Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Life-drawing, life-painting and anatomy workshop

An in-depth study of the human body

Life-drawing, life-painting and anatomy workshop

Artists and models

This course deals with visual understanding by direct observation of the human body and it includes the acquisition of basic notions of anatomy as well as the methodology used to draw bodies and faces, also through the technique of the “écorché”, a technique firstly introduced in the Renaissance period, whose aim was to depict the muscles and bones of a human body, so as to better draw or paint the overlying skin.

Drawing and Painting techniques

Students will practice with the main drawing tools, i.e. graphite, charcoal, sanguine, pen-and-ink, pastel crayon. It is possible to combine the study of the drawing with the colour techniques such as oil, pastel or acrylic.


On every session students will draw from either female or male models posing in the nude: quick poses will aim at teaching the sketch technique while longer poses will intend to develop the study of anatomy and of shades as well as the student’s observation abilities.

Classes are held both in Italian or English.

This workshop is available every Monday all year round

Life-drawing and anatomy

LD. Life-drawing and anatomy: this workshop has a duration of 30 hours in a week and it take place from Monday to Friday. The workshop includes 2 hours a day, for a total of 10 hours, of living models. No specific artistic skills or background are required.

Life-drawing intensive

LDI. Figure drawing and figure painting: this workshop has a duration of 30 hours in a week and it take place from Monday to Friday. A model will be available for 5 hours a day (25 hours in a week).

Price details


Life-drawing and anatomy

LD, 1 week, 30 hours €655
LD, 2 weeks, 60 hours €1310
Enrolment fee €45

Life-drawing intensive

LDI, 1 week, 30 hours €765
LDI, 2 weeks, 60 hours €1530
Enrolment fee €45

Please note: these workshops are not subject to any reduction.

Course price includes

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

Starting dates and schedule

Classes start every Monday all year round.

Schedule: 10am-1pm from Monday to Friday and 1.30pm-5pm from Monday to Thursday.

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