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Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Minimum enrollment 2 trimester (22 weeks)

  • LANGUAGE English & Spanish

  • SCHEDULE Monday to Saturday from 9am-5.30pm (48h per week)

  • EXTRA We work from a live model

  • DURATION From 22 weeks (minimum registration period)


The Secret Way to create profesional and delightfull art,

in 6 months 

Are you sick of not knowing what is wrong with your art and how to fix it? 

Tired of feeling frustrated, all the time? And looking for ways to become a successful artist faster?

What you’re about to discover will change the way you create art forever…

Dear Artist,

Lemme guess, you’re looking for new ways to improve your art?

And you’re thinking “If only I had enough talent to make a piece of art that would make me go, "Woah, did I really create that?!".

Ok look, imma shoot you straight….

Most people don’t have a talent problem.

They have a technical knoledge problem.

Talent will help get you started but it won’t get you to the Promised Land.

You have to work really hard to ensures you become successful. Hard work and effort will beat talent 99% of the time.

The great masters started out with some pretty cringeworthy drawings, but they kept at it until they got to a point where they could show off their stuff with pride. Then they kept going and honed their skills until their artwork looked like it had been blessed by the almighty himself!

Las Meninas - Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez began studying under Francisco Pacheco when he was 11 years old and continued to study with him until he was 18.s.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn - Return of the Prodigal Son
Rembrandt received approximately 12 years of formal education, starting with elementary school and continuing through to art school.
The Creation of Adam - Michelangelo
Michelangelo received approximately 8 years of art education.
Peter Paul Rubens - The Fall of Phaeton
Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and Peter Paul Rubens each had around 10 years of art education.
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida - Research
Sorolla began learning art at the age of six and continued to hone his skills for many years. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia for six years, before leaving to study with some of the most important artists of the time.

You may thinking...

“Well, I have an art education, I even have a fine art degree, I have all the technical knowledge that I need, right?



Simply Follow Our Blueprint To Success & You’ll Avoid Years of Frustration!

Sharpen your art skills can be much easier than you think.

Many people simply don’t know the correct steps to take which makes them take far longer than they need to.

We’ve done all the hard work for you, so all you need to do is follow our step-by-step blueprint and you’ll became a successful artist in no time.


You really, really need to...

Discover the main and largest cause of your daily frustration with your art

So listen carefully…

And stay with me

Let me take you back in time to the great masters of the Renaissance.

Here we go!

They learned to draw and paint through a process of practice and mentoring. This was called the painters guild.

Fast forward to the 19th century and academicism was developed to replace the guild system, which was done to raise the professional status of artists.

This process involved a rigorous apprenticeship, starting with engravings and then plaster casts of classical sculptures. Only then were students allowed to draw from live models.

But then modern art movements like Impressionism and Post-Impressionism emerged, which allowed for individual expression without the technical knowledge.

As a result, academic art teaching pretty much disappeared.

No more learning tricky techniques! No more studying anatomy, perspective, composition, light theory, or color theory – It will be not good for your creativity!!

Jus to make sure you understand...

No Academic Learnig


With Academic Learning


Don't get me wrong,

I'm sure she attempted to restore the original painting to its former glory, and I'm sure she gave it her all.

However, without the right knowledge and expertise, that was as far as her efforts could take her.

Comprende? Good

So that's why you may feel like you're not that great despite your art education.

When you follow our advice closely, you also draw and paint much better than you would ever be able to achieve on your own

At Madrid Academy of Art, we help art students to achieve their desired outcomes in six months.

In the last years we’ve shown hundreds of students how to easily improve real fast their art skills without years of hard work and trial and error.

We’ve help Guillem to do it, and we can do the same for you too.


Guillem Progress in 6 Months


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Guillem Aznar drawing september 2022

 AFTER 6 months

Guillem Aznar drawing april 2023


80% Of Art Students Will Never became a successful artist Without The Right Learning.

Sadly, 80% of Art Students will never reach their dream to make art professionally.

It’s not their fault, they just haven’t been taught the right way to sharpen their art skills.

The art education you can get today in almost every school, academy, or university on this planet is a watered-down, decaffeinated version of what the old masters received.

Yes…in ALMOST every school, academy or university!!


Despite the odds,

A plucky crew of creative educators and artists stepped up to the plate and vowed to preserve the wisdom and technical art skills for future generations

(check this article to know more )

This is know as the Atelier Movement/Model

And yes, we are proud to be part of this movement

So know that you know the ugly true about art education

Let me ask you a simple question…

Why waste endless hours trying out techniques that MIGHT work when you can just "do" what's already working like the masters?

So you could try and figure this all out by yourself.

You can keep toiling away, spending your days dealing with the worry and confusion, and wasting your hard-earned time. Ever uncertain about how to draw a hand or use your shades correctly or how to conquer this issue with your shadow or make your painting do not look as flat as a pancake.

We can show you exactly what we did to help our students to achieve this impressive results, using the same strategies.

Russian Drawing
Russian contraposto drawing
Russian method Painting

Reserve your consultation today to see how you can achieve a similar result, and do it much faster than you ever thought was possible.

Save Yourself Years Of Costly Trial & Error By Using Our Blueprint To Improve Your Art Skills

Why waste years struggling along, trying to figure things out for yourself?

You can save this time and get a much better result when you get our expert advice and use our blueprint to became a successful artist.

It’s like a shortcut which gives you confident, removes all the doubts and makes you feel like you already master the skills needed to create a professional art

Are you ready to improve your art skills in the next 6 months?

To have more freedom and confident without years of hard work it usually takes?

Listen, there’s no dignity in struggling if you can find a better way to succeed.

Creating masterful art pieces with reliability and consistency is never a result of…



‘Magic Pixie Dust’ Sprinkled On ‘Crossed Fingers’ With A Scoop Of ‘Hope And Pray For The Best’

No…It’s about having a predictable and reliable “system” to créate great art.

And our “Free 30-minute strategy session” includes a war chest of proven methodologies and techniques that most academies don’t know even exist. Here is just a fraction of what you'll dicover:

The biggest blunder you could be making that could be sucking out all the volume from your masterpieces.

The trick for proportions that always flow when you are drawing from life, no matter the pose, no matter the escorzo (nope, I'm not talking about using a proyector) 

The one thing that you have to have in mind when painting or drawing a portrait that will make your portraits looks real.

The step-by-step process to make a realistic rendering of a still life or a cast which will greatly improve your figure drawings.

The 5 rules you need to consider to making a composition look interesting and engaging (this trick is coming from Repin himself).

The must-have materials for a landscape painting session and how to avoid disastrous outcomes.

How to make a harmonious work of art (using a limited palette) that stands out from the crowd

The step by step process of 3 different methods that will allow you to create your unique and personal style.

Claim Your FREE No-Obligation 30-Minute Strategy Session (Valued at €300)

During this no-obligation call, our experts will discuss your specific situation and how we can help you to build a large and diverse art skills in less than a year.

Here’s what you’ll discover in your FREE consultation…

  • How to improve your drawing and painting skills and create professional art in 6 months without uncertainty, frustration and pain
  • The exact process we’ve used to take hundreds of students from draw and paint in a basic level to sharpen their drawing and painting skills and become a professional artist
  • The biggest problem people come to us with which keeps them painting and drawing the same mistakes – no matter what else they do!

This is ONLY for people who are serious about becoming a successful artist and places are strictly limited. Enter your details below now to avoid disappointment and secure your consultation.



Okay, enough! Enough! Let’s get something straight right now!…

 Are you ready to take your learning to the next level?

I'm so confident we can exceed your expectations that I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is,

if we don't exceed your expectations whithin your first month in the school, then your money is on its way back to you

Does this offer excite you?

Interested in putting us to the test?

Hold on there, tiger…not so fast. Gotta back up a little first.

Because this is not for everybody.

Before you jump in, there are 3 things you need to meet to make sure this program is the right fit for you:


Attend every class. If you want to learn something, you've got to buckle down and get serious. Don't just talk the talk - put in the hard work and show up to every class, whether it's mandatory or not. And don't even think about skipping, unless your doctor has a death certificate saying you can't make it!


Follow the teachers instructions all the time. You have to have the right attitude and approach, be flexible and always follow the teacher's instructions. Otherwise, you're on your own! and we can’t guarantee your success.


Provide us with honest feedback. if you're willing to give us honest feedback on how it's going each week, we can guarantee success! Just think of us as your own personal cheering squad - we can't help you if we don't know what's working and what's not. We don't have a magical crystal ball that can tell us how to make sure you learn and grow. So, be sure to talk to us and let us know how we can help you out!

Does this opportunity interest you? Do you meet the above qualifications? If so, go here and book in a 30-minute strategy session with my team to see if we’d be a good fit.


P.S.: Oh, well, hello there…need some more convincing huh?

You can keep slogging away, working your tail off dealing with the frustration and unpredictability and wasting your time. Constantly unsecure about how to draw a portrait that looks believable or use colours that don't look muddy or removing elements from the painting because you don't know how to fix them. And you end up feeling miserable and more frustrated than a dog chasing its tail.

OR you could take the plunge and book a call with my team to learn how to take your skills to the next level in the next 6 months, risk free! But be warned, when you wish for rain, you have to deal with the mud. So make sure you're ready to work hard and have the time to do it!

So what'll it be?

Speak soon!

Do you have doubts? Don't worry, we all do!

We know that when it comes to your artistic training, you can have a lot of questions spinning in your head. What are the workshops like? What services do we offer? How can I get the most out of it?

That's why we've created this Frequently Asked Questions (or FAQs, for friends) section. Here you will find the answers to the questions we get asked the most. It's like a treasure map, but instead of leading you to a chest full of gold, it leads you to a chest full of knowledge.

And if after reading our FAQs, you still have doubts, don't worry. We are here to help you. So don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

We will be delighted to help you clear any cloud of doubt you may have!

What does a good art academy really do?

A good art academy will know you like a grandfather knows his favorite grandson. They will carefully assess your current level and then devise the most effective plan for you to become the best artist before you know it. Part of your plan should include regular reviews to make sure you're progressing at the perfect rate and getting the results you want.

We do all of that, but unlike other academies, the MAA team isn't just focused on maintaining that perfect balance. Our goal is to challenge you, we will push you until you reach your limits and then we will push you some more to break that limit. We don't let you settle for less than the best.

Who can participate in Madrid Academy of Art programs?

MAA programs are designed for any student interested in improving their technical skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Do you want to improve your skills and master all the technical knowledge? We can work with you.

Do you understand that creating a work of art will require hard work from you? We can work with you.

Are you willing to go through the process for each technique, and practice them until you've mastered them? We can work with you.

Are the programs only for advanced students or also for beginners?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or advanced artist. Our students range from beginning artists with no prior art experience to advanced artists with several years of experience.

Our instructors are trained to adapt teaching to the individual needs of each student.

What prior training do I need to study at the academy?


No art degree needed

No previous experience is needed

No special qualifications needed

No trick needed

We will assess your level and work with you from there.

How long do the workshops last?

You can enroll for a minimum of 1 week and work up to 5 years if you want to complete the program.

So it's totally up to you!

Are the programs taught in Spanish or English?

Programs are primarily taught in English, but many of our instructors are bilingual and can provide instructions in Spanish if needed.

Do the programs focus only on drawing and painting or are other forms of art covered as well?

Our programs mainly focus on drawing, painting and sculpting but we also incorporate elements from other art forms when relevant to the theme of the program.

What is the student to instructor ratio in the workshops?

We strive to maintain a low student to instructor ratio to ensure that each student receives individualized attention.

Do the workshops include independent study time or just directed instruction?

Our programs combine directed instruction with independent study time to allow students to practice and apply what they have learned.

Do the programs include critiques or reviews of student work?

Yes, the programs include critique sessions where instructors provide constructive feedback on student work.

Do students receive a certificate at the end of the program?

Yes, students receive a certificate from the Madrid Academy of Art at the end of the program.

Where are the programs held?

The programs are carried out at our facilities at Avenida Manoteras 22 Local 67, Madrid.

How much do the programs cost?

Workshop costs vary depending on the length and content of the program.

You can invest as much time and money as you want, the choice is entirely yours.

You can do from 1h3omin per week up to 47 hours per week.

And our prices range between €70 and €1000 per month.

Call us (+34 679 49 29 15) and if you are eligible to do the program, we will find the perfect plan that fits both your goals and your budget.

We'll dig into how much time and money you can invest and create a tailor-made curriculum that gives you the best value for money.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us (+34 679 49 29 15). We will be happy to help you.

Dedication, Motivation and Empathy


“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
Russian Method Teacher
Ann Tsybina
Guillem Aznar - Comparative constructive teacher-2
Comparative Method Teacher
Guillem Aznar
Comparative Method Teacher
Carles Belda
Prospero Bazan-1
Sculpture Teacher
Próspero Bazan

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…”



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

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

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

When:  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year

Hours: 20h-30h/week


Drawing/painting session with different compositions every week


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

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



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

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

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)



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

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.



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

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

This will be your diploma


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.