Anyone can learn to draw and paint using this time-honored method.
The REAL Academy of Art Colorado's courses emphasize learning methods that have guided master artists for more than 500 years! Our curriculum is a logical progression of building skills step by step. The curriculum is segmented into four consecutive levels. Students must demonstrate mastery of a level before advancing to the next. Students are highly encouraged to work at their own pace to achieve their personal goals and meet REAL’s standards of quality.
REAL uses both the sight-size and comparative-measure techniques to teach drawing, painting and sculpture.
- Sight-size allows the student to view a model or object from a selected position and to execute it so both visually appear the same size to the artist.
- Comparative-measure uses a system of units to enlarge or decrease an image as perceived by the student.
Full and part-time study
The school accommodates today’s artists’ busy schedules and needs for flexible study hours.
The curriculum can be studied in a full-time capacity (three full days of instruction each week) or on a part-time basis (three-hour classes at least once each week).