About the Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art


About the Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (EAFA) is committed to the continuance of traditional modes of teaching drawing and painting and creating the new masters of today.

Through learning the time honored methods of the nineteenth century academies, artists first master the language of drawing and painting, building a pathway to more truthful expression. Just as musicians must first learn their instrument or writers must study language before they can articulate their creativity, the visual artist must achieve the skill set that will unlock their creative potential. When the artist can confidently paint the most technically demanding of subjects, they are truly only limited by their imagination. Through study and commitment, the Academy students open themselves to new levels of artistic freedom.

No previous experience is assumed, and no portfolio presentation is required for admission. We welcome all levels of experience from complete novice to professional artist. We believe artistic skill can be learned like any other skill such as writing, music, or learning a language. Even the highest standards of achievement can be reached through simple step by step instruction.

Our instructors give one to one guidance and tailor tuition to meet the personal goals of each student who studies with us.

Our self-paced curriculum allows for flexible learning opportunities. With full or part-time options, students progress at a pace best suited to them. Daytime, evening and weekend hours available.

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art is recommended by the Art Renewal Center as an ARC Accredited atelier.

A tour of the studio may be arranged by appointment.

The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art is now a registered learning provider whose courses can be funded by a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL). Please contact us for more information.

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The Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art has now been credit rated by Napier University in Edinburgh meaning that they can now offer an “Advanced Diploma in Classical Atelier Drawing and Painting” This qualification is included on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and is equivalent to a full Bachelor of Arts Degree. Graduation certificates are endorsed by Napier University and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.

This means that credit accumulated from completion of EAFA’s program may be transferred to other art institutions for post graduate study.

This is the first and only classical realist art atelier offering a recognized higher educational qualification in Europe.


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