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PRIMA MATERIA ART INSTITUTE

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WELCOME TO PRIMA MATERIA

We know that you’ve been feeling that there is so much to learn and so little time. We understand that you want to know what will happen next and where your art will take you. You enjoy painting or drawing, but you know that it can be so much more. Whether you are an absolute beginner or have artistic experience, you want to know if you’ve chosen the right path.  

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to help you reach your highest potential. To enable you to experience creativity as an endless source of joy and inspiration, and at the same time help you be productive and monetize that creativity.

Our focus is you and your journey, not just as an artist, but mainly as an individual. What has you stopped from creating art? We believe that whatever it is that is stopping you in art, is what's stopping you in your life. Let discover that and work through it together.
 
Here, you will begin to make art that sells, and that buyers want (not only galleries and curators). Art that people recognize as meaningful and important.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

We have a method of teaching art that is unique. It is not taught anywhere else in the world.
 
We developed this teaching system based on the ways the Masters of the past were taught, combined with the latest research in the cognitive science and psychology.

Any person who signs up with us becomes an advanced artist within a year. Under this method, the mind learns with the speed of a child. We have helped hundreds of beginners become confident, unique, and ambitious artists with the renewed sense of self-identity.

CORPORATE EVENTS

Book Prima Materia for your next corporate event or your employee appreciation day. 

We can create custom-made learn to paint events for your group of any size. Our events are perfect team building opportunties.

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EXPERIENCE PRIMA MATERIA  ONLINE

What to expect in our online classes?

Prima Materia Institute is improving the in-studio lessons experience:
You can join these classes from anywhere in the world... from the comfort of your home.

Take any of our classes alone or with a friend
To help you prepare for any online class, we created a list of quality art supplies in the medium of your choice. Order directly from that page!
GET INTO THE ART SCHOOL OF YOUR DREAMSAPPLY FOR OUR COLLEGE PORTFOLIO PROGRAM

Discover why ours is the portfolio program with the highest success rates.

Stand out strong with an art portfolio that showcases your unique and authentic voice. Our instructors will train and coach you to create a 20-piece portfolio showcasing a variety of styles and techniques.

300 hours in studio and classrooms
Advanced drawing classes with live models

Work one-on-one with our instructors
Personalized and custom-tailored program for you!

I applied to Parson's and RISD, those are the only two schools I applied for, and got accepted into both schools. I got a $36,000 per year scholarship with Parson's!  But I ended up going to RISD.

Jonathan Chen, graduate

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Join us on a journey

LIKE MOST JOURNEYS: OURS BEGINS WITH DRAWING A LINE

DRAWING MADE EASY

This intro class is for those who say, “I cannot draw” or "I'd like to learn how to draw." 

This is an eye-opening class where you'll learn how to shade and create the effect of 3D.

Follow along the live demonstration and learn to draw a variety of items from flowers to raindrops!

ESSENTIAL DRAWING COURSE

FOR BEGINNERS

Learn all the fundamentals to draw realistically. This drawing course includes 12 online classes.

You’ll complete at least one drawing in each class, and will be encouraged to continue practicing with a home assignment that is provided after every session.

ESSENTIAL DRAWING COURSE

NEXT LEVEL

Enhance the skills that you built in the Essential Drawing Course - Beginner Level. This is the perfect follow up to learn the use of color.
This course expands on, and reaffirms, the earlier concepts emphasized in the first course. Each class is designed to help you become comfortable with the human form.

AND THEN WE DO A STROKE... A BRUSH STROKE

PAINTING MADE EASY

Paint along with a live demonstration and create a finished piece by the end of class. Learn basic color mixing and other fun tips for artists. Participate with any wet medium - acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or tempera. Perfect for those who have never painted!

ART LABS

EXPLORE A VARIETY OF ART STYLES

ArtLabs are 1.5-hour painting classes that focus on a single subject or technique used by famous artists. These classes will get you painting in new ways and will expand your artistic skills. No previous art experience needed.

MEMBERSHIPS

JOIN THE CLUB!

If you are committed to improving your painting and drawing skills, then the membership option is for you!

Keep your costs at a minimum with a monthly subscription. And gain access to weekly coaching sessions with our instructors. 

DISCOVER OUR TEACHING METHOD

What makes our approach unique and different from any other art school in the world.

IT'S YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR ADVENTURE...

WHAT KIND OF ARTIST DO YOU WANT TO BE?

Our steps above are a suggested road map to unlock your full personal potential and to step into the artist you wish to become. Our experience is this: whatever reason you give yourself for being stopped in your artistic expression, is the exact same reason you give yourself for being stopped in all forms of self-expression. Isn't it time you stepped into being who you were meant to be?

We invite you to embark on your journey with us and to fully unleash your inner voice. Or at least try our Learn to Draw Class!

SIGN UP TO ONE OF OUR COURSES AND GET A FREE DRAWING KIT

When you sign up for a course with a minimum of one week's notice, we will send you a complete drawing kit!