“Return to Florence” – a documentary on Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy

Florence

Life as a classical art student in Florence, Italy I always dreamt of having the money to go to Florence and learn classical art at an academy – if it’s the Angel Academy, Florence Academy or Cecil Studios. The documentary “Return to Florence” wasn’t really helpful in relieving this desire. I saw an ad on this documentary …

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Let others pay for your education

 Crowdfund your classical art training and give something in return As you know classical art training at an academy is expensive but what if your desire to attend an academy is so strong that you don’t want to learn it on your own at home? Aspiring artists Eliza Moser and Arthur Haywood started their own …

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Sculpt your own anatomy reference

The classical ateliers also offer – besides drawing and painting classes – sculpting classes where you are taught anatomy either with an écorché figure or a nude figure (see here their Facebook photos with lots of sculpures!). Écorché simply means flaying/skinning. An écorché figure is a sculpture where the bones and muscles are visible. Here I’ve already talked …

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Video: Cast drawing ‘Ear’

I’ve made a video for my website www.cast-drawing.com It’s a cast drawing of the ear plaster cast that I am offering in my shop and which is the best selling product of them (besides the skull). You can also see this ear in a drawing by Heather – I wrote about it here. Another cast …

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I am not alone

In July I posted a list of blogs of professional artists and art schools which I find useful and informative for those learning classical art at home. But there are also blogs in the internet by other self teaching people just like me. For example this is Heather’s blog and I must say she is …

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