Sculpture and Drawing Certificate Program (with painting)

In class, the teacher will guide you and help you with your specific problems , so that you understand and apply each concept correctly, even if we have to explain it to you 100 times 😉.

Double Figure Sculpting
Arc Approved Seal
TECHNIQUE: Sculpture, Drawing and Oil Painting
HOURS: Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm or from 3pm-8pm (25h per week)
EXTRA: With natural model
LEVEL: Beginner - Advanced
DURATION: From 11 weeks (minimum registration period) to 3 years (completion of the program)


*Trimester with scholarship €1995, trimester without scholarship €2590. Minimum enrollment period 1 trimester = 11 weeks.

Who are you going to learn with?

“I like that teachers comment, not only what is done in the academy, but what they do outside, the paintings they do personally, the processes… that they speak to you beyond the drawings and paintings, that they speak to you of the life as artists, how they see it. It is super interesting because they are now paving the way and it gives you clues as to how you can do it in the future…”

“Yes, it shows. When I get home and I see old drawings that I used to do and I see them now… oh my! And in such a short time. I have been here for 3 months and 2 weeks and I ask myself, how have I been able to learn so much in such a short time?…”
Manuel Varela

Manuel Varela

Sculpture Instructor

Jared Guerra

Jared Guerra

Instructor Comparative Method

Próspero Bazan

Próspero Bazan

Sculpture Instructor

Martin Miranda

Martin Miranda

Instructor Sight-Size Method

What exercises are you going to work on?

“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…”

“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…”

“Compared to Fine Arts, the MAA was a gigantic step, from minute one you notice, the practice, is like developing a career, and I noticed that from the first moment and not only that, I saw that it was like a long way more direct, faster to what I am looking for, not only on a technical level but in general…”



Life size Sculpting Figure Manel

Sculpture I

  • Model studies. small format
  • cast study Skull
  • portrait with model
  • Anatomy study. Ecorche.
  • molds
  • Half size sculpture with model
  • Study of Anatomy. Ecorche

Sculpture II

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • portrait with model
  • Life size torso with model
  • Life size torso including portrait and arms with model
  • relief structure
  • molds

Sculpture III

  • Sculpture 3/4 Standing pose with model
  • Sculpture 3/4 reclining pose with model
  • Life size sculpture with model
  • molds
  • Personal project



Jared drawing

Drawing I

  • Bargue Reed Drawing
  • Portrait drawing (initiation)
  • Figure drawing in short and long poses initial level
  • Portrait drawing (initiation)
  • Initial level atmospheric drawing
  • Artistic anatomy (initiation)

Drawing II

  • Plaster drawing (advanced)
  • Figure drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • Portrait drawing (advanced)
  • Intermediate atmospheric drawing
  • Beginning level multifigure compositions
  • Intermediate Artistic Anatomy
  • Figure drawing from imagination initial level
  • Initial level expressive and gesture drawing

Drawing III

  • Figure drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • Portrait drawing in short and long poses advanced level
  • advanced atmospheric drawing
  • Advanced level multifigure compositions
  • Artistic Anatomy (Advanced)
  • Figure drawing from imagination advanced level
  • Expressive and gesture drawing advanced level
  • Final project



Portait Paining Martin Miranda

Painting I

  • Painting of master copies
  • Landscape painting

Painting II

  • Grisaille – Short Figure Poses
  • Grisaille – Cast

Painting III

  • Limited Palette – Cast

Three Options

You can join the program in October or at the beginning of each month. The minimum enrollment period for any program is always one quarter[3 meses] .

1 trimester

275 hours (5h/day for 11 weeks)


*€1,995 with scholarship – €2,590 without scholarship



2 trimesters

550 hours (5h/day for 22 weeks)


*€3,895 with scholarship – €5,095 without scholarship


3 trimesters

825 hours (5h/day for 33 weeks)


*€5,395 with scholarship – €6,995 without scholarship

This will be your diploma, when you finish the program


MAA is a registered school 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 the seal of the Art Renewal Center. 

Although you will have your diploma when you finish your studies, the most important thing will be your portfolio, your work will be your best letter of reference

What will your day to day be like at the MAA?

At the MAA we have two schedule options. The morning schedule (from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) and the afternoon schedule (from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).

If you come in the morning, this will be your agenda:

  • 9.00 to 11.30 – Cast, master copies or molds (Sculpture Room)
  • 11.30 to 11.40 – BREAK (Chill out Room)
  • 11.40 to 14.00 – Figure Pose (Model Room)
  • 14.00 to 15.00 – LUNCH (Chill out Room)
Model Room

Working overtime at the academy

If you come in the afternoon, this will be your agenda:

  • 14.00 to 15.00 – LUNCH (Chill out Room)
  • 15.00 to 17.30 – Cast, master copies or molds (Sculpture Room)
  • 17.30 to 17.40 – BREAK (Chill out Room)
  • 17.40 to 20.00 – Figure Pose (Model Room)
Lunch area

Sharing ideas about personal projects

From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can stay at the Academy doing your projects, doing homework, watching tutorials on our mega screen or reviewing library books, and if there are free easels, you can join pose with model.