Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tiago Finato: Earning credits with ARA Boston courses

One of our talented students, Tiago Finato recently got college credit for classes he took at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston.

He is currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in their undergraduate degree, BFA Painting Major.

Tiago first applied and was accepted into the painting program at UMass, Darmouth. He asked the chairperson of the art department about the possibility of getting credit toward his degree for the classes he took at ARA Boston. After providing them with an ARA syllabus, curriculum description and an official ARABoston transcript and his portfolio he was granted credit toward his studio foundation courses at the U.

The process took Tiago about 6 months from beginning to end with his grades and efforts going a long way to getting these credits approved.

ARA Boston class courses have compatible hours with college level courses and a level of work that is very high.

A little more about Tiago:  Tiago moved to the US from Brazil to explore art and moved to Massachusetts in 2001. He is currently the President of the Greater Fall River Art Association and the UMass Darmouth drawing club. Tiago has received numerous commissions including the Fall River Library commission, entitled: Human Emotion at a Moment in Time, a portrait painting for the tenth anniversary of September 11, the commission of the new Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts William A. Flanagan, which it is on permanent display at the Fall River Government Center and the official mayoral portrait of Taunton, Massachusetts Mayor Thomas Hoye.

You can check out his website here.

Tiago works on a figure drawing

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