A free 4 day course in Renaissance painting. Come for either 1 day or come for all 4. Runs from Saturday till Tuesday at our new studio in Florence.
Cost: It is free. All you have to do is choose what you want to paint, and Stephen will show you how.
Teacher: The course is run by Stephen Ninnes, who operates weekly free art classes in Brisbane, Australia and will soon do the same in Florence ( Firenze ), Italy. Stephen has painted for a number of years, is not formally trained, but has a passion and love for the renaissance. and as you can see from the work done at the curent classes the results are pretty good by the students.
The aim: This sojourn into the art of painting is all about having joy in your heart when you paint. And of course learning some techniques to do it and then spending the week hopefully making your masterpiece.
The course outline:
1. Drawing. You will need to draw what you are painting. Patience and freedom of your stroke in making the painting come to life before we even put down any paint. This could take anything from an hour to 2 days. depends on how complex it is. I will also help as I can.
2. Painting. Layers and layers of paint. Sfumato.
3. I hope you finish the piece by the end of the week. So, choose something not too complex, or maybe even just part of a painting. as this is the stepping stone to doing so much more in the future.
Times. ( 9 am till 5 pm each day)
Venue: it is Via Palazzo Bruciato, 14,, Florence. it shows on Google Maps as being the landmark «Palazzo Bruciato». Stephen has bought the building and now will utilise it as an art school / group / place / exhibition.
Material needed: just a photo of what you want to create. We provide canvas ( 50 cm x 40 cm). Paint, brushes and all materials. if you want to bring your own please do. if you want to work on a different size canvas I will charge you for it at whatever it costs and have it there for you. so please contact me about canvas size.
Accommodation: If you need accommodation I can organise this for you. I do know a few places to stay in Florence that I can put you onto. From entire villas to shared houses or hotels.
To Book: Message us with your email address and name. That is all you Need to do. I will restrict numbers so book as early as you can to secure a spot.
Contact: Just message me or if you want to then call on +61 414 459 602.