Capturing Human Expression with Daniel Bilmes

  • Art Escape Italy Art Escape Italy
  • Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Firenze FI
  • Sep 16 - 20, 2019 (5 days)
  • €983.00 - Program Price - European Credit Card (€970 + 1.3% Credit Card Fee) €998.00 - Program Price - Non-European Credit Card (€970 + 2.9% Credit Card Fee) €970.00 - Program Price - Bank Transfer Payment (We do not cover Bank Transfer Fees)

About This Event

Workshop in Florence

In this 5 day painting workshop, participants will be exposed to a number of unique painting techniques under the guidance of Daniel Bilmes. Working with live models in a number of different poses, participants will work in oil to explore and understand the gesture, expression and structure of the human form. 

 Emphasis will be placed on composition, mood, and expression, as well as the artist’s analysis and interpretation.

 In this intensive observation, participants will explore the uniqueness of individual features and their relationship to each other as part of a coherent whole.

 Through multiple live demonstrations as well as one-on-one critiques, students will be taught the principles of proportion, form, tonal relationships, and how to capture the character of the subject. 

 The first 2 days will focus on shorter studies, leading into a longer 3 day pose, giving participants ample time to explore the various stages of a finished piece.

Included in this workshop: 5 days of tuition (6 hours per day), easels, solvents, welcome aperitivo &  22% VAT

I’m still in awe of the experience we had with Art Escape Italy. Every day since leaving I’m reminded of another wonderful moment or meal or kindness.

Venue Highlights

Our art retreats take place at the beautiful Agriturismo Streda, a converted farmhouse and winery located in Chianti, just a 5 minute drive from Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci!). The agriturismo is located in the Tuscan hills, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, you can enjoy the stunning view whilst relaxing by the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards, or sitting on the terrace or in the jacuzzi with a class of wine.

Our art workshops take place in a large light-filled studio space in the center of Florence. The studio is located in our favorite Florentine Piazza; Santo Spirito, one of the city's loveliest and most lively neighborhoods. Santo Spirito is the artisan center of Florence, located south of the river Arno in the Oltrarno district, it is full of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Just a 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, all of Florence's main attractions are easily accessible.

Accommodations

During our art retreats participants will stay in their choice of bedroom at our Tuscan agriturismo. Guests can choose between private apartments, private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private bedrooms with shared bathrooms or shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The choice is yours!

During our art workshops participants must find their own accommodation in Florence, but we have plenty of suggestions for you!

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Directions

Agriturismo Streda can be found on google maps, on the first and last day of the workshop we provide complimentary tranfers to the venue from Empoli train station. Streda is located 2.5km from the medieval hilltop town of Vinci (a 35 minute walk). If you walk in to Vinci you can visit the Museo Leonardiano Vinci, which displays many of Leonardo's inventions. There are also some bars and restaurants in the town centre.
Florence: 45km (50 minutes by car)
Pisa: 60km (55 minutes by car)
Agriturismo Streda Belvedere
32, Via di Streda, 50059, Vinci, FI,Tuscany

The studio in Florence can be found on google maps by typing in Eurocentres. It is located in the piazza Santo Spirito.
Eurocentres Firenze, Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125, Firenze, Tuscany

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