Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Art workshops

Short and intensive Art lessons in Florence and Tuscany

Intensive Workshops in Art

At AdG several intensive seminars of Fine Arts are offered throughout the year (some of them on specific dates). Art workshops normally run on a weekly basis both in the morning and in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. Each programme consists of 30 hours of lessons, which take place either in our fully equipped Art studio or outside in the heart of Florence or in its surroundings.

Classes are held both in Italian and English.

Drawing and Painting

During our classes students can learn and develop various art disciplines: for example they can choose to discover the fundamentals of the portrait and its secrets, they can apply themselves to draw from models posing in the nude, they can create a sketchbook of the historic Florence, they can dedicate to focus on the effect of light and shade in a still life, or they can even try to experience more unusual techniques, such as trompe-l’oeil or linoleumgraphy.

For Art novices and experienced artists

All these workshops are meant not only for capable students who wish to improve their style and their creativeness, but also for those people whose aim is to discover the fundamentals of the various techniques.

Since classes are usually made up of 6-8 learners (maximum 10 students), most of the time during the lessons every student will be tutored individually.

If you wish to know the entry dates of each seminar please see its corresponding web page.

Dates and schedule

All workshops can be attended any week throughout the year, unless specified in the course page.

The workshops have a duration of 5 days, from Monday to Friday, morning and afternoon, for a total amount of 30 hours of tuition (unless specified on the course page). The schedule is as it follows:

  • 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-5pm from Monday to Thursday.
  • 10am-1pm on Friday.

In the event of the cancellation of any of our Art Workshop for reasons beyond our control, we strongly advise participants to acquire a travel insurance that covers the loss of any amounts paid for airfare and accommodation.

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.

Sketching en plein air

Sketchbook in Florence and Landscape

If you like to discover the poetry and the magic of Florence as well as the relaxing atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside, this is your workshop!

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Selfportrait

Portrait and Self-portrait

If you wish to improve your style and your creativeness, but also if you aim to discover the fundamentals of the portrait and its secrets.

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Life drawing 3

Life Drawing

Male and female models posing in the nude for your direct observation of the human body to develop the study of anatomy and of shades.

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Sanguine drawing

Sanguine and Charcoal

A full immersion in these ancient techniques to focus on the effect of light and shade, the “chiaroscuro”, as well as on gradations and nuances.

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Watercolor by John Reiss

Watercolor

A full immersion in the delicate colors of the Florentine buildings, a study of light tones along the river Arno and its historical bridges.

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Fresco painting 1

Fresco

An intensive study of this old painting technique that in the 14th century gained more and more importance among the Fine Arts.

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Trompe l'oeil collage

Trompe l'oeil

If you want to create tridimensional visual effects, this workshop will take you deep inside this technique originated in the 15th century.

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sculpture 3

Sculpture

Discover the fundamentals of the sculpture: bas-relief, sculpture in the round and coil technique.

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Box

Decoration

Learn how to create decorations with the effect of marble, wood and semiprecious stones.

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David

Art in the museums of Florence

Draw and paint some of the masterpieces of the Italian art inside the most famous museums and gardens of Florence.

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Drawing from a photo

Drawing and/or Painting from a photo

This seminar will teach you to create a painting or a drawing out of your favourite photographs.

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Flower painting

Floral Painting

Bring on your canvas the ephemeral beauty of a flower,learn how to paint its colourful image, improve your artistic skills express your creativity.

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Fresco painting of a cat

Animal Painting

Bring on your canvas the beauty amd tenderness of your favourite animal and improve your artistic skills express your creativity.

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Illustration 3

Illustration workshop

For those who want to approach the art of illustration: all the fundamentals in order to undertake a career in this field and reach a personal style.

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Linoleum 1

Linoleumgraphy

A workshop for learning the different kinds of printing effects that an artist can create through the application of this technique.

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Landscape 2

Landscape, Wildlife and Marine

Draw and paint with a small group of artists in the heart of Florence, in the Tuscan countryside, in a wildlife reserve and in front of the sea.

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toscana 200

Painting Tuscany

Draw and paint in Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Arezzo

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Architecture drawing

Cityscape and architecture

Free-hand sketching of cityscapes, townscapes, skylines and any architectural elements

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Marine painting

Art class in front of the sea

A day of Art drawing and painting the seashore and the cliffs of Castiglioncello

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Art classes at Cinque Terre

One day of Art at the Cinque Terre

Exclusives drawing and painting lessons at the famous Five Lands

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costume small

Costumes and drapery workshop

Learn how to sketch clothes and draperies

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Combined 1

Combined Art Workshop

Studying the technique you like: combine 10 hours of private lessons with 14 hours of study in the core class.

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