The AEF Program in Drawing & Painting is dedicated to those who want to pursue a career in the art world. It offers a comprehensive training in the techniques and skills of drawing and painting, as well as the history and theory of art.
The core instructors are active painters on the Italian art scene and art theorists who have successfully prepared students for careers in the art world. They guide students to express their ideas through painting and drawing, and to develop a personal artistic language, as well as to understand and place their work in the Italian and European pictorial tradition, past and present.
Students experiment with different styles and media, from classical to contemporary, in order to acquire all the skills necessary to face their future careers. In addition to lectures in the classroom, held by internationally renowned professors and artists, the program offers the opportunity to participate in exhibitions and productions under the guidance of curators, producers and professional designers. The painting exhibitions that are regularly organized at Palazzo Niccolini are an integral part of the program, for which students must create original works. Internships at prestigious Florentine art galleries are also possible.
Florence and the Renaissance are the context in which students work and find inspiration to consolidate and further develop their artistic path. The masterpieces of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are just a part of the incredible artistic heritage that the city offers and a source of continuous inspiration for artists and lovers of beauty.
Classes are taught in English.