Art Institute Education in the United States, formerly known as the Atlantic Educational Institute, is now known as Grace, an official announcement says.
The Art Institute announced the news on Tuesday (16 April) in an official press release.
The announcement states that the Art Institute has renamed its Art Institutes’ Educational Program, Grace, in honour of the school’s founder, John Grace.
Art Institute Education was founded in 1893 and is the first public arts education institution in the country.
The name was chosen for a reason, said Art Institute Vice President of Programs and Administration Michael DeRubeo.
It reflects a long-held commitment to education and art in the arts, and a commitment to providing an excellent education for students from diverse backgrounds.
Grace’s first class of students started in late September.
They will have the opportunity to participate in an in-depth arts-related course in which they will learn how to paint, draw, paint digitally and design their own artwork.
“Grace will offer a new level to the Art Institutes Art Institutes program, where our students will become artists of their choice,” DeRubeso said in a statement.
“This program will provide them with a real, tangible path to creating art in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding.
As part of this new educational program, students will work closely with artists in a collaborative way.”
Art Institute officials said the name change comes as Grace is preparing for a new year with the introduction of its Art and Art History (A&H) courses.
Art Institutes’ Arts and Art history course will be an eight-week program, while the Art and Design program will focus on a five-week term.
The new program will take students through an immersive two-week workshop in which students will learn to draw and paint in the traditional, classical style.
The program will be open to students of all ages.
It will be administered by Art Institute’s Art Institute Development Program, which will operate as a partnership between Art Institute and the Art Museum of Philadelphia.
Art institute will also host a number of special events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Grace’s founding.