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The Art Academy was established in 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia to offer world-class art education at a local level. Specialising in boutique, instructional short courses taught by internationally acclaimed artists in a state of the art multimedia facility, the Art Academy offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the very best artists in an engaging and interactive environment.
Founded on the belief that the artist must go through the craft to the art, the Art Academy’s workshops are an intensive and information packed experience, combining lectures, demonstrations and interactive class exercises. By pairing traditional art education with modern audio visual technology, each student will have a front row seat to proceedings and the ability to work step by step alongside the instructing artist.
The information packed seminars are conducted to present a range of expert opinions centred around a chosen theme. Drawing on our vast industry connections, the Art Academy presents speakers at the vanguard of the contemporary art scene in an engaging format of presentations, Q & A’s and panel discussions.
The Art Academy seeks to provide the most qualified and expert answers to all of your art related questions and equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue your passion.
"You'll get as much out of a week at the Art Academy as a whole term at art school. The focused delivery of each program means a student can be fully immersed to gain a thorough understanding of ideas and techniques, leaving the course with a completed artwork as well as a new set of skills. I couldn’t recommend the Art Academy highly enough!"
- Tsering Hannaford, attended 2012 and 2013
Four time Archibald Prize finalist
"Not only did I benefit from being instructed by a world class practitioner, the time spent with the other artists was incredibly valuable too. The combination of technical knowledge and networking has certainly assisted in accelerating my practice in a short period of time."
- Damien Shen, attended 2012 and 2013
Blake Prize emerging category winner, Prospect Portrait Prize winner
"I thoroughly recommend the Art Academy to artists who've struggled to find realism instruction. The detailed lectures connected the dots of my prior knowledge and I loved the care taken in working with each student individually. Worth it, 100%"
- Liz Gridley, attended 2019