The teachers and visiting professors will follow the students’ learning step by step with a focus on drawing, which is precisely the heart of the teaching process of the Milano Painting Academy, because painting is the obvious goal of drawing, and it is impossible to pursue an artistic path in painting without a solid foundation of drawing; painting is conceived as an “ultra-language” that is grafted onto the language of drawing as it provides for the absolute control of themes such as anatomy, proportion, sign, hatching and perspective.

The visiting professors  will constantly follow the learning path and progress of each student, accompanying them towards increasingly complex projects through the experimentation of techniques and stylistic solutions that lead the student to find their own artistic character and their own expressive language.

Drawing and Painting Teachers

Alex Folla

Drawing and Painting

Alex Folla was born in Oggiono in 1980. He obtained an academic diploma, achieving full marks with honours from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.

David Dalla Venezia

Drawing and Painting

He was born in Cannes in 1965 and grew up between Cannes and Venice in a family and environment rich in stimuli and examples of craftsmanship and art (his father worked as a wood craftsman, framer, gilder and restorer).

Elena Trailina

Drawing and Painting

She was born in Moscow in 1979. After earning her Management Degree from the Moscow International University and the Leadership Course at Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, she decided to pursue a passion for painting by training in Andrej Mountian’s studio.

Salvatore Alessi

Drawing and Painting

Salvatore Alessi was born in San Cataldo in Sicily in 1977. After attending the Art Institute, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, specialising in Scenography. Subsequently he began to work as a scenographer: he works in the theatrical set for the Politeama theatre in Palermo, and the Massimo theatre in Catania.

Visiting Professor and Subjects