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Dec 12 13

Guest Lecturer: Mark Coreth; Wild sculpting

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

A very interesting lecture at The Florence Academy of Art with Mark Coreth. He also did a demo during the lecture.

The final piece from memory

He also spoke to us about the ice bear project. What´s The Ice Bear Project?

The Ice Bear Project is a not-for-profit arts organisation. The inspiration behind it has come from animal sculptor, Mark Coreth. He witnessed the effects of climate change when he first travelled to Baffin Island during November 2007. Mark knew that few will ever experience the Arctic, but realised that he could bring the Arctic to everyone in the form of an Ice Bear sculptural event.

The Ice Bear Project is non-political. We simply believe that great art alone can speak for itself and has a significant role to play in connecting us all to the natural world.

Three plaques are placed in the ice below the Ice Bear. The text for them was written by Professor Peter Wadhams (Head of Ocean Physics at the University of Cambridge), Clive Desiré-Tesar (Head of Communications for WWF-International Arctic Programme ) and Pen Hadow (Director and Head of Surveying for the Catlin Arctic Survey).

Click in the image bellow for more information about the Project

Click in the image bellow for more information about the Film

Nov 5 13

Alicia Ponzio video interview at digiQualia.com

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

Enchanting interview with former FAA student Alicia Ponzio. Alicia went onto teach at the Academy for a further 3 years before returning to California where she is currently based.

watch the interview for free here

Oct 30 13

Towards Realism; Several Times Over

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

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Oct 30 13

The Origins of Art

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

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Oct 2 13

An online library of tutorials, lectures and interviews. digiQualia it’s now live!

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

digiQualia is now live!. digiQualia is an online library of tutorials, lectures and interviews, available to everyone who seeks to further their artistic understanding, be they novice or experienced.

Although digiQualia is undoubtably a very international education center, it was born in Florence, Italy, home of the Renaissance and delicious gelato. Our current headquarters are still placed in Florence, a location that gives us easy access not only to great art collections and the surrounding architecture that goes with it, but the students, teachers and artists that pilgrimage here.

Naturally, the city offers some of the best schools in regards to fine arts, like The Florence Academy of Art and the Charles H. Cecil Studios, at the same time as providing more contemporary stimulance, like at the Accademia D’Arte and Polimoda.

With such an exceptional work environment, we have the luxuary of being contantly stimulated by the work of the old masters as we keep discovering new, exciting talent. A major part of digiQualia might be dedicated to academic art, but the material is fresh.
See more at http://digiqualia.com/

Sep 13 13

FAA WORKSHOPS 2013-2014

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

Click here for more details on

One-week Figure, Portrait, Still Life and Landscape Workshops
and our three new courses

Six-week Intensive Course: Drawing, Painting and Art History

Self Portrait Painting

Limited Palette Landscape Painting

    

    

Six-week Intensive Course: Drawing, Painting and Art History

Self Portrait Painting

Limited Palette Landscape Painting

Six-week Intensive Course: Drawing, Painting and Art History

Academic Figure Painting and Portrait Painting

Academic Figure Painting and the Self Portrait

Academic Figure Painting and the Still life

Still life Painting

Limited Palette Landscape Painting

Sunset Painting

Art History

Click here for more details

Sep 8 13

Congratulations FAA students who got scholarships ARC 2013

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

A big congratulations to our students: Mitch Shea, Tatyana Kulida Shelley, Sarah Margaret Gibson, Rachel Parsonett, Joshua Granberg and Thor Larsen

Sarah Margaret Gibson

Tatyana Kulida Shelley

Rachel Personett

Joshua Granberg

Mitch Shea

Thor Larsen

Jun 22 13

End of Year Graduation´s Students Awards 2012 – 2013

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

CASINE STUDIO

 

Rachel Personett, Best Begining Cast

Gerard Castellvi Gasco,Best Begining Figure Drawing

Niko Lauhkonen, Honorable Mention Beginning Figure Drawing

 

BANDIERA STUDIO

 

Anne Koldso Best Cast

Jennifer Keltos, Best Figure Drawing

Lynn Guo, Figure Painting

 

PORTA ROMANA STUDIO

 

Vladimir Jovicevic, Best Painting

Ione Hunter Gordon, Best Figure Painting

Jordi Díaz Alamá, Honorable Mention Painting

 

ECORCHE CLASS

 

Anna Maria Fusari, Best Ecorche

ANATOMY CLASS

Stella Lamikhov wins the award for best Anatomy student 2012-13

 

SCULPTURE STUDIOS

 

Shi Yu Liu, Best Drawing in Sculpture

Brian Sheridan,Honorable Mention Drawing in Sculpture

Mitch Shea, Best Sculpture

Jun 12 13

The FAA Graduation Ceremony Pictures 2013

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

The graduating class of 2013, faculty and administration (left to right) first row: Max Vatovac, Tanvi Pathare, Ramiro Sanchez, Alex Morris, Simone Moritz, October Butler, Richard Greathouse; second row: Suzy Fiddy, Rafael Belfort, Rosemary Galli, Johanna Schwaiger, Laura Thompson, Anna-Brith Arnsten, Tatyana Kulida, Daniela Astone, Raffaella Freyre, Anna Maria Fusari, Sarah Margaret Gibson, Luigi Lanotte, Simona Dolci, Leonardo d’Este; third row: Jordi Diaz Alamà, Hege Haugen, Derrick Maddox, Steve Bettman, Frank Rekrut, Steffen Schubert, Sarah Pearn, Susan Tintori, Janne Jaaskelainen, Marc Vinciguerra, Ulrich Suberg; fourth row: Joakim Ericsson, Charles Weed, Daniel Graves, Maureen Hyde; fifth row: Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund, Jordan Sokol, Eran Webber, Robert Bodem, Vladimir Jovicevic

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Jun 7 13

International 2012.13 ARC Salon

by Basilio de San Juan Guerrero

Congratulations to Nick Alm for winning the First Place Prize for Two Lovers, and to all our other graduates for their success in this year’s International Art Renewal Center Salon:

 

First Place Prize

Nick Alm,
Two Lovers

 

Finalists in the Figurative Category

Maureen Hyde,
Winter

Stephen Bauman,
Daydreamer

Stephen Bauman,
Alone Together

Cecilia Thorell,
The Smoker

Tanvi Pathare,
Lone

Andreas Birath
Transfiguration

Jennifer Gennari,
Something Borrowed

 

Finalists in the Imaginative Realism Category

Teresa Oaxaca,
The Dream of Pierrot

Gustav Sundin,
Transcending

Ron A. Cheek,
Beautiful Feet

 

Finalists in the Still Life Category

Carla Paine,
Susan’s Shoes

Michael DeVore,
Copper Kettle with Peppers and Shallots

 

Chairman’s Prize

Frøydis Aarseth,
The Journey

 

Best Social Commentary Runner Up

Teresa Oaxaca,
La Vie En Rose

 

Finalists in the Sculpture Category

Cody Swanson,
Corpus of St. Joseph Cathedral

Cody Swanson,
Angel Playing a Lyre

Alicia Ponzio,
Claudia Regina Del Fiume

Lori Shorin,
Lady Lotus

 

Honorable Mention in Imaginative Realism Category

Joakim Ericsson,
Alone in the Wasteland – Sacrifice of the Innocents

Matthew Almy,
House of Mirth

 

Honorable Mention in the Sculpture

Alicia Ponzio,
Irving

Sara Stenlund,
“Go to the ant” 6-6-11

Cody Swanson,
Saint Emygdius Baptizing Polisia