The Angel Academy is on YouTube. Watch the videos!

studioAAA Alumnus Cesar Santos interviews Michael John Angel >>

studioCesar Santos speaks with Jered Woznicki >>

studioCampus Italia episode >>

Join mæstro Michael John Angel as he guides you through the Fundamental Programme and listen to comments of in house students and faculty members.

studioThe Mæstro's Tour >>

studio Students and Instructors >>

NEW! The Angel Academy of Art now offers month-long intensive courses in landscape painting and portrait painting.



Click here for an Italian version of this page and more

Dedicated to the Continuance of Classic Realist Painting

Scroll down or click on list below to jump to section
Introduction  |  Angel News 



The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, offers an intensive programme in traditional drawing and painting.


One of the very few such institutions in the world, the Angel Academy offers a curriculum designed to produce the highest calibre of professional artists, equipped to be leaders in the emerging renaissance of classic, realist painting.




The Angel Academy of Art, recently moved to new premises in one of Florence's beloved neighborhoods close to the city centre. With the idea to invest in the long-term future of the Academy they have consolidated their two previous campuses into one vast new studio space.


The exciting new state-of-the-art school was meticulously designed to meet the particular specifications for study of the old master's techniques. The abundance of both natural and controlled lighting is balanced by deep olive coloured walls that accentuate skin tones. The temperature-controlled clean-air environment provides optimum comfort during working hours and an elegant exhibition gallery weaves around the studios displaying the remarkable works of students past and present. It's a great location with lots of shops, bars, etc.

Florence is one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe; it is inspiring, intimate and safe. The cost of living is on par with most other small cities, and the open-air food markets are a wonderful excuse to keep to your budget. It is also easy to travel around the city and its environs, as the public transportation system is excellent and affordable.



Classes are in session Monday through Friday, leaving the weekends free for students to complete home assignments and to visit the local galleries, the majority of which are located in the historical centre of town and are easily accessible on foot.

Optional evening classes and related study:
Each evening during the week, students have additional opportunities to study. Twice each week, students of all levels can work from the live model. Students who have progressed past the initial projects may also participate in a twice-weekly portraiture workshop. All students are invited to attend the lecture series on art history and techniques.

The Angel Academy also supplies students with letters of introduction to visit and copy the original old master drawings in the Gabinetto dei Disegni in the world famous Uffizi Gallery.

back to top >



Angel News

All the latest news about the Angel Academy of Art can now be found on our social media. Please click on links at the end of this page.


2017 inviteCesar Santos vlog >>

AAA Alumnus Cesar Santos revisits and speaks with Senior Instructor Jered Woznicki about the program


2017 invite2017 AAA's Triennial
Student-Alumni Exhibition >>

View the photos from the event.


studioHRH and the Duchess of Cornwall >>

visits St. Mark's Church.
2 April 2017


studioCampus Italia >>

See the episode featuring the Angel Academy of Art.


studioThe Students and Instructors >>

Meet the students and instructors of the Academy in this Youtube video.


studioThe Mæstro's Tour >>

Tour the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, with mæstro
Michael John Angel


studioMuseum Secrets >>

A little excerpt from the Museum Secrets DVD series on the Academy.


studio2014 Student Exhibition >>

The Angel Academy of Art invites you to the 2014 Student Exhibition: June 6-8, 2014.


studioOpen House >>

The Angel Academy of Art celebrated its relocation with an Open House.


youtubeThe Academic Process >>

View the fascinating three-part series on The Academic Process now on Youtube!   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3


legacy_tAnnigoni's Legacy >>

May 13-30, 2010
View the photographs and scenes from the Angel Academy of Art exhibition at the Villa Bardini, Florence, celebrating the centenary of the birth of mæstro Peitro Annigoni.


ross_t ARC Chairman speaks at the Angel Academy of Art >>

For the Angel Academy of Art's student exhibit, Fred Ross delivered one of his most passionate and galvanizing talks ever made on the return of standards for our art.



Accreditation, Recommendation & Recognition


The Angel Academy is both recognised and accreditated by the Regione Toscana.



The Angel Academy of Art is ARC ApprovedSM




ARC approved seal


back to top >


Privacy Policy


Follow us on:

© Angel Academy of Art 2008-2020