Sacred Art School


An international school rooted in Tuscany which was founded to promote creativity in art and artistic craftsmanship, with a boundless openness to the world of the sacred, at the service of the Catholic Church and society as a whole.

The School motto “forward in tradition” defines the environment where it is possible to design and create contemporary works of art, which convey meaning to today’s men and women, but that are also linked to a Twentieth Century tradition of artistic history.

The Christian faith is based on the incarnation of the God-man, a historical fact, handed down through the centuries, which even today is an event, a possible encounter, here and now, for contemporary men and women. The aim of sacred art is to encourage this personal encounter.

The School, which does not adhere to any particular artistic current, is above all a Workshop where students and teachers, artists and craftsmen, produce high-quality sacred artworks. As students develop their design and production skills, they worked on artistic commissions, learning also how to interact with clients and their needs.

The school aims at helping artists to go forward in tradition, through five main tools:

  1. A rigorous artistic and technical training
    that enables you to master the figurative language, as it was taught in Renaissance art workshops and in the Academies of Fine Arts.
  2. An in-depth analysis of contemporary thought that helps to understand the sacred
    for example through the study of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium and the Laudato si, which deal with the theme of beauty in the liturgy and in creation. It is also important the work of Benedict XVI, included in the “Introduction to the Spirit of the Liturgy”, as hermeneutic key to the liturgical movement and Vatican II. Another source is the theology of the body by John Paul II, which is a very important approach to corporeity and its significance for the contemporary world. John Paul II’s letter to the artists is considered a fundamental document which is a valuable orientation for the school.
  3. A theoretical and practical knowledge of the faith to be represented
    Come potranno infatti gli artisti contemporanei svelare il vero volto di Cristo se non conoscono con la testa la Cristologia e non frequentano con il cuore la persona di Cristo, nella preghiera quotidiana e nei sacramenti?
  4. A special attention to the human figure
    We aim at focusing once again on the human figure, beyond the contemporary iconographic crisis and on the knowledge of academic artistic principles: this is the opportunity offered to students who learn to observe and are encouraged to interpret what they see, making informed visual choices.
  5. The context of the city of Florence
    with its collections and cultural events – the most important classroom – , the partnership with the historical artisan workshops, Confartigianato and with the Opera del Duomo, a living laboratory for the restoration and maintenance of some of the most admired works of art, contribute to the formation of new and specific professional figures: artists and craftsmen halfway between precision craftsmanship and artistic creativity.

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The Sacred Art School, located inside the park, is on the first floor of the Pavoniere building.

The area full of greenery and tranquility is the perfect environment to study and develop your artistic skills.

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Metropolitan City of Florence

Viale della Catena, 4
Le Pavoniere – Parco delle Cascine

50144 Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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