The fall trimester begins on September 25th!
Enroll now and invest in your skills at Michigan's first classical atelier!
The School of Athens.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
The DRAA is a visual sense making school. Put simply, our mission is to help students make sense of the world through representational art. Making art is learning how to see, and knowing how to see is not a given. To draw and paint is in part a science, but also requires curiosity and a willingness to learn from mistakes in the application of a method. These skills are developed through guided practice, under the tutelage of those who came before us, within a proven tradition that has been handed down through generations of artists working to hone their craft. Representational art is a human right, and one the DRAA is striving to get back into the culture, to make commonplace again this rich practice.