeks. This may require help from the parent(s) for the student’s transportation. Therefore, a parental commitment is also expected for acceptance. We know occasional issues of family business or illness may prevent a student from perfect attendance. However, the success of the program is dependent upon the the student and parent being committed to the process of the student’s punctual and consistent attendance, a diligent work ethic, and mental focus throughout each day of the workshop.

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