Policies & Prospectus


General and Administrative Information

You’ve decided to pursue your fine art studies and are now in search of a school that offers superlative training and a traditional approach to classical drawing and painting. Academy of Realist Art (ARA) is a good choice because it emphasizes a 19th century, European atelier technique that has a proven record of success. Whether you are at an amateur or professional level, ARA instructors are dedicated to helping you fulfill your individual artistic goals.


Your instructors are Fernando Freitas, Juan Martinez, Ryan Gauvin, Mark Daniels, Marco Colangelo, and Esteban Rodriguez. You will also benefit from demonstrations and instruction by “Living Masters” brought in by ARA. Guest lecturers are scheduled throughout the year.

ARA operates year-round

Weekly Schedules

For more information on studio hours and course offerings, contact info@academyofrealistart.com

Enrollment Information

Artists of all levels of ability are welcome at ARA

and you can choose from short-term programs, workshops, trips and events, and summer sessions. Timetables can be structured to allow you to work or attend college/university during the day, while studying at the Academy on weekends and weekday evenings.

Take the first step toward achieving your artistic goals. Sign up to our regular mailing list or enroll to the workshop of your choice, or by contacting us.

For a Tour of the Studio:

Please phone Ms. Colleen Johnston for an appointment (416-766-1280). Unfortunately we can’t provide unscheduled tours because they can disturb classes in progress, but we will be happy to make an appointment to suit your schedule.

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