Barcelona Academy of Art is the first Spanish school which aims at teaching drawing, painting and sculpting using a complete curriculum and teaching methods stemming from the classic- realistic tradition based on the Renaissance and brought back to life by the main Realistic academic Ateliers of the late eighteenth century. The philosophy behind our curriculum and our teaching methods requires the return to discipline in art and excellent know-how through tested and efficient ways. That is, a return to the direct study of nature and to the old masters as the bedrock and benchmark of our artistic knowledge. We, at Barcelona Academy of Art, support the classic academic art as a teaching program applicable to any creative discipline. Academic art is not an end per se, but a learning stage for the artists, where they strengthen their basic knowledge and control so in the future they can create figurative and realistic visions, which include modern as well as contemporary trends.