Drawing and Painting Foundation, and Colour Theory Workshop
Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9am.
Everyday, your instructor will meet you at the reception at 9am and walk you to the painting location of the day. All the painting material you need will be supplied, but you may need to take spending money for coffee breaks etc, some sunscreen and appropriate clothing for the day.
At 12pm, you will end your morning workshop – however you may wish to continue working or return to B&B.
At 1pm lunch is at a local trattoria and is included within the course, with the exception of free day and when on location in the Boboli Gardens, when a packed lunch or picnic will be provided.
From 3-5pm you will continue your workshop at the morning location, or if you’ve finished, your instructor will provide you with a new task.
At 7:30pm, you will have dinner at the restaurant.
This morning, you will spend the first 3 hours drawing and painting in the peaceful setting of the monastery, from 9am-12pm.
After a brief introduction to our materials and equipment, you will start by considering drawing. Using an aquarelle stick (a special pencil with water soluble graphite) we make sketches of an architectural detail or a building. You will consider tonal value, edge quality, and perspective. A demonstration of drawing strategies and how to create washed effects will be followed by approx. 2hrs of practical time.
From 3-5pm, you will take part in a colour theory workshop.
Colour Theory will be introduced, and you’ll be instructed how to mix secondary colours from primary and tertiary colours from a primary and a secondary, expanding into neutrals and tints and black. It is designed for more advanced students, but is recommended to beginners as it thoroughly explains how all pigment colours can in theory be mixed from yellow, cyan and magenta. These skills will be very useful when we use our set of paints and how the colours are related or not.
Accommodation: Borgo Pinti B&B