In 2011 and 2012 I had the good fortune to stumble upon a little gem of a school in Boston. It is called the Academy of Realist Art. The school teaches according to the French academic tradition of the 18th and 19th century. There I received long desired information regarding how the masters learned. We did studies after Charles Bargue lithographs of classical sculptures as well as life drawing classes. I will post more about this in more detail in the days and weeks to come.