COVID-19 updates

We are thrilled to announce that we are reopening our physical location Saturday, June 27 for Open Studio under a modified schedule. We will be open Saturday 11-5 and Monday-Thursday 10-6.

Contact Colleen at info@academyofrealistart.com or 416-766-1280 to schedule an appointment so we can ensure enough physical distance between you and your neighbours. We will not accept drop-ins at this time, and we ask anyone experiencing symptoms to stay home and self-isolate.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to ARA.

Discover our approach to drawing and painting in your own studio.

Now you can learn the techniques of the Old Masters online. The Academy of Realist Art is pleased to offer a new online instructional program on how to master realist drawing skills using the same step-by-step methods taught by the French academies of the 19th Century.

  • Bargue Drawing Companion

    Now you can learn the training techniques of the masters in this easy-to-follow instructional guide Drawing the Bargue, now available online or as a physical DVD on request. For the first time, artist and instructor Fernando Freitas of the internatio  read more...

    $59.95

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  • In the Studios of the French Academies

    Want to learn the techniques of French Academic painting but can’t make it to a workshop or can’t afford to attend in person? We have the next best thing! Learn anywhere with our online instructional video, where principal instructor Fernando Fre  read more...

    $59.95

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  • Drawing the Figure

    You can learn to draw from the live model using the techniques of the masters with ARA’s popular Drawing the Figure, now available online or as a physical DVD on request. Senior instructor Fernando Freitas walks you through our proven step-by-step   read more...

    $59.95

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