Learn the Science, Craft, History, Philosophy and Metaphysics of Art
We are an art workshop inspired by the Renaissance workshops of the 15th century where apprenticing artists worked and shared ideas and techniques under the guidance of a professional master artist in his workshop-home. Also, we emphasize personal vision and the learning of the science and craft of art as essential for the expression of that personal vision.
The art classes are offered in the intimate home-studio of the artist in the heart of the Chelsea Art district of New York City.
It was really fulfilling to explore my creative side again. Rafael did a wonderful job at guiding me, explaining techniques and being encouraging. I had already enrolled of his 2 classes, and am glad that I will have the opportunity to continue my artwork with him two weekends in a row. Everyone there was friendly and personable. A lovely lady from Australia even brought in some homemade baklava. I would highly recommend anyone to take this class. Great atmosphere and a fun time. Thanks Rafael.
The teacher was knowledgeable, patient, and had a good demeanor to relate to others and teach.
Really enjoyed this class! I brought my girlfriend along as something different to do in the city and we both really enjoyed the class with lots of friendly and talented artists.
Great very instructive class. Instructor very knowledgeable
Great class and learned a lot in just one class. Teacher was very knowledgeable and provided helpful feedback. Will take additional classes.
When I booked the class, I did not know what to except. I was very pleasantly surprised. Very relaxed atmosphere, peaceful, quiet and enjoyable. You imagine and create something from scratch and give it life with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable teacher. What more could you want?
Very relaxing and therapeutic, with very encouraging instruction! It’s the kind of thing you want to have as your weekly ritual.
Fantastic class. Raul is a remarkable teacher. He shows you basic skills that will make you produce something far better than you thought you could, even in the first class. He’s knowledgeable and inspiring.
I hadn't drawn seriously at all in my life previously to taking Raphael's class but he does an incredibly neat job laying out the foundations and highlighting a student's innate strong point (we all have a style that we innately prefer to draw in). He's good at guiding each student in terms of developing their styles and preferences, as well as suggesting new techniques to expand on the student's craft. I feel he's not just a great teacher but a mentor as well. Very pleased to have taken classes by Raphael.
I gifted this class for my boyfriend who has more experience than me and we both were able to learn new skills and theory about art and painting. Raphaél is a great instructor and it’s fun to see the different levels of students in the class and what they have accomplished.