Our Mission

The mission and goal of this school and its teachers is to bring the values, techniques, and the highest level of craftsmanship in the arts to the Hawaiian islands art community.

We aim to teach the underlying principals of drawing and painting in a clear and concise way that is easy to understand, laying a strong foundation for students of all skill levels to build upon and continue to improve there skills in drawing and painting from life.


The teachers at Zwick Academy have been trained and taught at the highest level of academic realism at the Florence Academy of Art, in Italy, and in the classical method of Sights Size. Through live demonstrations, lectures and personalized critiques we wish to guide students along the path to becoming professional painters of realism.

Technique and Teaching Practices

This program is based upon a systematic progression from copying works by old masters and drawing plaster sculptures to figure drawing, painting, still life and portraiture. Each class is structured in such a way that students are able work at their own pace and benefit from one-on-one instruction focused on the areas they need improvement in. This cumulative learning process and individualized course schedule insures that students have a strong foundation on which to build their skills and are not overwhelmed as projects and concept become more challenging. This also allows students of all ages and skill levels to work alongside one another in a class without anyone feeling left behind or held back.

Through the courses offered here, students are encouraged to first become proficient with proportion, gesture, form, value and a high level of craftsmanship and accuracy. After mastering these skills, they move onto the challenges painting provides, such as temperature variation, color values, and paint application.

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School Info
Type: On-site
Program(s): Workshops
Medium(s) Taught: Drawing, Painting
Instructor(s): William Zwick
Tuition: Varies by course of study
Financial Aid: None


Contact Info
Email: info@zwickacademyoffineart.com
Website: http://www.zwickacademyoffineart.com/
1041 Maunakea St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 938-3861


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