Desirée graduated Highschool in the Arts in Milan. In 1998 she earned her Degree as an Art Teacher in Scenography at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. She then completed a Mural Decoration course at the Palazzo Spinelli Institute of Art and Restoration in Florence, and from 1993 to 1999 worked as a jewellery designer. Since 2000 she has dedicated her time to mural decoration and the restoration of frescoes and wooden ceilings. More recently she has chosen to give priority to teaching, especially drawing, pictorial and fresco techniques.
PAINTING - DRAWING
Fabruccini was born in Uruguay in 1949, where he completed his youth training, studying at the National School of Fine Arts ENBA and the Pedagogical Institute for IPA teaching. In 1975 he received the National Graphic Arts Competition Award, consisting of a two-year stay in Italy. Since then he has lived and worked in Florence. He has exhibited his works in Italy, Germany, South America, United States, at private galleries and Institutions such as the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma, l’Istituto Italo-Latino-Americano, il Museo National de Arte Plasticas di Montevideo, il Museo “Gallino” Salto-Uruguay, the State Archives of Florence. His works are part of several public and private collections.CV:
PAINTING - DRAWING
Born in Virginia (USA), Elizabeth obtained a degree in Renaissance Art from Syracuse University in Florence with a thesis on “Women’s art production in convents”. Her research into women artists in convents is ongoing. With a myriad of study and work experiences abroad she also obtained a tourist guide diploma for the city and province of Florence where she also works as a lecturer in numerous museums. Elizabeth has been collaborating with the Accademia Europea di Firenze since 2009, both as a teacher and coordinator of field trips. CV:
AUDIENCES OF ART
“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires students to do their best to discover what they already know” Paulo Coelho
Cristina Casini graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara (sculpture section); an artist and sculptor, she lives and works in Florence where she also teaches drawing, modelling and sketching courses at the Accademia Europea di Firenze. In her work, the ongoing search for renewal in art aims to highlight the relationship between the artwork and the context, revealing unexpected harmonies between creation and everyday life. CV:
STUDIO DRAWING - SKETCHING - SCULPTURE - MODELLING
In order to experience the animate and inanimate world through art, it is necessary to acquire conscious artistic knowledge.
Having obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Medieval History at Università degli Studi di Bologna, Laura went on to conduct research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in prestigious universities throughout Europe, such as in Berlin, Paris, London, as well as across Italy. Her ongoing research activities include ‘Saints’ Iconography between Middle Ages and Early Modern Times’ and ‘Tracing the devotional topography of the Miraculous Image in Post-Tridentine Europe’. An accomplished author and contributor to books, school manuals, articles and peer-reviewed publications, Laura has extensive teaching experience in History of Art at numerous American universities in Florence. CV:
THE HISTORY OF ART
Karl studied architecture in Rio de Janeiro and textile design at the International Fashion Institute (Polimoda) in Florence. He has extensive experience in the creation and realization of garments, accessories and costumes, as well as in the field of photography. Since 1995 he has been teaching at Polimoda, at the Fabric Museum of Prato, and in numerous American programs. He has held numerous exhibitions of his works in both Brazil and Italy. CV:
TEXTILE DESIGN - THE HISTORY OF ANTIQUES - THE HISTORY OF FASHION
Observation is the key of inspiration and learning. If you are not observing, you are not seeing.
A professional photographer since 2003, Dario has worked with leading newspapers such as La Repubblica and L'Unità, as well as prestigious agencies including the Massimo Sestini Newspictures Agency. His photos appear regularly in the most important Italian and foreign magazines. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions including his own one-man show at the Fratelli Alinari Museum in Florence.
He has also been teaching photography since 2006.
Art changes people and people change the world
Architect and designer, Leonardo graduated in Florence in 1991. During the nineties he collaborated with architect Claudio Nardi in projects for private homes, public areas and boutiques. Since 1998 he has been working as a freelancer, designing furniture, products, and exhibition spaces, with focus on the corporate image and communication. CV:
I’m interested in all forms of expression of the project, from the design to the architecture, which are aimed at improving the quality of life.