Portrait Drawing in Tuscany with Jie Gao
- Art Escape Italy
- 32, Via di Streda, 50059, Vinci, FI,Tuscany
- Jun 8 - 14, 2019 (7 days)
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About This Event
This art retreat is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced artists, who would like to learn a unique approach to portrait drawing. During this five day, six night retreat, Jie will teach students how to use charcoal to draw a convincing portrait.
Participants can aim to produce four completed drawings during the week. Two live models will pose for six hours each day. Classes will run from 9AM until 5PM, with a two hour lunch break in between.
During the first three days participants will work from three different poses (one each day) and the final pose will last for two days (12 hours).
Included in this art retreat: 6 nights of accommodation, 5 days of tuition, all meals and drinks (including Tuscan wine), extra activities such as an Italian cooking class and a wine tour and tasting, transfers on the first and last day, and 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!
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Includes Meat
- 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