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Gennaio 2011

Spring and Summer Art workshops in Florence: the dates!

Here is the list of all the Art workshops you may attend next spring and summer in Florence at AdG:

  • Sketchbook in Florence and landscape

If you wish to discover (or rediscover) in a week the poetry and the magic of Florence, with its renaissance buildings and its skyline dominated by the cathedral dome, as well as the relaxing atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside, with its vineyards and olive groves. The aim of the course is to help the student to create a sketchbook with unforgettable memories of the historic city and its pastoral surroundings.
May 16th – 20th 2011
June 20th – 24th 2011
August 22nd – 26th 2011
September 26th – 30th 2011

  • Portrait Workshop

This course is mainly an intensive study of the physiognomy. Through making rapid strokes in pencil (or charcoal) students will learn how to portray the essential features of a human face, and through more elaborate drawings they will focus on details, on the effect of light and shade (“the chiaroscuro”), as well as on the psychological value of facial expression.
June 6th – 10th 2011
August 1st – 5th 2011
September 19th – 23rd 2011

  • Life Drawing Workshop

This course deals with visual understanding by direct observation of the human body and it includes the acquisition of basic notions of anatomy as well as the methodology used to draw bodies and faces. Students will practice with the main drawing tools, i.e. graphite, charcoal, sanguine, pen-and-ink, pastel crayon. It is possible to combine the study of the drawing with the colour techniques such as oil or acrylic.
May 2nd – 6th 2011
June 27th – July 1st 2011
August 8th – 12th 2011

  • Sanguine Drawing and other Classical techniques Workshop

A full immersion in the ancient technique of sanguine and charcoal, a voyage of discovery of the renaissance drawing, from Botticelli to Leonardo, from Michelangelo to Raffaello.
The natural sanguine chalk originally comes from some mines in Italy and, according to the majority of the artists, it is ideal for a more subtle and accurate drawing.
May 9th – 13th 2011
July 11th – 15th 2011

  • Watercolor Workshop

An in-depth approach to the watercolor technique, a full immersion in the soft and delicate colors of the Florentine buildings, a study of light tones along the river Arno and its historical bridges.
May 23rd – 27th 2011
July 4th – 8th 2011
August 16th – 20th 2011

  • Fresco Workshop

During the workshop the students will follow the essential steps to making a fresco: for example they will learn how to prepare the “arriccio” (the preliminary layer of plaster spread on the tile), the cardboard for the sinopia and the use of the pigments.
July 25th – 29th 2011
September 12th – 16th 2011

  • Trompe l’oeil Workshop

During this course students will be introduced to the study and analysis of the most celebrated Trompe l’oeil artworks, and will get acquainted with the mastery and expertise in this technique of some famous painters. Afterwards each student will put into practice what he/she has learnt by creating his/her own trompe l’oeil work.
June 13th – 17th 2011
September 5th – 9th 2011

  • Linoleumgraphy Workshop

The ancestor of linoleumgraphy was invented by the Chinese in the 6th century A.D. and was called xylography, that is the art of engraving on wood. Nowadays, by replacing wood with linoleum as the material to be engraved, we have linoleumgraphy, but the method has remained the same: with the use of a knife or gouge, the artist carves the surface, which then has to be covered with ink and finally printed on a paper sheet. Since linoleumgraphy does not require the use of any acids, it is considered the first graphic technique that a student in graphics and printmaking should approach.
July 18th – 22nd 2011

For more information please refer to this page.

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