2022 CEA Sketchbook Contest
On December 14, 2022, the Classical Roman Arts Foundation partnered with the CEA Center in Rome to organize an event to evaluate and celebrate students' sketches from the Rome Sketchbook Course. The CEA Sketchbook Contest consisted of a exhibit of all the sketches and judges selected the top three sketches.
CEA's Rome Sketchbook Course
The mission of CEA is to create and facilitate opportunities for academic achievement, global competence, and personal growth through quality international education. One of students' favorite courses, Rome Sketchbook, provides students the opportunity to refine their artistic skills by closely observing and sketching objects and people in their context.
See the Winning Sketches
Hand selected by a set of judges, these three sketches presented below were recognized for their creativity and technique and were awarded a gift card.
1st Place: Carmela Frontzak (left)
2nd Place: Caroline Walls (middle)
3rd Place: Magdalene McCann (right)
Students experiment with watercolors to depict the Colosseum
Winning Sketch with inscription "La Santa Maria" by Carmela Frontzak
Students experiment with changing perspectives
Another sketch with inscription "Thanksgiving Breakfast in Portogallo @ Dear Breakfast"
A pair of sketches with inscription "Pompei"
Meet the Organizerrs
Oversaw planning and execution of the event and facilitated award ceremony
Coordinated with CEA Rome Sketchbook students and promoted the event
CEA Senior Academic Coordinator
Created marketing materials and photographed the event
CRAF Intern 2022
Exhibition set up in CEA classroom
CEA Student Services and Programs Manager
Caterina Marino and students enjoy the event
Students surround and investigate the sketches