Classic Arts Workshop

academy_of_realist_art_academy_edinburgh_vermeer_copy-largeThe course is taught a full year, and at the end, the graduates receive a certificate through which they can be hired for jobs that ask this type of specialization.

The rooms dedicated to the classic arts are equipped with the necessary equipments for each department. Some departments do share the studio, if it uses the same type of equipment. These arts are practices by hand, without the help of the computer. The artists have to produce art by hand.

The oil painting department shares the same space with acrylic department, while the inks, watercolor and pigments have a separate studio. This is dictated by the special furniture the artists need: the oil and acrylic painters use easels in proportions of 80%, whilst the inks, water colors and pigments create on tables in the majority of times. Each room is furnished accordingly: at painting there are many easels and a few tables, while at inking there are much more tables than easels.

Workwise has a tiny material shop, which allows the artists to choose the materials they want to create with, if these are different from the basic. Each participant in the course receive the same materials, but some prefer to take it a step further and buy special brushes, colored papers, and so on. The shop exists in the same building as the workshop, so that artists have everything they need nearby.

The sculpture department has two rooms. One is dedicated to soft modeling, with sculpture clay, and the second is dedicated to carving. The modeling course is mandatory to all the beginners at sculpture department. It gives them a sense of dimensionality, while being able to add or remove material to and from their art pieces. The sculpture department has several stages, the first being wood, and the most advanced marble.