Illustration seen as creation of art for practical purposes; art and communication. Composition: how to organize images in space. Study of watercolour, tempera-gouache, acrylics, pastels, oil, airbrush and mixed media. The different surfaces, paper, cardboard and canvas. The creative process: how to interpret a text or briefing, from the initial idea to the finished artwork; sketches, layouts and illustrations. Working with the printed word, advertising and/or editing (fiction and non-fiction). The scanner and the separation of colours, formats, reductions and enlargements. How to present one’s work and to prepare a personal portfolio.

No drawing skills  is required. You will gain practical technical knowledge and hands on experience in a fun and friendly environment. We are rather flexible and shape as much as possible the program for the needs, interests and skills of students.



Timetable: 170 hours, 12 weeks long.
10 weeks: 3 hours a day per 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
2 weeks: 5 hours a day per 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Levels: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. Tutors: Marco Paoletti and Isabel Mendes. Dates for 2012:
24 October to 13 Dicember



Timetable: 25 hours, 5 hours per lesson (2,30 – 7,30 pm) from Monday to Friday. Levels: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. Tutors: Marco Paoletti and Isabel Mendes. Next dates:
October 1 to 5   •   November 26 to 30

Fees includes:

– Usage of all art supplies.
– Free Housing service and touristic information
– Coffee breaks with snacks during every class.
– Attendance Certificate at the end of the course.
– Possibility of free publishing of the students artwork in “Visual Arts Illustrated” online magazine.
-Post-course assistance (by phone or e-mail) for instruments and materials, and for future artworks, including evaluation, corrections and advice.
– Possibility of buying airbrush supply during the course.

Fine Art Course: 1.700,00 Euro
Intensive Course: 480,00 Euro