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From 12 years old

*285€ per term (11 weeks) Minimum enrollment 1 term (11 weeks) 

  • LANGUAGE English or Spanish

  • SCHEDULE Saturdays from 11.30 till 12.55 (1h 25min per week)

  • EXTRA We will work with oil, watercolors, charcoal, pastels and graphite.

  • DURATION From 3 months (minimum registration period)


Finally! The new way to improve your drawing and painting skills, guaranteed! Even if you have no prior experience or believe you need innate talent!



Hello, future great artist!

Let me guess...

Are you frustrated with having to redo your drawings over and over because they look disproportionate?

Are you tired of feeling like you're not making progress?

Does it exhaust you that everything isn't perfect, despite your efforts?

Are you fed up with feeling like your art doesn't look as good as you'd like?

Does it bother you that your ideas don't reflect on paper the way you imagine them?

We know how maddening it can be...

Almost like trying to keep your phone battery charged all day or being left on read.


improving your drawing and painting skills and creating amazing drawings can be much easier than you think.

Many people simply don't know the right steps to follow, which takes them much longer than necessary.

We've done all the hard work for you, so all you need to do is follow our personalized plan and your drawings will improve faster than a "cute" kitten meme goes viral.



We know you're smart, detail-oriented, and like to do things right.

And that's great, because here, at Madrid Academy of Art, we value those details a lot.

But we also know that sometimes...

on just about 99% of occasions,

you can be very hard on yourself.

You see, our goal is to help you develop your artistic skills, but we also want you to have fun and feel good about yourself.

If you make decent drawings, you'll be happy and practice more, as you practice more, you'll improve more = Incredible Drawings

It all starts with making a drawing that's good enough

And that's easy,

as easy as coming to a trial class

Here's my bet...

I bet that in the trial class you'll manage to make a drawing,

not just good enough

not just good

a drawing so good, you'll feel that tingle in your stomach when things go really well for you

Do you accept the bet?

because...Now it's your move!!


What exercises will you work on?

At Madrid Academy of Art, we believe that art is an intimate conversation between the artist and their work. It's a journey of self-discovery, passion, and expression. Our approach is rooted in tradition, but with an eye towards the future, combining classic techniques with a contemporary understanding.

Here, we don't just teach you to draw, paint, or sculpt; we guide you on a journey to find your unique voice in the vast world of art. And for our young artists, we've designed specific exercises that reflect our philosophy and will help you grow as an artist:


The art of the future awaits you. Explore new frontiers and techniques, and elevate your creativity to levels never before imagined.

We will focus on:

  • Transition from paper to digital canvas and adaptation to AI suggestions.
  • Efficient use of layers, tools, and functions based on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Creation of realistic textures, lighting effects, and adaptation to proposals automatically generated by AI.
Exercises and Techniques:
  • Introduction to Digital Tools and AI: Familiarize yourself with industry-leading programs such as Procreate, Photoshop, and AI-based tools that enhance creativity.
  • Basic Digital Drawing with AI Assistance: From simple strokes to shading and textures, learn how AI can suggest improvements and alternatives in real-time.
  • Digital Color and AI Suggestions: Explore color palettes, blending, and application of shadows and lights, and receive AI recommendations to optimize your color choices.

Beyond mere smudges, watercolor is pure emotion on paper. Learn to control the flow, play with shadows and lights, and express yourself with freedom and precision.

We will focus on:

  • Water control to avoid unwanted stains.
  • Mixing colors without them becoming muddy.
  • Representation of fine details and textures.

Exercises and Techniques:

  • Basic Watercolor Techniques: You will learn washes, gradients, and how to control the amount of water.
  • Texture Creation: Use of salt, alcohol, and sponges for unique effects.
  • Study of Light and Shadow: How to represent light sources and create depth.

Oil painting is a blend of tradition and contemporaneity. Discover how layered applications can create depth, texture, and an unparalleled richness of color.

We will focus on:

  • Preventing colors from unintentionally blending.
  • Creating textures and details using brushes and palette knives.
  • Proper use of mediums to achieve desired consistency.

Exercises and Techniques:

  • Introduction to Oil Painting: Understanding materials, from types of brushes to mediums.
  • Layering Techniques: You will learn how to build a painting from underpainting to final layers.
  • Color Mixing: How to achieve accurate and vibrant tones.



With pastels, your fingers dance and create. Experiment with their softness and versatility, and be amazed by the results.

We will focus on:

  • Controlling dust and fixing the artwork.
  • Directly mixing colors on the paper.
  • Representing fine details.

Exercises and Techniques:

  • Application Techniques: From soft strokes to blending techniques.
  • Creating Textures: Using different types of paper and application techniques to achieve varied effects.
  • Light and Shadow with Pastels: How to use light and dark colors to create volume.



The essence of drawing. Learn to capture life and emotion with simple lines and shadows, creating artworks that speak for themselves.

We will focus on:

  • Avoiding unwanted smudges and keeping white areas clean.
  • Depicting realistic textures, such as skin, hair, and fabric.
  • Creating contrast and depth in black and white.

Exercises and Techniques:

  • Shading Techniques: From cross-hatching to blending.
  • Study of Form and Proportion: Through still life and portrait exercises.
  • Use of Different Hardnesses: You'll learn when to use softer or harder pencils.
My daughter has been attending her drawing classes, and Sandra helped her find the style in which she felt comfortable and gain confidence in expressing herself through drawing. The result is that today, drawing is one of the channels my daughter uses to communicate, develop her emotions, and enjoy herself, becoming a part of her life. I recommend that if you know creative children, you give them the opportunity to build that aspect of their personal development with Sandra. It was well worth it for us.
Cesar Goyache
Sandra turns drawing into a whole experience, making sure you enjoy the learning process and helping you explore those abilities you never even knew you had. It's been a great discovery!
Sara Diego
Fantastic teacher. My children learned a lot in a beautiful environment.
Alexandra Flaus
Great professional, motivating, very patient, making the difficult easy and bringing out the best in you.
Juan Pablo Trigo
Sandra makes everything easy: you learn, relax, and enjoy. Teacher, artist, and almost a coach all in one. A privilege to have found her. By the way, she's also spectacular with kids!!
Oscar Ibañez
It's a highly motivating learning space, and the teacher adapts the content a lot to each student's needs.
Daniel Olmos

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.