Summer Session

Painting a Self-Portrait (summer)

8,000 kr

Instructor:  Michael DeVore

Come learn to paint a portrait with the best model you will ever have: yourself! Artists throughout history have famously painted self-portraits. The ability to use one’s self as a model gives the artist the opportunity to learn and experiment in ways they could not with a regular model. There are no budget or time limits so you can make spontaneous changes and spend as much time as needed. This is also a perfect way to study how to paint the human face. During the course students will learn how to acheive correct proportions, create form, and mix skin colors. They will also learn how to use themselves as a model for narrative works. Join us this fall and really get to know yourself!

All painting supplies will be provided so you do not need to bring anything with you except perhaps something to take notes with.


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.

The Summer Workshop Session will take place during the week of TBD. If you have any questions please send an email to or call us at
+46 (0)31 7060860 during our office hours.

Full payment for each course is required to secure your spot in the Fall Workshop Session 2019. 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.

Class hours: 9am-4pm
Dates: TBD