Traditional Art School

 The Boston School of Painting is now Polins Atelier. Please visit our new website. 
The Realist Art Resource recognizes The Boston School of Painting in its efforts to promote and uphold skill-based studio art training and traditional representational art. This art school thus meets their teaching standards of 18th and 19th century ateliers and academies.
Studio Art Classes in Oil Painting – Drawing – Human Figure

The Boston School of Painting is a traditional art school run by Jason Polins. Founded in 2006, the school offers art classes in oil painting and drawing. In addition, the human figure is taught through studies in life drawing.

Jason Polins- a contemporary realist painter – teaches all studio art classes in the realist tradition of the early French academies and the contemporary European atelier.  This style arises from Italian Renaissance Art and also from Renaissance artists. Jason Polins embraces this academic approach of teaching realist art to his students in the style of the Old European Masters.

How Jason Polins Teaches Oil Painting and Drawing

The school structures all art classes to students of all levels and abilities. Consequently, students receive individual attention at their easel as to tackle concepts as well as build a strong foundation.

Jason believes in teaching the student through the study of the human figure (life drawing) and still life. These related methods allow students to focus on skills both in and outside his studio. As a result, these students can become competent painters.

Each of these two disciplines presents significant avenues of study. Students become adept in charcoal and graphite drawing, grisaille painting, color study and full color painting. Moreover, they develop skills in  Bargue drawing and mastercopy work. Each of these practices aims to correct student weaknesses and more so build on student strengths.

Jason uses an eclectic approach to introducing his students to the philosophy of realism. This approach accurately depicts the subject matter.

The Atelier Approach to Teaching Studio Art Classes

Jason Polins relies strongly on the Charles Bargue Drawing Course in all of his drawing classes. This approach provides the disciple needed to teach both classical realism and academic draughtsmanship.

In all classes, the novice painter and the advanced draftsman occupy the same space. Students can then see art more holistically than with separate classrooms for various skill levels.

Feel free to contact Jason Polins.  He will gladly answer any questions you have about taking art lessons.  

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