For the past 30 years, we've perfected our teaching method to help anyone with an interest in becoming an artist to achieve their dream in as little as a year.
Develop a strong art portfolio that will get you accepted to the school of your dreams. Win scholarships, enhance your skills, and be fully prepared for the college experience. The College Portfolio Program will help you in every step, from skill development to application submissions.
Courses immerse you into a specific medium or technique. You'll practice drawing or painting with step-by-step live instruction while learning about art history and expanding your body of work.
New courses are regularly scheduled.
Sometimes a question may sound so ridiculous that you may feel it doesn’t deserve an answer. You may have experienced that yourself: hesitated to ask a question for the fear of not looking good. Do you know that Einstein’s teachers were annoyed with him for asking “silly questions”? Wouldn’t it be cool to know what he asked? Our teachers believe that if you have a question, you must ask it; at Prima Materia, we applaud those brave enough to ask - because it can open up an interesting conversation that otherwise wouldn't happen. Read this blog article, where Olya Losina has a surprising answer to a similarly surprising question.Read article
One of the cardinal differences between a Great Master and a mediocre artist is the tonal awareness. It's easy to identify if a painter was aware of tonal values by looking at their artwork. Understanding tonal values is important even for a sculptor. Sculpting, too, requires learning to see. In art, “looking” requires a specific technique!Read article
How can you stand out among tens of thousands of applicants? It seems impossible with the sea of college students, all hoping to be accepted to the same school with a limited amount of spots. One way that we know is tried and true is having a strong art portfolio. In this article, we’ll talk about the five top topics to keep in mind while putting together your portfolio.Read article