‘Painting the Figure in Watercolor’ & ‘The Figure Submerged in Water’ with Marcos Beccari
- Art Escape Italy
- Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Firenze FI
- Jul 15 - 21, 2019 (7 days)
- 1,165.00 - Program Price - European Credit Card (1150 + 1.3% Credit Card Fee) 1,183.00 - Program Price - Non-European Credit Card (1150 + 2.9% Credit Card Fee) 1,150.00 - Program Price - Bank Transfer Payment (We do not cover Bank Transfer Fee
About This Event
Workshop in Florence
This course aims to present the watercolor techniques adopted by Marcos Beccari in his works. Aimed at beginner-intermediate artists, the course intends to enable students to use watercolor for the representation of the human figure. Participants will draw the picture from photographic references, except on the last day, when there will be a live model session.
Demonstrations and discussions about composition, values, lights and colors will accompany individual studies throughout the week. Participants can expect to leave with a good understanding of watercolor painting, focusing on the human figure.
Color values: color as tonal key and chromatic contrasts.
Color composition: theory of color applied to painting, color palettes, fusion x overlap.
Sketching in watercolor: reduced palette and strategies of sketching in watercolor.
Session with live model: activity with live model, under the guidance of the teacher.
2) Aimed at painters who already have experience painting the figure in watercolor, this course addresses specifically the distorting effect of the human body submerged in water. Initially, participants will develop studies from photographic references. Next, they will choose one of their studies to develop a large-format painting, following a teacher’s demonstration. This process implies an understanding of the different rhythms of water, as well as its transparency, reflections and distortions. Thus, the participants will be able to paint the various possibilities of interaction between the figure and the aquatic environment.
Introduction: historical references and contemporary approaches.
Water in watercolor: transparency and overlapping exercises.
Figure-water composition: color studies and the distortions of the submerged figure.
Demonstration and guidance of painting in large format.
Included in this art workshop: 6 days of tuition (6 hours per day), easels, 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 HighlightsOur 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.
AccommodationsDuring 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!
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
DirectionsAgriturismo 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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