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. For a downloadable pdf about our school click here.

Please note: Starting this year, we will only be intaking new students in the fall semester for the 2016/2017 academic school year. We will be accepting applications throughout the year, but new students should expect to wait until the fall to enroll. Students who are signing up for full time status are more likely to be accepted, however there may be exceptions along the way.

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