Dina Brodsky Sketching Florence
About This Event
This 5-day workshop will be led by artist Dina Brodsky and will focus on capturing the beauty of Florence in your sketchbook. During the week we will explore each district of Florence and sketch as a group in the most inspiring areas of the city. Each day will focus on a different area of Florence as we explore the neighborhoods of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, San Marco, and San Niccolo. Included in this workshop will be a guided walking tour of Florence, tickets to the Boboli and Bardini gardens, and tickets to the Pitti Palace and the Bargello Museum. During one of the evenings, Dina will also be offering an informative presentation focusing on social media and marketing for artists.
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
- 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