Painting the Figure in Costume September

  • Art Escape Italy Art Escape Italy
  • Via Panicale 9, Firenze
  • Sep 18 - 22, 2017 (5 days)
  • €740.00 - Program Price

About us

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 in central Florence, Vladimir will guide you through the decision process of establishing your composition, and will give demonstrations on how to use line, form, light, value and colour for best effect. Painters of all levels are welcome to attend.

This workshop runs from Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm. It is a non-residential workshop, and participants are required to find their own accommodation. We organise two group activities for participants of the workshop – a welcome aperitivo on the Monday night, and an end of workshop dinner on the Friday.

Don’t miss this opportunity to feel like a real Renaissance painter, working from the artist’s atelier in the heart of Florence.


Vladimir’s studio, Atelier San Lorenzo, is located in the heart of Florence, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo and Mercato Centrale. The studio once belonged to artist Luigi Mussini, teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence in the early 19th century, and it was also a space where Macchiaioli painters later worked (to learn more about the Macchiaioli, see our blog post on this art movement).

What’s included

5 days of tuition (including 30 hours with life models), group welcome aperitivo, and end-of-workshop dinner. For those who are visiting Florence, we can also arrange an Italian cooking class, culinary tour, and/or wine tasting at extra cost. Accommodation and transfers are NOT included. Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Florence.

Materials list

Materials are not included in the price above. You can either travel with your own materials, or you can purchase a materials package from us on arrival, paid in cash. The cost for the full materials package is 115 euro; the cost for the paints only is 70 euro.

Materials list:

  • Palette and medium cups

  • palette knife

  • Brushes: hogs hair filbert tip in sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10 (two of each), sizes 12 and 14 (one of each) and one or two fine brushes

  • Oil paints: ivory black, titanium or flake white, raw umber, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, vermillion or cadmium red, cobalt blue

Canvases, medium and solvent will be provided

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at Art Escape Italy

  • Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 (5 days)


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