Academy Studios Abroad

Residential art course in the South of France
Painting Holidays in the Languedoc region of France in Aubais, between Montpellier and Nimes
Practical courses in oil painting and watercolours


“Tod Ramos makes painting fun, exciting and rewarding. He is the type of teacher we all want to find. I felt encouraged but always challenged in any task he taught me. What ever level you arrive at you can guarantee you will leave more advanced. In short he makes learning seem easy and so much fun.” Tessa Campbell Fraser, world renowned painter and sculptress


“It hasn’t just been a 'trip to do a course in the South of France' for me, it has been an utterly meaningful experience... you were so right when you said to me that you witnessed a journey - I know it is only a week but I feel as though my eyes opened wider to take so much more in - that a thin film that was covering them - soon to be getting thicker, has dissolved!” Michelle, masterclass student.

Welcome to the site of Academy Studios Abroad

Academy Studios Abroad offers a variety of residential art courses. The courses are conceived and led by Tod Ramos who has taught and lectured in drawing and painting in all mediums at all levels, from school to post-graduate, for over 30 years. The premise is to facilitate access to many aspects of art that are so often believed to be difficult to master.

In 2019 our calendar runs from June to mid-September

We will be running three courses this year.

The Portrait Course - Painting portraits from life.
Monday 3rd of June to Friday 14th June 2019

The Lifesaver - Drawing and painting the model from Life.
Monday 15th of July to Monday 29th of July 2019

The Landscape - Drawing and painting the landscape in our beautiful region.
Monday 2nd of September to Friday 13th of September 2019

You may notice that our courses vary slightly from year to year, which allows our regular students to investigate different aspects of painting. We will not be running a Portfolio Course, or the Tour de Horse Masterclass in 2019. For the Generation Art Course please ask us for details by telephone or email.