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The Academy of Realist Art (ARA) offers a unique teaching environment where students learn classical drawing and painting skills based on 19th century European atelier techniques. We have achieved international success in helping artists of all levels achieve their goals.

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Watch and participate with us from Sep26th-30th, 2016, as we live-stream our popular French Academic painting workshop to a browser near you! The live stream will be for 5 days from 10AM- 11Am EST with 1/2 of Q&A following the broadcast. Read More Here!

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Oct 7, 2016    Workshops

Portrait Drawing from Life