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Aprile 2012

Classical drawing techniques workhop next May and July in Florence

Here are the dates of the sanguine drawing and other classical techniques workhop that Accademia del Giglio will organize in the heart of Florence this spring and next summer:

May 14th – 18th 2012
July 16th – 20th 2012

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.

Participants who start from scratch will study the fundamentals of anatomy and will practise drawing proportions both of a body and of a face on a paper sheet.

The more skilled students will on the contrary have the opportunity to acquire this traditional technique and perfetc it at their best, by polishing their style and experimenting the potentialities of this long-established art.

Two life models and copies of classical drawings will be available throughout the workshop. Students will focus especially on the effect of light and shade (“the chiaroscuro”) as well as on gradations and nuances. The lessons will be integrated with conversations on art history. At the end of the course participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

The workshop will take place in our institute and will have a duration of 5 days, from Monday to Friday, for a total amount of 30 hours of tuition.

Classes are held both in English and in Italian.

Maximum number of students per class: 10.

More summer workshops 2012, detailed informations for enrolments and lot more on AdG webpage.

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