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: Please feel free to apply at any point in the year. We will be accepting applications throughout the year, but new students should expect to wait until the fall to be allowed to enroll. However, if there are openings in a semester, and you are on the waitlist, we will contact you about registering for classes. Students who are signing up for full time status are more likely to be accepted, however there may be exceptions along the way.
ARA Boston members in a featured show at the fabulous Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown MA
American Art Collector featured the exciting first major showing of ARA Boston students and instructors. Instructor Julie Beck and student Noriko Fox show regularly there, but Bowersock was excited to bring other ARA Boston members on board for the show.
Recent Student and Instructor Accomplishments
Guild of Boston Artists Silver Medal: Instructor Julie Beck
ARC Scholarship 2018: Eric John First Place, John Asimacopoulos and Noah Olsen Third Place
Richeson Figure and Portrait Honorable Mention: Instructor Garrett Vitanza
Head Start Competition Winner: John Asimacopoulos
Head Start Competition Honorable Mention: Brittany Haynes
Stacey Scholarship Winners: John Asimacopoulos, Eric Johnson, Noah Olsen
ARC Salon Winners: Emanuela De Musis (1st and 2nd in Portrait)
Winter Term 2019: January 7th to March 29th
Spring Term 2019: April 8th to June 28th
Fall Term 2019: Sept 9th to Dec 6th (no classes the week of Thanksgiving)
Winter Term 2020: January 6th to March 27th
Spring Term 2020: April 6th to June 26th