John Cabot University
An American university in the heart of Rome, the John Cabot University
(JCU) was established in 1972. JCU is an independent, 4-year liberal arts
university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to
English speakers from all over the world. The university has an active
Department of Art History and Studio Art. The Studio Art degree includes
courses on drawing, painting, sculpture,
graphic design, fresco painting (drawing,
theory and plaster preparation), landscape
painting and photography (nature photography, portraiture, architecture,
photojournalism, fashion and beauty and landscape). One month summer courses
are also offered for people of all abilities.
Tuition Fee: Two Courses (6/7 Credits):
$6190.00, which includes accommodation, health insurance, trips and airport
Address: John Cabot University, Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 681 9121
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Arte Artigianato e Restauro
Italian Institute of Restoration
Established in 1982, this is a school of art restoration which offers
2 weeks restoration and fresco painting
summer courses for art lovers from all over the word (no previous experience
required). Classes run between June 20th and September 30th and take place
in the morning, with guided tours of the city in the afternoon. All artistic
tools and equipment will be provided by the school, and students receive
a certificate on competition which is recognized both in high schools
(as BAC extra credits) and in universities (as ECTS credits). The school
can also help students acquire local accommodation.
Types of art restoration courses available
St. Peter's Basilica
Stone work restoration. Learn how to remove stuccoes, graffiti and other
Monument restoration. Learn how to clean, consolidate, stucco fill and
Restoration of paintings on canvas. An introduction to canvas painting
techniques, how to line a canvas, reassemble canvases on another frame
and how to remove oxidized paint.
Fresco and painting restoration. Learn techniques on the restoration
of frescos taught by the restorers of the Sistine Chapel (1980-1994).
Pinacoteca Vaticana (Vatican
Wood panel painting. Learn
how to prepare panels, guazzo gilding and paint with tempera.
Mural paintings how to prepare a secco painting surface
and paint mezzo fresco.
Tuition Fee: €550-€650
for 14-day course (doesn't include accommodation).
Address: Istituto Italiano Arte Artigianato e Restauro,
Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 2, 00196 Rome
Phone: +39 06 2038 2367