The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts offers classes in

  • drawing

  • painting

  • photography

  • sculpture

  • calligraphy

  • art history

For detailed descriptions of individual classes please follow the links from our current class schedule:

Fall 2019 Schedule


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. We offer beginning, intermediate and life drawing classes.


We offer 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.


We offer classes in portrait and figure sculpture, as well as occasional special courses, such as animal sculpture. Our portrait and figure courses all work from a live model. All our sculpture classes work in clay, and at the end of each course class projects may be fired in the kiln on our premises.


We offer basic and intermediate level classes in digital photography, as well as classes in Photoshop.