The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is an art school that teaches traditional art techniques in drawing classes as well as painting classes, using a curriculum that is modeled on 19th century French academies. Students receive individualized practical instruction advancing at their own pace while working to achieve the highest levels of draftsmanship and painting skills. This intensive and focused teaching methodology has a proven record of success with students enrolling as beginners and those more advanced.

While most of our evening and weekend classes are limited to each semester, you can enroll in Atelier classes at any time. Our 2015 Winter Semester is under way!

For a downloadable pdf about our school click here.

Congratulations to Instructors Emanuela De Musis and Julie Beck, as well as students Frank Interrate and Sue Termyn, for their acceptance into the exclusive annual juried show at the Guild of Boston Artists.  Awards Reception and opening is at the Guild on Saturday, October 3, 3 - 5 PM and we hope to see you there.

The highest level of instruction possible in the classical methods of drawing and painting. I experience it as an affordable, flexible and impassioned academy in a very positive, non competitive and sharing environment.
— Sandra, Atelier Student
The mood and atmosphere of support, teaching of skill and technique as a way of sharing information, has been wonderful. There is never a time when one feels talked down to, or incompetent or in competition with other students. It is truly an inspiring place to be.
— Lynn, Atelier Student


Breakdown of Students