The teaching of the Milano Painting Academy fulfils the specific desire to create an art school that is a free space, where you can express your talent and demonstrate your perception without formal constraints.
The goal is to train the student and create a wealth of professional technical knowledge thanks to an agile, fluid training course in an open cycle, which ranges from traditional techniques to contemporary stylistic suggestions and influences, up to the most up-to-date trends and research.
The teaching is managed by work areas, with teachers dedicated to each subject. The training course includes aspects of tutoring that aim to personalise the activities according to the learning pace of each student in order to always guarantee effective feedback on results and on individual growth.
Milano Painting Academy is also a cultural community where ideas and actions of inclusion are developed, and in which students and the community recognise themselves as part of a pluralistic and multicultural design.
First yearThe first academic year is devoted exclusively to drawing. Students will be provided with all the notions and technical steps to sketch out the “preparatory cartoon” of a painting, teaching them to think of drawing as the fundamental design phase during which the masses, dimensions, proportions and the volumes of the composition are identified and defined. The “Renaissance-style cartoon” is a place where one begins to conceive the space of the painting, and where, through the hatching, the quantity of shadow and halftones are highlighted, to identify and sculpt the figure or to trace the path of light on the surfaces of the subjects and create the set of volumes. All without any real interest or attention to descriptive detail, because, unlike the aesthetic drawing for which the goal is realistic representation, the Renaissance cartoon is not the end of artistic expression but the means to start painting the picture.
Training goalsThe objective of the first year is therefore to make people understand the fundamental role of drawing in the Renaissance meaning of project design, training recognition and analytical skills and developing production skills.
- To train the ability to read the image to be reproduced.
- To acquire the methodology for carrying out an analytical study drawing.
- To assimilate the concepts of chiaroscuro and tonal evaluation.
- To recognise the anatomy, assimilate the mechanics of gesture and proportion.
Second yearThe second year is dedicated to painting, or rather to the progressive acquisition of the various pictorial languages. Students’ learning will be accompanied by carrying out works with life models, with copies of masterpieces and with visits to museums for study from life, with the aim of making them understand that a painting never starts from an impersonal white canvas, but it is created through a long process of study and decisions that will determine the style, the materials and above all the use of light, which then influences the colours of the work.
Training goalsThe objective of the second year is to become familiar with everything that precedes the painting, that is, with the operations and steps necessary to create a painting.
- To train the skill of using colours to make light
- To acquire the methodology to carry out a painting
- To assimilate the concepts of tonal evaluation
- To know and manage the graphic resources to express and represent the subject of the painting
- To recognise, mix and manage the colours of the pigments
Third yearThe third year is dedicated to developing a personal approach and bringing out the style and personality of each artist. During the third year, students will develop an artistic project under the guidance of a renowned scholar, in a training course that will be completed with an exhibition and a personal portfolio with critique by the Maimeri Foundation.
Training goalsThe objective of the third year of the Academic Programme is to bring out the style and personality of each artist, thus completing the professionalisation journey by starting the artist towards the art system.
- To refine the painting technique
- To develop a personal style
- To plan a solo exhibition
- To make the material for a solo show