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Atelier Florence Academy of Art/Sweden

http://www.florenceacademyofart.se/

info@florenceacademyofart.se

Gotaforsliden 17, Molndal, Sweden

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The FAA Experience/Sweden

FAA Sweden was established in the geographic center of Scandinavia to give students proximity to the cultural capitals and major museums of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. The school's location in Mölndal, a picturesque town surrounded by the natural beauty of Sweden's forests and lakes, instead, offers students a quiet place for study. Mölndal is also home to a decorative arts museum, theater, and large community of artists, and a short ride on public transport from Gothenburg, a thriving university town. The FAA's studio atmosphere is of an intimate atelier-school with students at different levels in the curriculum working next to each other. Beginners have the chance to watch and learn from the more advanced. In addition, the private studios of FAA Sweden's faculty are in the studio. This close proximity and access to the instructors allows for daily interaction between students and faculty, 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 New York through our internal exchange program; as a graduate, you have access to the academy's expanding presence on the international art scene.

The Florence Academy of Art in Sweden is located on the top floor of a renovated paper mill. Custom designed skylights provide natural north light to the 5500-square foot space. The Swedish campus is an exact replica of the original academy in Florence: its teaching method, standards for graduation, and the physical setup of the studio are the same. Academic Director, Andreas Birath, and our instructors are graduates of the program and therefore trained in the philosophy and methodology guiding the Florence studio. As a result, students may transfer seamlessly into the same level at the Florence or New York branches without experiencing any difference in the curriculum or instructional language, or they may spend a trimester of study as an exchange student at one of our locations. For students in Mölndal, 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 Kröyer, Edouard Dantan, all painters of significance to the Academy's training.

The Florence Academy of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as an undergraduate Certificate program.

Full time program in Drawing & Painting

To view student artwork produced over 20 years, click here.

Study Abroad

With three locations in the US and Europe, we encourage our students to take the opportunity to study in Florence, Sweden or New York. As a student you may travel between branches to spend a trimester or year studying abroad without experiencing any difference whatsoever in methodology, curriculum or teaching style. This international opportunity can be significant to your development, and enriching both artistically and personally. At the same time, thanks to our university status, you will earn U.S. college credit for your coursework done at all three campuses.

Faculty

Full-time students receive 36 hours per week of instruction, receiving one critique in the morning and one critique in the afternoon from principal faculty and assistant instructors. Instructors at the FAA are trained in the philosophy, methodology and language of instruction of The Florence Academy of Art.

For more about Founder and Director, Daniel Graves, click here.

The images displayed on this page are from students and graduates of The Florence Academy of Art. A number of these artists are now permanent faculty. To view hundreds of images of artwork by our students and graduates, please visit the Student Gallery, Alumni Gallery and Alumni Exhibitions on our website.

Workshops

The Florence Academy of Art offers workshops throughout the academic year. Taught by our regular faculty, the workshops provide substantial practical information for students to take home, and allow students to experience parts of our regular painting curriculum, as well as a variety of traditional mediums, charcoal, pencil, sanguine, silverpoint and oil paint. Subjects include: Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portraiture, Still Life, Landscape, Figurative Sculpture and Ecorché Sculpture. Guided art history tours accompany most workshops. For more information, click here.

Alumni Association

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.


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 approved for Student Loans and Grants. Swedish students may receive study assistance from the Swedish state through CSN B1 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.

Application Form

To download the online application form: http://www.florenceacademyofart.com/index.php/en/admissions-aid

The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years

This 300-page volume chronicles the school's fabled history, telling the full story of its founding and evolution and featuring artwork and historical images from the academy's leaders, faculty, and alumni. Written and edited by Allison Malafronte, with more than 500 full-color images and detailed information and interviews from their most important figures, The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years is an important visual and written record of one school's international influence on several generations of draftsmen, painters, and sculptors. To purchase, please visit the FAA Store here.



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. All rights reserved.

Website http://www.florenceacademyofart.se/
Contact email info@florenceacademyofart.se
Founded 2007
Course languages English
Accreditation
Part-Time Instructors 4
Full-Time Instructors 4
Accommodation No
Costs

Part time: EUR 950 / year

Full time: EUR 17250 / year

Atelier Florence Academy of Art/Sweden

Gotaforsliden 17

Molndal, Sweden

info@florenceacademyofart.se

Transfiguration by Andreas Birath

A Good Conversation by Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

When I Was Young by Instructor Stephen Bauman

Drawing by Instructor Stephen Bauman

Yearning by Instructor Cornelia Hernes

Tranquil Reader by Ulrich Sulberg

Figure Drawing by Ulrich Sulberg

Portrait Drawing by Rachel Personette

Portrait Drawing by Stephanie Kullenberg

Figure Painting by Nick Alm

Portrait Drawing by Marie Blom

At the Station by Ingrid Thorveit

Clock Maker by Zacheraia Kramer

03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017

SCULPTING THE PORTRAIT


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving your understanding of the structure of human head and its anatomy, Valentina will introduce relevant ways to measure and how to sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry

03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017

Painting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

Through intensive observations students develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. Toby will guide students through a step by step program where the focus is on drawing and techniques to reproduce shadow and light in oil painting. Anatomy and construction are other important elements of the course.

03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017

Landscape Painting


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

A good landscape painter master techniques which make it possible to capture an impression of the fleeing light and create a sense of space. In this course the focus is on the interplay between light and dark, atmospheric perspective and composition. Joe will lead the group to places in the countryside around Gunnebo Castle and the lakes, all a short walk from the school building. These spots will offer fantastic opportunities for landscape painting in oil.

26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017

Sculpting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving understanding of the structure of the human head and its anatomy, Valentina will introduce relevant ways to measure and sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry.

03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017

Sculpting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 sek

In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving understanding of the structure of the human head and its anatomy, Valentina will introduce relevant ways to measure and sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry.

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Sculpting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving understanding of the structure of the human head and its anatomy, Valentina will introduce relevant ways to measure and sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry.

03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017

Painting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

Through intensive observations students develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. Toby will guide students through a step by step program where the focus will be on drawing and the techniques to reproduce shadow and light in oil painting. Anatomy and construction are other important elements of the course .

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Painting the Portrait


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

Through intensive observations students develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. Toby will guide students through a step by step program where the focus will be on drawing and the techniques to reproduce shadow and light in oil painting. Anatomy and construction are other important elements of the course .

03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017

Landscape Painting


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


8500 SEK

A good landscape painter must master techniques which make it possible to capture an impression of fleeting light and create a sense of space. In this course the focus will be on the interplay between light and dark, atmospheric perspective, and composition. Joe will lead the group to places in the countryside around Gunnebo Castle and nearby lakes, all a short walk from the school building. These spots will offer fantastic opportunities for landscape painting in oil.

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Landscape Painting


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


A good landscape painter must master techniques which make it possible to capture an impression of fleeting light and create a sense of space. In this course the focus will be on the interplay between light and dark, atmospheric perspective, and composition. Joe will lead the group to places in the countryside around Gunnebo Castle and nearby lakes, all a short walk from the school building. These spots will offer fantastic opportunities for landscape painting in oil.

26 June 2017 to 14 July 2017

Ecorche Sculpture


17 Götaforsliden, Mölndal, Västra Götalands län 431 34


19000 SEK

During the workshop, students will learn the full skeleton, the surface muscles and the proportions of the figure by sculpting first the bones and then adding the muscles one by one on one side of the sculpture, leaving the skeleton to show on the other side for reference. The unparallelled level of anatomy knowledge gained from sculpting the écorché is highly useful for artists working with the human figure in any form.

03 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Academic Figure Painting


888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


850 USD

Students begin to paint the figure in grisaille, a beginning exercise designed to eliminate the complex problem of color and concentrate on accuracy in drawing and anatomy, the handling of paint, and the accurate observation of light and shadow values.

17 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

Portrait Painting


888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


850 USD

Portrait anatomy and structure are studied from various points of view, with particular attention paid to the anatomical construction of its parts, ear, eye, nose and mouth. Two students work around one model from a variety of viewpoints: profile, full front, three-quarter, reconstructing both the anatomy and the psychology of the sitter. Here the study of expression is undertaken to convey mood and personality.