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Boulder School of Fine Art ACADEMY

Year One

First Trimester
Fall 2022

Orientation September 6-September10

Classes: September 15 - Dec. 1

Final Portfolio Review: November 27-Dec. 1

Art Show December 3-30

Open House and Awards December 9

Second Trimester
Winter 2023

Orientation Jan. 8, 10, 11

First Class

Saturday January 14

Last Class

Sunday, March 26

Final Review and makeup classes

March 27-April 1

Third Trimester
Spring 2023

Orientation April 4-8

First class, Tuesday April 11

Last class Sunday, June 18

Final Review and makeup classes

 June 20-22

Show and Awards: June 23

Beginning to advanced art students wishing to learn how to draw and paint from life in natural light are invited to apply to the Boulder School of Fine Art Academy.


With our new expanded schedule students will be able to study drawing and painting intensively with the option of selecting 1 to 6 days a week of classes in 10 class trimesters.


Our spacious Boulder, Colorado classroom studio is located in a legacy artist cooperative and offers an inspiring and rare opportunity to work from life in natural north light.


The curriculum is an atelier program where students work through projects that progress from simple to more complex and study methods of drawing and painting still lifes, portraiture and figure with the support and tutelage of classically trained instructors, Elena Cantor and Ben Harden, Kim Gustason and Sharon Solomon. Students who enroll in the full time option over multiple trimesters, and the 3 years expected before program completion, can expect to expand their technique and mastery of observation of nature and creation of realistic art.

As in all our classes at the Boulder School of Fine Art, we welcome those of all religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, political views and life experiences.

Topics for study throughout the program include:

• Copying Master Drawings by Charles Bargue

• Charcoal and Oil Painting studies of reproductions of classical sculptures

• Still Lifes

• Masterpiece Painting copies

• Artistic Anatomy

• Figure Sketching

• Drawing and Painting the Standing Pose

• Drawing and Painting the Costumed Figure

• Drawing and Painting the Draped Figure

• Portraiture

• Introduction to Oil Painting

• Art History

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