Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Cityscape and architecture

How to draw and paint an urban area

Cityscape and architecture

Representing the beauty of a city

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or enhance abilities in drawing or sketching cityscapes and townscapes (or any architectural elements or skylines) without using measuring tools or guides to assist in the artwork.

During this workshop students will develop their “free-hand” drawing skills by relying exclusively on their hand-eye coordination. They will learn to create an artistic representation of the physical aspects of a city or a town. Lessons will take place both in our Art studio and outside in the streets and squares of Florence, so that students can experiment with a hands-on approach of the subject through a direct observation of the buildings and monuments around them.

Besides drawing with pencils or charcoals students can also opt for other media, such as watercolors, oil and acrylic colors. In this case their practice will focus especially on the use of colors and on the creation of shades.

This course is ideal for those students who need to get trained with the freehand drawing as well as with the perspective sketching of squares and of streets.

Duration of the workshop: 5 days, Monday-Friday, 30 hours of tuition in total.

Classes are held either in Italian or in English.

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 595 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1071 Euro (instead of 1190 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Do you need accommodation during your stay in Florence? Contact us and we will help you to find a lodging that meets your needs.

Course price includes

  • the use of all the necessary materials and tools;
  • a certificate at the end of the course.

Suggested art material.


10am-1pm Mon-Fri
1.30pm-5pm Mon Thu

If you want to take all your lessons en plein air, please follow the dates of the Sketchbook in Florence and landscape workshop.

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