Student Reviews - The Florence Art Studio

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Study art in the beautiful and historic city of Florence - the birthplace of the Renaissance! Located right in the heart of the city, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art training programs to students of all levels and backgrounds. We also offer one on one instruction. All classes are taught in English. 

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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 Testimonials / Reviews: 

- Glyn, Advertising Executive, UK 
Photo of Student Reviews - The Florence Art Studio“Advertising was my world for over 30 years where I spent my time running an agency in London. I was very much a hands-­-on creative director. As an adman, very commercial in outlook but with a very strong passion for the classic arts, I promised myself, I would explore them when time permitted.

What better place than Florence to travel and immerse oneself in the great art of the renaissance.

Apart from my practice in commercial art, I wanted to brush up my skills in drawing and painting and luckily I found The Florence Art Studio and Gary Adcock who runs it. What a revelation.

Gary opened my eyes and showed me how to see shapes and tones, which are fundamental to reproducing form. Initially I struggled with a new conceptual approach but with gentle persuasion and skilled direction, Gary got me to understand the crucial importance of how to capture what was in front of me. Now I see differently, clearly and constructively so much so I now want to draw all the time!

Painting as a progression from drawing was also a revelation with Gary motivating me step by step from basic preparation, organization and final application to another level of skill. I have a long way to go but with the very dedicated personal tuition I received from Gary, I feel confident I am well on my way!

A most enjoyable and rewarding experience; highly recommended to anyone, at any level wishing to learn, progress and achieve their own artistic goals.”



- Kelly, Art Student, New Mexico, USA 
“I recently had the pleasure of attending The Florence Art Studio. The school is in a beautiful 18th century palazzo. My incredible instructor, Gary Adcock, gently guided me through the process of learning the sight-­-size method. With patience and several approaches to learning he helped me to achieve my goals.

In addition to daily instruction, Gary also takes his students on museum tours. I enjoyed learning how each artist accomplished their work while learning the history as well. I felt inspired every day. Florence is the city of masterpieces.

I am eagerly waiting when I can return for more lessons. I highly recommend this type of art education to anyone interested in becoming an artist or if you already are and want to hone your skills.”



- Penny, Travel Executive, UK
“I fulfilled my dream last month. I booked 7 days of instruction at The Florence Art Studio with Gary Adcock. It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it.

The studio is centrally located. I booked a little apartment through Windows on Italy, which was literally around the corner from the studio. My first day we discussed my art goals and before I knew it...I was learning to draw.

I have been painting for about 3 years but never learned the fundamentals of drawing. After 7 days...I am more knowledgeable, confident and eager to continue my lessons. I'm going back next February for two weeks. Don't wait to do this.

The classical music was playing as I worked. The fresco ceilings were inspirational. Gary is kind, patient and true to learning to do things correctly. I told him he has a student for life now. I know as I progress...I will become a very accomplished artist as time goes on. And for those of you from the US or England...Gary is an American. No problem with accents and language. I felt at home the moment I met him. Thank you Gary.”


- Alf, Surgeon, Norway
“I have done several drawing courses previously, but this was the best I have ever been to. Gary is a wise teacher that knows just when to help you overcome problems, and when to let you solve the problems on your own.

My week in Florence was therefore very effective, and comparable to many weeks of larger classroom drawing courses. It helped me to think in a different and more precise way when I am drawing and painting. I hope to be able to continue my art education at the Florence Art Studio.”
Updated: 2019-01-16

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Address: Via Ghibellina, 121 50122, Florence, Italy
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