AdA Apprenticeship Program

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AdA Apprenticeship Program

Published on February 1, 2023

The ARC Approved®  AdA apprenticeship program offers specialized skill-based classical training for people wanting to learn to draw-paint, and who are looking to achieve a level of excellency in Contemporary Realism.

A selected group of motivated students will have the unique opportunity to learn under the tutelage and mentorship of ARC Living Master℠,  Joke Frima.

Joke Frima was a student of Nerina Simi in Florence 1976-1984, subsequently she had a career as an independent artist. She has now decided to take up the legacy of Nerina Simi and devote herself to transmitting the skills she learned.

You can Apply Now for the program starting in September 2023. You must commit for a minimum of 3 months. AdA offers a Three Year Curriculum. €2000 a trimester, €5000 a year.

The AdA Atelier school is a non profit association and is situated in Morvan Regional Natural Park, Central France. 

AdA has guest rooms for students.

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