Workshops

Courses offered 2016/2017
The workshops at the Florence Academy of Art / Sweden are designed for creative people with a strong desire to develop artistic skills – and to get in touch with the material aspects of painting or sculpture. Built on the fundaments of the three year programs these workshops offer a great way to get a taste of what it is to study at the FAA.
Here we have listed the workshops scheduled for 2016/2017. Some of the workshops are still work in progress, make sure to come back to read about the latest info. Should you 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.


Spring Sessions 2017

portrait painting, sculpting the portrait and landscape painting

March 27-31 and April 3-7, 2017

The Spring Sessions at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden is designed for students with a strong desire to develop their artistic skills. The courses in sculpture and painting, led by professional artists with years of experience in teaching classical methods, are intended for those with a passion for realistic painting and sculpture
You have the opportunity to choose between three courses, each lasting five days. If you want to extend your experience, you can choose a specialization week within the selected course. You also have the opportunity to try on two subjects, divided into half-days, during five days. The Spring Sessions offer every opportunity to tailor a program to suit your needs.


Read more about the Spring Sessions.

Open Figure Drawing

Saturdays 1pm - 4pm

Life drawing is a skill which is necessary to the visual artist and requires constant practice and exercise in order to develop drawing techniques and familiarity with the medium.

Participants will have three hours to draw the model, the pose is held throughout the session, in whichever drawing medium they choose. The teacher will be drawing along with the participants and will be the monitor for the session.

Read more about the Open Figure Drawing

Summer Sessions 2017

Écorché sculpture, Painting the portrait, Sculpting the portrait and Landscape painting

June 26-30, July 3-7 and July 10-14 – 2017

The Summer Sessions at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden are designed for students with a strong desire to develop their artistic skills. The courses in sculpture and painting, led by professional artists with years of experience in teaching classical methods, are intended for those with a passion for realistic painting and sculpture

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.

You have the opportunity to choose between three courses, each lasting five days. If you want to extend your experience, you can choose a specialization week within the selected course. The fourth course, in écorché sculpture, will only be available for three weeks (15 days). The ambitious student also have the option to turn either Landscape Painting or Painting the Portrait into a fuller experience by choosing to study for 15 days. Short on time but want to try on two subjects? Try the 2 in 1 where you study two courses, divided into half-days, during five days. The Summer Sessions offer every opportunity to tailor a program to suit your needs.


Read more about the Summer Sessions.

Painting the soul of landscape

with Zach Kramer

 Spring and Summer 2016, Dates TBA

A landscape can become a mirror in which we see our most profound feelings reflected metaphorically. When we approach the landscape in order to wrestle with its beauty, might, complexity, and ambiguity, we are struggling to understand ourselves. It is as beings enfolded within the landscape, this delicate rind of the earth, that we see and feel and fear and love and die, and the significance of the landscape permeates our whole being.
This course explores the nature of poetic translation, with a focus on the use of the limited palette in learning to translate the color of the landscape with poetic subtlety. Participants gain a deep understanding of color as it functions within a context, creating a “chromatic key” that sets the color tone of a picture, while focusing on the importance of the two most fundamental aspects of successful landscape painting: drawing and values.


To receive email updates about this workshops, please send an email to info@florenceacademyofart.se and we will make sure you are always up to date.