One Year Program at the Florence Classical Arts Academy

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One Year Program at the Florence Classical Arts Academy

Published on April 28, 2021

The ARC Approved Florence Classical Arts Academy offers a One-Year Course, which can then be extended into the full Three-Year Course This course provides the students with highly individual and customized training in small student groups.

The FCAA works only with the best teachers who teach the Russian method according to a unique system developed at the Academy. This education system is based on the Russian constructive method and the ability to use the full palette of colors.

The professors meet students at their level of preparation and artistic background. The sequence of learning unfolds from drawing and painting basic geometrical figures, then still-life then casts and finally leading to portraiture. This program enables a student to gain the necessary applied knowledge in order to begin building their portfolio.

Winter Enrollment Intensive Program is a One-Year program in a shifted and also shorter time frame. In the period February - May apart from normal daily classes, the student takes 3 evening classes per week included in the curriculum. The number of academic hours equals the One-Year program starting in October.

The course runs from

FALL ENROLLMENT - 4 October 2021 - 8 June 2022


The FCAA is also offering an online program for classical painting and drawing that is not subscription based but is a full-rounded course which takes students from basic knowledge to drawing and painting portraiture with a life model in 12 months. The program includes assignments, personal coaching, individual and group critique, student forum and exam sessions that provide structure to your daily online studies. Click here for more information.

All subjects are taught in Russian and English.

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