WELCOME TO SUMPTER ACADEMY OF ART
Make Your Mark.
Sumpter Academy of Art is Portland's school for the study of classical drawing and painting. The Academy offers both short-term coursework and the opportunity for extended developmental study that combines 19th century atelier practices with those of the original Italian academy--first founded by Annibale Carracci in 1582 (as the Accademia degli Incamminati).
Please check out the links below for more information on the Atelier underpinnings of all studio instruction, upcoming classes & Workshops, our student work and registration information. We've added a FAQ link below to simplify the process, but please feel free to let us know if we can help answer any questions. Thanks for visiting Sumpter Academy of Art!
Join us and... Make your mark.
Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
Robert Louis Stevenson
PORTLAND'S ATELIER IN CLASSICAL DRAWING & PAINTING
Make your mark
COURSE OFFERINGS & HELPFUL INFO
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Primary instruction at Sumpter Academy is offered in 3 primary areas of study: Drawing, Painting application, and Color Mastery in Paint. Instruction is offered with the understanding that students develop at varying rates, and arrive with diverse strengths and weaknesses. Our curriculum allows students to develop at their own pace--from foundations to the mastery of the classical techniques in drawing and painting.
SHORT TERM COURSES & WORKSHOPS
We offer workshops and intensives at various points throughout the year. Check here for current listings and subscribe below to receive notices when new courses are added!
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