Artist Guild -
Fine Arts

At Life & Art Academy, we awaken the inner artist in you to rise and give shape to your thoughts, interpretations and expressions through the world of Fine Art. We provide you the apt forum to learn drawing and painting in your own unique style.

While there may be many places where you can learn Fine Arts, what sets Life & Art Academy apart is our unique, practical teaching approach.Our students are taught how to interpret live models (both objects and humans) right from the beginning, as opposed to learning from books and pictures. This gives our students a distinctive edge in viewing subjects through an artist's eye and becoming better artists with each session. With the right guidance and tutoring, we believe there is a hidden artist waiting to be unleashed within all of us!

At Life & Art Academy, we offer a Professional Certificate Course in Fine Art, exclusively for students who wish to take up art as their career. This is an intense 2 year programme, which is available to everyone – even beginners. Apart from this, we offera series of Certificate Courses to learn Drawing & Painting from the basic level. Every student should begin with Level 1 before proceeding onto the other two levels, or should have completed an equivalent Level 1 course elsewhere.

Course Information
  • 2 Year Full time & Part Time Professional Certificate Course
    • Tues to Sat: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Beginner’s certificate course
  • Intermediate certificate course
  • Advanced certificate course
Dates And Timings
Wed & Thurs: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 3pm - 5pm & 5pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 3pm - 5pm & 5pm - 7pm
Sunday: 10.30am - 12.30pm &
12.30pm - 2.30pm
How to apply

An easy 3 step process to begin your artistic journey.

Step 1: Click here to download the enrollment form of your chosen program.

Step 2: Fill it up with your details

Step 3: Bring it to our academy along with 2 passport photos and a copy of any valid ID proof.

Our only condition - We want to meet you; hence the student must be present while submitting the form.

Professional Certificate Course in Fine Arts

At Life & Art Academy we offer a two-year Professional Certificate Course in Fine Arts, which spans a broad spectrum of subjects, including the fundamentals of drawing and painting, free hand drawing, proportions, perspective, portraiture and anatomy. Students will be taught to use the complete range of mediums involved in drawing and painting.

The Professional Certificate Course in Fine Arts is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as artists. Our programme provides students a thorough understanding in the field of Fine Arts and its application in other fields as well. The subjects covered are on-par with University-level programmes and offer intensive practical training to the students. Students are welcome to extend their programme upon completion of two years if they wish to further refine their skills and seek continued mentorship.

While this programme is ideal for budding artists, it also acts as a perfect complementary programme for current students of creative fields such as VisCom, Visual Arts, Architecture, Graphic Designers, Animators, Multimedia developers etc. This course would be an active propeller in their career, enhancing their artistic skills and thereby giving them an edge both in their classroom and in their career afterword. This way, when they graduate from their main course of study, they would have simultaneously completed this Professional Certificate Course as well, positioning them much higher than their peers.

Students will have to take up an examination at the end of each year and submit project works to support their learning. They will be graded on their work and certificate will be provided at the end of the programme. Click here to know more about the Grading of the programme.

This course is availablein the Full Time and Part Time formats.

Duration Timings Course fee
Full Time 2 years Tue – Sat: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Year 1: Rs. 90,000/- Enroll
Year 2: Rs. 1,20,000/- Enroll
Part Time 3 years Tue – Sat: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
or
Sat & Sun: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Year 1: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll
Year 2: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll
Year 3: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll

Certificate Courses

Level 1 -
Beginner's Course in Fine Arts:

In this level, we begin our training from the absolute basics of drawing and painting. We encourage everyone who is interested in art to join our program - even those who have no prior experience with drawing. Students will be taught how to get better control of their hand movements, perfecting basic shapes, strokes, shadings etc., before moving onto higher art techniques. All their sessions will be practiced with live subjects – both objects and humans. Students will be taught the concepts of proportions, perspectives and basics of portraiture. They would also be taught how to create volumes and depth through tonal values. Students will be introduced to all colour mediums – pencil shading, pastels, charcoal, water colours, poster colours, pen and ink, acrylic colours and oil colours.

This is a first level course that is mandatory for anyone who is interested in learning fine arts. However, certification will not be provided for this course.

Rs.9,000/- per term (Rs.36,000/- per annum).

All students must enrol for a minimum period of one year. After the initial 4 terms, students can extend the course at 3 month intervals, at a fee of Rs.9,000/- per quarter, if required.

Course duration: 1 year

The duration of this course is one year, spread over 4 terms. However, depending on the students' abilities, they may take longer to complete the course. While it is definitely possible for students to complete this course within the stipulated 12 months period, we give our students the freedom to grow at their own pace and enjoy their experience with this art.

Certification: At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects showcasing at least 5 of the key techniques learnt during the course. They will be graded on this submission and certificates will be issued. Students can opt to take up this project submission within 24 months of enrolling with Life & Art Academy. However, they must be a current student at the time of taking up the project certification.

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Level 2 -
Intermediate course in Fine Arts:

The Level 2 course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Level 1 – Beginner course at Life & Art Academy, or those who have completed a similar course elsewhere, which would be decided post discussions with our Director.

In this course, students escalate their artistic journey to newer heights from their previous experience. They will be exposed to in-depth study of the art, delving further into the understanding ofcolour palettes and mediums. They will be taught newer styles and techniques in exploring the various colour mediums learnt in the previous course – pencil shading, pastels, charcoal, water colours, poster colours, pen and ink, acrylic colours and oil colours.

One of the focal points of this course will be the study and understanding of human anatomy. Students will be introduced to the human anatomy and taught how to capture the skeletal framework, muscular structures and real life sketching. The focus will be on creating art that is close to reality, with emphasis on detailing, intricacies of technique and perfecting the human anatomy. By the end of this course, a student should be able to capture a real life human model onto canvas in a convincing and realistic manner. Students will also be introduced to the basics of landscape sketching.

Rs.10,500/- per term of 3 months (Rs.42,000/- per annum).

All students must enrol for a minimum period of one year. After the initial 4 terms, students can extend the course at 3 month intervals, at a fee of Rs.10,500/- per quarter, if required.

Course duration: 1 year

The duration of this course is one year, spread over 4 terms. However, depending on the students' abilities, they may take longer to complete the course. While it is definitely possible for students to complete this course within the stipulated 12 months period, we give our students the freedom to grow at their own pace and enjoy their experience with this art.

Certification: At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects, of which one should be a real life model sketch and the other 2 showcasing at least 3 different colour mediums. They will be graded on this submission and certificates will be issued. Students can opt to take up this project submission within 24 months of enrolling with Life & Art Academy. However, they must be a current student at the time of taking up the project certification.

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Level 3 -
Advanced course in Fine Arts:

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Level 2 – Intermediate course at Life & Art Academy, or those who have completed a similar course elsewhere, which would be decided post discussions with our Director.

In this course, students would have the option to choose their area (s) of specialization. They also have the option of continuing with our course pattern and continue to learn further techniques and intricacies in the various spheres of drawing and painting. Most students, however, by now would have developed an interest and inclination towards certain styles of this art that they would like to develop. Students will be given the freedom to decide what they would like to learn more and opt for that type of training.

Aside from this, students will continue their learning in human anatomy. They will be taught how to master the line of gravity, capture action figures, quick sketches, character study, fine tuning of expressions,and how to bring more life to their works. Students will also be introduced to animal anatomies and their structure. Subjects covered during this course would include still life, human and animal anatomy and landscapes.

By the end of this course students should be able to perfectly capture the features of human anatomy, have a good understanding of animal anatomy and landscapes.

Rs.12,000/- per term of 3 months (Rs. 48,000/- per annum).

All students must enrol for a minimum period of one year. After the initial 4 terms, students can extend the course at 3 month intervals, at a fee of Rs.12,000/- per quarter, if required.

Course duration: 1 year

The duration of this course is one year, spread over 4 terms. However, depending on the students' abilities, they may take longer to complete the course. While it is definitely possible for students to complete this course within the stipulated 12 months period, we give our students the freedom to grow at their own pace and enjoy their experience with this art.

Certification: At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects, of which one should be a real life model sketch in action, one animal anatomy and one landscape. The projects should showcase the different colour mediums – oil on canvas, water colours and charcoal.They will be graded on this submission and certificates will be issued. Students can opt to take up this project submission within 24 months of enrolling with Life & Art Academy. However, they must be a current student at the time of taking up the project certification..

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Grading & Fee Structure:

Professional Certificate Course:

Students pursuing the Professional Certificate Course in Fine Arts would have to take up a final examination at the end of each year of study (2 years for the Full Time Programme & 3 years for the Part Time Programme). The examination will bespread over 2 days – Day 1 will be theory exam for one hour and Day 2 will be practical drawing of live subject in a duration of 3 hours. The student will have to take up the exam independently, with no guidance from our teachers and will be graded by our Director. Apart from the exam, the student will have also have to submit a portfolio, showcasing the artworks completed during the current year. Based on satisfactory performance in the project and the exam, students will be awarded their Certificate in Fine Arts.

Certificate Courses:

Students pursuing the Certificate Courses in Fine Arts, will be graded on their final project submitted at the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses. They would be graded on their work and upon satisfactory completion, certificates will be awarded.Students would have to submit their project within 1 month of completion of the course.

Level 1:At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects showcasing at least 5 of the key techniques learnt during the course.

Level 2:At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects, of which one should be a real life model sketch and the other 2 showcasing at least 3 different colour mediums.

Level 3:At the end of the course, students will have to submit 3 projects, of which one should be a real life model sketch in action, one animal anatomy and one landscape. The projects should showcase the different colour mediums – oil on canvas, water colours and charcoal.

Grade A – Excellent understanding and application of course content

Grade B – Good understanding and application of course content

Grade C – Good understanding of course content and displays scope for improvement in application

Fee Structure:

Professional Certificate Course in Fine Arts

Duration Timings Course fee
Full Time 2 years Mon – Fri: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Year 1: Rs. 90,000/- Enroll
Year 2: Rs. 1,20,000/- Enroll
Part Time 3 years Mon – Fri: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
or
Sat & Sun: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Year 1: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll
Year 2: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll
Year 3: Rs. 80,000/- Enroll

Certificate Courses:

Level 1 - Beginner's Course in Fine Arts Rs. 9000/- per term (Rs.36,000 p.a.) Enroll
Level 2 - Intermediate course in Fine Arts Rs.10,500/- per term (Rs.42,000 p.a.) Enroll
Level 3 - Advanced Course in Fine Arts Rs. 12,000/- per term (Rs.48,000 p.a.) Enroll

Students have the option to extend their course of study at each level at 3 month intervals, chargeable at the same rates indicated above.

Please note: All students will be charged Rs.500/- as a one-time registration fee for all course at Life & Art Academy.

Life & Art Academy
Membership

In the world of art, we are all students for life! Most of our students love their experience with Life & Art Academy and continue to be a part of our artistic adventure. So once our students complete all our courses, they are welcome to continue to learn and grow their skills with Life & Art Academy. The students can choose the area they want to further learn and develop their inner artist. We encourage our students to now start thinking beyond structured boxes and delve into their creative side. Abstract art, surrealism and other conceptual forms of art are taught and honed, in order to help students create their own artistic identity.

Rs.12,000/- per term of 3 months (Rs. 48,000/- per annum).
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Career Scope

In today’s world, there is a high demand for talented and well-taught artists. The times of modern art are now paving the way for artists with in-depth knowledge and application of the concepts of Fine Arts in the new, digital age. Corporates, architectural firms, constructors, interior decorators, animators, multimedia developers, etc. are constantly on the lookout for good artists, who can bring their ideas to life. The demand for portraiture artists, storyboard developers, comic artists, illustrators, artists for books and novels etc. is sky rocketing and this is the right time to be invested in a career in Fine Arts, which provides the foundation upon which all these dynamic, new-age courses and careers can be built on. Apart from this, modern art offers great scope for budding artists. There are also options to become art educators in schools and colleges, where you would be educating young minds on the beauty of art.

However, in the world of Art only talent speaks. Enrol with Life & Art Academy’s Fine Arts programme today to develop and hone your talent and skill in Fine Arts and lay the foundation today for an enriching career as an artist tomorrow.

Teacher Training

This is an advanced training program for students who intend to become teachers of Fine Arts. Students would have to either complete the Professional Certificate Course or all the Certificate Courses before opting for Teacher Training.

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