To provide the highest level of instruction in classical methods of drawing, painting and sculpture for students wishing to pursue careers as professional artists in the realist tradition.
The philosophy of the FAA demands a return to discipline in art, to classical canons of beauty, and to the direct study of nature as the foundation for great painting and sculpture. Through intense observation students acquire a visual literacy, which enables them to interpret humanist values in their work, and, ultimately, create a work of universal relevance. FAA students look to Rembrandt, Velasquez and Titian (among others) for inspiration, and to ancient Greek and Renaissance sculpture.
Programs in Painting and in Sculpture are based upon a systematic progression through specific exercises. As each requisite skill is acquired, a new more difficult task is assigned. By this means, students acquire creative self-confidence, visual understanding, and subtle and precise powers of description.
Study at The Florence Academy of Art centers on the importance of drawing (particularly drawing from the human figure) as a means to achieving excellence in painting, sculpture or other art form. The curriculum includes figure drawing, cast drawing, figure painting, still life, portraiture and sculpture. Weekly lectures and 10-week seminars include art history, anatomy, ecorche, pigment grinding, preparation of mediums and materials, and lost wax casting.
The student body is international and courses are taught in English.
Full-time students receive 36 hours per week of instruction, receiving one critique in the morning and one critique in the afternoon from full-time faculty and assistant instructors. Instructors at the FAA are all graduates of its program.
For more about Founder and Director, Daniel Graves, click here.
Spring Workshop and Summer Session schedules are available on our website:
The Florence Academy of Art addresses the creative and professional position of the artist in contemporary society. It is proud of its talented alumni, and committed to bringing their work to the public:
A biennial Alumni Exhibition held in Florence is a showcase of work for over 80 graduates from its Painting and Sculpture Programs; patrons and galleries attend from all over the world.
A special section on its web site called the Alumni Gallery gives each alumnus his own page with images and contact information.
The Florence Academy of Art is committed to helping talented students in financial need. Scholarship funding and work-study opportunities are available to second and third year students in order to help them complete the full three-year program.
The Florence Academy of Art in Sweden is approved for Student Loans and Grants. Swedish students may receive study assistance from the Swedish state through CSN to fund their studies at the FAA in Sweden. Students from Norway, Denmark and Finland may use this recognition to apply for funding from their respective countries.
The Florence Academy of Art/Sweden is a branch of The Florence Academy of Art. The philosophy, curriculum, methodology, physical requirements of the studio and language of instruction are identical for the two locations. As a result, students may transfer seamlessly into the same level between Florence and Molndal, or spend a trimester of study as an exchange student. The student body is international and courses are taught in English.
The following extra-curricular courses are found only at the FAA/Sweden. Developed by the faculty in Sweden, they offer students additional opportunities to enhance their skills:
The purpose of the course is to give painting students in the intermediate and advanced program a basic understanding of composition. The main focus will be on composition in classical painting, but illustration and picture design will also be touched upon.
This course combines the study of anatomy with the observation of light falling on the human form. During class we study the stark contrast of light and shadow on the model and a detailed anatomical diagram simultaneously. In this way students develop and enhance their visual memory for the muscle groups, bones, and tendons they will encounter while learning to paint the nude.
The Lecture Series at The Florence Academy of Art/Sweden is designed to introduce students to a select group of topics chosen from the vast field of art and art related subject matter. It uses the resources, knowledge and inspiration of the FAA student body to create an engaging debate in a supportive and educational atmosphere.
Copying Master Paintings
For students in Molndal, the vicinity to Gothenburg (only a mile away) allows them access to the Gothenburg Museum of Art with its extensive 19th century collection, including paintings by Anders Zorn, Albert Edelfeldt, Peder Severin Kroyer, Edouard Dantan, all painters of significance to the Academy's training, as well as works by Rembrandt and Rubens. Copying of master works by art students is regularly undertaken by students of The Florence Academy of Art/Sweden.
Small large Academy.
As a student at the FAA/Sweden, you get the best of both worlds. Our students enjoy all the advantages of a small atelier-school: keeping enrollment to 27 allows us to fit under one roof. This means students at different levels in the curriculum work next to each other, so beginning students have the chance to watch and learn from the more advanced. In addition, the private studios of FAA/Sweden's faculty are on school premises. This close proximity and access to the instructors allows for daily interaction, and the opportunity to watch professional artists at work. At the same time, students are part of a large organization, with all the benefits that come with it. As a student, you are encouraged to spend time in both Florence and Molndal through an exchange program with our mother school; as a graduate, you have access to a growing network of professional services, and the academy's expanding presence on the international art scene.
Study Assistance, Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
The Florence Academy of Art is committed to helping talented students in financial need. Scholarship funding and work-study opportunities are available to second and third year students in order to help them complete the full three-year program.
The Florence Academy of Art in Sweden is officially recognized by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education and has been approved for CSN. Through CSN, Swedish students may receive study assistance from the Swedish state to fund their studies at The Florence Academy of Art in Sweden. Students from Norway, Denmark and Finland may use this recognition to apply for funding from their respective countries.
The study assistance is of type B1, which means the same conditions as for college or university studies.
The Florence Academy of Art is a registered 501(c) 3 U.S. nonprofit educational entity.
The images are property of The Florence Academy of Art AB. All rights reserved.
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Kerry Holsapple Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blue Valley Art Studio, 2547 S. Greensboro Pike New Castle, Indiana 47362 United States Phone: (765) 521-0200
Atelier Indiana provides a serious art student with innovative instruction combined with authentic knowledge & studio practices from the 600-year-old Master Tradition. Core curriculum integrates traditional atelier studies in composition & design, form, light & shadow, tone, color, & craftsmanship leading to true artistry & creative picturemaking.
In 2008, an atelier studies program, intensive seminars, independent study program, & atelier workshops will continue to be made available to serious students.
A full-time Atelier Program may be offered in the near future. Currently in development is a distance education program.
What are your artistic aspirations? What objectives would you like to achieve with an atelier training? What specifically do you want to learn? Where are you currently located?
It is important for a serious art student to begin to develop a frame of reference.
Director, Kerry Holsapple is an award-winning artist with direct lineage to the master tradition via the Boston School of Painting. He received his introduction to the tradition through study with Richard Lack at the Atelier Lack & with R.H. Ives Gammell at the Fenway Studios in Boston. As an educational researcher & scholar of the tradition, the artist continues to research the studio practices of the great artists & schools of painting. His works are represented in private collections in the United States & England. He has been teaching drawing, painting, & picturemaking for over 30 years.
Presented By Kerry Holsapple, Atelier Indiana
An Atelier Intensive provides a student or group of students with the opportunity to focus on one or a choice of traditional atelier studies. Intensives can be designed for a variety of time frames. Each day of an intensive includes a morning & an afternoon session (a minimum of six studio hours) plus daily instruction & critiques. Each intensive is individually designed to match the needs & schedule of the student.
Many aspiring students because of their location, finances, or obligations do not have the option of attending a full-time or part-time atelier program. Intensives are a good way for serious students to receive an introduction to atelier study. Here is a list of available Atelier Intensives:
Landscape (Plein Air)
Some Possible Combinations (Morning ' Afternoon Sessions)
Cast Drawing & Still Life
Cast Drawing & Head Study
Cast Drawing & Academie
Composition & Cast Drawing
Composition & Still Life
Composition & Head Study
Composition & Academie
Landscape & Cast Drawing
Landscape & Composition
Landscape & Still Life
Landscape & Head Study
Landscape & Academie
Still Life & Head Study
Still Life & Academie
Head Study & Academie
Designing an Intensive
An intensive can be specifically designed to meet your current needs & schedule.
To design an intensive choose from among the Atelier Intensives listed. For an intensive not listed please inquire.
Next, decide upon the number of days you have available for an intensive. A 5-day intensive is recommended as a minimum. However, with some studies a 3-day intensive could qualify as the minimum. Each day of an intensive includes a morning & an afternoon session of three hours each (6 total hours per day). You will receive instruction & a critique during each session of every day. Your instructor can advise you on what combinations of studies are feasible within a given time frame.
The cost of an intensive depends on the number of days & the studies selected. The price is determined by adding (as applicable) the cost of the instruction/critique, studio space, model, & art materials. The instruction/critique fee is standardized whereas the cost of studio space, models, & art materials may vary. Once you've chosen what you want to study and determined your time frame, a schedule will be put together & the cost will be quoted. Upon agreement of the content, schedule, & cost a date will be selected & scheduled for your intensive.
For more information about designing or scheduling an Atelier Intensive to meet your specific needs contact Kerry Holsapple, Atelier Indiana, 2547 South Greensboro Pike, New Castle, IN 47362; call 765.521.0200; or email: email@example.com. Attention group organizers: Atelier Intensives are available to bring on location to your area if requirements are met.
Atelier Maui is a private teaching studio that provides classical European art education in a lush tropical paradise. Founded by internationally known artist and illustrator Semyon Bilmes, the Atelier is proud to offer apprenticeships and residency programs in fine art.
Extensively trained in his native Russia, Semyon combined the formal Russian academic system with the setup of nineteenth-century French ateliers.
The studio is designed to provide students with the best natural lighting. Large windows and skylights with northern exposure create an ideal setup for artists. Only minutes from the beach on Maui's beautiful North Shore, the Atelier's property is the perfect retreat for any artist.
Classes are held five days a week and include both studio work and studies en plein air in the sublime surroundings of the Hawaiian landscape. Studio exercises include extensive work from the model, as well as studies of classical sculptures and still lifes. The curriculum also ensures ample time for personally tailored instruction and individual critique. Our academic year is divided into four quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). Each quarter runs 10-12 weeks. Atelier Maui is committed to providing each student with personal studio space and a rigorous curriculum. Class size is limited to twelve people.
A little history on Russian art training
After the advancement of 20th century modernism, traditional art was rejected by European and American art schools, but, while art education in the West has been practically destroyed, it was preserved and nourished in Russian/Soviet Academies. The Russian Academies have built their program on the best features of classical European academies, adding a tremendous body of theoretical work, uniquely developed by Russian artists-teachers of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continued and expanded into the twentieth century. The best years of the Russian/Soviet academy were between 1930s to the end of the Soviet Era.
While proclaiming modernism as "decadent bourgeois" art, and using art as propaganda of socialist/communist ideology, the Russian government ironically created an unparalleled educational system of representational art, of the highest possible level.
"As a school, Soviet Socialist Realism surpassed the best naturalist and realist genre painting in the West during the third quarter of the twentieth century! It was a 'renaissance of realism' behind the Iron Curtain." - Vern Grosvenor Swanson, "Soviet Impressionism".
"The Soviet art educational regime, comparable in its thoroughness and emphasis on traditional technique to the training given to dancers of the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet schools, was the outstanding training of its kind available any where in the world at this time" - Matthew Bown, "Socialist Realist Painting"
Virgil Elliott is one of 24 artists, world-wide, certified by the American Portrait Society, and a Signature Member of the American Society of Portrait Artists. In 1996 he was elected an Associate Guild Member of the American Society of Classical Realism. Other associations include: Artists' Advisory Panel to the California State Fair (1987), Artists in Mensa, American Artists Professional League, and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D01.57 Committee, which sets standards for artists ' materials in the United States.
"An atelier, in the older sense of the word, meant the studio of a Master artist, where the Master did his own work and taught a small handful of students as well.
The Atelier of Virgil Elliott is an atelier in that tradition; rather than a school or academy. There are no additional instructors, and it has no predesigned program beyond what Virgil Elliott deems most appropriate for each individual student. This is based on his assessment of the student's strengths and weaknesses. The emphasis is placed on the old-fashioned approach of developing the students' talents and abilities through drawing from direct observation, including cast drawing, work from live models, and, later, painting from life. However, the curriculum is flexible, in order to tailor the lessons to best address each student's unique attributes and shortcomings.
Prospective students are expected to be highly motivated of their own accord, and to possess the requisite degree of obsession with Great Art that all serious artists should have."
Historic Oil Painting Courses in Bruges, Belgium with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott
The Flemish Classical Atelier will host two one-month courses with Virgil Elliott in 2012: the Early Flemish Method, September 1-30, and the Venetian Technique as practiced by Giovanni Bellini, October 1-30.
David Hardy Email: DNSHardy@Yahoo.com Website: http://www.atelierschoolofclassicalrealism.net/ 4920 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, California 94609 United States Phone: (510) 465-1958 The Atelier School of Classical Realism (ASCR), located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, provides helpful formal training in realism tailored to the individual needs of each student.
The approach of the school is centered in the belief that realism in art is only as effective as it is convincing.
The curriculum at the ASCR explores the dynamics of realistic representation.
The core of the program is training in the techniques used to create illusions of three-dimensional space on a flat surface.
The ASCR teaching of art introduces students to the challenge of learning a new language, a visual language. They learn the structure that is required to genuinely and comfortably "speak" this visual language, plus gain the technical knowledge which serves as its grammar and vocabulary.
The founder of the school, David Hardy, feels strongly that students must build a solid technical foundation from which to work. "You can always leave out some of what you know," says Hardy, "but you can't put in what you don't know."
Giving students a clear understanding of the logic behind the techniques and methods of realism is also an essential component of the ASCR instruction. One can then become master of one's art instead of a slave to the happy accident.
That logical understanding of process, coupled with technical mastery, opens students at the ASCR to new possibilities in freedom of expression. Through learning creative control, they are freed as artists to be more effectively themselves, and thus share genuine beliefs and emotional responses through their art.
Students find the rigorous, traditional approach offered at the ASCR a bridge to now little-known techniques and principles inherited from the golden days of realism. Once learned, these methods help to effectively establish a beachhead in today's challenging art world.
Highly personalized guidance is directed toward encouraging individual growth. Advanced students are led into the fine-tuning of their drawing and painting skills, thus maximizing their accomplishments. Emerging and established art professionals alike are given career counseling.
The development of self awareness and self confidence go hand in hand with the study of drawing and painting at the Atelier School of Classical Realism; by so doing, sudents develop the wisdom and patience to choose carefully as they proceed.
New students attending the ASCR quickly become aware of two major features of the school:
The first is the feeling shared by the students of being at ease with each other, friends among friends. It is a collegial environment of mutual understanding and earned respect. Lunchtime blossoms into "catching up", comparing ideas and opinions, enjoying the weather, joking and having fun.
The second is the level of dedication at the ASCR to the study of the art and techniques of realism. The ASCR offers a positive environment of helpful criticism, encouragement and personal involvement, reflected in the deep personal commitment by the students to the pursuit of their studies. And it is evident in the professional commitment of the faculty to help the students meet their artistic goals.
Curriculum at the ARC includes instruction in cast, figure, portrait and still-life drawing, and cast, figure, portrait, still-life and landscape painting.
Extensive study of color theory includes mixing of color relationships, color harmony and color temperature (change of appearance of local color caused by the influencing from the color of the light source).
Both direct painting and Old Master techniques of layered painting with glaze are presented. Landscape painting is taught both on location in the field and back in the studio. Museum field trips are correlated with Atelier studies. Career counseling and business procedures are offered advanced students.
Admission is by portfolio review.
OLD MASTER DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNICAL FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Classical painting and drawing techniques for today's artist. This course is presented each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday both in the afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 and in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, each class for 9 hoursweekly.
This is a complete professional foundation course, exploring illusions of depth, atmosphere, surface textures and color dynamics. Classical drawing procedures as well as direct painting and traditional layered glazing procedures are presented under the supervision of Living Master David Hardy. Subjects range through cast studies, self portraits and still lifes.
The study of COLOR TEMPERATURE at the ASCR is one of the most thorough and helpful being taught today. The dynamics of color as affected by pictorial lighting come alive for the student artist.
Advanced students learn direct approaches to PLEIN AIR oil painting followed by coaching in Old Master layered glazing techniques.
Critiques are given for figure drawings and paintings done in the Sunday and Monday Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting Workshops.
THE HUMAN HEAD: SCULPTING, DRAWING & PAINTING ON SATURDAYS
To draw or paint the human head and do it well demands an effective knowledge of anatomy and proportion. But doing it extremely well puts any artist up there with the great masters.
This is an intensive two-year course of study. The course is presented during three trimesters, meeting every other Saturday from 9AM to 4PM with a one-hour lunch break midday. Limited class enrollment permits careful guidance in a pleasant, relaxed environment. Each student is permitted to progress at their own pace.
Working with oil-based clay on an armature at the very beginning, a skull will be constructed, onto which will be added cartilage, tendons and muscles. Additions will include ears, eyeballs, eyelids and lips.
A structured course follows, including copies from master drawings, working from plaster casts, doing self portraits and working from the live model. Additional independent studies are encouraged, with critiques of these available upon request.
This is an exploration of landscape dynamics and procedures, taught by noted landscape painter Marshall Hasbrouck.
The emphasis is on realistic landscape rendering and studio work using sketches, color studies, and photos by students rather than on site plein air painting.
Some on site work will be done at selected Bay Area locations as weather permits.
This is an all day class that meets every other Saturday from 9 am to 4pm. Sessions take place at the Atelier School Classical Realism Atelier at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
The course format consists of short lectures and demonstrations, with most of the time dedicated to hands-on practice with input from the instructor. Each class concludes with a critique and discussion of the day's work in a supportive spirit of learning how to paint effective images.
The course will cover such topics as composition, perspective, values and masses, color and the effects of atmosphere and changing light. Registered participants will receive a suggested list of basic equipment and supplies for getting started. Refinements in the gear can be made later as needed.
The Swedish Academy of Realist Art (SARA) - Atelier Stockholm was founded in 2006 as Sweden's first school of fine art dedicated to traditional, representational drawing and painting. The highly specialized full-time education uses long established techniques from the past as well as contemporary methods to train students. Through a demanding three-year program, students acquire a range of skills that enable them to create personal, contemporary works of art displaying the same level of craftsmanship that meet the highest standards set centuries ago. These technical skills, along with practical business skills learned during their training, fully prepare them to launch careers as professional fine artists upon graduation, or, if they choose, to work in a wide variety of creative industries that place a high value on those skills, such as concept art in the gaming and visual effects industries.
Students follow a carefully prescribed curriculum, but one that is flexible enough to be adjusted to each individual's personal needs. All the works that students produce at the school are artistic exercises designed to help them build and master specific, fundamental skills such as accurate drawing, correct values, edge quality and color.
Students receive daily, intensive, individual instruction, which often results in rapid student development. All students work in the same building so that beginning and advanced students interact and associate freely. The result is an overall atmosphere that is inspiring, encouraging and supportive.
SARA is an international school with students attending from around the world.
The principal language of instruction is English.
SARA also offers summer workshops and evening classes. Visit our website for current information.
The school is located in Stockholm, one of Europe's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities, in a beautiful building situated within a national park.
By subway, it is only 11 minutes to Stockholm's central station.
Admissions Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.laafa.org 16926 Saticoy Street Van Nuys, California 91406 United States Phone: 818-708-9232 "Inspiring tomorrow's emerging artists!"
LAAFA's Programs are designed to develop artists at any stage of their artistic careers. LAAFA's Extension Program is available for artists who are unable to commit to a full-time intensive curriculum. For those students who are interested in being immersed in a 3-year course of study, we offer BFA and Atelier Programs for both Fine Art and Entertainment Art. Our Fine Art Program starts with a foundation of traditional skills, however, it concludes with independent-study orientated courses. This unique curriculum combines the capacity to effectively represent the visual world, with introspective and critical thinking practices, and produces singular, original, and provocative artists. Our new Entertainment Art Program starts with building a foundation of traditional skills and concludes with digital entertainment related courses. This unique combination of classic and contemporary practices provides our students with a truly effective ability to enhance, facilitate, and authenticate digital and entertainment art. Our graduates leave our school with the required skill sets needed to pursue an invigorating and lasting career in the contemporary art world.
LAAFA's Fine Art curriculum focuses on drawing and painting from direct observation combined with contemporary critique based methodology.
LAAFA's Entertainment Art curriculum is built on essential traditional skills and their important application to digital production. Here at LAAFA, you will be sure to find the well-rounded education expected by the fine art and entertainment industry.
LAAFA instructors represent an illustrious group of professional and accomplished talent. Each instructor has been specifically chosen because of their professional experience and the immense amount of knowledge they possess in their given subjects. Such a wide scope of knowledge and experience allows LAAFA to offer a broad range of approaches to teaching art. Scheduling of classes varies from quarter to quarter and is based on instructors' availability and classes desired by students.
Our dedicated instructors are here at every step of the way to guide our students in their artistic journey.
The Extension Program is geared toward the working arts professional, part-time student, and recreational artists who are unable to attend our full-time intensive programs, but want serious art instruction from our highly qualified faculty. These classes are conveniently offered weekdays, weekends, and evenings to fit your busy schedule.
To all of our beginner students - Looking at all of the fine art created by our faculty can be intimidating, but remember that all of these artists had to start somewhere, too. At one point they were all beginners, just like you!
For students looking for a full-time curriculum designed to develop your skills with the most efficient use of time, visit the BFA & Atelier Programs section of our website.
To request more information regarding our Extension program, please call 818-708-9232 or email us at email@example.com.
LAAFA was recently named one of the Top 10 Art Schools in Classical Training worldwide by American Artist Magazine. LAAFA is located in Los Angeles County, our students have the opportunity to explore the many fine art districts, theatres, galleries, museums as well as large commercial and small independent entertainment and design studios. Our illustrious faculty is comprised of professional fine and entertainment artists who share their wisdom, passion and expertise with each student. In addition, our dedicated staff will go above and beyond to anticipate the students' needs to ensure that their experience at LAAFA is rewarding. LAAFA's ability to offer affordable, low cost tuition programs as well as providing its students with an intimate, unique and progressive atmosphere makes LAAFA a preferred choice in art education.
The Beaux-Arts Atelier at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a one-year intensive program in the study of architectural design following in the method of Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Students receive in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. Students also conduct detailed studies of New York City's architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing. In addition, field trips are conducted to leading architecture, decorating, and craftsman studios throughout the year. The academic year runs from September to June, and is divided into five six-week terms and a one-week travel term in Rome.
Admission to the Beaux-Arts Atelier is a selective process. While the program is oriented primarily to students in the design and building fields - practicing architects, preservationists, interior designers, and building professionals - others are welcome to apply. Basic drafting skills and a knowledge of general architectural concepts are recommended for preparation. Applications by persons without formal training in a design or historical discipline are nevertheless welcome and will be considered on an individual basis. Financial assistance is available.
Learn more about studying at the Beaux-Arts Atelier, including tuition, housing, internships, and application information by clicking here.
The design studio comprises the core of the program. Over the course of the year, students are presented with a series of design challenges of increasing complexity and are expected to devise thoughtful solutions that evidence a mastery of both artistry and function.
Foundations of Form Drawing the Classical Orders Reading Architecture: Masterpieces of New York The Literature and Theory of Classical Architecture Architectural Rendering in Wash Master Copying Figure Drawing Linear Perspective and Observational Drawing Relief and Ornament Architectural Shades & Shadows Proportion History of the Classical Orders Architectural Drawing & Drafting Rome Drawing & Painting Tour
For more information on our curriculum and coursework, click here.
The ICAA Library The Institute's collection, which numbers over 1800 titles and is constantly growing, has been thoughtfully compiled over the years by the board, fellows, and staff. With titles ranging from architectural antiquity to modern interior design, it is a valuable resource for inspiration and research and is available to students throughout the year.
The Historic Plaster Cast Collection A significant portion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's seminal 19th Century collection is now a vital permanent resource of the ICAA. The approximately 100 casts of antique and Renaissance sculpture that constitute the publicly-displayed holdings are used as a tool of pedagogy and direct inspiration for students of architecture, cast drawing, painting, sculpture, and their allied building arts. The casts serve concurrently as a compelling and accessible record of the classical tradition from its Greco-Roman origins to the present day.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & ART
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), the Beaux-Arts Atelier's parent organization, was founded as two separate non-profit organizations - the Institutes of Classical Architecture (1991) and Classical America (1968) - that merged in 2002. Today the ICAA is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and their allied arts. It does so through education, publication, and advocacy.
In addition to the Beaux-Arts Atelier, the ICAA is the parent organization of the Grand Central Academy of Art, which provides rigorous instruction to students seeking a traditional art education. Beaux-Arts Atelier students undergo training in drawing, painting, and sculpture in the GCA studios in order to better incorporate artistic elements into their architectural designs.
Beaux-Arts Atelier Administrative Staff:
Richard Cameron Director of the Beaux-Arts Atelier
Irena Korosec, Lucie Larose Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://bohemiarte.ca St.Francois-Xavier 465 Montreal, Quebec Canada Phone: 819 226 3110 BOHEMIARTE SCHOOL and GALLERY offers classical painting training, specifically the techniques from Renaissance through mid-19th century. Mission: To preserve classical painting knowledge and to pass it to younger generations of painters and thus enable them to realize their artistic vision.
Courses include drawing, color theory, technique and technology and history of art. Respect and camaraderie is important.
Irena Korosec, Lucie Larose (classical techniques)
Jane Arnot-Kavanagh (drawing)
Irena Korosec graduated from Academy of Visual Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sheís been teaching painting and drawing since 1989 (among others Saidye Bronfman School of Arts and Dawson College). In year 2000 she founded BOHEMIARTE with Lucie Larose, who also studied painting at Saidye Bronfman School of Arts and drawing at Dawson College and later joined Irena's studio sessions, first as a student, then a teacher. The school is located in Old Montreal, surrounded by beautiful architecture and many historic sites.
For more information check our Homepage and contact us about specific courses, classes, portfolios etc. Note: for many classes there is a waiting period of several months to a year.