Friends Of The Month – The Academy Of Realist Art

Following successful growth in North America, the Academy of Realist Art (ARA) has now brought its world-renowned curriculum to the UK.

The Academy of Realist Art is one of a select few academies in the world that utilises the academic approach to drawing and painting. They model their curriculum and teaching methodologies on those used by the 19th-century European academies, with the aim of helping students achieve the highest calibre of skills possible.

ARA’s highly successful, graduated academic process teaches students of all levels to see
the objective truths found in nature and
the fundamental skills needed to represent them. The Edinburgh Academy was founded by Ewan McNaughton who tells us, “My ultimate goal is to create a new opportunity for artists to be liberated and become the artists that they long to be.” The academy encourages their students to use Rosemary brushes right from the start, and it really is our pleasure to introduce them as our friends of the month.

Rosemary will be visiting Ewan and his students in Scotland at the Edinburgh Academy on the 1st and 2nd of October 2015 to demonstrate how the brushes are made and will have brushes to sell. If you’d like to drop in, please get in touch with us and we will make the arrangements for you, or contact Ewan.

Please visit their website at:

Visit our website for the Academy of Realist Art brush set, only available through Rosemary & Co: