Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art is on the list of academies approved by the American Art Renewal Center

Our team

Xavier Denia
Xavier DeniaPrincipal instructor

With extensive studies in art in different Spanish cities such as Barcelona or Seville among others and several years in prestigious schools in Italy where he studied drawing, painting and sculpture. He has done numerous workshops with artists such as Jason Seiler, Max Ginsburg, Sean Cheetham and Robert Liberace and has participated in different group exhibitions in England and Italy.
As the main teacher in Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art develops a flexible pedagogical system through which to teach concepts such as the organization of light and shadow, the explanation of construction, the search for abstract forms… getting students to understand how to represent the form with all its specificity and variation.
Xavi Denia Gallery
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Laura Deiana
Laura DeianaTeacher of workshops

Laura is from the island of Sardegna in Italy. His pedagogical and psychological field began his training. Laura studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Florence, and then worked for several years in different kindergartens in the same city, so she has years of experience working with children.

Passionate about art, she moved to Barcelona to study at the Barcelona Atelier of Realist art.

She currently directs the program we have for children and is an assistant teacher in drawing classes.

Marie Mogort Valls
Marie Mogort VallsTeacher assistant

Marie started her journey with us as a student and quickly joined the team as she proved her technical as well as teaching ability. Before joining the Barcelona Atelier, Marie graduated in International Business and Marketing at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Subsequently, she worked helping and advising companies to grow internationally. Her radical career change was inspired by private art tutors she had had the chance to work with, as well as her rapid progress upon joining the Atelier.

Marie Mogort Gallery

David Masson
David MassonTeacher of workshops

David Masson was born in Pennsylvania (United States) but spent most of his childhood between France and Spain. He began his artistic training at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona but quickly went to study in Florence, when he was accepted in 2012 at the Florence Academy of Art, one of the best schools form artists based on their own teachers century techniques XIX. That strengthened his knowledge in drawing, painting, sculpture and academic. Between 2010 and 2013 David worked as an illustrator, concept artist and freelance designer for various companies and individuals.

David Masson Gallery

Baptiste Hébuterne-Mariotte
Baptiste Hébuterne-MariotteTeacher of workshops

After a short stint at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nîmes, France, which he left on account of the lack of opportunity given to students to draw and paint from life, he finally found the rigorous and classical training he was seeking in Italy, where he attended the Florence Academy of Art -and graduated from there in 2014.
Concurrently with his activity as a painter, he has also developed over the years an enduring love for philosophy and human sciences and has endeavored to place his own creative work within a resolutely phenomenological framework, as well at the crossroads between various artistic practices such as painting, drawing, music, literature and cinema.

Baptiste Hébuterne-Mariotte Gallery