Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Landscape & Florence Sketchbook

Discover in a week the poetry and the magic of Florence.

Landscape & Florence Sketchbook

Sketch en plein air

This workshop has been conceived for those students who wish to discover (or rediscover) in a week the poetry and the magic of Florence, with its renaissance buildings and its skyline dominated by the cathedral dome, as well as the relaxing atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside, with its vineyards and olive groves.

The aim of the course is to help the student to create a sketchbook with unforgettable memories of the historic city and its spectacular surroundings.

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

During outdoor sessions students will learn how to draw and paint landscapes, cityscapes and architectural elements, such as squares, medieval towers, churches and narrow streets. The following techniques can be chosen: pencil, water colour, oil painting and pastel. Practice will concentrate mainly on the use of colour and on the perspective method.

The workshop has a duration of 5 days, from Monday to Friday, for a total amount of 30 hours of tuition, and it includes an excursion in the countryside around Florence.

Classes are held both in Italian or English.

Please note:
– Every day lunch break will be from 1 to 1.30pm.
– the programme may be subject to some variations in case of bad weather conditions;
– please wear a hat and comfortable shoes during classes, because you will be required to walk under the sun in order to reach places in Florence where to draw and paint;
– on some days students may need to climb multiple stairs in order to reach iconic views of Florence. In this case please walk at your pace.
– please bring some water and some food with you;
– upon your request we can provide you with a portable easel and a small collapsible chair.

Price and details

Price

1 week, 30 hours, 705 Euro
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Course price includes

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

Suggested Art material.

Dates

2024

June 17th – 21st 2024
Fully booked.

July 15th – 19th 2024
Expiring date for enrollment: June 28th or until all the places have been filled.

August 19th – 23rd 2024
Expiring date for enrollment: August 2nd or until all the places have been filled.

September 9th – 13th 2024
Expiring date for enrollment: August 23rd or until all the places have been filled.

October 7th – 11th 2024
Expiring date for enrollment: September 20th or until all the places have been filled.

2025

April 19th – 23rd 2025
May 19th – 23rd 2025
June 16th – 20th 2025
July 14th – 18th 2025
August 18th – 22nd 2025
September 15th – 19th 2025
October 6th – 10th 2025

Expiring date for enrollment: 3 weeks before the start of the course or until all the places have been filled.

Please note

In the event we do not reach the minimum number of four participants, students will have two options:

  • as an alternative they can choose another of our workshops;
  • they can ask for the refund of the deposit they have paid.
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Testimonials

  • I greatly enjoyed the Sketchbook and Landscape course and have learnt a lot during the 5 days. It was my first time using watercolour and it was a great introduction by you.
    BrittaHong Kong