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Classical Realism


Realism in Drawing and Oil Painting


Discover the classical masters’ sophisticated approach to life-like Realism during an intensive introduction into academic art in the tradition of L’Académie des beaux-arts and modern schools of realism. All lessons focus heavily on techniques needed for expertise in realistic expression in drawing and oil painting.

The student will learn:

Discover 20th-century classical way of painting style and philosophy, initiated by the Renaissance approach towards composition beauty, harmony and completeness .
Learn the use of Limited and Grisaille oil palettes while obtaining knowledge about colour theory;
Manipulate proportions through juxtaposition, line quality and how they can be best applied for realistic illusion;
Intuitively learn how to Observe Objectively from nature-based Primary subjects (not from 2-D photo representations) for Realistic rendering in Drawing and Painting;

Develop strong confidence drawing and painting Still-Life subjects, figure and porttraits from Life, using the sophisticated medium of oils;

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Next Course Starting  September 2018  This course tends to become full quickly

Sessions (to choose): Monday 7-9:30PM OR Tuesday 6-8:30PM OR Thursday 6-8:30PM

Duration:   3 months/ cycle (Total of 24 sessions)

*There will be no lessons during the Christmas & Easter breaks*

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Who would Benefit?

The Classical Realism course is designed for motivated students and art professionals who seek to advance their skills in representational art with specific focus in oil painting and drawing. It is for those who would like discover the process of the Classical Masters and obtain both theoretical knowledge and practical skill in the academic art of 20th century Classical Realism.

One-on-one artistic critique is provided all throughout the course from a professional Classical Realism artist.

This course can be customized as per individual’s performance level. Download Full Syllabus.


What will you Learn after this course?

  Become introduced to the concepts of Proportion, gestures, form, shape and line quality;
  Discover how to abstract and simplify 2 and 3 dimensional objects using time-proven techniques;
✓  Develop a good sense of practical expertise compounded with theoretical knowledge about 20th century Classical Realism;
✓  Gain confidence drawing and painting from Primary Source during Life sessions;
✓  Ability to manipulate both the Limited and Grisaille Oil palettes, while grasping knowledge about colour theory, temperature and values;
✓  Acquire expertise in Still-life, Portraiture and Figure painting and drawing ;
  Progress from basic to advanced levels;
✓  Obtain one-on-one critique by Professional Classical Realism artist Karl Froman;


Earn an Official Certificate of skills acquired.

This is a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills

Meet the Tutor


Karl Froman, is a Swedish professional Realism artist who immersed himself in Classical Realism for the major part of academic career at the Florence Academy of Art. His breathtaking marvels speak out for themselves. You can sneak through some of his works in the featured photos.

Karl, has been studying Art from a very young age in several countries and under many master painters, most prominently at the University of Arts in Florence. Karl has been involved in several exhibitions, hosted lectures, lessons and designed courses. Many of his works can be found in private collections in Australia, France, Sweden, Norway, America, England, Malta and China. 



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Charles ZammitAfter attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan Priehyba

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

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Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism and Life Portrait Painting courses

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

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Additional information

Choose Course Commencement Date

September 2018, January 2019

Choose course cycle

Classical Drawing, Classical oil Painting

Choose Preferred Time and Session

Monday 7:00PM-9:30PM, Tuesday 6PM-8:30PM, Wednesday 6PM-8:30PM

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