Academics / Faculty Dario
Arcamone

"I believe that knowledge of historical artworks and techniques is critical for students seeking to understand themselves as emerging artists." —Dario Arcamone

Courses

An award-winning sculptor, Dario Arcamone appeared live on NBC TV’s The Today Show on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence to guide host Katie Couric in her first efforts at marble carving.

Dario Arcamone teaches sculpture and drawing at SACI. He has also taught at Bowling Green State University in the United States.

Dario has exhibited in Italy, Austria, Germany, and the United States, and, in 2003, was awarded First Prize at the Toledo Area Artists 85th Annual Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. He was instrumental in having SACI selected to participate in the competition for the annual Mannucci International Sculpture Prize, in which students exhibited their sculptures alongside students from art schools in Italy, Greece, and Albania.

Dario Arcamone has a Diploma in Scultura, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze; MFA, Bowling Green State University.

Teaching Philosophy

As a student, I always sought instructors who could help me to direct my creativity. As an instructor, my goal is to help students discover approaches to art making that are appropriate for them. To achieve this, I encourage students to experiment with different media and subject matter. I try to provide students with a firm academic foundation and to create an atmosphere in which they feel comfortable working freely and spontaneously. I believe that knowledge of historical artworks and techniques is critical for students seeking to understand themselves as emerging artists and to develop a suitable style. I believe, equally, that inspiration is essential, and is at the core of the learning—and artistic—experience.

"I believe that knowledge of historical artworks and techniques is critical for students seeking to understand themselves as emerging artists." —Dario Arcamone

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