- Painting and Drawing
- Painting - Ancient Techniques
- Painting - Contemporary Techniques
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Painting and Drawing
During the Painting and Drawing course at the Leonardo da Vinci Academy in Florence students will have the chance to learn how to realistically depict a live model or a still life in chiaroscuro, using graphite, charcoal, sanguine and ink, colored pencils, chalk and pastels. They will broaden their understanding of figures in space and practice shapes, volumes, shadows, proportions and perspective.
Painting usually starts from a drawing, that the students can make themselves of transfer from an image with the spolvero technique, used also by the ancient masters .
Students that already have a good understanding of these drawing and painting techniques will be able to make their own customized program together the teacher.
Courses start every Monday, and lessons are held in the afternoon: Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This course is available in three types:
-Basic course (6 hours per week)
-Semi-intensive course (10 hours per week)
-Intensive course (20 hours per week)
The minimum enrollment is 2 weeks for the Basic and Semi-intensive type, and 1 week for the Intensive type.
All our teachers speak Italian and English.
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It is possible to book private lessons.
The Painting and Drawing course is suitable both for those who are approaching the Art world for the first time and must therefore learn the basics to be able to work independently, and those who want to perfect their technique.
The program of the course is very flexible and the student can choose a painting technique and to do up to a maximum of 8 hours of drawing per week.
The Painting course focuses on the teaching of oil painting, but at the moment of the enrollment the student can choose a different technique among the following: Watercolor, Ancient Techniques (egg tempera and gold leaf), Contemporary Techniques (acrylics and mixed technique). To attend the painting with contemporary techniques classes it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of painting and drawing.
The Drawing course consists mostly of Life Drawing lessons with a nude model.
Other times students will draw a still life, study anatomy and perpective, and learn the chiaroscuro technique, essential for the work of every artist. They will also have the chance to try their hand in the use of charcoal, pastels and graphic means.
The focus of each class may change based on the number of students and the number of available classes.