may art studio

We celebrate
traditional artistic education,
inspire creativity
and respect individuality.

about us

Art school 1060 Vienna – May Art Studio is an oasis of tranquillity, conveniently located in Vienna’s 6th District only a few minutes walk from Mariahilferstrasse.

We offer:

  • Safe and clean environment in accordance with safety and health standards
  • Lessons in drawing and painting
  • Small group setting with an individual approach and learning at your own pace
  • Portfolio preparation, customised art courses
  • Courses for children, youth and adults

In these courses you will:

  • Improve your skills
  • Find your unique artistic style
  • Step out of your day-to-day life and nurture your creative self

Art school 1060 Vienna – May Art Studio is about learning from a professional and highly trained artist over a period of time that suits you. Learning takes time, and practice, mastering one technique before moving on to another. 

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about us

Damir May BFA

Portrait Painter and Classical Art Instructor

Damir graduated from the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy with a focus on the Old Master techniques.

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Mila May MA

Director and Programme Coordinator

Diploma in the Montessori Method of English Language Teaching

our courses

We offer drawing and painting courses for children, youth and adults.

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Oil Painting

We offer oil painting lessons in welcoming and friendly surrounding with customised approach according to your level of knowledge and preferences:

  • Oil Painting – contemporary techniques
  • Oil Painting – old master techniques
  • Oil Painting – alla prima
  • Oil Painting – portrait, still life, seascape, landscape or figure
  • Oil Painting – regular or intensive courses
  • Oil Painting – summer courses

We use high quality Old Holland oil colours in our painting courses.

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We offer Classical Drawing, Fashion Drawing, Observational Drawing, Perspective Drawing courses and workshops for youth and adults

Classical Drawing course – foundation level purpose is to  develop and enhance hand-eye coordination abilities of the participants through traditional education and exercising by using The Bargue Methode.

Advanced Drawing course combines The Bargue Method, observational drawing lessons and basics of linear perspective. The course is individually structured and customised which means that lessons are tailored according to students’ abilities, preferences and future educational plans.

Fashion Drawing course gives students an opportunity to explore drawing styles and techniques in the context of fashion.  For those with creative ideas, this is the opportunity to learn how to draw a model and present your fashion design ideas in the most effective way. 

Perspective Drawing course offers a clear understanding of linear perspective, which is a necessary aspect of accurate drawing. This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of one, two and three point perspective and how to present depth and volume in images.

Observational drawing workshop helps students to break through habitual ways of thinking and develop new awareness. Such drawing develops qualities of perception and understanding of whatever is drawn.

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Art courses and workshops for children are based on Montessori principle of education in combination with classical drawing practices as a tool for hand-eye coordination enhancement which directly leads toward improvement of cognitive skills (perception, attention, memory, visual processing, executive functions).

  • Children are taught in small groups with an individual approach
  • Children learn basic drawing skills or improve existing knowledge using topics in accordance with their interests 
  • We are offering courses and workshops upon arrangement during the whole year including holidays and summer break

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our courses


The May Art Studio is the best place. If you want to be inspired by all the beautiful art and learn how to create it yourself, then go! The instructor, Damir May, creates a very pleasant atmosphere for learning.

Serge S.

Thank you so much for teaching my son. He is 13 and he has changed so much since he began his lessons with you. He is so self-assured and committed. He now has good grades in school, in ALL SUBJECTS, just from having the improved confidence and belief that he can do something great. Not just talking about art, but life! This is the outcome. Thank you!

Natasha R.

If you want to learn how to draw precisely this is the right choice. Affordable & friendly atmosphere. Doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or you have been drawing for a longer period of time.

Katarina S.

From the short visit at the May Art Studio, I got friendly good energy as much as professionalism concerning the "art of teaching". The prices were like the cherry on the top of a cake.

Sofia P.

Creative and relaxing place 😌

Maja P.

An exceptional, well organized, utmost friendly atmosphere, and nevertheless extra ordinary talented artist to supervise.
Great place for art lovers!

Aamir L.

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Aegidigasse 3/1
1060 Vienna, Austria

Mariahilfer Strasse, 400 m
U3/U6 Westbahnhof, 500 m
U6 Gumpendorferstrasse, 350 m
U4 Margaretengürtel, 600 m

info@mayartstudio.eu +43 665 6514 4323

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