Prima Materia Institute is an art school and studio located in San Diego, California, delivering on bringing out the artistic brilliance of anyone. The original and unique methodology used at the studio has been developed and tested for over 25 years to ensure every student accesses the power of their Right Brain. Prima Materia Institute has fostered hundreds of emerging artists into professionals, helped students create and refine their art portfolio to get into their top university, and sparked passion in curious individuals.
In your first two intro-classes you will learn everything you need to know to draw anything you choose. By the end of the second class you will be able to see like an artist, understanding tonal value, and composition.
Do you think painting is hard? Let us show you how easy it is with this “instant miracle” method! Learn to paint in just one day – it is an amazing feeling to wake up on Monday morning, realizing that you have discovered your artistic talent. You will never look back – this will be the day you became an artist.
Get accepted to one of your dream schools. Our alumni have the highest acceptance rate of any college prep course on the west coast, many having received scholarships. The PM Portfolio Program is one of a kind and students finish with studio experience equivalent to a first year student.
Take what you learned from the Prima Materia Intensive and apply it to these technique-based, high energy classes. Explore different mediums and have new, unconventional techniques under your belt.
Classes from the Maestro Series are exclusively for Prima Materia Workshop graduates.
An unusual teaching program. Go beyond the “I talk, you repeat” method of learning. Learn how to work with brilliance. Develop tools of being a catalyst and facilitators of real talent. Now accepting candidates for the April-July session.
Focused, well-rounded development for those who happen to find themselves in a creative box. Appropriate for those who are dedicated to pushing personal and professional boundaries.
The profession will find you or you will find it in this program…
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