Art and Art History

Art History and Architecture Courses

Description. The Art History Course provides 4 introductory lessons every week (with videos, presentations and printed material) and 1 guided tour. Each week is dedicated to a specific time period: a) ancient Rome; b) medieval Rome; c) Baroque Rome; d) Bernini and Caravaggio.
The Contemporary Architecture Course is divided into 2 introductory lessons and 2 visits to the major works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in Rome: the neighborhood of EUR, Renzo Piano’s auditorium, Zaha Hadid's MAXXI museum , Richard Meier's Ara Pacis (Alter of Peace).


Objectives. The course aims to accompany students along an artistic path that has no bounds. The various themes each week will allow participants to get in touch with a specific historical period and its major works, providing a full experience. The interactive lessons, the advice and tips on places to see and explore, and the guided tours will help students learn the city and its monuments in a new way.


Who it’s for. Are you fascinated by the beauty of Italian art and architecture? If so, this course will help to opens your eyes and expand your knowledge. Through video presentations and guided tours, we will take you from early ancient art to the Renaissance period, the Baroque architecture of the twentieth century, helping you to discover the secrets of Raphael, Michelangelo and other incredible Italian artists.



Duration Lessons Course n° Price

1 week



€ 120

2 weeks



€ 240

  • Level: Elementary - Advanced.
  • Participants: min. 3.
  • Accommodation is not offered for students who do not participate in an Italian language course.
  • 70 euro registration fee (valid for 12 months)
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Design, Paint and Decoration Courses

Description. Each course lasts one week and is divided into 3 2-hour sessions or 2 3-hour sessions. Classes are held in the afternoon among the most beautiful locations in Rome (i.e. churches, ancient buildings). Students, led by specialized teachers, will learn how to use special techniques of artistic production and create their own pieces. The courses that the school offers are: a) Design (drawing and painting; b) Decoration; c) Drawing Rome.

Design: (drawing and painting): materials and painting technique; chiaroscuro (the effects of light and shade); still life.

Decoration: paint effects (sponging, glaze, patina/lacquer); stencils (hand print motifs); faux marble (red porphyry).

Drawing Rome: a traveling class in which, everyday, the teacher and students choose a different place to stop and draw.


Objectives. This course aims to provide an opportunity to experience art actively and in full. The art lessons are designed in such a way that they enable participants to acquire particular techniques and be able to create their own work.


Who it’s for. This course is designed for those who love to paint and draw - for those who wish to improve their skills under the guidance of experienced hands. This course is suitable also for those who do not have any previous experience and are willing to try something new in a unique place.



Duration Lessons Course n° Price

1 week



€ 165

extra week



€ 140

  • Level: Elementary - Advanced.
  • Participants: min. 2.
  • Accommodation is not offered for students who do not participate in an Italian language course
  • 70 euro registration fee (valid for 12 months).
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Art courses in Rome: Upcoming courses and events

21 - 23 November 2017
Course. Drawing Rome
NotesFor courses in different dates please contact our school secretary office.
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