Spring Session 2020

Spring Session 2020 2020-01-23T09:01:43+00:00


Intensive courses in portraiture, sculpting, still life and landscape painting.

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 Spring Workshop Sessions will take place over two weeks occurring March 23 – 27 and March 30 – April 3. Each course lasts 5 days but if you sign up for both weeks you will have the opportunity to study one subject more intensely or try two different courses! Anyone who signs up for two courses will receive a discount of 2000 SEK. 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.

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

Lern to sculpt a portrait 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: TBD

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: Michael DeVore

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.


Week 1 (March 25-29) | Week 2 (April 1-5)

Full payment for each course is required to secure your spot in the Spring Workshop Sessions 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.

The fees below are for 1 week (5 days) of study.
Sculpting the Portrait: 8 500 SEK
Painting the Portrait: 8 500 SEK
Painting the Costumed Figure: 8 500 SEK
Landscapes and Interiors: 8000 SEK

Students who sign up for two weeks will receive a discount of 2 000 SEK
Class hours: 9am-4pm
Dates: March 25 – 29 and April 1 – 5


All material necessary to complete the course. 3 + 3 h/day with the model (where applicable). Museum entrance ticket.

Daily instruction in the English language for all classes and group lessons.


The Florence Academy of Art will provide a list of available housing in the vicinity to accepted students. The administrative staff is available before the course, as well as during the course, to assist students and answer questions.

Booking and organizing housing is the responsibility of the student.
The kitchen area of the school is available to students throughout the duration of the course.

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 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.