Rome Art Program

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.

Our Rome summer sessions take place in June and July.  Our full program lasts eight weeks.  We recommend participants attend the full 8 week Program.  It profoundly impacts focus and accelerates artistic vision but we also offer shorter four week programs starting in June and July for those unable to commit to 8 weeks.

Rome Art Program is a popular, highly competitive program, and offers an affordable tuition rate relative to other comparable USA study-abroad programs.

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 artists 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 participants.


Duration / Dates

You may choose between a 4-week session in June or July, or choose to participate in the full 8-week session!

June 1 – July 28, 2017

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