Painting and Drawing in Florence
The one week painting and drawing course is suitable for all levels of experience and ability, from absolute beginners to professional artists. The tutors are highly experienced artists and teachers who will support you at a level appropriate to your needs, both within a group setting (maximum of 10) and individually.
Western art has its origins in Florence. The Tuscan city’s Piazza del Duomo, still the biggest and probably grandest of its type in the world, is where the Renaissance began in the 14th century. It was a most influential period of art, architecture and sculpture, whose results surround you today as you walk the city’s galleries, cathedrals, churches, streets and squares.
This is a unique painting opportunity, firstly to observe and record through drawing and painting the main Renaissance sites of Florence, and secondly to gain insight into the meanings and methods of the major Florentine artists.
You will be able to extend your skills, knowledge and understanding of art in a creative and relaxed atmosphere. Demonstrations are given in water colour, oil, acrylic, and a wide range of drawing materials. Paintings and studies made ‘plein air’, can be developed further in the studio. All materials and equipment provided.
Main areas of study though not exhaustive
– The picture plane and the illusion of space.
– Drawing and sketching using Renaissance principles, line, proportion, tone and perspective.
– Painting principles from the Renaissance period to that of Turner and contemporary artists.
– Mood and atmosphere.
– Composition and the hidden Geometry in Art
It is our aim to ensure that you leave this course enriched by these new experiences and most importantly that you feel refreshed and confident to enjoy your creativity. We offer you an art holiday where you can pursue your creativity with other interesting people, have fun and be well looked after in friendly and stimulating surroundings.