Princeton Academy of Art in Contemporary rEalism EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY REALISM
PAA contemporary realism
Combining tactile and optical methods of drawing PAA
Princeton Academy of Art (PAA) presents unique educational experience for artists focusing on contemporary realism the European Classical traditions of academic drawing, painting, and sculpture. Our curriculum merges the methods of classical atelier education and the Russian academic approach. Following these traditions, instruction is focused immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. By rigorously studying these methods alongside concrete principles of value, color, and composition, students traverse various media and techniques to interpret in world around that way suits their temperament and vision.
Focus on each individual student PAA
At Princeton Academy of Art, we believe art education must allow for flexibility and conversation. We work to provide context for information that seems abstract and unconnected, but with time and study, will enable students to make parallels within their interests and experiences. Each student is encouraged to deeply assess their goals as artist and identify their reason for pursuing the study of academic drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Emphasis on networking
Our guiding principle is belief that study of visual art is practice of communication and support. In face the infinite number of pitfalls and discoveries that artists will encounter in careers, this foundation ensures will learn to creates connections with their peers and the broader artistic community. PAA instructors are highly-trained exhibiting artists to structure the curriculum to enhance and encourage the artistic growth of students. Are not only instructors but also mentors and professional connections for students.
In-depth study of art history
Our goal is show students that artists develop their creative absolutes only by internalizing the broadest possible collection of examples from art history. We adapt to individual students while structuring assignments based on examples dense history of figurative art. It is constant review and discussion of historical and contemporary works of art to expand students knowledge and visual vocabulary.