Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Certificated Program
895€/Month*
Academic Painting

*895€/month with scholarship, minimum enrollment 1 trimester (11 weeks) 1095€/month without scholarship.

  • LANGUAGE English or Spanish

  • SCHEDULE Monday to Friday from 9am-5.30pm or from 11.30am-8pm and Saturdays from 9am till 8pm (48h per week)

  • EXTRA We work from a live model

  • DURATION From 11 weeks (minimum registration period) to 4 years (completion of the program)

Dedication, Motivation and Empathy

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

“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?…”

 

Sandra Glez
Founder, CEO
Sandra Glez
Comparative Measurement Teacher
Jared Guerra
Russian Method Teacher
Ann Tsybina
Sight size & Sculpture Teacher
Manel Varela
Comparative Measurement Teacher
Carles Belda
Assisstant Tacher
Guillem Aznar

What exercises are you going to work on?

THE PROGRAM

“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…”

 

DRAWING PRINCIPLES

When: 1st term

Hours: 25h-40h/week

 

Comparative Method 

  • Bargue drawing
  • Blocking process
  • Rendering process

Comparative Constructive Method

  • Straight and curved lines, hatching and cross hatching
  • Simple shapes and geometric shape in perspective
  • Cast drawing: David features
  • Skull
ANATOMY

When: 1st and 2nd term

Hours: 20h - 30h/week

 

Human Anatomy

  • Human body proportions
  • Bones and muscles of the body
  • Anatomical differences by sex, age and race
  • Grease, creases and deformations
  • How to draw a skull
  • Anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders
  • Anatomy of the face and facial expressions
  • Anatomy of the thoracic cage
  • Anatomy of the pelvis
  • Anatomy of the arm, forearm and hand
  • Anatomy of the legs, knee and foot
  • Biomechanics: weights, forces, relationships, stresses and relaxations
PERSPECTIVE

When: 1st term

Hours: 20h-30h/week

 

  • Basic fundamentals of perspective
  • One-point perspective/frontal view
  • Two-point perspective
  • Multiple leakage points
  • Three-point perspective
  • Inclined planes
  • Arches, curves and bridges
  • Elevation, plan and profile
  • Lenses
  • Shadow on characters and objects
  • Characters and objects in perspective
COMPOSITION

When:  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 20h-30h/week

 

Drawing/painting session with different compositions every week

SCULPTURE

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 2.5h/week

 

  • Model studies. small format
  • Skull cast study
  • Portrait with model
  • Anatomy study. Ecorche.
  • Molds
  • Half-size sculpture with model
CAST DRAWING

When: 1st and 2nd term

Hours: 20h-40h/week

 

Comparative Method

  • Different sketches in different position (shadow-light)
  • 1 final easy cast
  • 1 final complicated cast

Comparative Constructive Method

Different sketches, taking into account the composition and 3 final proyects

  • David ear 
  • David nouse
  • David mouth

 

FIGURE DRAWING

When: 1st and 2nd year

Hours: 25h-35h/week

 

Comparative Method

6 final proyects

  • Figure contraposto
  • Figure back pose
  • 2 Figure difficult pose
  • 2 Figure sitting pose

Comparative Constructive Method

Different sketches, taking into account the composition and 6 final proyects

  • Maniqui with fabric
  • Figure contraposto
  • Figure back pose
  • Figure difficult pose
  • Figure sitting pose
  • Figure difficult pose with difficult light
PORTRAIT DRAWING

When: 1st and 2nd year

Hours: 10h-20h/week

 

Comparative Method

3 final proyects

  • Portrait front, profile and 3/4

Comparative Constructive Method

Different sketches, taking into account the composition and 6 final proyects

  • Portrait front, profile and 3/4
  • Portrait with difficult light
  • Hands
  • Portrait with hands
  • Portrait with hands in difficult possition
CAST PAINTING

When: 1st and 2nd year

Hours: 10h-20h/week

 

Comparative Method

  • Different color studies in different position (shadow-light)
  • 1 final easy cast (grisalla)
  • 1 final complicated cast (grisalla)

 

STILL LIFE PAINTING

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 25h-35h/week

 

Comparative Method 

  • 1 object still life (limitted pallete)
  • 2 object still life (limitted pallete)
  • 3 or more object still life (full palette)

Comparative Constructive Method

Different sketches, taking into account the composition and 6 final proyects

  • 1 object (geometric shape)  still life (full pallete) with different backgrounds
  • 2 object (geometric shape)  still life (full pallete) with different backgrounds
  • 3 object (organic shape) still life (full pallete) with different backgrounds
  • Different object, shapes and materials still life
LANDSCAPE PAINTING

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 25h-35h/week

 

Comparative Constructive Method

  • Landscape drawing (threes or bushes)
  • Landscape drawing (scene)
  • Landscape painting (master copy)
  • Landscape painting (plein air)

Landscape classes will be held in the spring and fall months, when the weather is kinder.

 

PORTRAIT PAINTING

When: 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 25h-35h/week

 

Comparative Method

3 final proyects

  • Portrait front, profile and 3/4

Comparative Constructive Method

Different color studies, taking into account the composition and 6 final proyects

  • Portrait front, profile and 3/4
  • Portrait with difficult light
  • Hands
  • Portrait with hands
  • Portrait with hands in difficult possition
FIGURE PAINTING

When: 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 25h-35h/week

 

Comparative Method

6 final proyects

  • Figure contraposto
  • Figure back pose
  • 2 Figure difficult pose
  • 2 Figure sitting pose

Comparative Constructive Method

Different color studies, taking into account the composition and 6 final proyects

  • Maniqui with fabric
  • Figure contraposto
  • Figure back pose
  • Figure difficult pose
  • Figure sitting pose
  • Figure difficult pose with difficult light

Three Options

TUITION COST

“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…”

 

1 Term

528 hours (48h/w for 11 weeks)
*895/month

*2,685 euros with scholarship – 3,580 euros without scholarship

2 Terms

1056 hours (48h/w for 22 weeks)
*850/month

*5.100 euros with scholarship – 6.800 euros without scholarship

3 Terms

1584 hours (48h/day for 33 weeks)
*799/month

*7,191 euros with scholarship – 9,588 euros without scholarship 9,588 euros without scholarship

This will be your diploma

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

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.

 

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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