Weekend Workshops

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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

The weekend workshops at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden present a unique opportunity to study with a variety of visiting artists teaching different techniques. These intensive, two day workshops are perfect for students who desire to develop their artistic skills. Most of the instruction is on an individual basis and our instructors adapt the exercises to your level of experience, which means that the courses are suitable for both beginners and professional artists.In addition to the individual feedback group lessons and in class demos will be held. The skills you acquire during your course can be applied directly to your continued artistic endeavours.

Here we have listed the workshops scheduled for 2017/2018. Click on a course name to be directed to the individual page with more information about the course and to sign up.We will be adding more classes and times throughout the year so make sure to come back to read about the latest info. If you would rather receive email updates about our workshops, please send an email to info@florenceacademyofart.se and we will make sure you are always up to date.

PORTRAIT PAINTING WITH GUSTAV SUNDIN

APR. 28-29 | 2 400 SEK

Swedish artist Gustav Sundin will be giving a portrait painting workshop with a focus on underpainting and color mixing. Students will work on their own projects while Gustav gives helpful advice and guidance as well as in-class demonstrations. Students will learn how to “draw with paint” as they explore color mixing and color theory.
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RUSSIAN DRAWING TECHNIQUES WITH VITALIY SCHTANKO

MAY 12-13 | 2 600 SEK

Come learn to draw portraits the Russian way! Instructor Vitaly Shtanko will introduce students to special materials and techniques used in the Russian academic tradition. Vitaly will demonstrate how to draw a portrait using “sauce”, a unique drawing material made from Russian clay. He will also give a brief lecture on famed Russian portrait artist Ivan Kramskoy and his use of the medium in his drawings. Students will learn to use sauce while they draw from a live model.
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PORTRAITS FROM LIFE WITH CARL SANDVOLD

MAY 26-27 | 2 500 SEK

Come take a two day portrait painting workshop with Norwegian artist Carl Sandvold. Students will paint a portrait from a live model for the two-day course with an emphasis on the proportions of the head and face and how to accurately paint the features in oils.
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CALLIGRAPHY WITH FARIGH GHADERI

JUNE 2-3 | 1 000 SEK (one day) or 1 750 SEK (full weekend)

The class starts with an introduction to  materials, (paper, nibs, inks etc…) and how to hold the pen and use it to create thick and thin lines that are characteristic of Copperplate style. Simple exercises are given before moving  on to the alphabet and simple words and finally writings quotes or greeting cards.
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PORTRAIT SCULPTING WITH ASTRID GILLENIUS

June 9 – 10 | 2 600 SEK

In this two-day workshop the students will learn to build up a realistic life-size head portrait in clay, working from a live model. The short and intensive workshop will focus on the basic structure and method of sculpting a portrait from life. Students will learn to achieve realism by studying a technique based on visual observation, in the classical tradition.
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ALLA PRIMA PORTRAITS WITH STEPHANIE KULLBERG

June 9-10 | 2 500 SEK

Alla Prima means “everything first”. This refers to creating a finished painting in a single session, while the paint is still wet. Students will paint two portraits over the course of the weekend. They will learn how to render the head in terms of form, color, and tone. They will learn how to mix realistic skin colors in order to render human flesh in paint.
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