Shot in Italy by director Robb Horsley

Painting at the Palatine Hill Carole Robb lecturing at the Colosseum Drawing with Jose Grave De Peralta at Piazza del Campidoglio Art history lecture by Peter Benson Miller at Piazza Farnese

Rome Art Program Alumni share their experiences:

"It was a life-changing experience."
--Pauline de Carmo, City University of New York

"I feel I am more aware of my artistic strengths and weaknesses and am really inspired to push myself forward."
--Janine Reeves, The Art Academy of London

"Awesome. 'Nuff said!!"
--Nicolas Roderick, St. Martin's School of Art, London

"All these lessons learned have been nourishing and will ensure my growth in general and specifically as an artist."
--Antoneil Lyne, City College of New York

"This program isn't college, which I think is brilliant. It is an adult way of looking at the world as an artist who has to truly WANT to create, and the staff is there to help focus the attention on the areas which would sometimes be ignored or forgotten."
--Amber Martin, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

"It has been such a privilege to be part of this program, and I feel very fortunate to have been included amongst the Florence students. It was great, also, to be welcome on the SACI campus - I could have spent hours in their wonderful library! Of course, at the end of this few weeks I realise how much I DON'T know, but the learning will continue from here!"
--Debra Neylon, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

"I believe people can connect you to a place and to yourself. Florence is a beautficul stage, yet it was the actors and the audience, the participants, and the spectators-the people. They were the elements of unity that made the show...taking this experience some place much deeper than a painting."
--Chloe Vallance, Australia

"It was a very free experience that let you learn from the place, medium, and yourself."
--Donald Johnson, USA


2011 Purchase Award Winners

These paintings were made from observation during the Rome Session-June, 2011 (watercolor on paper). The Purchase Award Prize Winners are now part of the personal collection of the RAP alumni who donated the purchase awards.