I am an academically trained artist in the classical tradition. As as young student I won scholarships to study in Paris, France at the Academie des Beaux Arts. I also studied at El centro des Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain and also at the National Academy school of Fine Arts in New York City where I am a diploma graduate. I have exhibited internationally and have taught hundreds of art students to be accomplished artists...and who are now exhibiting their work.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the craft, science, history and philosophy of art. I am concerned with my students interests and the development of their unique vision and style as they learn the craft and sciene of drawing and painting. I also paint abstractly and teach abstract painting concepts, history and techniques. Additionally, I organize exibitions for my students to show their work to the public. This comong June my workshop students are invited for the fourth time to show at the National Arts Club in Manhattan with professional artists...If you produce a work of exceptional quality you can submit to the exhibition.
Art Workshop (Friday Evening) 7/28/2018 Emily M. "Loved this class. Learned about context and technique AND was able to accomplish more in the three hours than I expected. Will be back."
Art Workshop (Friday Evening) 8/11/2018 Steve M. "Raphael-Raul was a very helpful teacher. Others were drawing and some new to drawing but he still took time to ensure everyone received his attention. The studio was intimate with tons of art everywhere just what you would think a real working studio should look like. Super close to subway and easy to get in... Look forward to returning for more.
8/13/2018 Michelle S. Attended: Art Workshop (Friday Evening) "Excellent class for beginners or those like me who need a serious refresher after a 20 year lapse. Our instructor Raphael-Raul was very attentive when needed but he also let you work on your own pace. Very good at explaining the basics & a fun class, made me realize how much I missed drawing. Will definitely be going back & I'd definitely recommend this class for beginners."