“The art course itself is superb. The teaching is of the highest standard with each person getting their coaching and encouragement entirely individually. Having said that, Tod also managed to make us all feel very comfortable with each other, despite considerable differences in age, experience and temperament between us. I think we all benefitted hugely.” Claire, Portrait Course, 2018


“Sir William Nicholson - a fine artist - told me often that it was easy to put on the paint if you know where to put it.”
Sir Alfred Munnings PRA (1878-1959)


“Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)


“Even an abstract form has to have a likeness.” Willem De Kooning (1904-1997)

Courses 2019

Portrait Painting Course - A new course at Academy Studios Abroad

Monday 3rd of June to Friday 14th of June 2019

portraitPainting portraits from life. Every technique of portrait painting and drawing from the model taught in detail: positioning and composition; background; lighting; engaging the sitter: drawing in different media and painting oils; achieving a likeness by observation (on all our courses no photography is used). As with all the courses colour and pigment theory, preparation of drawing and painting media are included.

£2,100 with own bathroom
£2,000 with shared bathroom

The price includes:


The price does not include flights or journey to and from the airport to Aubais