COURSES in Decoration, Trompe L'Oeil, Drawing and Painting

 

To learn more about the secrets of Italian painting, Irma Fiorentini offers full immersion courses in Italy, housed in her Studio with accommodation provided in “Bed and Art” within the same building, an old country house surrounded by countryside.

 

Courses are offered throughout the year and are set up for groups (see dates below) and also specially arranged sessions for couples and individuals. 

 

It's the perfect art holiday - learning the secrets of Italian painting whilst at the same time experiencing the country's culture and nature. 

 

 UPCOMING GROUP ART COURSES

 

COURSE 1

 

Decorative Wall Painting

in Italian Style

 

1st date: 15th-16th August 2016

 

2nd date: 22th-23th August 2016

 

You will paint one wood panel (size 45X60 cm) with an ornamental subject using prepared materials.  You will study: color theory, theory of shadows, carryover of the drawing, painting techniques.  These techniques can be useful to those wishing to decorate their own homes. 

 

At the end of the course you will have notes on theory, exercises to do at home and a participation certificate from the Italian Art Studio.

 

Information and Reservations: irmafiorentini@gmail.com

 

Visit the Studio and Home

 

COURSE 2

 

Trompe l'Oeil Techniques

 

1st date:

17th-19th August 2016

 

2nd date:

24th-26th August 2016

 

You will paint a landscape with an arch with foreground (Canvas size: 100X120 cm) using prepared materials. You will study: color theory, theory of shadows, carryover of the drawing, painting techniques, and perspective. Your painting will create a surprising optical illusion in your home.

 

At the end of the course you will have notes on theory, and a participation certificate from the Italian Art Studio.

 

Information and Reservations: irmafiorentini@gmail.com

 

Visit the Studio and Home

 

 

PAINTING, MOSAIC and GOOD FOOD

 

an Art holiday around Italy

 

26th October - 4th November 2016

 

 

Go to the travel schedule...

 

Information and Reservations: souloarts@gmail.com

 

 

COURSES ON RESERVATION

FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES

 

BASIC COURSE - Decorative Wall Painting in Italian Style

You will paint one or more wood panels with ornamental subjects, choosing among the models available. Panel size: 45 X 60 cm.

The materials are prepared.

 

 At the end of the course you will have:

Notes on theory, Exercises to do at home

and

Participation Certificate of Italian Art Studio

 

Duration:

  • Short course: 2 days (for begginers).
  • Professional course: 6 days (if you want to learn more techniques, paint more subjects, and also study the history of Italian styles).

What you will study:

  • Color theory, theory of shadows, carryover of the drawing, painting techniques, history of styles.

What you will paint:

  • Cornices, friezes, grotesques in classical style.

 

Information and Reservations: irmafiorentini@gmail.com

 

Visit the Studio and Home

 

ADVANCED COURSE - Trompe L'oeil

You will paint a landscape on canvas, choosing among the models available. Canvas size: 100 X 120 cm.

The materials are prepared.

 

At the end of the course you will have a

Participation Certificate of Italian Art Studio

 

Duration:

  • Short course: 4 days (you need a basic experience of painting, or you must have participated in the basic course of decorative wall painting).
  • Long course: 6 days (for more difficult subjects).

What you will study:

  • Color theory, theory of shadows, carryover of the drawing, painting techniques, perspective.

What you will paint:

  • Architectures and landscapes.

 

Information and Reservations: irmafiorentini@gmail.com

 

Visit the Studio and Home

 

INTENSIVE COURSE for beginner in DRAWING and PAINTING

 

All the basic techniques of drawing and painting

in a course of 160 hours in a month, divisible into 4 modules of one week

 

1 - Pencil and Charcoal

2 - Ink and Watercolor

3 - Acrylic

4 - Oil

 

Materials prepared

Participation Certificate at the end of the course

PROGRAM

 

Materials and Techniques

PENCIL - hatching and nuance

CHARCOAL - hatching and nuance

INK - hatching and painting with water

WATERCOLOR - painting on dry and wet paper

ACRYLIC - covering painting and glazing

OIL - covering and materic painting, glazing

 

Contents

Theory of shadows

Theory of color

Material characteristics

 

Subjects

Life drawing of still life compositions

Drawing and painting of landscapes outdoors

 Copy from past Masters of faces and human figures

 

 

Each module includes 40 hours of individual lessons or in couple

Monday through Friday, class hours: 9:00 to 18:00

 

 Free access to the Studio at the weekend

Free accommodation at the weekend for stays longer than a week

 

ACCOMMODATION

  

Information and Reservations: irmafiorentini@gmail.com

 

Visit the Studio and Home

 

HOW TO GET

 

Train or flight: you can get to Bologna by train or by plane. I can come pick you up at the railway station or airport.

 

Car: If you arrive by car, take the A1 motorway Bologna-Florence. Take the Rioveggio exit after Bologna and follow signs for Monzuno. You will arrive in the centre of the village travelling downhill along a narrow road. In front of you is a bank. Turn left. At the gas station turn left into Via Capezzale. The first stone building on your left is my home. You have arrived.

 

To learn more about Bologna and our courses:

 

Visit the site of Martha Bakerjian

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Read her article about Bologna

Visit the site of James Martin

www.wanderingitaly.com

on Slow Traveling to Italy's Hidden Gems

 

Read what he writes about our hospitality:

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