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MIFA

Website: http://www.mifamiami.com

Email: info@mifamiami.com

5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL, United States

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MIFA Painting Program offers top level instruction in realistic painting and drawing.

Our unique curriculum is a blend of the methods used by the famous classical-realist 19th century academies and the two major academies in Florence, Italy. Based on our own experience, we have added some twists that make it more suitable to some contemporary artistic needs!

Mission:
Our mission is to promote a return to discipline in the learning stages of art. By teaching traditional, time-tested methods, we guaranteed the aspiring artist with a strong basement in drawing and painting. They also learn about materials, tips and secrets of the craft.

Vision:
MIFA envisions artists that embrace creative expression supported by the highest level of craftsmanship. Our teaching methods and techniques provide the tools that students can use to create their own contemporary work and develop a personal artistic language.

Values:
MIFA strives for excellence, mutual respect, integrity, passion, empathy, determination and love for art.

 

PROGRAM

MIFA program is based on the atelier method, a step by step systematic progression through the curriculum. As each task and requisite skill is acquired, a new more difficult task is assigned. The rate at which students progress through the Drawing and Painting Program varies by individual, and normally requires a minimum of two and a half to three years to complete.

The fact that our academy is based on the atelier system represents a great advantage to the beginner students, as they are sharing the studio space with more advanced students. This gives them the opportunity to see the future projects they will work on, listen to other's critiques, receive advice from advanced students, etc.

Our curriculum is divided in three major programs:

  • Intensive drawing program
  • Intermediate program
  • Advanced painting program

 

CORE PROGRAM

 Full Time

The full time program is designed to be completed in 6 Trimesters. 

5 days a week (6 hours/day)

Monday to Friday 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Tuition fee:  

Trimester $3200 

Monthly $1150

Save $250 by paying the trimester tuition in full

 

Half Time

2 days a week (6 hours a day) or 4 half days (3 hours a day)

Tuition fee:

Trimester $2000

Monthly $750

Save $250 by paying the trimester tuition in full 

 MIFA provides the opportunity for students to study on a half-time basis. You would follow the same curriculum as the full time students, which would give you the opportunity to achieve similar results, but of course, over a longer period of time. 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM

 1 day a week  (6 hours/day) or 2 half days (3 hours a day)

Monday to Friday 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

Or Evenings 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Tuition fee: 

Trimester $1300 

Monthly $500

Save $200 by paying the trimester tuition in full

MIFA recognizes that it is not always possible for students to enroll in our Full or Half-Time programs. So we have designed a completely new program for those of you who don't have enough time due to work, study or any other reason. This program is perfect for those students who want to start a serious drawing and painting training but are not sure about the full program. One day a week!

 


PARALLEL EDUCATION

Drawing the life figure, method and procedure

A program designed exclusively as an introduction to drawing and painting of the human figure. Through a series of exercises focused on the fundamental principles whose complexity increases as the student advances in the program.

 Full Time

The parallel program is designed to be completed in 3 Trimesters. 

5 days a week (3 hours/day)

Monday to Friday 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 

Fee: 

Trimester $2000 

Monthly $750

Save $200 by paying the trimester tuition in full

 

Half Time:

2 days a week (3 hours/day)

Monday to Friday 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Fee:  

Trimester $1300

Monthly $500

Save $200 by paying the trimester tuition in full

 "It is possible for students to do the core program during the evening classes as well, but the time to complete the program will be longer."

 

 Saturday Open Program:

This program is open and on a monthly basis

Saturdays 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. 

Fee:

Monthly $250

Day $70

Save $30 by paying the Month 

 These classes are intended for students who want to paint or draw in their own projects with professional advice and guidance without following the core program. These projects can include Old Masters copies, Landscape paintings, portrait from photos, and any kind of figurative paintings the student would like to develop. 

We recommend that everyone start with few drawing projects.

Some exercises can also be given to those students to help improve their skills. These exercises are specially designed for these classes. (Core program exercises, painting from the cast, still life painting, and painting the figure and portrait from the live model ARE NOT part of these classes) 

 

Still Life Program

The Still life program is designed for people who want to develop the  tradition of taking everyday objects and transforming them into  timeless representations of artistic beauty. 

During this program,  the student develops his notions about the principles of drawing and  painting, applied exclusively to the still life representation. Students  will learn the use of value, color, composition, textures and light.  They will also learn how to arrange a still life, do colors sketch, mix  colors, depict different materials, and how to apply paint in a variety  of ways to create the illusion of reality. 

The skills acquired  during this course can be applied directly to your continued artistic  endeavors such as figure drawing, painting and landscape.

Fee:

Full time: Five days a week (3 hours per day) for three trimesters. 

Trimester: $2000

Monthly: $750

Half Time: 6 hours per week plus homework 

Trimester: $1300

Monthly: $500

 

FACULTY

Milixa Morón
Milixa completed workshops at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto before finishing her studies at the Angel Academy of Art in 2009, in Florence-Italy. Then she remained in Florence for some years, Becoming part of the "ArtSpace Florence" and following classes at "La Scuola Libera del Nudo" at Belli Arti Academy. As a realist painter, Morón is devoted to the resurgence and preservation of representational painting. Inspired by a diverse and large number of sources, Morón seeks to synthesize mythology, culture, universal ideas and beliefs with her subject's personal stories and psychology.

Elkin Canas
Elkin's motivation as a painter is capturing light, its universal and timeless influence on life, art, and culture. Communicating observations of nature and using the time-tested methods of the Old Masters are the key to Elkin's visual language as an artist. Looking for a deeper understanding of those methods, Elkin moved to Florence, Italy, becoming part of an artist community called Florence ArtSpace, where he learned first-hand from great painters such as Angel Ramiro Sanchez and Hunter Eddy, director and co-director of the advanced painting program of the Florence Academy of Art.

Carlos Martinez León
Carlos studied at The Florence Academy of Art from 2007 to 2010, where he mastered his drawing and painting techniques. In his final year of study, he worked as an assistant professor of drawing to Simona Dolci, Director of Intensive Drawing. Immediately after his graduation, he remained in Florence where he continued his training in painting under the direction of Angel Ramiro Sánchez.

Website http://www.mifamiami.com
Email info@mifamiami.com
Founded 2013
Course languages English,Spanish
Part-Time Instructors 29
Full-Time Instructors 4
Students 33
Accommodation No
Costs

Part time: USD 750 / month

Full time: USD 1150 / month

Miami International Fine Arts

5900 NW 74 Ave

Miami, FL, United States

info@mifamiami.com

Elkin Canas

Director- Principal Instructor

Elkin's motivation as a painter is capturing light, its universal and timeless influence on life, art, and culture. Communicating observations of nature and using the time-tested methods of the Old Masters are the key to Elkin's visual language as an artist. Looking for a deeper understanding of those methods, Elkin moved to Florence, Italy, becoming part of an artist community called Florence ArtSpace, where he learned first-hand from great painters such as Angel Ramiro Sanchez and Hunter Eddy, director and co-director of the advanced painting program of the Florence Academy of Art.

Teresa Jessurum

Gallery Director

 Since an early age, I showed my love of drawing by spending most of my free time sketching mainly faces and figures from memory. After an engineering career, emigrating to the United States, establishing a successful business venture and raising my children, it was time to commit to my longtime life passion. I then started then a never-ending journey of artistic development studying with local private teachers, attending workshops with contemporary masters both in Europe (including Florence, Italy, I attended summer sessions at both Angel Academy and Florence Academy) also, in North America as well, plus avidly experimenting and learning on my own, through numerous videos and art books. 

Carlos Martínez León

Instructor

Carlos studied at The Florence Academy of Art from 2007 to 2010, where he mastered his drawing and painting techniques. In his final year of study, he worked as an assistant professor of drawing to Simona Dolci, Director of Intensive Drawing. Immediately after his graduation, he remained in Florence where he continued his training in painting under the direction of Angel Ramiro Sánchez.

Milixa Morón

Principal Instructor

Milixa completed workshops at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto before finishing her studies at the Angel Academy of Art in 2009, in Florence-Italy. Then she remained in Florence for some years, Becoming part of the "ArtSpace Florence" and following classes at "La Scuola Libera del Nudo" at Belli Arti Academy. As a realist painter, Morón is devoted to the resurgence and preservation of representational painting. Inspired by a diverse and large number of sources, Morón seeks to synthesize mythology, culture, universal ideas and beliefs with her subject's personal stories and psychology.

There's No Way Out by Instructor Milixa Morón

Ipazia - Studying Perfection by Instructor Milixa Morón

The Scream by Instructor Carlos Martinez León

Valentina by Instructor Elkin Canas

Asian Tangerines by Instructor Milixa Morón

The Feng Shui Girl by Instructor Elkin Canas

Tea Ceremony by Instructor Milixa Morón

Cast Painting

Portrait of my Father by Instructor Elkin Canas

The chinese vase by instructor Milixa Moron

Sound of Silence by instructor Elkin Canas

Spring of Life by instructor Elkin Canas

Still life demo by Instructor Milixa Morón

Portrait demo by instructor Elkin Canas

Still Life by Mercedes Cisneros

Still life by Cesare Giuffredi

Bargue Drawing by Miriam Rovirosa

Master Copy by Rebekah Baird

Figure Drawing By Santiago Perez

Still life by Nancy Lopez

Still Life by Nana Sakyi

Still life by Cesare Giuffredi

Still life by Cesare Giuffredi

Bargue Drawing By Mercedes Cisneros

Cast drawing By Andres Lopez

Figure Drawing

Still life by Cesare Giuffredi

Drawing Master copy

Still life by Cesare Giuffredi

Still life by Mike Bernal

21 November 2019 to 25 January 2020

Rythmical Brushtrokes Exhibition Grand Opening and Artists Reception


5900 NW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33166


 You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of our Gallery with a group show of the Figurative Art Movement in Florida. Please save the date and join us in this special event where not only you will enjoy great art but also can meet the artists, have some drinks and bites as well as good music.

Date: November 21st

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

 

Participant Artists:

Angel Ramiro Sanchez, Elkin Canas, Milixa Moron, Carlos Martinez Leon, Teresa Uribe, Jesus Villarreal, Mercedes Cisneros, Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, Abdon Romero, Carlos Lopez, Sonia Hidalgo, Brett Harvey, Lauren Redding, Salvador Zarate, John Sanchez, Zuhal Erdem and Nina Rodriguez.