Art Business and Visual Arts
The European School of Economics (ESE) and The Florence Academy of Art (FAA) have come together to forge a partnership to offer students who are interested in business and visual arts a truly unique learning experience. During this 4-week summer intensive program students will learn about the creative as well as the business aspects of art, along with skills to be able to competently approach both subjects.
Students will attend the following Art Business courses in the mornings at ESE’s magnificent palazzo in the center of Florence, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 12 pm:
- Art Marketing & Business
- E-Business & E-Commerce
- Art Law
They will transfer in the afternoons to the FAA campus to attend their choice of one of the following Fine Arts workshops, Monday through Friday, 2 pm – 5 pm:
- Figure Drawing, the Academic Method
- Portraiture, Techniques and Traditions
Welcome Party & Art History Tours
During the first week of school, ESE & FAA will welcome students during an evening garden party at the Budini Gattai Palace. On Saturdays, students will take inspiration from the masterpieces around them by exploring museums and galleries in Florence during guided museum visits to the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, Bargello Sculpture Museum, and the Pitti Palace.
The university credits that students will earn upon completion of the FAA Fine Arts workshop are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
To apply, please use the online application form on this page.
For more information about the Fine Arts workshops, please contact The Florence Academy of Art (FAA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Business courses:
Instruction in English
Fine Arts workshops:
60 hours full instruction in English, all with the model, by individual critique.
Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced welcome
Maximum enrollment 14 students. Two students per portrait model.
Welcome Party in the gardens of the Budini Gattai Palace
Four guided museum visits with guide to the Uffizi, the Accademia, Bargello Sculpture Museum, and the Pitti Palace
Studio access 9:00am-9:00pm
Simone Olivia Moritz, Academic Figure Drawing
Simone Olivia Moritz was born in Prien am Chiemssee, Germany in 1985. Her family always had a great interest in art, and her humanistic education has been of significant influence on her. She soon felt a strong desire to become a professional painter and has continuously pursued this goal. After finishing her diploma in Art and Latin she worked for two years as an assistant in a painter’s studio while doing freelance commissions. In 2006 she enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art to deepen her studies and achieve the tools needed to express herself as an artist.
She has been teaching at the Academy since 2009. Her work has been shown in several group and solo shows and is in private collections throughout Europe and the United States.
See more of Simone’s work in the Alumni Gallery and at www.simonemoritz.com
Nicholas Chaundy, Portraiture, Techniques and Traditions
Nicholas Chaundy is a contemporary portrait artist and figurative painter based in Bristol. He is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, Falmouth University and Central St Martins.
Nicholas first studied art at Central St Martins where he received his Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts and then moved to Falmouth, Cornwall to study Fine Arts at Falmouth University. Here, having received no prior formal training Nicholas used the three-year programme to fully immerse himself in the world of fine art, reading about, practicing and discovering the techniques of traditional painting and drawing that had been used for hundreds of years.
After graduating, he moved to Bristol to start working as a portrait painter. He then moved to Florence to study at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art. Here he went on to further his understanding of nineteenth century techniques in portraiture, figurative and still life work. Whilst studying at the Florence Academy Nicholas received a scholarship and completed the three-year programme in just over two years.
See more of Nicholas’ work at www.nicholaschaundy.com
Toby Neve, Portraiture, Techniques and Traditions
Toby Neve is a British painter born in 1993 whose specialised education in drawing and painting began in 2011 at the London Atelier of Representational Art, before he joined The Florence Academy of Art in 2012. Upon graduating in 2015, and having started teaching as an student-instructor in his third year of studies, he was awarded the Fourth-Year prize, working for a year under Daniel Graves, next-door to his private studio.
Toby teaches drawing and painting in the First and Second year programs and gives lectures on the materials of drawing and painting. He works in a private studio space on the FAA campus, which students are welcome to visit out of working hours. He was awarded a first place ARC scholarship in 2014 and was a 2015 Hudson River Fellow.
See more of Toby’s work on instagram.com/toby.neve – @toby.neve
ADDRESS: Via Aretina 293 – Florence
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 Florence Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any course at the last minute or during the session. Once you apply and are accepted, you will receive an acceptance packet via email with information on housing, materials and payment of the non-refundable deposit due immediately to hold your place. The balance must be received on May 1. No refunds will be given for cancellation after payment of the balance.
The Florence Academy of Art endeavors to provide an educational environment conducive to encouraging the artistic talents of each student. This requires that all students respect the policies of the Academy, its instructors, and the other students in the program. By enrolling in the Academy, students agree to subscribe to these policies as contained in the Student Handbook available on this website.
The Florence Academy of Art is a United States non-profit 501 c (3) educational entity, and admits students of any race, age, color and national or ethnic origin.