Summer Intake Intensive 

Foundation Course in Painting and Drawing

12 April 2022 - 30 September 2022

*with a 2 week break in August


This course is designed for people who would like to receive the foundation training in Visual Arts. In Florence and in two other Italian locations (see more information below). The summer period in which the course is held allows spending a lot of class hours practicing in outdoor painting and drawing along with many studio hours dedicated to working with the models, anatomy and various studio subjects such as constructive drawing, introduction to color science, and many others. 


This course provides the students with highly individual and customized training in small student groups. Our professors are top-notch experts who will meet you on your level of preparation and your artistic background. The sequence of learning unfolds from drawing and painting basic figures, then still-life then casts and finally leading to portraiture.  This program enables a student to gain the necessary applied knowledge in order to begin building their portfolio.  




Constructive drawing 


Intro to physiognomy 

Watercolor technique

Plein-air painting

Portraiture (painting and drawing)

Sea-side Plein-air painting (optional)

Sketches in various materials

Museum copy practice/Art history

For the full information about the tuition fees, deadlines, and policies please follow the link:


Additional Information


Only in the first year of the Three-Year program, the students have the option of joining either from the Fall Enrollment or from Winter Enrollment. In the following two years, the studies always begin from the Fall. 


All subjects are taught in English. 

We encourage students to meet tuition payment deadlines. However, applications entering pass the deadline will be considered as long as space is available. An additional charge will be applied to the "Late enrollment" tuition payments. 

Full-time students (enrolled in a program of a minimum length of one year) are entitled to a 50 % discount for any workshop or evening course.​

The Florence Classical Arts Academy reserves the right to make changes in teaching staff when necessary.


Tuition Fee:   Early Bird enrollment: 11.600 euro (deadline 15/09/2021)

                         Standard enrollment: 12.800 euro  (deadline 15/01/2021)