Since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Florence has been one of the capitals of drawing and paintings disciplines. Masterpieces of artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are only the highlights of an incredibly rich visual arts tradition that still is very present and a constant inspiration all over the city. The AEF Drawing and Painting Certificate Program
prepares students for professional careers in art, focusing on bidimensional art Drawing/Painting Track. This practice-based course develops the student's ability to express ideas through painting and drawing and is supported by an integrated theory program.
This enables them to explore personal ideas, develop an artistic language and understand the cultural position of their work in relation to historical and contemporary painting starting from the European and the Italian styles and fundamentals. Florence and the Renaissance period are the ground for the exchange of ideas and for the independent thinking, arriving to consolidate sound intellectual and practical skills. The course is taught by practicing painters and theorists in excellent spacious studios, within a lively art school community. Internationally known visiting speakers enrich the curriculum. Students complete their studies by participating in the School of The Arts exhibitions and have the possibility to apply for an internship in renowned art galleries in Florence.