Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Drawing and/or Painting from a photo

Paint a portrait from your favourite picture

Drawing and/or Painting from a photo

Photography and Painting

This seminar will teach you how to create a painting or a drawing out of a photograph.

You can paint or draw from your favourite pictures, or our teacher can advise you on the subjects you may like to represent.

You will learn the secrets for portraying people or animals or even depicting landscapes and still lives from photos. In addition to that you will also find out that you can either highlight or fade some details of a picture according to your creativity.

Needless to say that you will concentrate on the drawing/painting fundamentals such as proportions,  tones, shapes, colour sharpening and fading, as well as the process of “finishing”. Last but not least, you will also deal with fundamentals of photography, that will let you discover how a noteworthy artwork can come out of a good photograph.

You can choose to practice one or more of the following media:

  • for drawing: pencil, charcoal, sanguine, pen and ink;
  • for painting: watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels.
No specific artistic skills or background are required to attend this course

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.
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