the ARTRA Art School
Alberta’s Academy of Realist Art
780 - 443 - 2462
15011A - 118 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta

Welcome to the ARTRA Art School . . .

. . . where we offer a warm, cozy environment students sometimes refer to as 'their studio away from home'.  Located on the second floor at 15011A - 118 Avenue, the ARTRA Art School provides a nurturing air conditioned atmosphere where people of all ages can receive high quality art instruction from professionals.  Our classes are small and this allows us to provide the best in individual attention and personal guidance.  


Each instructor at The ARTRA Art School is known for their passion and commitment to upholding the highest standards in art instruction.


The Artra Art School offers courses for beginners, intermediates and advanced level students who want to explore drawing and painting with a focus on realism.  The range of mediums that are taught include graphite or pencil, coloured pencil, watercolour, oil, acrylic.


Instructors at the ARTRA Art School understand developing art skills requires learning a visual language, and believe that this language is best taught with many demonstrations.  They believe that students learn best by watching and doing. These talented professionals generously share their art knowledge as they demonstrate new techniques in drawing and painting.  


The Artra Art School is open to all people who are interested in developing or enhancing their artistic skills.  Even those who feel they can only draw stick figures - we have courses for you!

the ARTRA Art School is now on YOUTUBE!  

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Take a look at the fabulous art courses we have to offer for the summer season!  Just click on the ‘Fall Courses’ above and you will find the best art courses in the city!  We offer you small classes where individual attention is our focus.  We are interested in helping you learn to draw and paint images that will give you a sense of real progress.  Take a look at the ‘student gallery’ to see examples completed by people just like you!  Don’t miss this chance to get serious instruction in creating realistic art!

Celebrate the learning of art at . . .

the ARTRA Art School

in our new location

15011 - 118 Avenue

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This fabulous drawing was selected out of hundreds of submissions and published in Art Journey | Portraits & Figures.  Susanne Lamoureux's drawing entitled "Ama" was included in this book that was published in December 2014.  Susanne is pictured here with the original pastel drawing.  This drawing, which is presently in a private collection, is part of a series of pastel drawings that you can see at the ARTRA Art School.