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General Information



The purpose of the Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism (RGCR) is to teach and equip students to become capable, confident practitioners of the subtle and complex art of realism in painting and drawing. The range of subjects in the atelier’s program covers all aspects of classical realism, with the human figure a key theme.

The school provides:

  • Air conditioned teaching space
  • Coordinated, in-depth study program enabling students to make sophisticated realistic paintings and drawings
  • The human figure as a particular focus of study
  • Easels
  • Drawing boards
  • Cast collection
  • Teaching aids and models: anatomical models, skeleton, teacher’s instructional drawings
  • Small library
  • Teaching notes for each subject
  • Materials list for each subject
  • Teaching and critique at the easel
  • Teaching by demonstration
  • Small class size (5 – 10 students)
  • Bargue and master copy reproductions for student use
  • Workshops in specialist topics

Mixed classes

Students follow the same curriculum, but work at their own pace. Consequently, students in the same class may be at different places in the curriculum. Small class sizes mean there is ample time for Rob Gutteridge to give individual instruction at the easel, irrespective of the mix of Subjects being studied in the class. Mixed classes facilitate peer learning. Separate classes are held for figure drawing and figure painting, as the space requirements are different.

Study options

Part Time: 3 hour classes
Minimum 10 class subscription (30 hours) or multiples of 10 classes.

Full Time
Multiple 10 week subscription blocks: 30 hours per week = 300 hours

Enrolment by fee payment upon receipt of invoice.

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