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ART SCHOOL OF PAINTING, DRAWING AND SCULPTURE

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OUR PROGRAMS

Without technical training you are at the mercy of your ability and talent. And make no mistake, wherever you are, you will always want more. With good technical training, what you depend on is your motivation, the hours you dedicate to practice and of your ability / talent will help you, in some ceses, to go more or less quickly. It’s as simple as understanding first and then practicing and practicing and practicing.

Checking Drawings

Drawing and Painting Program

(with Sculpture)

40% Painting – 40% Drawing – 20% Sculpture

Monday to Friday (9am-2pm or 3pm-8pm)

25h/week

 

*665€/month

*With scholarship, minimum enrollment 1 term (11 weeks) €863/month without scholarship

Sculpting Class

Sculpture and Drawing Program

(with Paint)

50% Sculpture – 40% Drawing – 10% Painting

Monday to Friday (9am-2pm or 3pm-8pm)

25h/week

 

*665€/month

*With scholarship, minimum enrollment 1 term (11 weeks) €863/month without scholarship

This will be your diploma when you finish the program

Although you will have your diploma at the end of your studies, the most important thing will be your portfolio. Your work will be your best cover letter

MAA is a school registered in the Art Renewal Center (an American association in charge of promoting professional academic education) so when you finish your studies, you will receive your own diploma, with the seal of the Madrid Academy of Art and that of Art Renewal Center.

 

 

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Is it the perfect program for you?

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SECTION OF THIS PAGE. AND WE WANTED YOU TO REALLY SEE IT CLEAR. THAT IS WHY OUR STUDENTS HAVE WRITTEN THESE PARAGRAPHS BASED ON THEIR EXPERIENCE AT THE MAA

“I would recommend the program, but not to everyone. PBecause I think it’s a lot of work, a lot of time and it’s also money. I would only recommend it to people who are passionate about something and who are going to die. Because otherwise it is wasting it, if you go with the intention of spending time, well, you have many other places to do it…”

Diana Buitrago visiting MAA

Diana Buitrago from the GCA visits the MAA

“I know people who also like art, obviously friends of mine, but I think it wouldn’t work for everyone. It all depends on how you approach art. There are people who just like art as a way to blow off steam or relax. A friend of mine, for example, tells me: “I really like painting because I relax a lot”. And I say to him: “And how do you relax?” (laughing)… “but it’s a pain” (keep laughing) “I don’t get this part, review it, do it again…”

“I would recommend it to someone who is very clear that they want to dedicate themselves to this, to be an artist, painter, sculptor… and to people of Fine Arts who like technique…”

landscape painting

Outdoor landscape painting (Plein Air) in the mountains of Madrid

“I would not recommend it to anyone because you have to really like figuration, portraiture, everything that is the human being and be willing to be taught. There are people who don’t pay attention. They are people who do not like the human figure, for example, and prefer to combine colors in a landscape, they have fun with it and they are not interested in anything else…”

“There are people who have so much fun that they don’t want someone else to be involved in that process. Because in the end, if you let yourself be guided by another person, sometimes it is not a fun thing. It is not: “how beautiful this painting has been!”. That process is a lot of suffering too and not everyone would be willing…”

How does the program work?

You start with simple exercises that we progressively complicate . The main objective is that you learn, at your own pace, the basic concepts and how to apply them .

“I like one thing about the school that I haven’t found before. Have a clear methodology. Because what I have found so far is spending a lot of time on an activity in which you do not notice that you are making progress. You can be there for years and years and you don’t advance. I have met people who have spent more than 20 years painting photographs and in the end they don’t know how to do anything else. It leads nowhere…”

“There is a clear methodology. They know where you want to go. They know how to guide you there. It is very personalized and that is always appreciated. It is not a typical academy where they teach you four things and have a group level. They care about you, personally, that you reach the level of perfection that you are looking for and that you need…”

Cast Session

Plaster drawing session according to the comparative method

It is a 100% practical method. Most of your time is spent in front of your easel. Doing different exercises. Practice is really important. Just as a musician educates his ear, we are going to educate your eyes first and then teach your hand to obey.

The chill out room

Coffee break between sessions with Tyler Moore on piano

“The time you dedicate to it is to achieve a goal that they have clear. And if you have fulfilled it and you have fulfilled it well, because they are very demanding, a door opens to the next phase. Then you see that you are moving towards something…”

In each session the teacher gives you feedback and/or practical demonstrations on the exercise you are working on. The idea is to show you the errors and how to improve them, as well as explore possible solutions with you. Plural solutions. Because each problem does not have a unique way to be solved. As you can imagine, seeing the different options will allow you greater flexibility when working.

“I like communication with the teacher. I think they adapt well to the student. Not only at their level, but how they address the student. From my experience, they arrive, they go well with what they tell you. I get home and listen to the teacher in my head repeating technical aspects to me. And I think that happens because they do it well. Because they are very flexible. Because they do not treat all students in the same way. Which is what has been happening to me all my life. And here they go at your own pace. Here is work and support…”

“They teach you a lot to focus on a goal. To break your limits, to have patience, to have humility to learn from others, so that others can teach you. And all of these are fundamental personal qualities in life. Very satisfying for me on a personal level, finally having found this place to fully develop myself…”

Model Room

Extra session with model

Could you get to the same place by studying on your own?

Maybe yes. The Internet already provides more than enough information. But sometimes information alone is not enough. A structured methodology, teachers giving you personalized feedback, natural models, colleagues with whom to share experiences, artists making demos and answering your questions… Time in the academy beats at a different rhythm…

“I’m sure it’s more difficult because you’re going to make a lot more mistakes and it’s going to take longer to specify an address and a path, and you’re going to waste time and probably get somewhere, but you’re going to arrive later and more tired. . The MAA program is much more direct than anything else I can find right now…”

“Because of my way of being self-demanding, I went looking for a bit of that knowledge that I lacked and dedicated time to it. What’s up? That one is aware that when you dedicate time to something certain, there are things that you like more than others and I lacked that discipline and I left things aside. It was easier to draw pictures while watching TV because it is less tiring, on the one hand, it has its advantages, but on the other, its drawbacks…”

“The self-taught option is viable depending a little on your way of being. I think that if you are demanding with yourself it is a good tool. Only that all human beings tend to the comfortable. I myself, for example, was hitting me like blows. I started with painting, I realized that I wasn’t going that way. I went back and resumed drawing. I went much further back, until I started at the beginning, because I understood that it was a process that started from one place and you couldn’t start halfway…”

“Until a certain point. When you find a limit. Like the conversation I had with Paulo (MAA teacher) the other day. He told me: “I see that you are reaching a limit and you say, well this is it, and what I do is push you further, against that limit so that you cross it”. I think that you need someone to do it, you are not going to do it. When they teach you what is logical, what is the path, you already know that it is there…”

sculpting session

Making our own sculpture molds

Any questions?

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ART GALLERY

Teachers and students art’s work

Cast drawing

Cast drawing

Long-pose figure

Long-pose figure

Cast drawing

Cast drawing

Study after Michelangelo

Study after Michelangelo

Bargue drawing

Bargue drawing

Short-pose portrait

Short-pose portrait

Russian academic study

Russian academic study

Cast drawing

Cast drawing

Long-pose drawing

Long-pose drawing

Bargue

Bargue

Long-pose

Long-pose

Belvedere back drawing

Belvedere back drawing

Mastercopy after Zhaoming Wu

Mastercopy after Zhaoming Wu

Long-pose model

Long-pose model

Landscape

Landscape

Model long-pose

Model long-pose

Bargue copy

Bargue copy

Mastercopy after Zhaoming Wu

Mastercopy after Zhaoming Wu

Quick sketch

Quick sketch

Mastercopy after López Mezquita

Mastercopy after López Mezquita

Portrait sketch

Portrait sketch

Last first time

Last first time

Sculpture study

Sculpture study

Unread

Unread

Don’t look at me!

Don’t look at me!

After dinner

After dinner

Portrait in green

Portrait in green

Drawing bargue plate

Drawing bargue plate

Female nudes

Female nudes

Academic drawing modeling

Academic drawing modeling

Figures academy modeling

Figures academy modeling

Academic modeling figure

Academic modeling figure

Female academic nudes

Female academic nudes

Figures modeling

Figures modeling

Architecture human figures

Architecture human figures

Human figure for drawing

Human figure for drawing

Painting still life

Painting still life

Still life painting

Still life painting

Cast drawing

Cast drawing

Portrait academic drawing

Portrait academic drawing

Modeling figure academic drawing

Modeling figure academic drawing

Modeling figure drawings

Modeling figure drawings

Portrait academic painting

Portrait academic painting

Modeling figure drawing

Modeling figure drawing

Figure academic drawing

Figure academic drawing

Bargue drawing

Bargue drawing

Figure academy drawing

Figure academy drawing

Academic painting

Academic painting

Figure academic modeling

Figure academic modeling

Portrait academy painting

Portrait academy painting

Bargue drawings

Bargue drawings

Figure sculpture paintings

Figure sculpture paintings

Cast academic drawing

Cast academic drawing

Cast academic paintings

Cast academic paintings

Figure value painting

Figure value painting

Cast academy drawings

Cast academy drawings

Master copy painting

Master copy painting

Cast academy painting

Cast academy painting

In the MAA we put at your disposal

 

A scholarship that covers 25% of tuition

 

To request it you just have to fill out a form and include some works

 

Don’t worry if you don’t have amazing jobs to submit (you will already 😎 ) the most important thing is your motivation, perseverance and willingness to work hard

 

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Why this academy if there are other cheaper ones?

That is a good question. The step you are going to take involves a considerable investment of time and money. I recommend you check other academies to make sure that this is really your academy. That said, here are some testimonials from our students and their experiences in other academies (which may or may not coincide with yours)

“Normally in the academies they do not give the importance to the drawing that it deserves. Broadly speaking, I have found training centers where people went more to meet other people, to hang out, to develop that hobby, to do something successful, beautiful, that they could teach their friends. But they didn’t have that restlessness or that hunger to perfect themselves, this academy focused more on not frustrating people too much and not losing extra income…”

Portrait Painting Session

Portrait Painting Demo

“In the academy where I was, I told them about the possibility of taking models to work from life. And they told me that if they began to bring models to paint from life, the students would get frustrated, they would not want to continue and they would want to leave…”

“At the painting level, they were based on copying photographs, one after another. It also limited your own creativity. Because it gave me the feeling that they taught you how to fly, but without ever taking off, always on the runway. So I wanted to take off. When do we take off? When do you teach me to develop my creativity, my imagination, to do something without limits? If I imagine a scene from a certain place, through a composition, I can do it. Whether it’s because of the knowledge of anatomy, drawing itself, even models, sculpture, anything that doesn’t limit you. It always seemed very rare to me…”

Life Model Session

Drawing session with model

Is it a good investment? Again, our students give you their opinion

“It’s a lot of money and obviously not everyone can afford it. And I feel quite privileged to be able to pay for it and thus be able to maintain a normal life, without luxuries, but normal. And it’s not expensive. The service as such, the new facilities, the hours you can have a day with a model, if you attend in the morning and in the afternoon… You can’t find that anywhere. You can find similar things, but not everything in one place, it’s not expensive, I think it’s very good…”

Landscape Painting Preparation

Explaining the material to make plein air

“I need to work to pay for this and apart from taking a lot of time from where I can to be able to come. And dedicating all that time to it is not easy. As I have a personal situation where I don’t have children, that makes it easier for me to be able to dedicate time to this…”

“Depends on what is expensive for you, indeed it is expensive, but if you really have a dream… how expensive is it to fulfill it? For example, there are people who pay a lot of money for a home that is not going to give them as much satisfaction as the time one spends here drawing, painting, sculpting, it depends on your preference, on what makes you happy…”

“Taking into account that it is a private academy, which is not publicly financed, it is normal that it costs a little more, but it is worth it and I like it. It saddens me that these things that are private are not accessible to everyone. But if you have the possibility I would sign up. I feel that what I am paying I am receiving…”

Working at MAA

Educating the eyes to see more and better

“It requires you to have some savings, to have an economic cushion, even if you need to leave your job for a while to be able to support yourself with those savings. But it’s worth it. It’s worth it because it’s not money wasted by the academy. Because they do care about the training of people, about the teachers they bring, about the facilities, it is something serious and professionalism has to be paid for…”

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