The courses for the 2019-2020 academic year of the Sculpture School of the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara (Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara), in Tuscany, Italy, are underway.
The school provides a First Level Academic Diploma course which provides the student, through different workshops: Sculpture, Techniques of marble and semi-precious stones, Sculpture Techniques, Forming, etc., learning the different techniques that make up the language traditional sculpture; and a Second Level Academic Diploma course which offers learning on some specific areas of sculptural language through laboratory and theoretical courses.
The Sculpture School of the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, thanks to its inescapable bond with a territory devoted to marble working and to the historical local sculptural tradition, is an Italian and international excellence.
The school combines traditional teachings with use of the latest technologies and machinery, while the Monterosso site contains scanners for digitizing three-dimensional models and a 6-axis anthropomorphic robot.
The Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara
The foundation of the “Accademia di Belle Arti” of Carrara dates back to the year 1769, its birth is due to Maria Teresa Cybo, duchess of Massa and princess of Carrara, wife of the Duke of Modena Ercole Rinaldo d’Este, although the idea to found an academy to teach the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, dates back a few years before with the attempt to found the Academy dedicated to San Ceccardo, patron of the city of Carrara.
In addition, previously, the tradition included teaching sculpture to young students in the sculptural workshops of the city, as in that of Baratta al Baluardo.
The Maria Teresa Cybo Academy was created to promote the development of the arts and at the same time support the marble industry and trade.
Considering also the experiences preceding the official foundation of 1769, the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara ranks among the oldest Academies in Europe.
Find out more about the Sculpture School and the Academy on: www.accademiacarrara.it