Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Figure Painting Competition Final results

First Place: Cesar Santos (#4)
Second Place: Iliya Mirochnik (#5)
Third Place: Rose Frantzen (#7)

Alia El-Bermani

Bruno Galuzzi Corsini

Julie Beck

Cesar Santos

Iliya Mirochnik

Johanna Harmon

Rose Frantzen

He Lihuai

Jennifer Balkan

Emanuela De Musis

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Day 2 of the 2016 Boston Figure Painting Competition

Day 2 of the 2016 Boston Figure Painting Competition is now complete. Below you can find the progress photos!! 3 more days to paint!











Monday, July 18, 2016

Day 1 of the 2016 Figure Painting Competition at ARA Boston


The 2016 Boston Figure Painting Competition is well under way. The first day has come to an end and below you can see the progress images. From 1:30 to 2:30 each day this week you can also stop in to see the progress in person. Come on down!!











Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Shane Wolf Scholarship

Our student, Eric Johnson shares his experience with the Shane Wolf Scholarship:

"Last year, Shane Wolf was the winner of the 2015 ARA Boston's Annual Figure Painting Competition. He generously donated a portion of his winnings back to the academy as a scholarship for two students. The purpose of the scholarship was to help them continue a higher education in figurative art in the spirit of the competition. I was so thankful to be of the lucky recipients of the Shane Wolf Scholarship, and it gave me the means to continue taking full time figure classes at ARA.

Within the 2015-2016 academic year I persistently pursued my love of figurative art in a representational manner. To make the most of the scholarship, I wanted to show my gratitude by woking hard and studying. I spent many late nights sketching anatomy and from drawing from live models. With instruction from a knowledgeable staff of high-merit artists, I was able to make huge improvements on my personal work."

Congrats Eric!



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fine Art on the Runway

The Director of ARA Boston, Cindy MacMillan is one of the most amazing women I've ever met. Not only is she a fantastic painter, a great teacher, a savvy businesswoman, but she also uses her painting skills on her daughters fashion designs. Voila, Cindy MacMillan hand painted originals on the famous Hilary MacMillan line of clothing. Aren't these phenomenal?!?!

Check out Hilary's website here.






Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New works from ARA Boston Instructors

New works from ARA Boston Instructors. The top one Miss Rachel won the Guild of Boston Artists GOLD MEDAL this year. The reception is this Saturday from 3 to 5 at the Guild on Newbury Street in Boston.

Miss Rachel by Emanuela De Musis

Fritter and Waste by Emanuela De Musis

Untitled for now by Julie Beck