The Drawing Room


The Drawing Room is a teaching studio in association with the Academy of Realist Art (ARA) in Toronto, Ontario.  Here I will be teaching the specific drawing program of the ARA. This program was taught to many of the Old Masters and in the European Academies of the 19th century. 

This drawing program will teach you to see things objectively. It will train your eye as well as your hand. Drawing is a learned skill, much the same as playing an instrument, speaking a new language, or riding a bike. No experience is necessary!  Like anything in life, If you truly want to learn, you can and will!

Starting with Charles Bargue's Drawing Course, students will work from the lithograph copies, and progress to drawing plaster casts of antique sculptures from life. In addition, there will be figure and portrait drawing sessions. After the student completes the Bargue drawings in graphite, they will move to working with charcoal for the plaster cast sculptures. This academic approach is project based, so each student will receive individual attention and progress at their own rate. 

This drawing program is designed to lead the student to painting. It is set up to make you a better painter! The skills you acquire can be put to use in many other disciplines, including graphic design, advertising, video game design, and animation.

The Drawing Room is located at 700 Parkside Ave, Suite 200, Buffalo, NY. Teaching sessions are held every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm. If you are interested in learning more, or would like a studio tour, please contact the studio at: or call Marc at 716-400-3099. 

Examples of student work.