Drawing is the handmaiden of the arts, the basis of all eventual understanding of every form of painting, including abstract, figure, landscape, etc. Classes stress the comprehension of value, proportion and scale. Students are introduced to various media, such as pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and pen & ink.
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts offers a wide variety of painting courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The classes address technique, style and subject matter as well as medium: Abstract, Life Painting (Figure Painting), Portrait Painting, Still Life, Watercolor, Gouache, etc.
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts offers photography courses for the complete beginner and intermediate and advanced courses for the more experienced photographer.
The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts offers courses in Figure and Portrait Sculpture, working from life in clay.