Programs

Portrait Drawing with Kathryn Engberg

Portrait Drawing: Exploring Light and Form

With Kathryn Engberg

September 3 - 8, 2017
Casa Berti

This workshop is open to beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn the techniques for rendering a realistic portrait in pencil. Participants will draw the portrait from a single pose lasting a total of 24 hours over 4 days. After competing a highly developed linear block-in, with instruction emphasising proportion, structure, line quality, and likeness, you will proceed […]

Drawing workshop in Italy with Kathryn Engberg

Figure drawing – Constructing the Figure

With Kathryn Engberg

September 10 - 15, 2017
Casa Berti

This workshop is intended for beginner to intermediate artists who would like to learn/strengthen the foundational skills for rendering the figure in graphite from a live model. Through both demonstrations and one-on-one critiques, you will work through the techniques of blocking-in, such as gesture, comparative measurement, shape matching, and using a plumb line. Anatomical landmarks will be addressed. Students […]

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Painting the Figure in Costume September

With Vladimir Jovicevic

September 18 - 22, 2017
Atelier San Lorenzo

The focus of this workshop is on creating a compelling composition with a costumed model in an interior setting. Our model will be dressed in elaborate costume to compliment the mood of the setting. You will paint one long pose over 5 days (15 hours on each pose). Working in an authentic 19th century Italian painting studio […]

Painting retreats in Tuscany with Art Escape Italy

Still Life Painting

With Maureen Hyde

September 18 - 24, 2017
Casa Berti

The objective of the course is to provide a solid introduction to how to paint a still life.  We will discuss paint application, how to analyze value and color, and how to study gestures and shapes from a three dimensional still life set-up. The workshop will begin with simple exercises emphasizing composition as each student arranges their subject, then progressing […]

Landscape painting workshops with Art Escape Italy

Plein Air Painting in Chianti Rufina

With Carl Ahlman

September 25 - October 1, 2017
Agriturismo I Veroni
Over 5 days and 6 nights in Chianti Rufina, Tuscany, Carl and Sebastian will show you how to capture the beauty of nature. Whether you are a beginner painter or a professional artist, this workshop will be suitable for you as the teaching is individualised. You will work plein air among the vineyards of the stunning I Veroni estate in Pontassieve, and Carl and Sebastian will provide demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one feedback at the easel. You will learn about the fundamental theories of traditional realist painting, and the aim of the workshop is to enhance your ability of see with an artist's eye, as well as understand the importance of correct drawing, values, colours and sharp/soft edges in a painting.
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Portrait Painting with a Limited Palette

With Jennifer Anderson

October 3 - 9, 2017
Casa Berti

This 5 day, 6 night workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediate painters. You will explore Jennifer Anderson's approach to portraiture, which she has developed over 20 years of studio practice. Starting in pencil, you will begin with the basics of observation - how to see the human portrait with an artist's eye using line, […]

Art holidays with Art Escape Italy

Painting Under The Tuscan Sun

With Lori McNee

October 15 - 21, 2017
Casa Berti

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Italian countryside for a week of plein air painting under the Tuscan sun in Lucca, Italy.  Students will discover how to observe, study, and interpret the light, color, texture and rhythm of the rich Tuscan landscape. Lori will guide you through simplified steps to paint a believable landscape. Each day […]

Painting retreats with Art Escape Italy

Painting Flowers in Acrylics

With Carmelo Blandino

October 23 - 29, 2017
Casa Berti

Learn to paint flowers with spontaneity and expression in the beautiful setting of a Tuscan country villa, under the instruction of artist Carmelo Blandino. Carmelo is known internationally for his striking and luscious floral paintings, and this workshop provides an opportunity to learn his approach. The workshop will teach students how to paint from various still life bouquets, exploring elements of color, depth, […]