22 June – 28 August 2020
This workshop is an integrated course on both subjects: Plein-air and Portraiture.
This course offers a unique and culturally enriching experience while staying in Florence, at the heart of Tuscany. Painting in this city, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, offers a dymanic environment for developing artists, unleashing their creativity. It is a wonderful location in which one can evolve professional skills and educational knowledge, whilst enjoying the delights of this beautiful city.
Plein-air painting objectives
Learning about rules of perspectives, proportions, “clean” color palette, and aerial perspective
Understanding how to apply cold and warm colors, and create subtle color transitions
Mastering the techniques and methods of oil paint application in Alla Prima technique
Developing a broader coloristic vision and elaborate implementation of all aspects
Portraiture painting objectives
Learning about the compositional arrangement of the canvas
Understanding proportions of the big form and small forms of the head
Deepening anatomy analysis and its application in the drawing and painting process
Refining details of the face (nose, eyes, lips and etc.)
Developing a broader coloristic and tonal vision and elaborate implementation of all aspects
Revealing physicological complexion of model's character
Usually, the structure of the course includes one week of Plein-air followed by one week of portraiture. Unless the weather conditions don't allow and then the course includes both subjects each day for both weeks. The student can take from 2 weeks up to 6 weeks of the course.
This course is also open to families. The kids from 8 years old to 14 years old can join their parents to learn the basics of painting. Along with the adults, the children will be getting individual instruction in order to develop their artistic potential and establish the correct foundation for their further professional development.
The cost for the child: 400 euro for two weeks
Schedule: Monday to Friday (4 hours every day)
Please note, if there is a tour to the museum organized, the entrance fee is paid by the student, while the professional guidance of the teacher is included in tuition.