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    The following schools have been included based on their effort to supply students with a skill-based education that is generally modeled on studio art training prior to the turn of the century. Many of these schools offer different observational approaches based on Russian, mainland European, American, and English academic methods. These schools differ considerably in aesthetic, curricula, size, and schedules. RAR suggests choosing the appropriate school for yourself based on the work of both the students and teachers.  

School Map

Europe, Asia & Australia

Alphabetically by Country


Ani Art Academies

The Valley, Anguilla

James Jones' Atelier

Deurne, Belgium


Ani Art Academies

Rio San Juan, Maria Trinidad Sanchéz, Dominican Republic

The Edinburgh  Atelier of Fine Art

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Atelier Tremlett

Lewes, England, UK

The Barnes Atelier of Art

London, England, UK


London Fine Art Studios

London, England, UK


London Atelier of Representational Art

London, England, UK


Realist Academy Manchester

Manchester, England, UK


Sarum Studio

Salisbury, England, UK


Studio Escalier

Paris & Argenton-Chateau, France

The Paris Academy of Art

Paris, France

Academy of Art Bad Homburg

Bad Homburg, Germany


Angel Academy of Art

Florence, Italy


The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

Florence, Italy


Charles H. Cecil Studios

Florence, Italy


Florence Classical Arts Academy

Florence, Italy

The Drawing Studio

Dublin, Ireland

The Dutch Atelier of Realist Art

Haarlem, The Netherlands


Surikov Academy of Art

Moscow, Russia


Repin Academy of Art

St. Petersburg, Russia

Barcelona Academy of Art

Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art

Barcelona, Spain


Ani Art Academies

Matara District, Sri Lanka


Swedish Academy of Realist Art

Simrishamn, Sweden


The Florence Academy of Art, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden


Ani Art Academies

Yao Noi Sub-District, Koh Yao District, Phang-nga Province, Thailand

Workshops & Part Time Programs

Atelier Canova

Rome, Italy

NYK Academy

New York, New York

The Teaching Studios of Art

Brooklyn & Oyster Bay, New York

Long Island Academy of Fine Art

Glen Cove, New York

Leah Lopez Atelier

New York, New York

The Art Academy

Hillsborough, New Jersey

The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carol Broman's Atelier

Fort Myers, Florida

Conservatoire CDPP

Paris, France

Julian Ashton Art School

Sydney, Australia

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Los Angeles, California

Chelsea Classical Studio

New York, New York

Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting

Manchester, New Hampshire

Vitruvian Studio

Chicago, Illinois

The Boulder School of Fine Art

Boulder, Colorado

Atelier of Fine Art

Los Angeles, California

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier

San Carlos, California

JHess Studio

San Francisco, California

The Neoteric Renaissance School of Art

Santa Cruz, California

Russian River Atelier

Santa Rosa, California

Atelier del Sol

San Jose, Costa Rica

NUMU Atelier Los Gatos

Los Gatos, California

Southern Atelier

Sarasota, Florida

Lance Richlin Atelier

Los Angeles, California

Flemish Classical Atelier

Bruges, Belgium

Zwick Academy of Fine Art

Honolulu, Hawaii

Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art

Victoria, Canada

East Oaks Studio

Raleigh, North Carolina

Leo Mancini Hresko's Studio

Waltham, Massachussetts

The Missoula Fine Art Studio

Missoula, Montana

Art Escape Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Ateljee Espoo

Espoo, Finland

Atelier School of Classical Realism

Oakland, California


Art Mentors

Huntington Beach, California

Mapstone Studios

Devon, England, UK

Northern Realist

Manchester, England, UK

The Florence Studio

Florence, Italy

Studio Donatello

Florence, Italy

Studio d'Arte Toscanella

Florence, Italy

Milan Academy of Art

Milano, Lombardia, Italy


Oslo, Norway

Atelier Arte Realista Porto

Porto, Portugal

Tarragona Atelier

Tarragona, Spain

Yim Mau Kun Atelier

Taipei, Taiwan

The Welsh Academy of Art

 Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Powys, UK


Academy of Realist Art Online

Art Crit Academy

Art Mentors

Classical Art Online


LAAFA's Art School Videos

Sadie Valeri Atelier!videos-and-online-class/qbzck

The Landscape Atelier

Vitruvian Studio

Chicago, Illinois

Watts Atelier Online



The Americas

Alphabetically by State/Country

Rees Atelier

Mesa, Arizona

Watts Atelier of the Arts LLC

Encinitas, California


Golden Gate Atelier

Oakland, California


Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

Van Nuys, California


Atelier de Brésoles

Montreal, Canada


Academy of Art Canada

Toronto, Canada


Academy of Realist Art

Toronto, Canada

Mandy Boursicot - Classical Realism Atelier

Vancouver, Canada

Old Hollows Atelier

Longmont, Colorado

Taller Trescientosuno

Bogotá, Colombia


Chiaroscuo Studio of Art

Miami, Florida


Atelier Maui

Haiku, Maui, Hawaii

Palette & Chisel Academy

Chicago, Illinois


The Ravenswood Atelier

Chicago, Illinois


Schuler School of Fine Arts

Baltimore, Maryland


Academy of Realist Art Boston

Boston, Massachussetts

Polins Atelier (Formerly the Boston School of Painting)

Somerville, Massachussetts


The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Duluth, Minnesota


The Florence Academy of Art

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

The Princeton Academy of Art

Princeton, New Jersey


The Ryder Studio

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

New York, New York


Grand Central Atelier

Long Island, New York

The Atelier At Flowerfield

Saint James, New York


Ani Art Academies

Red Bank, New Jersey


Academy of Classical Design

South Pines, North Carolina


The North Carolina Academy of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina


The Conservatory for Classical Art

Edmond, Oklahoma

Bucks County Classical Arts Center

New Hope, Pennsylvania


Cambridge Street Studios

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carlin Academy of Fine Art

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania


Studio Incamminati

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ani Art Academy

Bear Creek Township, Pennsylvania


Atelier San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico


The Townsend Atelier

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Landscape Atelier

Clarksville, Texas


Texas Academy of Figurative Art

Fort Worth, Texas


The Coppini Academy

San Antonio, Texas


Loza Studio & Atelier of Figurative Art

Apison, Tennessee


The Igor Babailov Institute of Realism

Brentwood, Tennessee


The Masters Academy of Art

Springville, Utah


Hein Academy of Art

Salt Lake City, Utah

Beaux-Arts Academy

Provo, Utah


Georgetown Atelier

Seattle, Washington


Gage Academy of Art

Seattle, Washington


Tacoma Academy of Fine Art

Tacoma, Washington


The Academy of Fine Art

Denmark, Wisconsin


The Atwood Atelier

Madison, Wisconsin


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