Raz Seri and Neko

Learn how to see and create art that is true to life.

The Boulder School of Fine Art was founded May 2016 by Raz Seri, graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, and Sharon Solomon, graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Raz and other classically trained instructors teach aspiring artists the methods used by old and modern masters of European and American art to create art that is true to life. The curriculum is based on the classical-realist tradition of the 19th-century French Academy, the École des Beaux-Arts, as led by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

Students are coached individually in the techniques needed to clearly observe the subject in order to draw and paint life-like renditions of the human figure and portrait. Techniques learned are applicable to a full range of styles and subjects.

Students who enroll in the recommended sequence of classes are guided in the process of working from life to create quality drawings and paintings that evoke the play of light and shadow as they define form using gesture, value, sensitivity of line and accurate color using the same materials and techniques used by the finest artists from the classical era to the modern day.

Boulder School of Fine Art Course of Study

Introduction to Classical Technique

Copying the Masters

Sketching the Figure

Long Pose Figure

Classical Portraiture

Introduction to Painting the Still Life

Pet Portraiture

Studying the Masters' Life and Work

Workshops

Stretch and Prepare Canvas for Painting

HIstorical Pigments

Figure Intensive

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