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 The Masters Academy of Art has been dedicated to providing the highest quality art education to students in Utah for the last 10 years.  As the only traditional art academy in Utah which offers a full-time academic program, The Masters Academy of Art provides a disciplined, organized and rigorous artistic environment that helps students develop the necessary skills to reach their highest artistic potential.  Please join us in bringing the Masters Academy to a larger audience.

Masters Academy student Erin Morton painting a portrait
Masters Academy student Erin Morton painting a portrait

The Masters Academy is now attempting to expand our reach to better serve the needs of our students by growing our community and providing more opportunities and a richer environment for students to learn.  With this expansion comes the need for more studio equipment, lighting, easels, casts and a larger space with natural north light.  The new, larger studios and added studio necessities will better serve our current and future students needs, enhancing the quality of education we can provide.  Below is a short video of the potential new studio space, which has a 150-foot long bank of massive north windows.

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Our Kickstarter rewards are generally simple.  Original art and education.  What we have to share is the years of knowledge and experience gained through our own academic training, as well as years working and selling as professional artists.  It is our goal to help others by passing on as much information as we can and sharing our work with you.  

Masters Academy of Art student completing a cast drawing
Masters Academy of Art student completing a cast drawing

Below you will find examples of teacher and student work.  Please consider the rewards on the right of this page that provide opportunities and/or original artwork should you choose to invest in our vision for growing art education.  As a backer, you will have the opportunity to provide yourself, someone you love, or just a deserving art student, teen or young mother with the opportunity to further their artistic knowledge.  By choosing one of the rewards you are helping to grow our artistic community and spread the importance of beauty in the world.

9x12 landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
9x12 landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
8 x 10 landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
8 x 10 landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
8 x 10 sunset sketch by Ryan S. Brown
8 x 10 sunset sketch by Ryan S. Brown

Our greatest desire is to share our knowledge and help develop the skills of as many students as we can possibly reach.  So far students have come to us from all over the world including Great Britain, Australia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Philipines, China, Mexico and all over the US.  Please help us as we try to better serve this global community.  Support our Kickstarter and give the gift of knowledge and art!

Cast drawing by MAA student Stacy Minch
Cast drawing by MAA student Stacy Minch
Ryan S. Brown painting en plein air
Ryan S. Brown painting en plein air
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Landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
Landscape sketch by Ryan S. Brown
Floral still life by Katie Liddiard
Floral still life by Katie Liddiard

See more about the Masters Academy of Art at our website:  www.mastersacademyofart.com

Risks and challenges

We have found a larger studio space in Salt Lake that we would love to move into. It is considerably more per month than the studios we now occupy. Whether or not we can relocate to these new studios depends greatly on the amount we are able to raise here on Kickstarter. It is a potential reality that the new studio space may not work out. The studios we now occupy, however, still have room to grow and with some clever partitioning, we can still provide for several new students in our current location. At a minimum, we will need more lights, still life stands, casts, drapery, and partitions.

Original Artwork- Providing these works will obviously be time consuming. Each work offered will be original and will be created specifically for this Kickstarter campaign.

One-on-one critiques and workshops - These will need to be scheduled on an individual basis and we will do our best to make sure that each backer is able to receive this reward in a timely manner.

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    Donations for Education

    Every little bit helps and for those who donate we want to extend our most heartfelt thanks!!

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    Masters Academy of Art T-Shirt

    Receive a Masters Academy of Art T-shirt you can wear with pride knowing your support went towards helping develop the next generation of master artists.

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    Scholarships for Teens or Mothers

    These donations will go into a general scholarship fund that will be given to deserving teens and/or mothers who are studying to be artists.

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    Personal Critique-Phone or in Studio

    -Receive a personal one-on-one critique for up to one hour by phone or in person at the studio with Ryan S. Brown, Director of the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Get tips on materials, color, composition, drawing or anything else you may need help with.

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    Sponsor a Student

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save 28% off regular tuition during this campaign.

    -This option allows you to purchase one month of part-time (once a week) study for yourself, for a friend, or just as a donation to a general fund to be given out to a deserving student.

    -Choose from Bargue Copy, Figure Construction, Portrait drawing or Beginning Oil Painting classes.

    -Students must take advantage of classes between September 2018 and April 2019.

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    3 Personal Critiques-Phone or in Studio

    -Receive 3 personal one-on-one critiques for up to one hour each by phone or in person at the studio with Ryan S. Brown, Director of the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Get tips on materials, color, composition, drawing or anything else you may need help with.

    -Work on the advice given and return for two follow up critiques, each for up to an hour, for further education and information.

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    Intro to Oil Painting Workshop

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save $25 off tuition during this campaign.

    -This workshop will teach students the basics of oil painting, from understanding the material to learning how to mix and apply paint, how to see color and value and many other essential principles. You must provide your own materials.

    -The dates for this workshop are August 6-8, 2018.

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    Floral Still Life Workshop

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save $25 off tuition during this campaign.

    -Learn Katie Liddiard's techniques, Assistant Director at the Masters Academy of Art, for creating beautiful floral still lifes.

    -Learn about color, form, weight, value, and layering paint in a way that relates specifically to painting flowers.

    -Live flowers will be used during the course of the workshop to paint from. You must provide your own materials.

    -The dates for this workshop are August 13-15, 2018

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    Plein Air Landscape Workshop

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save $25 during this campaign.

    -Come learn how to make effective plein air studies in the beautiful setting of Utah.

    -Ryan S. Brown, Director of the Masters Academy of Art, will discuss composition, color relationships, atmosphere, form, value, as well as paint application. Students will travel to sites that exemplify the beauty of the area to study the landscape. You must provide your own materials.

    The dates of this workshop are August 16-18, 2018.

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    Original Oil Painting-8x10

    $1,100 retail value!!

    Buy an original oil painting by Ryan S. Brown here on Kickstarter for far less than you can in a gallery. Each painting will be an original landscape sketch 8 x 10 inches. Backers will be provided a number of images to choose from. Each painting is sold without a frame.

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    Original Oil Painting-9x12

    $1,450 retail value!!

    Buy an original oil painting by Ryan S. Brown here on Kickstarter for far less than you can in a gallery. Each painting will be an original landscape sketch 9 x 12 inches. Backers will be provided a number of images to choose from. Each painting is sold without a frame.

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    One Month of FULL-TIME STUDY

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save 25% on one month of full-time study at the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Immerse yourself in the benefits of academic study in an inspiring and disciplined artistic environment.

    -Take advantage of 16 hours/week drawing from a live model with daily instruction.

    -Students must take advantage of this reward between September 2018 and April 2019

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    4 Week Landscape Workshop

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save 15% on our June 2018 and/or June 2019 4-week landscape workshop.

    -Receive personal instruction from Ryan Brown as he demonstrates and discusses how to approach the landscape en plein air.

    -Learn about materials, color, drawing and composition. You must provide your own materials.

    -The dates for this workshop are June 4-29, 2018.

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    4 Week Figure Composition Workshop

    -Kickstarter Special!! Save 15% on our July 2018 and/or July 2019 4-week Figure in the Interior Composition workshop.

    -Receive personal instruction from Ryan Brown as he demonstrates and discusses how to approach designing and painting the figure in an interior setting.

    -Learn about materials, color, drawing, and composition. You must provide your own materials.

    -The dates for this workshop are July 2-27, 2018.

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    1 on 1 Flower Painting Workshop

    -Enjoy 3 days of learning to paint flowers one on one with Katie Liddiard, the Assistant Director of the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Katie will cover everything from flower arranging and composition to materials, methods, drawing and color.

    -Schedule the days that work best for you. You must provide your own materials.

    -Students must take advantage of this workshop between August - December 2018.

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    Original Portrait Drawing

    Receive an original portrait drawing in either pencil or charcoal done by an advanced student at the Masters Academy of Art. The money pledged will act as a scholarship, paying for a model for the students to study from. Your pledge will help support their studies as well as provide you with an excellent original drawing! All drawings are unframed.

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    1 on 1 Landscape Workshop

    -Enjoy 3 days of painting the landscape, either en plein air or in the studio with Ryan S. Brown, Director of the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Receive one on one instruction painting side by side with Ryan as he demonstrates and discusses how to approach the landscape.

    -Learn about materials, color, drawing and composition.

    -Schedule the dates that work for you. You must provide your own materials.

    -Students must take advantage of this workshop between August 2018 and June 2019.

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    Original Oil Painting-12x16

    $2,500 retail value!!

    Buy an original oil painting by Ryan S. Brown here on Kickstarter for far less than you can in a gallery. Each painting will be an original landscape sketch 12 x 16 inches. Backers will be provided a number of images to choose from. Each painting is sold without a frame.

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    1 on 1 Portrait Painting Workshop

    -Enjoy 3 days of painting the portrait in the studio with Ryan S. Brown, Director of the Masters Academy of Art.

    -Receive one on one instruction painting side by side with Ryan as he demonstrates and discusses how to approach the portrait. Learn about materials, color, drawing and value.

    -Choose the dates that work for you. You must provide your own materials. Model fees are included. Each model session will be 4 hours.

    -Students must take advantage of this workshop between August 2018 and June 2019.

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    One Full Trimester of Study

    -Sign up for an entire 14-week trimester of study either between September 10 - December 14, 2018 or January 7 - April 19, 2019. Immerse yourself in the academic tradition developing your artistic skills through an organized course of study.

    -Study 5 days/week with daily critiques and 16 hours of live model time each week. Improve by leaps and bounds in an inspiring, disciplined environment rich in the traditions of the masters. Save 25% off normal tuition during this campaign.

    -Students must take advantage of this reward during the fall 2018 trimester (September 10-December 14) or the Spring trimester 2019 (January 7 - April 19)

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    One Full Year of Study

    -Sign up for an entire year of study between September 10, 2018, and December 13, 2019. This pledge allows you 3 full trimesters of study. Immerse yourself in the academic tradition developing your artistic skills through an organized course of study.

    -Study 5 days/week with daily critiques and 16 hours of live model time each week. Improve by leaps and bounds in an inspiring, disciplined environment rich in the traditions of the masters. Save 25% off normal tuition during this campaign.

    -Students must take advantage of this reward between the Fall 2018 trimester and the Fall 2019 trimester.

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