Launched in 2009, the Rome Art Program is designed to inspire students to expand their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome; expanding on the plein-air tradition of earlier generations of artists.
The Program is incorporated as a U.S. non-profit educational organization and it's Artistic Director is Carole Robb, a winner of the Rome Prize in Painting (1980), a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the National Academy NY. Ms. Robb has worked and exhibited in Rome, London, and New York. The Program has an internationally recognized faculty of artists, visiting artists and art historians.
The Program's ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting. Students will work on location taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, museums, streets and gardens that constitute the Italian landscape. Critiques and lectures will lend insight and prompt a deeper knowledge of each student's artistic journey. Guiding students through important sites, distinguished art historians will illuminate the significance of historic places and periods.
The Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their BA and MFA degrees in Studio Art, as well as painters and sculptors looking to renew their studio practice. Working plein-air, where the street and garden become the studio, profoundly impacts the focus and output of our students.
Applications accepted for Rome 2015 summer session from October 1st 2014. A limited number of scholarships are available.