Our philosophy, curriculum, and method of instruction come directly from Florence. However, we believe study at the FAA in our school, produces a special kind of realist artist.
Quiet hours of intense study under the guidance of an exceptional staff of professional painters, all trained at the FAA, has created in Mölndal an important artistic environment.
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The Florence Academy of Art is an atelier started and directed by the American artist Daniel Graves in 1991. The academy was founded to offer training to aspiring professional draftsmen, painters, and sculptors who desire to work in the tradition of the Old Masters. The curriculum for the Drawing & Painting Program is most closely modeled after the classical-realist tradition of the 19th-century French Academy, the École des Beaux-Arts, as led by “Jean-Léon Gérôme. You can read more about the Academy’s significance on the institutional website.
Study at the Academy centers upon the importance of drawing (particularly drawing from the human figure) as a means to gaining skill in painting or sculpture. Through intense observation students acquire a visual literacy that enables them to interpret humanist values in their work, and, ultimately, seek to create a work of universal relevance.
Already have a career, but love painting? Tired of working on a backlit screen and want to smell and feel your creation? Interested in our Academic Program and want a taste of what it is like to study at FAA?