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Arts in Rome

Figurative Art School in Rome



1 Via Pasquale Villari, Roma, Lazio, Italy

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Arts in Rome organizes Academic Drawing Courses, Painting, Illustration, Airbrushing, Seminars and Workshops oriented on Figurative and New Realism, combining the study of Italian Artistic Heritage and, in particular, Rome with its Museums and Galleries.


Becoming a member and joining our community means having the opportunity to participate in Events, Courses, and Seminars to grow in the Artistic field and become affiliated with the Art Market through partnerships and training projects.



Arts in Rome is structured with three different paths of Figurative Art

  • Annual Evening Courses of Dynamic Drawing, Academic Drawing, Modern Painting, Classic Painting, Creative Illustration, Airbrush Painting. Lessons take place once a week for 3 hours each.

  • Annual Morining Courses of Dynamic Drawing, Academic Drawing and Painting. Lessons of 5 hours daily from Monday to Friday.

  • Workshops of 3-5 days of Dynamic Drawing, Academic Drawing, Classic Drawing, Academic Portrait, Portrait At First, Pastel, Oil Painting, Airbrush Painting, Illustration etc.


Annual Evening Classes


Takes place from 5pm to 9:30pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

The educational path is geared towards learning drawing and painting techniques that are mainly inspired by the past Italian Masters and then, for those who choose it, to face modern styles.

Masters, strictly selected by the School, are professionals in the industry, many internationally well-known with accredited academic training.

Main language: Italian
Secondary Language: English


Annual Morning Courses

Held from 10AM to 3PM, Monday to Friday.

The course is oriented to the learning of drawing and painting techniques that are mainly inspired by the Masters of the Italian past and then, for those who want to, face modern styles.

Masters, strictly selected by the School, are professionals in the industry, many internationally well-known with accredited academic training.

The annual Day Courses can include guided tours at Rome's Museums and Galleries.

Main language: English
Secondary language: Italian




Arts in Rome offers workshops throughout the academic year.

They take place from 3 to 5 days, including weekends, from 10am to 5pm at our venue.

The course is geared towards learning drawing, painting and pastel techniques with Masters who have been in the past years with Glenn Vilppu, Vicente Romero Redondo, Cuong Nguyen, David Gray, Pau Marinello, and more...

Workshops can include guided tours at Museums and Galleries in Rome.

Main language: English
Secondary language: Italian, Spanish

Study Abroad

Who does not dream of living in Rome in its millennial history? Who does not dream of being able to study closely the immense artistic heritage that starts from the ancient Rome, through the Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Futurism, etc.?

Study history and study the art techniques of the Masters of the Past: Caravaggio, Titian, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Boldini, Bernini, Pietro da Cortona and many others.

Art History goes from here, Roma.

Studying in Rome means experiencing the atmosphere of Colosseo, Colle Oppio, Campo de 'Fiori, Trastevere, the Museums, the Parks, the area of the Appia Antica.

All this can be done by students who, with programs specially studied, stay in periods ranging from 1 week to 1 month.

Programs available for individual groups or in collaboration with public or private Schools or Academies.

Arts in Rome has an “active” facebook page and YouTube channel


Founded 2015
Course languages English,Italian
Accreditation Associates
Part-Time Instructors 5
Full-Time Instructors 2
Students 25
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Part time: EUR 1200 / month

Full time: EUR 14850 / year

Arts in Rome

1 Via Pasquale Villari

Roma, Lazio, Italy

Giampiero Abate

Assistant Manager

Figurative artist and portrait painter, who mainly works with acrylic airbrush, accompanying it with other tools and techniques such as charcoal, watercolors, etc. In recent productions increasingly human anatomy research, also studying the classics, but with increased expression precisely in the poses and sensuality. Since the 90 turns and approaches the airbrush technique that leads him to found the Italian Airbrush Association and becomes a major player in the industry national scene. In 2014 he attended a drawing course with Riccardo Mannelli and begins to melt in its production airbrushing with other techniques, even drawing in search of an expression not quite hyper. Exhibitions: April 2010 "L'Aquila Non si Muove", appearing in the first publication of the catalog, finalist in the "Premio Roma 2010”, in December 2010 "Ad Maiora" collective Art at Palazzo Ferdinando di Savoia in Rome, two personal one on the MACRO. Testaccio "LA PELANDA" - Roma at the event University of Italy in 2011, the same year selected for "L’Arte non è Cosa Nostra" curated by Vittorio Sgarbi - Closing event Venice Biennale - Pavilion Italy, between 2012 and 2013 three participations to collective "Culture + = Freedom Legality, art against the mafia" in Rome, Naples and Foggia sponsored by the Ministry of Interior finally 2014 finalist exhibitor in "Adrenaline Contemporary Art Prize" - MACRO. "The Pelanda" – Rome In 2015 he is one of the founders of the Association "Arts in Rome" with which organizes artistic activities and attended courses with the major international visual artists - Glenn Vilppu, Vicente Romero, Gonzalo Orquin, Kike Meana. Since October 2016 at the Association he teaches the Annual Course of Painting Airbrush, in which allows its students to approach all'aerografia in a professional manner, even for developing creativity.

Giulia Bucciarelli


Giulia Bucciarelli studied drawing and painting under local painters in Florence and took classes at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence and figure-drawing classes at the Scuola Libera del Nudo for three years, subsequently graduating from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, where she is now teaching. Ms Bucciarelli has exhibited her work in the exhibition L’Eredità di Annigoni, held at the Villa Bardini in 2010, and currently splits her time between teaching, private commissions and her own portrait and still-life paintings. She is also teacher at Arts in Rome School in Academyc Drawing Class from Oct 2017

Gray David

Workshop Teacher

David's signature style reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the Classical Tradition in its craftsmanship. Collectors of David's work often relate that his painting evoke a sense of peace, stillness, or a contemplative mood. His award winning works have been covered by major art publications including Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector.

"Whether he is painting still lifes or figures, Gray brings a deep knowledge of and respect for the masters that translates into an elegant minimalism on canvas or panel. His tonalist portraits usually focus solely on the head and shoulders, while his still lifes feature timeless objects such as copper pots and china teacups surrounded by generous doses of negative space." 

--Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art Magazine

"I'm not simply a "Realist". I find in my best work, my subjects seem to hover somewhere between the visible natural realm and some place divine..."

--David Gray

Vicente Romero Redondo

Workshop Teacher

He is a spanish painter, was born in Madrid as the eldest of four sons. Due to the work of his father, he grew up in many different towns all over Spain. The family moved back to Madrid when he was 15 years old. During his childhood, his parents thought he would dedicate his life to painting, as his caricatures of schoolmates and teachers were famous in every school where he studied and one would rarely see him without a pencil and a notepad in his hands. Romero achieved his dream: he began studies at the High School for Art San Fernando, the most prestigious art school in Spain. During his first years he dedicated his time to sculpture, but soon realized that only by painting could he express all the sensibility he possessed and needed to transmit.

He graduated with special honors in 1982. Then he spent several years working on the street, not the most comfortable but surely the most efficient way to perfect his technique. He painted pastel portraits in coast villages of the mainland and the islands of Tenerife, Majorca and Ibiza. At the close of the eighties, Romero and his wife settled in the Costa Brava. It was in this region that a new stage of his artistic life began. The light of the Mediterranean, his skills, his passion, the wonderful landscape, the house with patio where he lived and the beauty of his models–all these were perfect conditions to change his paintings, and finally he succeeded in converting intimate situations of life into the leitmotif of his art. Since the early 90s Romero’s paintings have been shown in individual expositions in Spain, France and Portugal. In 2001 he moved to Madrid, but he spends time as well in the Costa Brava with its incredible light, one of the most identifiable aspects of his work.

Glenn Vilppu

Workshop Teacher

Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools and independent students around the world. Vilppu has had at least 20 one-man shows, and is represented in collections throughout the U. S., Canada and Europe.

Vilppu has a BFA and MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he was an instructor for thirteen years. Vilppu also served as Director of the Character Animation Dept. of the California Institute of Art. In addition Vilppu ran his own school for five years where he taught all subjects relating to art.

Currently Vilppu teaches on site at the University of California Los Angeles, Film and Video School’s Animation Workshop and the American Animation Institute where he also teaches his private Saturday classes. Vilppu has been giving annual lectures at the Ringling College of Art and Design for more than seven years as well as sketching tours of Europe for the past 16 years. Two to four months of the year are devoted by Vilppu to seminars throughout the world, from Greece, Sweden, and Italy to India and Japan. Vilppu has also been artist in residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States and La Coste, France.

At the age of 40 Vilppu brought his approach to traditional figure drawing and composition to bear in the Animation industry for over 20 years on both feature and shorts for all of the major studios, as well as teaching at all of the major studios as well many of the game and special effects studios.

Bianca Maria Scrugli


Under COnstruction

Morfeo by Giampiero Abate

Elisa by Giulia Bucciarelli

Gaetano by Alessandro Dupré

Assenza-Essenza by Luca Morelli

Sogni Infantili - Bianca Maria Scrugli

Illustration - Daniela Volpari

James - Cuong Nguyen

Summer Reflection - Vicente R.Redondo

Dynamic Human Figure - Glenn Vilppu