There is much to be considered when choosing one’s artistic training. With the numerous universities, schools, academies, and ateliers out there – each offering something unique compared to the others – it can a daunting task deciding where to go.

We want individuals who want to work and want to learn – and most importantly, want to become professional realist artists

In addition to this, selecting the right group of students is just like selecting the right members for any team or group. To maximise success individually, it helps to be surrounded by the right kind of people. The art atelier is no different. There are no portfolio requirements, however students claiming to have been trained in other similar-styled ateliers will be required to demonstrate proficiency of their skills [at all levels] before being placed in the program according to the discretion of the instructor(s).

Applicants will be contacted via email upon receipt of their application and may be encouraged to visit the atelier to discuss their intentions/desires/alternatives before deciding whether the Barnes Atelier is the right course of action for them to take. Full-time tuition for the 2018/2019 academic year is £3300 per trimester and a 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance. The balance is due 30 days prior to the first day of class and is refundable within the first two weeks of the term.