Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Art classes in Florence

Art classes since 1995

Since 1995 Accademia del Giglio has been teaching to italian and international students a varied range of art techniques, such as drawing (with pencil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, pen-and-ink, sanguine), painting (acrylics, oil, egg tempera), watercolour and fresco.

The school has always placed considerable emphasis on the quality of its teaching and its programmes. All our teachers have a degree from an approved Italian Academy and have at least 4 years of teaching experience.

Drawing and Painting

While studying at our academy you will learn the Art techniques that you like or that you wish to improve. Since our classes are normally made up of 8-10 students you will be able to attend a course tailored to your needs. Our Art instructors will tutor you and will arrange an Art program according to your artistic skills, interests and experience.

You will choose the media you would like to focus on as well as the subjects you are eager to deal with. So for instance, if you decide to study drawing techniques you can opt for one or more subjects such as portrait, figure drawing, still life, cityscape, perspective. If on the contrary you want to acquire or develop good painting skills you may also be keen to concentrate on sundry subjects following your inclination and your preferences.

For Art novices and experienced artists

All our classes are made up of 8-10 students so as to facilitate the learning process and ensure that focus is placed on the learning requirements of the individual student, and on helping him/her to overcome any difficulties in a friendly environment, whilst the range of courses on offer allows the student to adapt the programme to their individual needs.

That is why our classes are open both to Art novices and to experienced artists and professionals who want to improve one or more techniques and whose passion is Fine Arts.

In studio and open air

Art classes are held both in English and in Italian in our fully equipped studio, which is located in the heart of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.

Some lessons may also take place outdoors, in the squares and streets of the city. Most of the courses run on weekdays in the afternoon, but intensive workshops and seminars may be also held in the morning or over the week-ends.

Credits and certificates

The Accademia del Giglio recommends that students who would like to receive credit for their studies abroad check with their university or college prior to registration.

As most universities and colleges consider 15 hours of study per term to be an acceptable level, we offer classes which provide the equivalent of 5 hours of credit per term for the study of the Italian language, along with optional hours for those students who wish to study other modules such as the history of art, studio art, etc. Please click here for more detailed information.

Teachers

All of our teachers are highly qualified and experts in the different subjects and techniques. They have a degree from an approved Italian university or academy, are Italian speakers who can also speak English, and have at least 4 years teaching experience.

Moreover, they are prepared to tutor the students and guide them through the comprehensive visual art programmes, without disregarding the needs, the artistic skills and the the creativity of each single student.

Art exhibitions

An art exhibition will be organized in the school premises for all the students who have attended the entire one or two-year art course.

Groups

Please let us know your requests regarding dates, schedules and duration for the course your group wishes to attend and we will reply you with all the details regarding special prices, schedules and extra-curricular activities.

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Drawing and Painting techniques

Basic and advanced drawing and painting classes. 9 different units to explore all the techniques such as charcoal, tempera, oil, watercolor and much more.

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Advanced techniques

For students who are determined to undertake greater artistic challenges through the practice of sustained art-making

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Life Drawing courses

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.

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Fresco painting

Fresco Course

Study one of the oldest painting techniques that in the 14th century, thanks to the Italian painter Giotto, gained more and more importance among the Fine Arts.

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Portrait class

Long term course of Visual Arts

During two academic years, students will approach, learn and practice the different techniques for drawing, painting, art graphics, illustration and comics.

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Art Workshops

Intensive weekly seminars in classical drawing and painting techniques, besides a combined Art Workshop on a semi-individual basis available throughout the year.

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Interior Design and Fine Arts

A program devised for those students who wish to combine Fine Art studies with Interior Design.

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One Day in Art

A day in Florence and its surroundings dedicated to Fine Arts. Draw and paint immerged in the Renaissance atmophere and take sketches in the marvellous Tuscan countryside among the Chianti hills.

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Drawing and Painting in the week-end

Art Crash courses, meant for those who have little time to concentrate on one or more artistic techniques. Courses are held either in our Art studio or in the squares and streets of Florence.

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Preparation Fine Arts Academies

A training course aimed to help students who take the Admission Exam to the Fine Arts Academies statali both in Florence and elsewhere.

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