Create Art Like the Old Masters

From graphite and charcoal to oil painting and sculpture, we teach a curriculum based on techniques from the Old Masters for creating depth, distance, atmosphere, solid form, and convincing surface textures. The REAL Academy of Art Colorado is hands-on and interdisciplinary, teaching artists to look for the connections between art and the world around them using visual skills, information synthesis, and procedural fluency to ultimately create a robust portfolio of successful artwork.

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1-on-1 Learning

Our class size is kept small to maintain a good learner to instructor ratio that ensures highly personalized guidance

Beginners Welcome

Our program requires no previous artistic experience, just a dedication to learning and a love for art

More than Just a Hobby

We also offer art career counseling and various workshops on the business of art for those wanting to pursue art professionally.

Begin Your Journey to Artistic Mastery

Learning is ambitious at REAL Academy, and that is by design. We spend a great deal of time thinking about the art and science of teaching so that artists can deeply and authentically engage with the curriculum.

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Ready to begin your art journey at the REAL Academy? Enroll now!

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Our Mission

We teach visual literacy inspired by the Old Masters, hand-eye skills, and an appreciation for art—culturally, historically, and personally. Our curriculum and faculty challenge our artists to think conceptually as they grow and refine their voices.

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