According to Picasso all children have creativity, they only need professional support to transform their natural abilities in artistic skills. Picasso began to take professional art education when he was 7 years old, and the world is grateful for that.
Scientific studies show that artistic activities have a positive influence on our brain and personality. The studies prove that children involved in visual arts or music have better results in school, and have improved fine motor coordination. They are more confident, more emotionally stable, and suffering less from psychological problems such as depression and ADHD. This stability continues through puberty into adulthood.
Masters Art Academy is a nonprofit educational organization which offers art classes, workshops and school programs. Our programs are flexible and can be adjusted to every level, with the goal to offer the knowledge and practice necessary to develop high level skills. The same way a child can´t become a writer without learning to write, no child can develop real artistic skills without professional art education.
We are following the worldwide appreciated France Academy of Fine Arts classical style by using innovative teaching technics. Students learn in an environment where they find fun together with the challenges necessary to achieve excellence in fine art.
We believe that real art is the result of talent, education and emotions. According to Frederik Ross, the founder of the Art Renewal Center "fine art is a universal language, with a recognizable set of standards, including visual vocabulary and grammar, that communicates across all continents and cultures. If a work of art cannot communicate visually—without a verbal description—then it is not successful and therefore not intrinsically valuable". We agree and think that if an art work needs verbal explanations, it is a hybrid between visual art and story telling, and therefor not real visual art. We also believe that art is tolerant, and every form of expression what pleases the eyes or ears can have at least a temporary value.
Between 2012 -2017 over 200 artworks created by our students have been published in international magazines, and more than 80 students received distinctions at international contests. Based on our results, we have one of the most successful art programs in North America - see News.
We are proud to have in our classes students from different cultures. Despite speaking a variety of languages, our students find a common language through art. By drawing and painting together, art becomes a bridge between the cultures.
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