Workshops

The 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 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 our upcoming workshops. 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.

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    Come draw the human form with Swedish artist Stephanie Kullberg. Students will work from a live model under natural light. The focus will be on the fundamentals of drawing the outline of the figure as well as the shadow edges and anatomical landmarks to acheive correct proportions and a sense of weight and solidity. Stephanie will give a brief demonstration at the beginning of the course before students begin so they have a clear idea of how to proceed. The class will make two drawings in pencil. Drawing materials are not included so please bring pencils and paper with you. We recommend drawing pencils in 4B, 2B, HB, 2H and 4H. A good drawing paper is Canson Mi-Tientes in A4 size. You will also need an eraser. Class hours: 9:30 - 16:00 Instruction available in English and Swedish. New dates to be announced soon!
  • In our children's classes we teach young students some of the basic ideas of drawing and painting such as line, proportions, shading, and color mixing. This is a perfect short course to introduce new artists to some principles that will help them with their future art projects and studies. Instruction is available in English and Swedish. We will have fika available! We have the following dates scheduled: Höstlov / 29-30 October (10:00-12:00) - 400 kr     Please select the dates your child will be attending and their age group.  
  • Come paint expressive portraits in oil with Swedish artist Stephanie Kullberg. Students will learn to paint a portrait from a live model in a single sitting referred to as ‘Alla Prima’. This technique requires a fast way of working, as the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. The student will at the end of the workshop have 2 complete paintings. Students will learn about the proportions of the head and face and how to accurately paint the features. We will be working with oil paints exclusively for these exercises. Students 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. Instruction available in English and Swedish. All painting materials will be provided. Class hours: 9:30 - 16:00
  • Part-Time Study

    11,000 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 have a variety of different exercises and projects designed to help you improve specific skills in drawing and painting. 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 improving their abilities. 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 and it is permitted to join the class after the start date. Cost One day per week: 11.000 SEK Two days per week: 20.000 SEK Instruction available in English and Swedish.
  • Monday Evening Class

    3,500 kr6,500 kr
    Come learn how to draw and paint during our Monday evening class! We offer excercises using charcoal, pencil, or oil paint which are designed to help students improve their skills. Let us know what you want to learn and we will design a program for you. Our instructors are academically trained, professional artists. Individual critiques will be given according to each student’s skill level and progress which makes the course appropriate for beginners as well as advanced students. Instruction will be given in English and Swedish as needed. Class Schedule, Mondays 17:30-20:00 5 Sessions / 3500 SEK 10 Sessions / 6500 SEK Dates: January 13 - February 10 February 17 - March 16
  • Drawing the naked human form is one of the cornerstones of artistic training. Our open drawing sessions allow artists access to a live model who will hold a single pose for two hours. This gives participants the opportunity to study the figure more intensively than what can typically be found in life drawing classes. Spaces are limited so you must make a reservation and pay ahead of time. The first 10 with a paid reservation will be gauranteed an easel. We also have chairs and drawing boards. You must bring your own drawing materials: paper, pencils, etc. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. This is not a class but an instructor from the school will be present. Cost is 100 kr per session. Class Schedule Tuesdays 18:00-20:00 September 10 October 15 November 12 December 10