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Accepting applications now

Are you someone seeking a higher education in the arts who wants to make professional quality work? Send us your application now to begin studying during the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 academic year!

Have you missed the application deadline? Send us a late application to get onto our wait list or to be considered for the next admissions period. If you have any questions contact us at info@florenceacademyofart.se and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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Our courses are suitable for both beginners and professional artists

We have a variety of study opportunities available through our workshops and intensive courses. Our weekend workshops are perfect for those looking for a short, intensive class or quick artistic getaway. The spring and summer sessions offer 5-day courses over one or two weeks for a truly immersive artistic experience. The part-time study course is perfect for those who want to study one or two days each week to continuously improve their drawing and painting skills.

We will be adding more classes and times throughout the year so make sure to come back to read about the latest info. If you would rather receive email updates about our workshops, please send an email to info@florenceacademyofart.se and we will make sure you are always up to date.

Spring & Summer Sessions
Part-time Study
Workshops and Classes


An Art Academy with great heritage and tradition

Since The Florence Academy of Art was founded in 1991, a notable part of the students have come from Scandinavia. In 2006 it was therefor decided to open up a swedish branch in Gothenburg, in the center of Scandinavia. The first students started their training in January 2007.
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.

We are located in Kvarnbyn. Inspired by the natural beauty of our surroundings, we come to school each day eager to work together to unlock the secrets of the masters.
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.
Read more about the FAA story here.


Because what is painting if not a journey to the real world of senses?

The moment of realization, and the feeling of being in the moment for real, is what we so often experience on our day to day teaching curriculum, alongside our students. At The Florence Academy of Art, we deal with real paint, and real material, with real paper and canvas.

We also deal with real and relentless study of the natural world, in a natural environment, where “senses” need to be heightened. Our students need to acquire, or if put in a different way, regain focus, in order to study and master in-depth knowledge of what the path of a realist painter entails.


Our three year Program is the heart and soul of FAA

The Drawing and Painting Program is the heart of our Academy. The customized version of the atelier model that Daniel Graves created in 1991 has helped students for over two decades to achieve the highest level of draftmanship. Under Graves’ leadership, this program has improved over time. All of our teachers are FAA alumni. This ensures a continued deep understanding of our philosophy and our methods. You can read more about the three year Academic Program in Drawing and Painting here.

As a student at the FAA / Sweden, you get the best of both worlds. Our students enjoy all the advantages of a small atelier-school: keeping enrollment to 27 allows us to fit under one roof. This means students at different levels in the curriculum work next to each other, so beginning students have the chance to watch and learn from the more advanced. At the same time, the Swedish branch of FAA is one part of an international Academy, with all the benefits that come with it.


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.