Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

One day of Art

A day dedicated to Fine Arts in our studio or in Florence or in any town of Tuscany

An intensive day of Art

One-day Art classes are meant for those who have little time to spend in Florence and in Tuscany, but they like to experience an intensive day of Art in our studio or among the monuments and buildings of Florence or even in any another area of Tuscany, such as the charming Chianti hills, the medieval Siena and San Gimignano, or the beutiful Lucca.

One-to-one or very small group classes are held both in English and in Italian over the week and at weekends. Students can take their lessons en plein air in the squares and streets of Florence, in its beautiful surroundings or in the famous Chianti hills. Students can also choose one or more among these destinations in Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pisa, Vinci, Volterra, Certaldo, Lucca, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Arezzo.

For individuals and small groups the programme and the schedule of these courses can be totally tailored to their needs and interests.

The programs

A. One day of Drawing and Painting in Florence and/or in its surroundings

This is a very in-depth course conceived for those artists who, while spending a day in Tuscany, wish to be immerged in the Renaissance atmosphere, drawing and painting under the supervision and guidance of our experienced Art teachers.

During this course students will have the opportunity to choose and practice various drawing and painting techniques, such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, water-colour, acrylic, oil.

En plein air sessions can take place along the Arno river, in the ancient squares and in the “secret” gardens of Florence, away (but not far) from the madding touristic crowd. We can advice you on where to paint and draw before the lesson starts but you can also decide your destination on the day of your lesson.

This course is suitable both for Art novices as well as for experienced artists and professionals.

B. One day of Drawing and Painting in the studio

A very intensive, tailored Art course for those who wish to focus on drawing and painting techniques, either on an individual basis or in very small groups. Two options of classes are available: 4 hours of tuition in half a day or 6 hours in a day. For these lessons our teachers will arrange a programme according to your needs, artistic experience and background.

C. One day of Drawing and Painting in Tuscany

This is a very special course that will take you in a full day to one or more of the following unforgettable places:

  • the Chianti area, between Florence and Siena;
  • Siena. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni;
  • Pisa, Volterra;
  • Vinci, Certaldo;
  • Lucca;
  • Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino;
  • Arezzo.

You will take sketches of the marvellous Tuscan countryside and towns and you will be able to paint breathtaking “scorci” en plein air.

A private car will take you and your Art teacher to the place you have opted for: you will have the opportunity to draw in a relaxed atmosphere and to achieve some artworks that you will take home and maybe use to get inspired in the future.
Our Art teachers will help students to develop their observation abilities while reproducing a natural landscape or a townscape, or even a monument or an ancient building. Students may choose to approach and practice one or more techniques according to their skills and preferences, such as charcoal, pastel, oil.

The programme

– Departure from Florence between 8am and 10am.
– Arrival and sketching/painting at the open air in the area you have singled out from our list.
– Light lunch.
– More sketching and visits
– Back to Florence by 6-7pm.
Total duration of the programme: approx. 8-10 hours.

We advise students should wear trekking or comfortable shoes and a wide-brimmed hat.

This course can be recommended both to Art novices and to experienced artists and professionals.

Please contact the school for prices and available dates.

Program C: please contact the school for prices and available dates.

Price details

Price

A. One-Day in Florence and its surroundings

Between Monday and Friday
3 hours 1/2 in group classes €45
6 hours in group classes €115
4 hours of private tuition €180
6 hours of private tuition €240

Saturday or Sunday
4 hours of private tuition €240
6 hours of private tuition €350

Enrolment fee €45

B. One-Day in Studio

Between Monday and Friday
3 hours 1/2 in group classes €45
6 hours in group classes €115
4 hours of private tuition €180
6 hours of private tuition €240

Saturday or Sunday
4 hours of private tuition €240
6 hours of private tuition €350

Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

  • basic Art material: normal paper, pencils and spare material;
  • a certificate at the end of the course.

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Testimonials

  • Ruby and I took a one day Plein air course June 20. Thank you for this great experience !!! It was top on my list of activities spent in Italy for the past three weeks !!! I want to return to your fine school in the near future !!
    Debb and RubyCanada
  • I had a great time at the seaside, beautiful place and a great teacher. My whole stay was very good. thank you ? Regards
    Daniel NielsenUK