Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Sanguine and charcoal drawing workshop

A voyage of discovery of the Renaissance

Sanguine and charcoal drawing workshop

Sanguine and charcoal

A full immersion in the ancient technique of sanguine (or red chalk) and charcoal, a voyage of discovery of the renaissance drawing, from Botticelli to Leonardo, from Michelangelo to Raffaello.

Participants who start from scratch will study the fundamentals of anatomy and will practice drawing proportions both of a body and of a face on a paper sheet.

The more skilled students will on the contrary have the opportunity to acquire this traditional technique and perfect it at their best, by polishing their style and experimenting the potentialities of this long-established art.

During this 5-day workshop students can also approach the “trois crayons” technique (“three chalks” in French) which enables the artist to draw by using three different colors of chalk: red, black, and white.

All students will focus especially on the effect of light and shade (“the chiaroscuro”) as well as on gradations and nuances.

Two life models and copies of classical drawings will be available throughout the workshop. The lessons will be integrated with conversations on art history.

Classes are held both in Italian or English.

This workshop is available every Monday all year round

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 655 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1180 Euro (instead of 1310 Euro, save 130 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Course price includes

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

Recommended Art material.

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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