The Florence Academy of Russian Art is a visual art academy located in Florence, Italy. The Academy teaches fundamental principals, methods and techniques of classical art, diligently transmitted over the centuries since the Italian Renaissance. The academic program provides thorough training in anatomy, composition, chromatics, perspective, painting, constructive drawing, sculpture and study of the works of Old Masters.
Our mission is to give an opportunity to study and refine traditional techniques of painting, drawing and composition, which will improve one’s confidence and strength of character necessary to become a professional artist of the highest caliber. Our passionate and highly skilled art professors are experts in the different subjects and techniques. They are prepared to guide the students through comprehensive art program while being sensitive to the needs and artistic talents of each student, whereby creating a well rounded and impeccable teaching method. Our goal is to help each individual student recognize her/his true potential as a professional artist and to provide a practical stepping-stone into the professional art world. Students are encouraged to develop their own individual style and creative expression in the Florence Academy of Russian Art.
Our Classes are all conducted in English. Our professors combine both group and personal approaches in teaching, with a strong focus on giving individual attention to each student.
Our Courses are designed for students who are interested in both short-term and long-time studies. We welcome students of all ages and any level of artistic preparation is admissible for entering the first year. Our students come from all over the world to study art in Florence, creating a vibrant and interesting mix of various cultures working together. We offer a variety of part-time courses, workshops and evening courses. Our 3 years Diploma program and 2 years Master program provide a full-rounded educational base. We also have a variety of summer courses from May through September. The applicants are welcome to join for periods of two weeks up till one month for each given course.
Our location. The Florence Academy of Russian Art is situated in a quiet residential area of Florence, a twenty-minute walk away from the city center. The Academy is based in the Villa di Bargioni, a 19th century Palazzo with a large atelier, courtyard and excellent facilities for presentations and events. The campus provides fully equipped studio spaces and accommodation.
Florence is the capital region of Tuscany, which is home to the masterpieces of art and architecture and the birthplace of Renaissance. Florence itself is an open art museum: it has more art per square meter than any other city in the world. In Florence you are in direct contact with works by many great Masters, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli, all of who made their name in Florence. Among the many art galleries and museums there are the world famous Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti. All in all Florence offers spectacular surroundings for studying abroad with its cultural and historical elements combined with lively yet safe nightlife, designer fashion shops, street cafés, local markets and a limitless number of bars and restaurants.