Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Landscape, Wildlife and Marine

Draw and paint in the heart of Florence, in the Tuscan countryside, in a wildlife reserve and in front of the sea

Landscape, Wildlife and Marine

A natural Art experience

This workshop has been conceived for those students who want to draw and/or paint outdoors the monuments of Florence, the enthralling charm of the Tuscan countryside (where Leonardo da Vinci was born), the natural beauty of a wildlife park and the magic of the seascape.

The aim of the course is to help the student to create a sketchbook with unforgettable memories of the different landscapes and beautiful places.

The course can be recommended both to Art novices and to experienced artists and professionals who intend to familiarize with the freehand drawing as well as with the perspective sketch.

During en plein air sessions students will learn how to draw and paint architectural elements, landscapes, plants and trees (and wild animals if you are lucky).

The following techniques can be chosen: pencil, water colour, oil painting and pastel. Practice can also concentrate on the use of colour and on the perspective method.

The workshop is open to all students.

The program

Arrival and Day One

On Sunday afternoon arrival in Florence. Check-in in a shared room in a family. Single rooms also available at an extra cost of 120 Euro for 6 nights. Possibility to stay in a hotel.

Day one: Breakfast at the family’s house. Meeting at school at 9.45am.
Art Class: the monuments and the gardens of Florence. Schedule: 10.00am – 1am and 1.30pm – 5pm (6 hours and a half of tuition). Lunch not included (there are many restaurants and cafés in Florence: you may choose the one you like best). Dinner with the family included.

Day Two

Breakfast at the family’s house. Meeting at school at 9.45am.
Art Class: the squares and the streets of Florence. Schedule: 10am – 1am and 1.30pm – 5pm (6 hours and a half of tuition). Lunch not included. Dinner with the family included.

Day Three

Breakfast at the family’s house.
Art class: the Tuscan countryside: Vinci and its surroundings (map). Departure by private mini van at 9.00am. Arrival in the countryside near Vinci. Schedule: 10.00am – 1.30am and 2pm – 6pm (7 hours and a half of tuition). Packed lunch included. Arrival in Santa Luce at around 7pm, check-in at the hotel/bed and breakfast. Dinner at the restaurant included.

Day Four

Breakfast at the hotel/bed and breakfast.
Art class: the wildlife reserve of Santa Luce (website), with its beautiful pond and birds. Schedule: 10.00am – 1.30am and 2pm – 6pm (7 hours and a half of tuition). Transportation to and from the natural reserve (by minivan), packed lunch and dinner at the restaurant included.

Day Five

Breakfast at the hotel/bed and breakfast.
Art class: the seashore and the cliffs of Castiglioncello (map). Schedule: 9.30am – 1.30pm (4 hours of tuition). Lunch not included (there are many restaurants and cafés in Castiglioncello). Free afternoon at the beach or around the village. Transportation to and from Castiglioncello included. Farewell dinner at the restaurant included.

Day Six and departure

On Saturday morning breakfast at the hotel/bed and breakfast and check-out within 10.30am. Transportation to Castiglioncello and back to Florence by direct train (1 hour and 20 minutes) included.

All classes will be held both in English and in Italian.

Price and details

Price

LWM, 1 week, 32 hours €1395
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

– Accommodation for 6 nights in a shared room;
– transportation and entrance fees during the course (please see the programme);
– 6 continental breakfasts;
– 5 Italian dinners and 2 packed lunches;
– a certificate at the end of the course.
– the use of all the necessary materials and tools (such as brushes and portable easels) with the exception of canvases and oil colors;

If you have a special diet, please let us know. We will arrange meals that fit your needs. If you have any other special request please do not hesitate to inform us about it and we will do our best to meet with your demand.

Single rooms also available at an extra cost of 120 Euro for 6 nights.

Dates

May 25th – 29th 2020
Expiring date for enrollment: May 8th, 2020 or until all the places have been filled.

September 21st – 25th 2020
Expiring date for enrollment: September 4th, 2020 or until all the places have been filled.

Schedule

Please see the program.

Maximum number of students per class: 10.

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