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We teach brand new five-week classes every session. These classes are a great way to improve your skills with the opportunity for one-on-one instruction and expert feedback.

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Our library includes all past classes and is an invaluable resource to students who wish to learn fundamental drawing skills. Combine independant study from our library while taking current classes for a rich and impactful learning experience.

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WE BELIEVE ARTISTS LEARN BEST BY DOING

Our teaching style is active, engaging, and highly-personalized. Foundation Art School has adapted the teaching methods of classical ateliers to an online platform accessible to all. We aim to create an engaging learning environment that meets students wherever they are in their art education and gives them the tools they need to succeed.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

A brief introduction to our school.

WHY DID WE CREATE FOUNDATION ART SCHOOL?

Foundation Art School is designed for beginner to intermediate art students who want to learn the fundamentals of representational art. Our classes are perfect for aspiring professional artists as well as passionate hobbyists. The fundamental skills we teach are critical for illustration, concepting, storyboarding, fine art and any professional field that is based in representational art.

HOW DOES THE SCHOOL WORK?

Our courses are five weeks long and consist of weekly demos and, for Gold-level students, a personalized critique video for each week. All students will receive the same reference that the instructor uses in the demo plus more images to work from for their weekly practice assignments.

WHAT CLASSES DO WE TEACH?

We teach a wide variety of classes including figure drawing, head drawing, quick sketch, anatomy, perspective, drapery, clothed figure, and more.

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What Our Students Say

One of the things I really admire about Brian’s teaching specifically is just how immersed he gets in every student. I’ve worked with several fantastic teachers and Brian really spends the time on each person to figure out exactly what they seem to be struggling with and then he’s able to visually and verbally explain the solution. On top of all of that while he’s correcting your drawings, he’s able to do trace-overs drawings that look awesome and are inspirational. Which is hugely important for students. 

Alex Quinn

BUFFALO, NY, USA

I first found Brian's teachings through Watts Atelier, where I followed him through his Head Fundamentals course. Immediately, I was struck by the way Brian could so clearly educate through his visual language, through drawing. With Foundation Art School, Brian presents this same clarity and mastery of visual language in a structured, easy to understand way that has such practical density for the student. Additionally, Brian has such a friendly and patient demeanor, and continually goes above and beyond any and all expectations I've had for art classes. Through my own involvement, I've seen some great improvements and know that every investment I make in the school is moving me forward. Brian really is doing something magical with Foundation Art School. I highly recommend that you check out some of his classes and find out first-hand the skill of his work, and the value of his teachings. The school is a shining light.   

Tom Ansell

BANKSIA GROVE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Brian is excellent at giving the attention you need to progress with extensive feedback and draw overs. He makes sure you get the information he's teaching and will explain it as much as it takes. He is extremely kind, patient, and personable, so don't feel like you have to understand everything right away.  If you ever decide to take a class, you are in good hands. 

Faith Quinn

BUFFALO, NY, USA

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Check out this sample demonstration video to get a better idea of what our classes are like. Full class demos are typically 1-2 hours long, but this sample will give you an idea of what to expect.

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