“You can look at a painting for a whole week and then never think about it again. You can also look at a painting for a second and think about it for the rest of your life.” Joan Miró (1893-1983)

“I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing I realise how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.” Frederick Franck (1909-2006)

la presseCourse application process, booking and contact

Please contact us by email on:

Or telephone on +44 7850 651282
                     or +44 7831 529525

Application process

Applicants must complete our application form to apply for the course.  For the Portfolio Course the second part of the application process is a Skype or Facetime interview with Tod Ramos. 


After the application form has been received and approved.  We require a completed registration form and a deposit.

To book an art course a deposit of 20% will be taken on booking with the rest due two months before the start of the art course.
Payment can be made by cheque to Academy Studios Abroad or by BACS directly to our account of that name. We are sorry but we do not take credit cards or PayPal.


How to book

Payment of a deposit of 20% is required on booking.
The balance is normally required two months before the start date of the course.

The booking can be cancelled by you up to two months before the course date but the deposit can only be refunded if the place can be subsequently filled. The full payment (which is due two months before the date of the start of the course) can only be refunded if we have a subsequent booking. We strongly recommend foreign travel insurance which includes a cancellation policy. Of course if we can fill the course dates, (every effort will be made to do so) we will refund in full. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the booking a full refund will be made.

The price includes:
All meals, tuition and accommodation. There will be a museum trip on each course, two on the portfolio course. The entry to the museums is included but any restaurant outings are optional but not included.

Does not include:


All prices are in sterling, please apply to us for prices in other currencies.