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We are now accepting applications for our Core Program for Fall 2021

A New Era for Lyme Academy of Fine Arts

In 2021, a year in which so much of the world remains on hold, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is moving forward. Under dynamic new leadership and with a core program that restores the original vision of its founder, the Academy looks confidently and enthusiastically toward the future.


Letter from the Chairman of the Board, Michael Duffy

Our Artistic Directors

In February 2021, the Board of Directors named Jordan Sokol the Deane Keller Chair and Artistic Director of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and Amaya Gurpide the Co-Artistic Director and Director of Drawing.  Their appointments bring a fresh and enthusiastic new energy to the Academy, and a progressive vision for its future. Both Jordan and Amaya are working artists, with a wealth of experience in arts administration and education.


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Portfolio Prep Year

The one-year Requisite Program is a full-time curriculum that gives students the skills and confidence needed to develop a comprehensive portfolio suitable for college application and beyond. Our experienced faculty provide a unique hands-on studio experience, which includes learning the fundamental principles of drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, while synthesizing those concepts into an original body of work.


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