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St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence

Website: http://www.florusart.com

Email: info@florusart.com

15 Via Maggio, Firenze, Toscana, Italy

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 Mission
The Academy has never changed its purpose - to educate young artists. From the very beginning, the basis of this education has been a harmonious methodical system. This system has changed and improved, reflecting the new growing needs of the time. The Academy gives versatile, deep knowledge that enables our students to develop their artistic voice and work in various directions, from classical to contemporary art.


Vision

Saint Petersburg Art Academy in Florence is the first institution in Italy that represents the Classical Renaissance Traditions in figurative art.

Didactics are based on both the original accredited state program of Russian institutions, specialized in Culture and Art, and also on modern European academic programs.

 Academy offers a wide range of programs for Students of all levels of preparation occupied in different fields of Art: 

- Double Degree in Fine Arts;
- Bachelor's Degree;
- Master's Degree;
- PhD Degree;
- Professional Development Course;
- Evening Course;
- Summer School;
- Workshops/ plein air/ masterclasses;
- Short-term Courses (starting from 1 week).

 

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History of the St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence

In 2017 the initiative of state Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg was the impetus for the opening of the official representative office of the Russian academic school in Florence. During the process of developing its activities, the Academy has acquired new cooperation with a number of outstanding artists. Every year the Academy opens contemporary directions in the study of classical art. The unconditional basis for didactic programs of the Academy is the art of Renaissance, postulates of which have been preserved for centuries in the educational system of the Russian academic school. Unique methods of teaching the techniques of realistic figurative art are explained to the students of the Academy by professors with a rich practical experience. At the heart of all the Academy's programs is a consistent and systematic acquisition of knowledge, integrated with a set of disciplines, that were particularly admired by the geniuses of Renaissance. Education system fully recreates a  complex approach to the formation of the artist 's personality. Figurative art skills developed to perfection, combined with universal Renaissance thinking enable our students to achieve great results. In addition to working with live nature, the artist should understand not only anatomical features of the body, but also convey movement, proportions, perspective. To be able to build a composition in space, to perceive it through studying the history of arts, museum teaching, restoration and, finally, to realize his own creativity in the modern world with a help of art marketing tools. The Academy constantly organizes exhibitions, concerts, conferences, master classes - such activities allow students to feel the synthesis of all types of art and to advance in the individual style and understanding of their purpose as an artist.  

Programs

St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence in a partnership with the Institute of Arts and Restoration (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) offers a joint diploma in Fine Arts and Restoration, Art Science, ?ultural Studies and Socio-cultural projects. As well as on licensed programs in Psychology, Management, Pedagogical Education in the field of Art. Classes on a joint diploma system are held bilaterally in Italy (Florence) and Russia (St. Petersburg). Students have the opportunity to study the culture of both countries and visit its best educational and cultural institutions, to undergo practice, which will allow to choose the direction in study and a further personal development, to determine professional and career prospects.

In addition to studying painting and drawing, the program also focuses on the advice of Leonardo da Vinci, paying attention to perspective, atmosphere, proportion, light and shadows, anatomy, colors and overall personal development. Our students learn anatomy, art history, and the italian language as an important cultural component of the Renaissance.

An important part of the education is copying masterpieces of great artists, belonging to different movements (Schools) and learning restoration techniques.

 Bachelor Degree Program -  First Academic Degree with the duration of four academic years. Program description:

Drawing (portrait, nude figure);

Painting (portrait, nude figure);

Artistic Anatomy;

Copying  various academic drawing and painting;

City landscape, Short etudes;

Composition;

Technique and technology of painting materials;

Easel painting restoration and conservation;

Artistic architecture;

Consturction anatomy;

History of art;

Russian and Italian languages.

Post-graduate Second Level Master Program –  Single Academic Degree with a duration of two academic years. This program is accessible to students with First (Bachelor) Degree as well as other type of diplomas.

Program description:

Second Level Master is an extended two year post-graduate program. During this program students are provided with the opportunity to perfect and master their skills by accomplishing more challenging projects, working on complex projects and studying specialized subjects. Students acquire deep knowledge in the field of composition, history of art, restoration and art techniques during the two years.

The PhD Program – a post-graduate academic program with a duration of one year. Program description:

The graduated specialist has an opportunity to demonstrate one’s professional achievments and knowledge by teaching classes and assisting the professor. The program provides the opportunity to prepare personal exhibitions and show work to the public, as well as to take part in the restoration process of the museum-level art works.

 

Evening School

Description of a course

An additional evening class on Painting, Drawing and other disciplines.

Daily evening course is held from Monday to Friday.

The program includes 3 academic hours of practice a day.

Minimum enrollment requirement for all studio workshops is 5. Students will be notified if this number is not reached 60 days before the first day of class. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another workshop, availability permitting, or having their payment refunded. Students may continue to apply to workshops even after the deadline and through the first day of the course.

The didactic educational programme targets different age groups, but since each student receives individual approach, the difficulty level of tasks is given according to the student’s age.

Maximum enrollment 10 students.

All the courses are conducted in English.

Duration of a course

1 year

Certification

Official Certificate is awarded to students after successful completion of a program of study.

Enrollment deadline

Enrollment is open during the overall academic year

Short-time courses

Description of a course

In order to guarantee the students the maximum satisfaction from Academy’s educational programs, we give the opportunity to join the course on the short-term basis, in order to evaluate the methodology and the quality of teaching. Students are absolutely free to choose the duration of study, starting from 1 week, and the time to begin. The following options of study are available:

Full-time study includes 6 academic hours a day.

Part-time study includes 6 academic hours a day.

The didactic educational programme targets different age groups, but since each student receives individual approach, the difficulty level of tasks is given according to the student’s age.

Maximum enrollment 10 students.

All the courses are conducted in English.

Duration of a course

 starting from 1 week

Certification

Official Certificate is awarded to students after successful completion of a program of study.

Enrollment deadline

Enrollment is open during the overall academic year

Summer courses

Description of a course

The intensive training course includes the deep immersion in the cultural historical environment of the Renaissance era with the academic program that teaches the fundamentals of drawing, painting, architecture, art history and philosophy. The didactic educational programme targets different age groups, but since each student receives individual approach, the difficulty level of tasks is given according to the student’s age.

The uniqueness of this developmental course is reached by the full immersion of the students in the historical surrounding, in this case, a medieval – Renaissance city. The connection of the method of academic education in the area of visual arts – achieved through centuries – with lectures, excursions and discussions, allows to reach wonderful results in the individual educational process. Practical classes of drawing and painting are conducted by professors who graduated from the most prestigious Art Academies in Russia. Art history lectures and excursions are lead by art historians who have 15 years of work experience in Italy. Such connection of practical learning of fundamentals of Russian classical art with benchmark standards of the Renaissance in the city of Florence constitutes the first cultural project in the history of educational programmes.

What will You study during the course?

Drawing class:

gives theoretical knowledge of a subject;

teaches how to apply the received knowledge and skill in practice;

teaches the linear-constructive drawing of shapes;

teaches how to illustrate a three-dimensional form on paper;

teaches to express the texture and materiality of the objects with different materials;

teaches the stages of work in drawing;

develops spacial perception, artistic and relative thinking;

educates the need of continuous self-development as an artistic individual;

encourages involvement in the heritage of national and worldwide art.

The classes are arranged in a methodical order from simple to complex, slowly becoming more difficult with higher requirements to the quality of work. Important part of study is a continuous accumulation of knowledge and skills, including technical skills. Educative program starts with an introductory conversation, acquaintance of the student with the subject with its goals and tasks, demonstration of materials required for the class (paper, eraser, graphite and other pencils, charcoal, sanguine, sepia, etc.).

Painting class:

develops the culture of visual perception of objects and surrounding phenomena;

teaches the aesthetical nature of painting, theoretical foundations of colour science, perspective, different painting techniques;

teaches how to perceive colour and how to transmit the volume of objects and the linear and aerial perspective with colour;

teaches to use painting tools, modeling the form with the consideration of its colour characteristics in relation to the space and lighting;

helps to acquire the spiritual, ciltural and cultural values, motivating the need to education, self-development and growth of personal qualities;

forms aesthetical perception of art.

Art History class:

gives the knowledge in fundamental stages of Art History development ;

teaches to recognize, analyse and compare the characteristic features of different art eras and correlate them with personal experience;

guarantees the primary knowledge of the role and meaning of Art in culture;

motivates both spiritual and ethical development of a person;

gives knowledge of fundamental concepts of Art;

gives knowledge of the main artistic schools of both Western European and Russian Art;

teaches to distinguish the main characteristics of each artistic style;

teaches to detect the expressive means used by the artists;

teaches to express the thought about the artistic creations of an artist in written and spoken language.

Plein Air:

gives the knowledge about the rules of construction of an art form and the characteristics of its perception and realization;

contributes to the ability of transmitting the mood, the state of the colour solution in landscape, to combine different types of studies, sketches used for the composition works;

forms the skills of working in different techniques while executing genre drafts with a focus on details.

 This subject requires skills of all art disciplines (drawing, painting, composition). Plein air constitutes a good school for further development of these skills. During the study students master technical tricks of work with different materials.

Duration of a course

one week, ten days, two weeks, three weeks and one month.

Certification

Official Certificate is awarded to students after successful completion of a program of study.

Enrollment deadline

Enrollment is open during the overall academic year.

Workshops and Masterclasses

Description of a course

The Academy organizes multiple workshops and masterclasses during the academic year, conducted by the leading instructors from the top artistic universities of Russia as well as the world-famous artists.

For the upcoming events program, please contact: info@florusart.com

The didactic educational programme targets different age groups, but since each student receives individual approach, the difficulty level of tasks is given according to the student’s age.

Maximum enrollment 10 students.

All the courses are conducted in English.

Duration of a course

starting from 1 week

Certification

Official Certificate is awarded to students after successful completion of a program of study.

Enrollment deadline

Enrollment is open during the overall academic year

Study modes for the programs

Full-time study mode includes 6 academic hours per day from Monday to Friday

Part-time study mode includes 3 academic hours per day from Monday to Friday

Evening courses run from 17:00 until 19:45, from Monday - Friday

All the courses are conducted in English

Total amount of students in a group varies from 12 to a maximum of 15 people

Students receive individual attention

Professors regularly conduct Masterclasses and Workshops

Financial Aid

St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence is committed to helping students, the most talented could have a 20% discount for the third and fourth academic years. Academy also gives a discount of 30% to large families and people with disabilities.

Professors

All of the disciplines are taught by the leading experienced instructors of the best russian High Schools, Institutions, Academies, Universities, specialized in figurative art.

Certification

Upon termination of a course students receive an official certificate of completion, and upon completing the full progam, students receive a diploma.

Location

St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence has a didactic office in a unique 15-th century Ridolfi Palace is located in the historic centre of Florence, in an easy reachable zone with the good infrastrutture, only in:

100 meters from Santo Spirito,

150 meters from Palazzo Pitti,

300 meters from Ponte Vecchio,

700 meters from Uffizi Gallery,

1 km from Santa Maria Novella railway station,

1,1 km from the Duomo Square and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

 

Schedule of academic year

Fall semester: 1st of october - 21st of December

Winter semester: 9th of january - 20th March

Spring semester: 25th of march - 9th of June

How to apply

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa,  then we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but please contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.

To request your Application Form: info@florusart.com

 

St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence

Website: www.florusart.com

Palazzo di Cosimo Ridolfi

via Maggio 15

50125, Firenze (Italy)

info@florusart.com

Tel. +39 055 035 1530

  

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Website http://www.florusart.com
Email info@florusart.com
Founded 2016
Course languages English,Italian
Accreditation BA, MA
Part-Time Instructors 6
Full-Time Instructors 8
Students 35
Accommodation No
Costs

Full time: EUR 6200 / year

St. Petersburg Art Academy in Florence

15 Via Maggio

Firenze, Toscana, 50125, Italy

info@florusart.com

Natalia Parenko

Director

Director, Art Critic, Painting and Restoration expert

Professor Yurii Tararin

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Still Life Study

Portrait Study

Second year Study

Second year Student Portrait study

Second Year Student Portraitwork

Plein-air Artwork

First year student Drawing

Second Year Student Artwork

Human Body Study

Portrait Study

Phases of art study

Portrait Study