Portrait & Figure Painting in Florence with Jacob Dhein

  • Art Escape Italy Art Escape Italy
  • Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Firenze FI
  • Jun 24 - 28, 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

This five day workshop will concentrate on the salient topics relating to painting the portrait and figure. Each day will start with Jacob doing a lecture and/or demonstration pertaining to relevant topics and skills in the various stages of a portrait or figure painting.

During the workshop participants will paint two portrait paintings and one figure painting from observation giving them an opportunity to work through the principles covered in the workshop to give a greater understanding.

The main topics which will be covered during the workshop are: composition, warm vs cool source light, accurate drawing (proportions), value control (benefits of the 5 value system), edge control, the importance of proper temperature shifts, the use of value and colour to show depth, colour theory, simplifying shadow shapes, the use of various tools and techniques to achieve expressive effects, deconstruction/disrupted realism and wet into wet painting vs. wet on dry painting.

Included in this art workshop: 5 days of tuition (6 hours per day), life models, 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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