Intensive Courses

The workshops at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden are designed for students with a strong 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. This means that the courses are suitable for both beginners and professional artists. In addition to the individual feedback there will also be group lessons and in-class demos. The skills you acquire during your course can be applied directly to your continued artistic endeavours.

If you have any questions please send an email to info@florenceacademyofart.se or call us at +46 (0)31 7060860 during our office hours.

Full payment for each course is required to secure your spot. Until payment is received spots can be given away to others who pay the course fees.

If you withdraw from the course 30 days or more before the first day of class you will receive a 75% refund. If you withdraw seven days or more before the first day of class you will receive a 50% refund. If you withdraw less than seven days before the first day of class then you will not receive any refund.

The Florence Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any course at the last minute or during the session.

Costs for housing and accomodation are not included in the course fee.
The student is responsible for organization and costs related to transport to and from Mölndal.

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE:
After the course is completed, the student will have the opportunity to receive assistance with shipping work completed during the course. An additional fee will be charged for this optional service. Specific rules apply for sculpture courses. Please send an email to info@florenceacademyofart.se for details.

  • Spring Session

    Spring Session (4)

  • Summer Session

    Summer Session (4)

  • Instructor: Toby Wright Through intense observation students develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. The instructor will lead them through a step-by-step process of drawing the head, acheiving accurate proportions, modeling light and form, and mixing accurate skin colors.
  • Instructor: Tanvi Pathare During this workshop students will have the chance to paint colorful fabric, still life objects, and human skin while working from a live model. We will have the same set up for both weeks so applicants who sign up for both will have additional time to work on their painting.
  • Instructor: Thor Larsen In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving understanding of the structure of the human head and its anatomy, the instructor will introduce relevant ways to measure and sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry.
  • Instructor: Zacheriah Kramer In this course the focus will be on the interplay between light and dark, atmospheric perspective, and composition. The instructor will lead the group to places in and around the historic mill town of Kvarnbyn with it’s old factories, waterfall, and nearby lakes and apple orchards.
  • Instructor:  Per Olav Olsen Through intense observation students develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. Focus will be given to drawing and color mixing to be able to render the proportions of the head and facial features accurately and render human flesh in oil paint.
  • Instructor: Michael DeVore During this course students will discover how to elevate everyday objects into a work of art through the use of composition, light, and color. Students will learn how to arrange a still life, mix colors, depict different materials, and how to apply paint in a variety of ways to create the illusion of reality. Classroom discussions will cover the history of still life painting, ideas on aesthetics, and how art can have an effect on our everyday lives.
  • Instructor: Carl Sandvold In this course students learn techniques to sculpt a portrait (head). With a focus on improving understanding of the structure of the human head and its anatomy, the instructor will introduce relevant ways to measure and sculpt individual traits and expression through the study of symmetry and asymmetry.
  • Instructor: Michael DeVore In this course the focus will be on the interplay between light and dark, atmospheric perspective, and composition. The instructor will lead the group to places in the countryside around Gunnebo Castle and nearby lakes, all a short walk from the school building.
  • Part-Time Study

    12,000 kr20,000 kr
    Are you a creative person looking to improve your artisitic skills but don’t have the ability to study full-time? Our part-time study course might be exactly what you need. Each course is 11 weeks of study with a professional member of the Florence Academy faculty. The class meets twice a week for 6 hours each time. We split the time between working on individual projects and working from a live model. These projects are based on the excercises used in our full-time academic program. This course is perfect for people who are currently working or studying in another field but who are serious about learning and perfecting the craft of drawing and painting. Classes are Thursdays 13:00-19:00 (1pm-7pm) and Fridays 9:00-16:00 (9am-4pm). You can write to office manager and class coordinator Michael DeVore at michael@florenceacademyofart.se to discuss your study plans or ask questions. You do not need to attend all class hours to participate in the course. If a class is canceled because of a holiday or other reason then we will schedule an additional date. Cost One day per week: 12.000 SEK Two days per week: 20.000 SEK Instruction available in English and Swedish.