Four-Week Intensive Course

Portrait Paintings

Why choose this course?

The four-week Intensive Course can take place during each trimester with set starting dates.

Students from any level are appropriately challenged, to make significant strides towards mastering the skills needed for exceptional portrait paintings.

All students enrolled in this course learn under the guidance of Maestro Michael John Angel and our instructors.

Curious students, aspiring artists, as well as top-professionals will follow a rigorous course with specific practice. With us you will learn:

  • How to apply techniques for Realism that equals the best Realist paintings and drawings today.
  • How to create a composition.
  • How to employ the principles of colour composition and value schemes.
  • The proper use of and methods for underpainting and overpainting.
  • How to bring life and emotion to drawings and paintings.
  • The correct use of photographic source materials, without copying them.

The methodology followed is the result of over 45 years of research and experimentation by its founder, Michael John Angel – known to his students as Maestro, and recognized as one of the most inspiring and successful teachers in traditional art.

How can I know more?

All courses are taught in English.

Students enrolled in the four-week intensive course share the studio with those enrolled in the 3-year diploma programme, which typically includes an international student body of over 30 nationalities.

Enrolments for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years are now open. Deadlines for each trimester are as follows:

Application DeadlinesTo start the Four-Week Intensive Course in the 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 Academic Year
March 1, 2021 / 2022Fall Trimester courses starting 2021 October 4 & November 2 and 2022 October 3 & 31
June 1, 2021 / 2022Winter Trimester courses starting 2022 January 17 & February 14 and 2023 January 16 and February 13
October 1, 2021 / 2022Spring Trimester courses starting 2022 April 18 & May 16 and 2023 April 24 & May 22