Jason Polins teaching at one of his art classes.
Jason Polins – an advocate of realism in art – instructing an art student.
Teacher & Artist of Realist Art

Jason Polins – an advocate of realist art and classical realism – currently teaches weekly art classes in oil painting, drawing and the human figure in his art studio.   All art classes include critiques and demonstrations of various techniques of realists art. He also offers workshops and private instruction.

The Boston School of Painting is a traditional art school. It is noted for its strong approach to teaching classical realism.  This concept relates to the elements of Classicism, Realism and Impressionism as found in realist art.  These elements appear in the realist drawing classes and painting classes the school offers.

The classical techniques of realist art enhance the student’s ability to recreate the subject matter with accuracy and attention to detail. Further, students learn to carefully observe subject matter using the sight-size and comparative methods.

 Classical Realism – Renaissance – Realist Art

Jason Polins received his BFA from Boston University in 1994. He then went on to study realist art in Florence, Italy at The Florence Academy of Art. There, he honed his skills as a realist painter.  He fulfilled his studies in 1997 and receiving the school’s certificate of completion. Upon returning to Boston, Jason continued his painting studies with various notable painters, such as Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia, and Gary Hoffmann in Boston.

Teaching and Working in the Art Studio

The Boston School of Painting  attracts both serious art students and professional working artists. The school trains all students in the fundamentals and advanced concepts of painting and drawing.  This training follows in the tradition of realist art and classical realism.

You may view galleries of Jason’s work at http://www.jasonpolins.com/  Jason’s work has appeared in former issues of Drawing Magazine and in the annual edition of  Strokes of Genius – The Best of Drawing.

  • The Somerville Arts Council has awarded Jason Polins a  2018 Visual Arts Fellowship Grant.  
  • This article appeared in the Boston Voyager about Jason Polins and The Boston School of Painting.
  • Listen to Jason’s podcast on Your Creative Push as he captivates listeners with his eclectic approach as a teacher and painter of realist art.



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