Joseph Lorusso Figure Painting & Composition in Oil
About This Event
During this art retreat, Joseph Lorusso will guide students through his process of constructing a painting in the studio setting. The workshop will be structured to show the various phases a painting goes through from conception to completion. Joseph will talk about the proper use of materials and photo reference, as well as the technical challenges on how to compose and design a painting. Joseph will work one-on-one, as well as paint alongside the students in order to demonstrate his process. Students will primarily work from the live model as well as appropriate photographs provided, each working in the same process as Joseph does in his studio setting. The goal of the workshop is to complete one to two full-sized paintings within the week.
During this all-inclusive art retreat, participants will stay at the same venue as Joseph Lorusso, and all meals will be enjoyed as a group. Extra activities, such as a wine tour & tasting, a cooking class and an excursion to Vinci will also be included during the week.
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