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Art Scholarships in Rome, Italy

Published January 2, 2013

Launched in 2009, the Rome Art Program is designed to inspire participants to expand their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome – expanding on the plein-air tradition of generations of artists.

The Program’s ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting.  Participants will work on location – taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, gardens, and natural scenery that constitute the Italian landscape. Critiques and lectures will lend insight and prompt a deeper knowledge of each participant’s artistic journey.  Guiding participants through important sites, distinguished art historians will illuminate the significance of historical places and periods.

The Program is directed by Carole Robb, Head of Atelier (Painting) at the New York Studio School.  A winner of the Rome Prize in Painting (1980), a Fulbright Scholar, and member of the National Academy, Ms. Robb has worked and exhibited in Rome, London, and New York.  She will lead daily plein-air painting sessions in this program.

The Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their BA or BFA degrees in Studio Art.  We also accept applications from new painters and sculptors looking develop their studio practice, as well as experienced artists looking to renew their studio practice.  Working plein-air, where street and garden become the studio, profoundly impacts the focus and output of our participants.

Full Session (8 Weeks: June 1 – July 27, 2013)
Half Session 1 (4 weeks: June 1 – June 28, 2013)
Half Session 2 (4 weeks: July 1 – July 27th, 2013)

In the artistic corner of Rome, participants will become part of the fabric of the city as they paint and draw directly from millennia-old landmarks, in gardens, piazzas, along hidden streets, and in iconic churches and museums.  The curriculum will be complemented by art historian-led field trips, receptions at the American and British Academies, and trips to the city’s diverse contemporary art galleries.

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