PAINTING and DRAWING

Courses

  • One-Year Course / Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

The program's curriculum emphasizes creativity and self-expression and is designed to provide students with life-enriching skills. The major in drawing and painting prepares you to become either a self-employed artist or to pursue a master of fine arts diploma. Self-employed artists show and sell work in galleries, museums and a variety of other venues.
As a drawing and painting major, you will study not only drawing and painting, but also art appreciation, art history, design, and other studio arts.
You will have access to instruction in a wide range of techniques. Our faculties reflect the diversity and plurality of contemporary drawing and painting, while being grounded in traditional and historical methods and precepts.
An awareness of the breadth of what has been done in the past and what is being done in the present encourages students to relate their own practice to both history and the contemporary context.
The students in Fine Art spend a lot of time in studio classes creating original works, studying aspects of the field and examining a variety of media with which to work.
After completing intermediate painting or drawing, your portfolio is reviewed by the drawing and painting faculty to determine if you can continue in the program. Before graduation, you must exhibit your work in a show, which serves as an exit review.
The studio art faculties are artists in their respective fields, maintaining private studios and gallery contacts.
Each exhibits widely and travels extensively to maintain a current and high status in their field.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs:

ONE-YEAR Course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up your career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Studies
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)
ATELIER Course

The same curriculum as the One-Year Course, except for the "Basic Italian Art Lessons"

  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant Interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Studies
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

    Semester program
      I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

The Master Course in Painting and Drawing in Accademia Riaci is an intensive course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to the disciplines of painting and drawing. Our Master students work closely with a dedicated faculty of many professors who, in their own work, represent a broad range of contemporary painting and drawing. We encourage the cultivation and examination of each student’s individual vision within the discipline. Instruction is conducted primarily by the tutorial method. Candidates work independently in their studios with oversight provided by faculties. At the end of a year, the faculties meet with each student to appraise progress towards the diploma. These tutorials are supplemented with graduate classes. A Seminar is also offered, which focuses on diverse issues and fosters interaction among Master students across studio disciplines. A comprehensive education in drawing and painting stresses both breadth and depth. An awareness of the breadth of what is being done in the present and what has been done in the past encourages students to relate their own practice to both the current context and earlier historical ones. With this in mind, we require the study of art history, theory, and criticism to complement studio work. Our program majors and Master students profit by the experience of a rigorous conservatory education compounded with the breadth of exposure that such Accademia Riaci affords. The one-year of study toward the Master in Fine Arts culminates in a thesis exhibition.
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Just for a month, you will start learning from basics of oil painting, water –color, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understanding s of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and out door drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques. For those who will take two months course, you will learn techniques that can be only mastered in Italy in more thorough fashion. You will feel only Florence will make your environment possible for you to come up with such an inspiration.
 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

Just for a month, you will start learning from basics of oil painting, water –color, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understanding s of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and out door drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques. For those who will take two months course, you will learn techniques that can be only mastered in Italy in more thorough fashion. You will feel only Florence will make your environment possible for you to come up with such an inspiration.

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Teachers

Prof. BERTI

Prof. NUFER

Prof. SALADINO

Our teachers are active in modern art while keeping a very strong insight into traditional painting. They all have a solid artistic background not only on basic techniques, but also on Fresco and other traditional methods. Not only they are fine artists but they are also excellent instructors brimmed with Italian-style artistic sense, who instill their passion and knowledge with exciting and original approaches. We believe that these classes can imbue students with the skills they need to be successful in the Fine Arts field.

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