Posts for May, 2024

May 2024

Diploma in Visual Arts

Published on May 31, 2024

Fall Intake - September 30, 2024 – June 6, 2025

The ARC Approved Florence Classical Arts Academy offers a One-Year Course, which can be extended then into the full Three-Year Course This course provides the students with highly individual and customized training in small student groups. 

The FCAA works only with the best teachers who teach the constructive method according to a unique system developed at the Academy. This education system is based on the Russian constructive method and the ability to use the full palette of colors.

The professors meet students at their level of preparation and artistic background. The sequence of learning unfolds from drawing and painting basic geometrical figures, then still-life then casts and finally leading to portraiture.  This program enables a student to gain the necessary applied knowledge in order to begin building their portfolio. 

Winter Enrollment Intensive Program is a One-Year program in a shifted and also shorter time frame. In the period February - May apart from normal daily classes, the student takes 3 evening classes per week included in the curriculum. The number of academic hours equals the One-Year program starting in October. 

For more information, please visit

2024 Classical Art show by students at Bucks County Classical Arts Center

Published on May 30, 2024

Bucks County Classical Arts Center proudly announces its 2024 Student Work Show.  Guests can embark on a visual voyage of over 30 drawings and paintings by students and instructors of the school, created during the school year from September 2023 - May 2024. Subjects include still life, portrait, and figurative artwork created in pencil, charcoal, and oil in the classical realist tradition.

Conveniently situated minutes from downtown New Hope, the show can be easily accessed with free parking and a handicapped accessible location at the school building of St Martin of Tours Church. This is a special opportunity to see artwork that combines focus and discipline to achieve old world craft and technique.  In many cases, students can spend dozens to hundreds of hours on drawings or paintings to get a museum quality result.

"We take immense pride in presenting these drawings and paintings. The dedication and focus of our students never ceases to amaze me. I believe guests will be surprised that students made work of the quality level they achieved. It is rare in our modern world that people work this way, and they did a spectacular job!" - John Murdoch, Director of Bucks County Classical Arts Center

The exhibition runs from June 5- 15, 2024 with the opening reception on Saturday June 8th 11am-2pm at the Bucks County Classical Arts Center, 1 Riverstone Circle Room 205 of the school building of St. Martin of Tours Church in New Hope, PA.

Find out more about the show at:

Academy of Fine Art Germany – Open House

Published on May 24, 2024

Visit the Academy of Fine Art Germany on their Open Day on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 10am to 3pm. Besides tours through the studios, visitors have the opportunity to join different live activities such as sculpting, drawing from the model or compositional drawing.

Learn about the unique Hybrid Program, which includes all the fundamentals of their German state approved Painter and Sculptor programs in an accelerated time frame of under 4.5 years, or the new one year Digital Artist Program for students looking to gain access into the gaming and movie industry.

Students, faculty, and the whole administration team is looking forward to welcoming you, chat and to answer any the questions you might have.

The Academy of Fine Art Germany Im Atzelnest 3, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany.

To learn more about this event, click here

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111th Annual Exhibition Competition

Published on May 23, 2024

Allied Artists of America is holding a competition open to all artists from around the world 18 years and older. You do not need to be a member of Allied Artists of America to enter the exhibition.

Two dimensional original artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphic, mixed media and sculpture. NO photography or digital art is accepted. Works do not have to be for sale.

The competition runs until June 17, 2024.  To read the prospectus, click here.

NordArt 2024

Published on May 23, 2024

The 25th NordArt will be open to the public on the grounds of the historic iron foundry Carlshütte. NordArt, one of the largest annual contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, is celebrating its quarter-century anniversary with special projects and is focusing on the awardees of past years.

Every autumn, NordArt receives over 3000 participation applications from artists all over the world. The works of 200 artists are selected to tell a shared story of our time.

ARC Living Masters Jon Bøe Paulsen and Ana Schmidt will be among the exhibiting artists.

The exhibition runs from June 1 – October 6, 2024 at Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany

For more information, please click here

Visit the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.

Image shown: Mary Magdalene Sangreal by Jon Bøe Paulsen

Adam Miller – A Journey Through the Renaissance

Published on May 22, 2024

Join renowned artist Adam Miller for an exclusive 6-day workshop that delves deep into the world of the great masters, housed within a beautiful London studio and including visits to the prestigious halls of the National Gallery. 

Set in a stunning studio located in the heart of Chelsea, this workshop offers an unparalleled opportunity to study and work in an environment that evokes creativity and passion. Participants will have the unique experience of learning the techniques of the masters from a living master. The workshop runs from July 18-23, 2024.

To learn more about this workshop, please click here.  

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Summer and Fall Workshops at Studio Incamminati

Published on May 20, 2024

Studio Incamminati's curriculum is renowned for its efficacy both in giving beginners a solid set of skills and in enabling professionals to reach new levels of expertise.  Besides the accredited 4-year programs leading to a BFA or an Advanced Fine Arts Diploma, they offer short workshops, Continuing Education night classes, weekend “Open Studio” sketch clubs, community outreach courses, and tailored classes for private events. Educational offerings are updated frequently on their website.  Whether you are a professional or aspiring artist, all levels are welcome. 

Workshops, summer intensives, and night classes are one-off educational experiences that concentrate on a single skill or approach, and which do not require prior training. Workshops are day-long back-to-back sessions that run for two to five consecutive days. For those that can’t enroll in the accredited Advanced Fine Art Program, Studio Incamminati offers night classes that closely mirror the curriculum. Classes meet for three hours, one night a week for eight weeks.

To view all of the summer intensives, workshops and night classes available, please visit

Visit or call (215) 592-7910 for more information or to register.

Image: Portrait by Kerry Dunn

New ARC Living Artist Pippa Chapman

Published on May 16, 2024

ARC is pleased to welcome Pippa Chapman as an ARC Living Artist! 

Pippa Chapman was born and raised in Australia and has lived overseas in the UK, France and Oman for many years. She has always been inspired by the great European Masters from the Early Renaissance to the 19th Century European Academies and she has spent many years studying, researching and experimenting with these techniques, painting directly from life using the sight-size methodology in her studio in Australia and the UK.

“My paintings take many months of patience and dedicated hard work to produce, with the aim of producing work of quality that brings ongoing pleasure to patrons for years to come. I try to imbue a sense of peace and tranquility in my work with a minimalist approach, without losing the strength of color or the drama of light.”

To view Pippa Chapman’s gallery on ARC, click here.

Image: Flutter By by Pippa Chapman

New ARC Associate Living Master

Published on May 15, 2024

ARC is pleased to welcome Kim Diment as an ARC Associate Living Master!

A northern Michigan native, Kim Diment’s art brings personality and life to the animals she portrays. Kim’s formal training involved a double major from Michigan State University in Zoology and in the Fine Arts.  She later went on to teach high school art for thirteen years while simultaneously pursuing her own art.  In 2003 she started painting full time.

Kim became addicted to travel and has visited countries that were especially diverse in wildlife. Kim’s travels include Ecuador, Belize, Canada, US, Kenya, New Zealand and throughout Europe.  Kim loves her subject matter and tries to help out in preserving it when she can through several conservation projects. 

To learn more and to view Kim Diment’s gallery, please click here.  

Image Shown: Big Blue by Kim Diment

New ARC Allied Organization

Published on May 14, 2024

Allied Artists of America, Inc. is now a new ARC Allied Organization!

Allied Artists of America, Inc. is a non-profit National Art Society composed of artists, sculptors, elected active members and sustaining associate members from across the country. The Allied Artists of America, Inc. has had long exhibition relationships with The National Academy, The National Arts Club and The Salmagundi Club, all three organizations located in NYC.

From it’s founding in 1914 to the present, The Allied Artists of America, Inc. will continue to achieve its goal of furthering the cause of contemporary American artists through its Annual National Open Exhibition in New York City (open to all members and non- members), demonstrations, lectures, awards at the Annual, slide program, a newsletter mentioning all activities of the Members and Associate Members and other cultural activities.

To learn more, please click here

Mary Cassatt at Work

Published on May 15, 2024

A celebrated member of the French Impressionists, Pennsylvania-born Mary Cassatt challenged the conventional expectations of Philadelphia’s elite. In Paris, Cassatt committed herself to a career as a professional artist and made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings, and pastels. These depictions lie at the heart of “Mary Cassatt at Work”, which will present over 130 artworks that follow the artist’s evolving practice. The exhibition will present new findings about the materials she used and her processes, which were advanced for her era.

The exhibition is the first major showing of the artist’s oeuvre since 1998–99. By considering her professionalism, her biography, and the wider Parisian world she inhabited, a richer and more complex picture of Cassatt develops, inviting contemporary conversations about gender, work, and artistic agency.

“Mary Cassatt at Work” runs from May 18 – September 8, 2024 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

To learn more, click here.  

Visit the ARC Calendar for more events and exhibitions.

Michelangelo - The Last Decades

Published on May 14, 2024

This exhibition looks at the last 30 years of Michelangelo's remarkable life, when his return to Rome, having been summoned by Pope Clement VII to paint a fresco of the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, brought him new commissions and reunited him with some of his closest friends. 

Preparatory drawings for the Last Judgment as well as the recently conserved Epifania, one of only two surviving cartoons by Michelangelo,show his renewed energy and desire to challenge himself. These works are displayed alongside studies for Michelangelo's grand architectural projects as well as drawings, poems and intimate letters that reveal his personal passions and anxieties. Rather than showing an artist in decline, this exhibition shows the astonishing dynamism that Michelangelo brought to his work in the final decades of his life as he explored salvation and confronted his mortality.

The exhibition runs from May 2 – July 28, 2024 at the British Museum, Great Russell St, London, England, UK.

To learn more about this exhibition, please click here.   

For more events, please visit the ARC calendar.

Painting in the Studio of Sorolla - Workshop with Artist Robyn Asquini

Published on May 10, 2024

Join Robyn Asquini for a 3-day workshop where participants will immerse ourselves in the vibrant world of the renowned Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Over the course of three days, students will explore Sorolla’s techniques, learning how to capture the essence of light, color, and impressionist brushwork in their own artwork. Through a presentation, discussions and live demonstration, participants will discover the beauty of Sorolla’s work and gain valuable insights into his artistic process.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to expand your skills and creativity in a supportive and inspiring environment.

The workshop runs from May 24 – 26, 2024 at the Academy of Realist Art, 901 Lawrence Ave West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M6A 1C3, Canada.

For more information, please click here.  


Learn to Draw and Paint at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Published on May 8, 2024

The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, offers the opportunity to learn drawing and painting as the Old Masters did. Whether you are a beginner looking to explore Realism in Florence or an experienced scholar looking to manifest a career, their mission is to provide the experience and skills that you need to succeed.

Students can enroll in the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, for a summer workshop, a four-week intensive portrait course, or the three-year diploma program. Each of these cover techniques instrumental to mastering Realism in drawing and painting. For example, right from the first year of studies in the Diploma Program, the Angel Academy thoroughly teaches Pictorial Composition and the Process of Designing a Painting.

Each program offers the unique experience of learning as the Old Masters did and in the heart of Florence.

The full range of programs accommodate students with any amount of experience. No portfolio or previous experience is required.

Be in touch! Tell The Angel Academy of Art, Florence your goal and they will suggest a vision for you.  

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on May 7, 2024

ARC is pleased to welcome Atelier Melbourne Art Academy as an ARC Approved atelier!

AMAA was founded in 2019 with the goal of creating a unique platform in Australia to provide rigorous, in-depth training and knowledge that is inspired by centuries of studio practice. The vision of the academy emerged due to the lack of technical training within Australia. For many art students, it is unimaginable to afford the time and the expense of training overseas. AMAA was established to support the needs of students seeking a traditional art education inspired by Renaissance and 19th Century European Academies, combined with a modern approach.

To learn more about AMAA, please click here.   


A New Look at Jan Van Eyck

Published on May 3, 2024

To celebrate the historic conservation work carried out on Jan van Eyck’s masterpiece, the Louvre has decided to dedicate the first spotlight exhibition to be held in the Salle de la Chapelle since 2014 to Chancellor Rolin in Prayer before the Virgin and Child, also known as the Madonna of Chancellor Rolin. The layers of oxidized varnish that had darkened the paint were stripped away, restoring the work to its former glory.

Many aspects of this painting, less well known than it should be for such a major work of Western art, may seem difficult to understand. The examination of the Madonna of Chancellor Rolin will be driven by comparison with other paintings by Van Eyck, as well as with works by van der Weyden, Robert Campin and the great illuminators of the time. Some sixty painted panels, manuscripts, drawings, bas-reliefs and precious metal artefacts will be brought together for this exhibition, made possible by the support of many museums and institutions in France and abroad.

The exhibition runs from 3/20 – 6/17/24 at the Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001, France.

Click here to learn more.  

For more events and exhibitions, please visit the ARC Calendar.

AtelierEftimov – New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on May 2, 2024

Congratulations to AtelierEftimov for becoming an ARC Approved Atelier!

As digital mediums evolve, the core of creating artwork is still in traditional, academic ateliers. Before entering any art-related career, students should have a full grasp of drawing and painting, both still life and figure drawing. Students should have training in an objective, academic setting that not only surrounds them with like-minded, ambitious peers but also allows for the instructor’s critical feedback for improvement. AtelierEftimov offers a timeline of instruction such that a focused and committed student can fully expect to have a firm handle on the entire spectrum of classical art education.

For more information about AtelierEftimov, click here.  

Image: Diana of the Hunt by Grigor Eftimov


ARC Scholarship Competition Opens

Published on May 1, 2024

We are now accepting entries to the 24th Annual ARC Scholarship Competition. The Art Renewal Center® (ARC) will award $30,000 to talented students attending ARC Approved ® schools. Entries will be accepted from now through May 31. To view the prospectus and enter, click here.

Image:  Giuseppe De Palma, "Portrait of Niccolò", 2023 Scholarship winner

New ARC Approved Atelier

Published on May 1, 2024

ARC is pleased to welcome Atelier Ireland - Schoolhouse for Art as a new ARC Approved Atelier!

Atelier Ireland - Schoolhouse for Art is introducing an intensive 160 hours accredited Atelier course. This academic art training is based on 19th century French and Russian Ateliers that many of the great masters of the past 200 years gained their experience in the craft of drawing and painting.

Academy trained painter and artist Will Nathans will be guiding students through this in-depth and accredited Atelier training. Students will complete a series of projects designed to measure their progress and mastery of precise techniques.

To learn more, please click here

Image: Julietta by Will Nathans

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