About the REAL Academy of Art

REAL Academy of Art is an art school located in beautiful Denver, CO.

Our Mission: To teach Drawing and Painting inspired by the methods of the Renaissance Masters and adapted to suit contemporary academic training.

 

We teach the fundamentals of art using the methods that have withstood the test of time.  Each new skill builds on a previous skill that has been mastered.  For example, the direction and use of line in the early graphite work informs the stroke work and handling of the brush in oil painting.  This progressive curriculum can train any student to be a successful oil painter.

We can also can taylor a program for a specific student's needs.  Looking for 3 months of intensive oil painting?  We will design a workshop type program for you.

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REAL Academy of Art

Our Instructor

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Ali Ghassan
The Art Renewal Center - ARC Assiciate Living Master Award
The Art Renewal Center - ARC Associate Living Master Award

Director

Ali has taught art at all levels, including as a university professor. He has received many national and international awards and has been designated a “Living Master” by the prestigious Art Renewal Center.

Bio:

Born in Babel, Iraq, Ali Ghassan practiced fine art as a professional artist before becoming a fine arts professor. He has had many solo exhibits and participated in numerous group exhibitions.  He has been awarded prizes in local, regional, national and international levels.

Education:

  • Masters in Fine Arts: Babel University (2010-2011)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Faculty of Fine Arts: Babel University (2004-2008)

Awards:

  • ARC Associate Living Master Award
  • Two local first prize awards (in Iraq) and three international first prize awards (two in USA & one in France).

Skillset:

Art Instructor (10+ years), Sculpting (5+ years)

Sculpting, Mural Painting, Arabic Calligraphy, Arabic arabesques, Painting on porcelain, Stained glass painting, Preliminary designs for architecture and interior designs, etching, silk-screening / print screening, Woodcarving, Theater decors, story writing, art criticism, digital painting, and graphic design.

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Executive Assistant

Marlene Kort

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