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Academy of Fine Art Germany

First Academy in Germany



13A Daimlerstraße, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, HE, Germany

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The Academy of Fine Art Germany is a private institute located in Bad Homburg/Germany, whose aim is to provide high quality training in Drawing and Painting from life.

Our intensive 3-year full-time Drawing & Painting Program follows a concept that has been established at the European Painting Academies in the 19th century. From the first drawing exercises by Charles Bargue, to Cast Drawing- and Painting, Still life and Portraiture, the difficulty of the exercises progressively increases. That way, the fundamentals can be practised and internalized before more complex topics are introduced. 

Figurative Drawing and Painting from the life model in short- and long poses is a core aspect of the training. Light theory, Artistic Anatomy, pictoral Composition, Plein-air painting and Art history complete the program. Furthermore we offer an art business course in order to equip the students with all the tools they need to become a professional artist.

The program can also be attended in part-time participation. Students with family, professionals or those who choose to work to finance their education will find good solutions here. We also offer workshops on various topics.

We offer a figurative Sculpture program in Full- or Parttime as well as workshops. It is designed as a combination of modelling in clay and drawing from the life model.

Our classes are generally held in English and some of our teachers also speak German and Spanish.
We are located in the beautiful little town of Bad Homburg, which has big parks and offers a high standard of living. You will find everything you need there and can spend relaxing hours in the thermal springs. If you need more action or attractions, Frankfurt am Main is only 20 minutes away. As an international city with a strong cultural atmosphere, many museums, fantastic restaurants and bars, Frankfurt is one of Germany's Hot Spots. Located in the middle of Europe, it can easily be reached from all over the world.


To find out more about us, please visit our website: or send us an mail to: 

Feel free to contact us any time. We are thrilled to help you get started with your artistic career and reach your goals! Join us and become a part of our community!

Founded 2014
Course languages English,Spanish,German
Part-Time Instructors 1
Full-Time Instructors 4
Students 40
Accommodation Yes

Part time: EUR 1296 / year

Full time: EUR 7236 / year

13 Daimlerstraße

Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, HE, Germany

Dana Güttler


As the director, Dana is the heart and soul of the Academy of Fine Art. At a young age, she discovered her love of art and quickly realized that realistic art necessitate structured and detailed instruction. Since at the time there was no opportunity in Germany to enrol in such a course, she took intensive classes from private tutors.

After the successful completion of her degree in business administration, she set herself the goal to make realistic art as a subject of study accessible (again) in Germany. In 2014 she was able to achieve this goal with the creation of the Academy of Fine Art. Dana utilizes her commercial expertise as well as her artistic know-how to passionately lead the Academy, representing the Academy publicly as well as forging important contacts.

Gerard Millet


Gerard Millet was born in Spain and has studied Drawing & Painting at the Barcelona Academy of Art. He is a figurative painter, trying to mix the old concepts with a contemporary vision. He has been an Instructor at the Academy of Fine Art since 2019.


Hubert Josef Malter


Hubert Malter is a sculptor hailing from Austria. His specialised education in sculpture began at the age of 15 with the ‘Fachschule für Bildhauerei’ in Salzburg, where he learned wood and stone carving as well as welding, casting and modelling. He went on to study in the sculpture program at the ‘Florence Academy of Art’ in Italy, where he was working as an assistant alongside the director by his third year of study. Here he was awarded several scholarships, and graduated with ‘the Sculpture of the Year’ prize.

Hubert has taught and assisted in sculpture and drawing workshops in Austria, Italy and in the Netherlands. He worked as a principle instructor for ‘the Florence Academy of Art’ before moving to Germany to start the sculpture department at ‘The Academy of Fine Art Germany’. His work has been a regular selected finalist in the ’ARC Salon’ for the ‘Sculpture’and ‘Fully From Life’ categories, as well as it was selected in the finale at the ’Figurativas’ contest. Hubert’s work focuses on narratives surrounding expressions of the human figure, and animals that have taken symbolic meaning in his life.

Cast drawing by Gerard Millet

Cast painting of the Angel by Gerard Millet

Portrait of Sara by Gerard Millet

Sculpture by Hubert Josef Malter

Sculpture by Hubert Josef Malter

Sculpture by Hubert Josef Malter

Cast drawing

Still life painting by Ricky Larsson

Cast painting by Nan Jiang-Popvic

Cast drawing by Marie Baldermann

Cast drawing by Paris Krotz

Bargue drawing by Paris Krotz

Cast drawing by Marie Baldermann

Still life by Nan Jiang-Popovic

Bargue Room

Cast room

Cast room

Still life painting in progress by Margit Becker

Model room

Model room