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Mandatory Steps
- ACCESS TO THE BOTTEGA IS LIMITED. No more than 25 students are accepted per year, so as to guarantee the quality of service and so that each student’s evolution receive adequate attention.

- CERTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVELS. Each course is, for its peculiarity, complete in and of itself, as well as preparatory for the following course. Every stage of study has been conceived to provide a gradual preparation for the following step. This means that no student will be admitted to the upper courses without first having earned certification in the previous course. The speed at which he earns his certificates will vary according to his aptitude and dedication.

Each course will represent a patrimony of knowledge and preparation for both the beginner and for the student with even a minimum of experience, an authentic turning point in his knowledge, which will take him into a completely new dimension.

The study program is a tough and passionate path, fit for anyone who really wants to enter the world of figurative arts with a professional outlook, because the academic program is a veritable master’s degree. At the end of each academic year of 9 MONTHS, on achieving the objectives contemplated, a CERTIFICATE for the academic level completed is awarded.

For further information, the following chart refers to the academic program, and lists the average time in months employed by the student in earning the certificate.


TYPE OF COURSE MONTHS FINAL RESULT
DRAWING:
1st level course

3
Definitive acquired capability of complete compositional control in linear and chiaroscuro drawing.
Attendance certificate awarded.
DRAWING:
2nd level course
3 Ability to reproduce FROM LIFE in-depth anatomical studies of classical and neoclassical casts.
Attendance certificate awarded.
DRAWING:
3rd level course
3 Ability to reproduce human models from life with in-depth study of anatomy and perspective.
Certificate of the attained academic level awarded.
PAINTING:
1st level course
3 Ability to handle the MONOCHROME palette and use brushes to execute grounds, shading and veiling of simple forms, and to reproduce classical and neoclassical images.
Attendance certificate awarded.
PAINTING:
2nd level course
3 Ability in MONOCHROME reproduction FROM LIFE of anatomical studies of classical and neoclassical casts, with an introduction to the theory of color.
Attendance certificate awarded.
PAINTING:
3rd level course
3 Ability in the color palette with exercises that train how to use color in executing grounds, shading and veiling of simple forms, and in reproducing images.
Certificate of the attained academic level awarded.
PAINTING:
4th level course
3 Ability to compose pictorial works of more complex forms – in color with greater detail and articulation, such as anatomical studies, portraits, still-lifes – taken from two-dimensional depictions or from prints.
Attendance certificate awarded.
PAINTING:
5th level course
3 Ability to reproduce, from life, works of painting representing STILL-LIFES, drapery and complex objects.
Attendance certificate awarded.
PAINTING:
6th level course
3 Ability to reproduce human models from life – portraits, nudes, etc. – roughly formulating compositions with fresh impasto and veiling.
Certificate of attained academic level awarded.


All of this will represent an authentic academic preparation for the student, without technical or mental limits, and offering the utmost creativity and capability in the service of the dreams of Art.


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