Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Bargue Drawing Classes

This summer we are offering six weeks of Bargue classes on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Students may choose to take one or both sessions.

The classes run from July 24th to August 28th with sessions at 1:00 - 4:00pm  and 5:00 - 8:00pm.

Tuition for one session running six weeks - $238

Tuition for two sessions running six weeks - $400.

All levels welcome!

Call or email to register.

617 426 3006

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Workshops are almost here!!

We have a wide range of workshops this summer here at the Academy of Realist Art Boston, with something for everyone!  You can view more in depth descriptions on our Workshops page on our website, but here is a taste of each one. Who needs the beach when you have workshops to attend?!

Traditional Methods of Making Paint, Panels and Canvas 
Day 1- Pigment History, Oils, Paint Rheology. Group will 'grind' paint, and will begin talk on Rabbit Skin Glue and Supports. Day 2- Flexible/Rigid Supports, Linen, Panel, metal Supports. Group will make Gesso Panels and Canvas, and talk on Mediums and Varnishes. 
2 Days, June 29th and 30th, 10:00-5:00, one hour lunch
Instructor: Leo Mancini-Hresko

In the Studio of Velazquez 
This class will explore the painting method of Velazquez from his early period in Spain and Italy, to his later period painting for the Spanish court. 
10 days, July 8th - 19th 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break Instructor: Garrett Vitanza

Still Life Painting 
Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. We start with drawing the still life in the sight-size method, transfer it to canvas, and paint in layers until the objects have form and detail. This course teaches traditional atelier-style methods, from using a campitura, to dead color, first painting, and second painting, all working from life. 
10 Days, July 22nd - August 2nd 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break.  Instructor: Christina Mastrangelo

Color Lab: Flesh Tones 
Color is an indispensable tool for painters. Mastery of color unlocks freedom and control over one's ability to solve color problems.
10 days, August 19th - 30th, 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break, Instructor: Sean Krajnik

Thursday, June 20, 2013

East Boston's Museum of Realist Art Local Launch Event

While it's not officially open yet here in Boston, the Museum of Realist Art is having a Local Launch Event and Fundraiser in East Boston on June 25. You can view the invitation and respond if you would like to support them as they create the Museum. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres by KO at the Shipyard and cold beverages just a few feet from Boston Harbor.

The Mission of the Museum of Realist Art is to create a world-class cultural destination in the neighborhood of East Boston by exhibiting and collecting well-crafted painting, drawing, photography and sculpture with a specific focus on realist and narrative art. Their focus is on contemporary realism, illusionism, magic realism, surrealism and visionary realism.

We here at the Academy of Realist Art Boston are looking forward to having more amazing realist art in the area!

Check out their facebook here.

The event link is here.

Their website is here.

Image above is done by Lee Price from the Museums website. You can check out her work at