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.
Academy Studios Abroad offers a variety of residential art courses, in Aubais, in the Gard, region of the south of France where there is an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
The 2016 calendar opens at the end of May with a life painting course and ends in mid-September with two Masterclasses.
The Portfolio Art Course - for those intending to enter into an
A specialist crammer portfolio course is run in June and July, a comprehensive course to a diploma level designed for those preparing for Art School or who wish to take a comprehensive course in all aspects of painting and drawing.
Masterclass - for specialised interest
The Masterclass involves working with an invited Maestro who is distinguished in a specific field. The 2016 Masterclasses are in painting horses and bulls and separately there is a course in portrait painting with three Masters of portraiture.
The Lifesaver Art Course - a complete immersion course in life drawing and painting
An intense drawing and painting course with our life models you will have the opportunity for over 60 hours of tutored drawing and painting from the model. This is a very popular course and we have planned two life painting courses in 2016, one in May/June and one at the end of August.