Workshops 2019

Workshops 2019 2019-01-02T13:51:03+00:00


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 the workshops scheduled for 2018/2019. 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 and we will make sure you are always up to date.

Jan. 19, Mar.2

Swedish artist Stephanie Kullberg will be having a workshop on the basics of drawing the figure in pencil with emphasis on outline, anatomy, and proportions. Come work from a live model under natural light.

Jan. 26-27

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.

Jan. 26-27 & Feb. 2-3

In this workshop the students will learn to build up a realistic life-size head portrait in clay, working from a live model. This intensive workshop will focus on the basic structure and method of sculpting a portrait from life.

Feb. 16-17

Students will learn to paint a portrait in oil paint using a photo reference. Learn how to acheive realistic proportions and skin colors in a controlled environment with one of the friendliest instructors around!

Feb. 9-10

Norwegian artist Roald Siversten will show students ways to improve their drawing and observational skills and also how to employ a variety of materials to acheive different effects that allow for a broader range of artistic expression.

Feb. 11-13

A three-day workshop during “sportlov” winter break for children, families, and beginning artists of all ages!

Mar. 2-3

Take a two day portrait painting workshop with Norwegian artist Carl Sandvold. Students will paint a portrait from a live model for the two-day course with an emphasis on the proportions of the head and face and how to accurately paint the features. Students will learn how to render the head through use of form, color, and tone using oil paint.

Mar. 9-10 & 16-17

Working from a live model, students will spend one weekend learning to draw a portrait in charcoal and during the next they will paint the portrait in oil. You can choose from one or both courses.

Mon, Tue, Wed

In this course students will learn to paint a portrait from a live model in a single pose over 5 sessions. They will learn how to render the human form in terms of form, color, and tone.

Mon, Tue, Wed

Come learn how to better draw or paint the human form by working from a live model in a single pose over 5 sessions. In this course students will learn how to mix realistic skin colors in order to render human flesh in paint.

Mon, Tue, Wed

Come learn how to sculpt the human form by working from a live model in a single pose over the course of three evenings. Emphasis will be given on gesture and understanding of form.

First Thursday of each month 18:00 – 20:00

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.