First Session: June 26 - July 6

Introduction Level

Students will learn to create effective and powerful images, interesting illustrations, applicable to different professional areas. Alternating theory and practice, the course will show different techniques, processes and approaches.

Second Session: July 10 - July 20

Introduction Level

Throughout this intensive course students having an elementary knowledge of photography will be introduced to a higher level in use of techniques and materials. The course will range from the basics of optics and light (aperture, shutter speed, exposure), working procedures and photographic methods to a more in depth journey through the language (composition techniques). Also image processing in Photoshop and output techniques will be covered during the course.

Intermediate level

The course will teach how to create interesting paperless illustrations by using software applications. It will be divided into two parts: PART 1: digital as a faithful reproduction of hand painting instruments PART 2: digital as an independent expressive language. The course will not focus on Photoshop or Illustrator, but on the expressive use of the digital tools. The illustrations will concern publishing (magazines and book covers), animation (inspirational drawings) and new media (tablets, apps...).

Introduction Level

Throughout this intensive course students will gain knowledge of the different visual communication concepts and tools. Participants will be guided through a path marked by theoretical lessons and practical exercises in order to learn digital skills and the methods of the visual representation. At the end of the course each student will be able to find his own visual style and will learn how to develop his own personal project.

Introduction Level

During the course students will learn specific skills in drawing whilst taking inspiration from key artists in relation to the different techniques and theories of image composition. The course will give students the opportunity to experiment with diverse materials and artistic languages and grow their own creative practice. Work will span from realistic three-dimensional representation of subject matter to abstract compositions. Students will apply the new artistic skills and techniques learnt to their own experiences, in inspiring new directions.

Introduction Level

A unique path designed to explore the history of art from Renaissance until XIX Century, combining lectures by art historians with visits to some of the most inspiring museum collections, monuments and heritage sites in Milan, form Leonardo Last Supper to Brera Museum with Raphael and Caravaggio, form Michelangelo Pietà Rondanini at Castello Sforzesco, to some lesser known gems in the city and a few selected one day trips in the North of Italy. Participants will have time develop personal projects, form sketches to travelogues, moodboard and short critical essays as part of the course.

Intermediate level

The work of the curator includes a plurality of skills and multiplicity of approaches to understand the present time, interact with the past and produce new perspectives. Alongside theoretical knowledge, the course offers a structured path to develop curatorial projects, from research and production of a concept, to organization and display. During the course, students will work on a personal or group project that will be presented in the spaces of Naba with a moment open to the public, using a variety of possible formats, from video screening to lectures, from exhibition to online publications. In addition to class lessons, the course includes visits to exhibitions and contemporary art spaces in Milan.

Third Session: July 24 - August 3

Intermediate level

This course will be a follow up of Photography I and will enable students to further deepen their knowledge of photographic techniques and further develop their expressive skills.

Students will be given a specific theme and will have to develop a concept, a mood board and a final project under the guidance of a professional photographer.

Intermediate level

The course will deal with all the aspects connected with the realization of a successful short movie: drawing, design, animation, storyboarding, acting, timing, scriptwriting. Students will be both directors and animators of their own movie, thus facing all the issues and problems that normally arise whilst making an animated movie.

Intermediate level

This course combines the fundamental practice of observational drawing with conceptual strategies for constructing the drawn image. Students gain analytical skills through direct observation of studio setups as well as visits to museums and outdoor spaces. During classes students will approach drawing as a way of thinking, as a critical tool, and as a means of observation, storytelling, and representation. Technical and observational drawing skills will be developed through exercises, demonstrations, discussion and extended drawing times.

Intermediate level

A vibrant combination of lectures and off sites visits designed to explore the history of art form XX Century until today in the city of Milan, spanning from museum collections, to private foundations and international art galleries, such as the historical presentations at Museo del 900, the unique exhibitions Fondazione Prada and former Pirelli factory Hangar Bicocca with a permanent installation by Anselm Kiefer, with a few selected one day trip in the North of Italy. Participants will have time develop personal projects, form sketches to travelogues, moodboard and short critical essays.


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