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How to learn to paint in an Academy of Fine Arts.

At the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be issued based on attendance at least 6 of the 8 scheduled lessons, for a possible recognition of 2 CFA.

The aim of the Painting course is to learn painting through a practical course. The lectures include a theoretical introduction focused on the theory of colour, composition, painting techniques and themes, covering different areas of research and practice.
Students will learn the basic techniques in order to develop their own pictorial language.


Course type: group session – in-person
Participants: Max 15
Frequency: weekly, on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm
Duration: 8 lessons – total 32 hours
Cost: 520,00* euros
Materials: to be purchased, at the student’s expense
Language: Italian
Lecturer: Guido D’Angelo
Location: RUFA – Via degli Ausoni, 7 – Roma
Entry opening: 15 January 2024
Closing date for entries: 5 April 2024
*to be paid in a single instalment at the time of enrolment. It is possible to finance the enrolment fee in 6 or 12 instalments without interest through a credit institution that has an agreement with RUFA.

Objectives: Students develop their own style through a practical approach while learning all the basic theoretical and technical subjects.
Throughout the exploration of specific themes such as “the landscape between vision and composition”, “the self-portrait: seeing the invisible”, “still life: constructing and deconstructing towards abstract”, students will acquire the painting techniques with acrylics.

Other subjects will be the following:
– Colour theory, harmony and chromatic arrangement
– Composition
– Gouache, gestural, and material painting

Suggested bibliography:
Johannes Itten – Arte del colore, Ediz. Il Saggiatore, 2007
Alberto Boatto – Di tutti i colori. Da Matisse a Boetti, le scelte cromatiche dell’arte moderna,
Ediz. Laterza, 2012
Philip Ball – Colore. Una biografia. Tra arte storia e chimica, la bellezza e i misteri del mondo del colore, Ediz. BUR, 2014

1 Matita Grafite (a scelta tra Caran d’Ache – Staedtler – Winsor & Newton – Conté à Paris – Koh i Noor – Faber Castell – Derwent) gradazioni: 2B o 4B; 1 gomma bianca Staedtler (o similare); 1 temperamatite; 1 confezione di fusaggine (bastoncini) Winsor & Newton (o di altra marca) grandzza media; 1 flacone di inchiostro di china nero da 30ml. Winsor & Newton; 10 fogli carta “carta da spolvero” formato 70X100 CM.; un rotolo di nastro adesivo in carta gialla di altezza 3 cm.

Materiali per la tecnica con i colori in emulsione vinilica ad acqua Flasche di Lefranc Bourgeois;
Colori: 1 bianco di titanio 022; 1 giallo giapponese chiaro 183; 1 rosso carminio 366; 1 blu oltremare 043; 1 blu ftalo 036; 1 terra di siena naturale 482; 1 terra d’ombra naturale 478; 1 nero 265; 1 barattolo di gesso bianco acrilico 500ml. Lefranc Bourgeois. Pennelli piatti con manico lungo in setola di maiale o sintetici forti (tipo duro – ogni marca ha la propria classificazione, che tendenzialmente va da 0 a 28): 1 pennello, misura media, numero 14 o 16; 1 pennello, misura piccola, numero 6 o 8; 1 pennello, misura piccola, numero 2; 2 pennellesse (piattine) in setola di maiale ( una n. 25 o n. 30 e una n. 50 o n. 60 – la marca Tintoretto offre un buon rapporto qualità-prezzo); 1 spatola d’acciaio (sufficiente per prendere il colore dal barattolo)

Tele: Prevedere una tela per lezione (misura 50 X 60 cm)

Altri materiali: piatti di plastica piani e grandi; contenitore per l’acqua (tipo scodella alta o barattolo); straccetti di tessuto per pulizia dei materiali e degli strumenti.

Please contact for further information on purchase orders and discounts.

Guido D’Angelo, artist and lecturer in Painting, was born in 1971 in Rome where he lives and works. He graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with artist Gino Marotta, and received his Qualified Teaching Status in 2008. In 2009, he obtained a MA in Educational Sciences from the Niccolò Cusano University.
In 1996, he was among the founders of the ‘SANGIORGIO’ group, engaged in the technical experimentation of Multiverse Diaprojections, borrowed from the historical ‘Lanterna Magika’. In 2005, in Berlin, he set up the ALIACORPORA PROJECT, a collective project focused on the concepts of Action-Image-Environment. From 2006 to 2010 he collaborated with artist Paolo Cotani. In 2013, he founded the MAGTRE project. In 2020, he founded the KHLAB Laboratorio Kaspar Hauser.
His research focuses on painting intended as a language and process system. His work articulates and includes installation-like approaches with the use of different materials including rubber, metal, wood and fabric.
Since 2018, he has been a lecturer in Techniques and Technologies in RUFA.

Instagram: magtrestudio__gdartproject
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Students and RUFA Alumni: 50%
RUFA Intensive and Summer Courses Alumni 2022-23: 10%
University students: 5% (upon presentation of the university registration booklet)
Course package: If you have signed up for two or more courses, you are eligible for a 10% reduction on any courses purchased after the first one.


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