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posted: 03-18-14 6:44 PM GMT
intersection road 1: 870 North High Street, Suite 11
city: worthington
state: OH
zip: 43085
Columbus Ohio has a new and unique art school, Cooley Studios and The Academy of Classical Art. This school is the only school in central Ohio that teaches drawing and painting from the classical curriculum which derived from the 15th century Renaissance apprentices and continued through the 19th century with the European art academies, especially the French academies and ateliers (art workshops). The methods taught from this curriculum birthed many of the great painting masters from past centuries.

The founder of Cooley Studios and The Academy of Classical Art is Michael A. Cooley. He earned an Bachelor of Science degree in medical illustration in 1987 from The Ohio State University, Master of Fine Art in illustration in 2011 from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut where he began studying classical art. In 2012, Cooley studied classical art with Marvin Mattelson at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, NY. Cooley is passing on to his new students the same time honored methods he learned from his mentors.

Cooley Studios offers part-time ongoing monthly drawing and painting classes to anyone who wishes to learn to draw and paint without the pressure of becoming a professional. Although it is casual, one can become professional from the thorough training at Cooley Studios. Anyone new to Cooley Studios will receive a introductory 15% discount. You must contact Cooley Studios to redeem your discount. For more information click on this link (

The Academy of Classical Art is for serious students seeking a professional career as an artist, art educator or both. This program has a three year curriculum of drawing and painting. The official program will start September 2014 but we are presently seeking 2 to 4 students to study with us this spring for the months of April and May. These initial spring classes will run 9am until noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students will receive a 25% introductory discount. For more information click on this link (

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Cooley Studios/ The Academy of Classical Art
870 North High Street, Suite 11

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