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REAL Academy of Art

Art Academy



2055 S Oneida St, Suite 120, Denver, CO, United States

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Full curriculum Study& Part curriculum Study

The REAL Academy's mission is to teach Drawing and Painting inspired by the methods of the Renaissance Masters and adapted to suit contemporary academic training.

The fundamentals of art are taught using the methods that have withstood the test of time.  Each new skill builds on a previous skill that has been mastered.  For example, the direction and use of line in the early graphite work informs the stroke work and handling of the brush in oil painting.  This progressive curriculum can train any student to be a successful oil painter.

The REAL Academy can also can taylor a program for a specific student's needs.  For example, if a student is looking for 3 months of intensive oil painting, a workshop type program can be designed for you.

Students at The REAL Academy of Art begin their training at any time and work at their own pace.  Class size is kept small so students receive plenty of individual instruction and participate in a supportive learning community.

Students can join one of the workshops taught by the instructors. The REAL Academy offers individualized feedback to suit all skill levels. Students will further their insight into the areas of life drawing, portrait, cast, and still life. In addition, the REAL Academy of Art hosts sessions with guest lecturers covering a variety of subject matter throughout the year.

The REAL Academy can address the needs of students, ages 15 and over, with any amount of experience. No portfolio or previous experience is required.







Study options include full curriculum Study, part curriculum study, and even week long short courses.
Our classes provide artists of all levels with a uniquely simple and logical and contemporary the scientific theories based on the integration of arts with science approach to painting and drawing ,The instruction will emphasize the mind-set and methodologies that have guided master artists for over five hundred years. I teach time-honored practices that lie at the heart of the world's great masterpieces. Because my goal to build a generation of good artists, creating a quick opportunities to learn art in line with the nature of this times
Our Full curriculum is broken into 4 levels with each exercise being completed at the students own pace. All students are given one to one tuition and each level is studied fully and mastered before progressing to the next. This way we are sure that every student is not rushed through the content too quickly and they are able to achieve their personal goals. This also allows for flexible study options. courses.
Our Parts curriculum is the same as our full time but with fewer hours. It may take longer to complete the program but the same high standards of work will be achieved. Our flexible approach to study schedules means that whatever your time limitations or other commitments are, we can find a schedule to suit you.
In order to ensure a high level of accuracy,REAL Academy of Art uses both the sight-size and comparative techniques for drawing and painting. Sight size allows the student to view a model or object from a selected position and execute it so that both visually appear the same size to the artist. Comparative measure uses a system of units to enlarge or decrease an image as perceived by the student. We recognize the benefits of learning both so we teach both methods.

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The basic are supposed to be practiced fist (Pencil properly sharpened / properly grasped pencil / trained to organize lines (Hitching and Cross Hitching shading ) / Training on values scales / Training on shading of simple shapes (geometric shapes) / Understanding how to draw and shading the Cloth folds.

LEVEL ONE ( Acquire an understanding of shape, proportion, How to apply values and sha to natural shapes , and form )
Bargue Copies/Figure
Drawing in Graphite
Students begin the program by copying a series of prepared lithographs from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course developed in the mid 19th century. These copies, executed in graphite (pencil), help the student to acquire an understanding of shape, proportion, value, and form. Attention is given to the natural behaviour of light over form and how we can replicate this in drawing.
Drawing from the live models is done alongside the Bargue studies.
Fully rendered Bargue drawing in graphite (a simple hand or foot study)
Fully rendered Bargue drawing in graphite (slightly more complex)
Fully rendered Bargue drawing in graphite (building your own construct)
Fully rendered Bargue drawing in graphite (using comparative measurement)
Introduction to Comparative Measurement and beginning stages of figure drawing
Introduction to carbon and charcoal pencil
Fully rendered figure drawing from a sustained (60 hour) pose
Introduction to portraiture

LEVEL TWO ( Understand how controlled light falls across a three dimensional form. )
Cast Drawing/Figure Drawing in Charcoal
The student progresses to working from three-dimensional plaster casts, which is also referred to as working “in the round”. Using vine charcoal, the student will begin to understand how controlled light falls across a three-dimensional form. In addition, it enables the student to translate a three-dimensional object to a two dimensional picture plane, while maintaining the illusion of space. Students are also introduced to the use of sight size-measurement and the concept of “big form modelling.” Figure drawing continues in charcoal.
Fully rendered charcoal cast drawing (simple)
Fully rendered charcoal cast drawing (more complex)
Fully rendered 1/2 figure drawing or limb study in carbon
Fully rendered figure drawing in carbon or charcoal
Portraiture in carbon pencil

LEVEL THREE ( Learn the characteristics of the oil medium )
Before you start this stage you must practice the technique of painting in oil color ( how to use oil colors) and how to use brushes each types and how to Hold the brush
of brushes correctly and how to apply oil paint on the canvas correctly. You must learn the correct media used in oil colors at each stage of the painting ( Layers technology ) and other basic things to enter the painting in oil colors. How to put colors on Palette correctly, also learned to blend colors scientifically and correctly with the knowledge of the secrets of each color of oil colors.There are secrets that are important to learn at this stage.There are many secrets to professionalism / At this stage it is assumed to learn from special initial exercises and then use sample of nature.
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Cast Painting/Figure Painting
The student continues to work from the cast, starting with a monochromatic painting in oils in order to learn the characteristics of the medium, and the stages of an academic painting. The element of colour is introduced for the second painted cast.
Figure painting is begun with a limited palette.
Monochrome painting
Limited palette painting
Full palette painting
Grisaille figure painting
Limited palette figure painting
Master copy painted in oil

LEVEL FOUR ( Explore composition through the arrangement of colour, lights and spatial relationships )
Still-Life/Figure Painting
These skills culminate in the final level of the program, where students begin to explore composition through the arrangement of colour, lights and spatial relationships. Students are introduced to both direct and indirect painting methods to achieve realistic textures, colours, forms and depth. Figure painting is done in a full colour palette.
Red, white and green and of varying textures and surfaces
‘Tenebrist’ (high contrast between light and dark zones of illumination) painting with a theme
Painting’s composition incorporates a perishable object (fruits, flowers etc.)
The culmination of the techniques and skills gathered by the student thus far. This final painting may be a still-life, figure painting, portrait, or self-portrait, Or choose a painting with a story , painted in oils.
Classical figure palette painting, working from the model.
From the very first week, students begin to work from the nude model. The human figure demands an understanding of gesture, proportion, design, and subtle colour. Throughout the course, students consistently work from the live model, first in dry medium and then in paint, applying the skills learned from the program.

Founded 2014
Course languages English,Spanish
Accreditation Arabic
Part-Time Instructors 20
Full-Time Instructors 10
Students 30
Accommodation Yes

Part time: USD 150 / month

Full time: USD 650 / semester

REAL Academy of Art

2055 S Oneida St, Suite 132

Denver, Colorado, 80224, United States

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Bargue plates drawing

Bargue plates drawing

Study cloth in oil colors

cast drawing

comparative Measurement

The Sight-Size Cast

Cast Drawing

Bargue plates drawing

Training on cloth folds

Cast Painting

still life painting

still life painting

Cast Painting

Students at work

Students work during class

cast paintings

Cast drawing in charcoal