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Would you like to study painting in Italy? The Florence Art Studio provides an intensive art program taught in English to students from around the world. Designed to teach you the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life, this course comprises six discrete modules, including our Portrait & Figure Drawing course. Each module serves as the foundation for the next, allowing you to build on the skills and techniques you have previously learned.

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Alternatively, you can choose to study Portrait & Figure Drawing as a stand-alone course. Our art school is conveniently situated in the heart of the historic and beautiful city of Florence. Our students are mainly adult professionals of all backgrounds and levels - from complete beginner to advanced.

Portrait & Figure Painting Course - Taught in English
Course Duration: You can choose to study from one week to one month or longer. The average pose is two to four weeks.
Photo of Contact Page - Portrait & Figure Painting Classes in ItalyBuilding on the successful completion of the previous studies, you will attempt to master the supreme goal of academic training - painting of the human form. 

You will complete a strong block-in drawing of the model, transfer it to a panel or canvas, execute bozzetti or color studies, then paint the model in oil paint, first in limited, and then full color palettes over a carefully studied under painting. The goal of this course is to make you comfortable handling paint, and to understand the procedures necessary to begin and finish a painting.

Modules / Areas of Study Available:
Can be taken as stand-alone courses or as one of a series of sequential modules.
Bargue Drawing, Cast Drawing, Freehand Cast Drawing, Portrait and Figure Drawing, Still Life Painting, Portrait and Figure Painting.

Course options include:
- Intensive Drawing and Painting Program
- 1 Week Course
- 2 Week Course
- 3 Week Course
- 4 Week Course
- Customized length of course in Drawing and/or Painting

Student Testimonial:
"Gary's attention to the finest detail ensures that no student overlooks a single part of the learning process. His rigour is infectious and the fleeting frustration experienced when one struggles to 'get it right' is compensated for over and over; the teacher's tenacity and his students' discipline are rewarded with gradual acquisition of skill based on true understanding." - Nicole

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Address: Via Ghibellina, 121 50122, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-02-03 were from:

Saudi Arabia; Kamuela/HI, USA; Canada; Melbourne Victoria, Australia; Buje, Croatia; Reston, USA; Ojai CA, USA; NSW, Australia; Antwerp, Belgium; and more.