Still Life Workshop in Florence

Hotel della Signoria - Breakfast on the roof terrace

Laura Thompson - Tutor

Sunday 23rd October 2022
with Laura Thompson

Florence is an incredible city with so many museums and places of beauty to visit.  It is a small city and so easy to explore everything on foot.  Tuition will take place each morning in a magnificent studio housed in one of Florence's many Palazzos.  The studio is owned by Laura and Frank who originated in Canada and have now lived in Florence for over 15 years.  They are both alumni of The Florence Academy of Art.  Hotel della Signoria, where are guests will stay, is 2 minutes from the Ponte Vechio Bridge and just a 5 minute walk to the studio.  Laura will be teaching the "Sight See" method of painting a Still Life.  The media is oils and all equipment will be provided including the canvas.   By the end of the week everyone will walk away with an accomplished Still Life oil painting.  Tuition takes place each morning in the light filled studio and finishes at 13.00 each day.  Coffee will be served at 11 am and Frank usually brings out prosecco and nibbles at 12 noon. Guests are free to have lunch wherever they wish in the city.  Each evening guests will get together to have dinner in different restaurants in the centre of Florence.  This holiday is very suitable for single people travelling alone.  We have put our intimate knowledge of Florence and its restaurants to good use. 

2022 Florence Still Life Programme.pdf

"I had a fantastic time! The group was great and Frank and Laura are lovely people. I learnt a huge amount and will definitely come again" 

"I really enjoyed the painting experience. Laura and Frank provided an excellent combination of focussed instruction and conviviality. The meals were great! Thank you for organizing such a wonderful painting holiday". 

Cost and What's Included

£1,800.00 per person - no single person supplement

£300.00 discount for non-painting partner
Optional Upgrades:
Superior Double Room £50.00 per night
Superior Suite £65.00 per night
  • 7 nights accommodation in a double room with en suite facilities (no sharing necessary)
  • Airport transfers from Florence Airport
  • 5 mornings Still Life tuition
  • All materials provided including brushes, paints and canvas
  • Set of brushes as a gift.
  • 5 dinners with wine - guests choose three courses from the menu
  • Lecture by Art Historian on Brunaleschi and the building of the Dome followed by tea in The British Institute.
  •    Guided tour, with professional guide who has a Masters in Art History, starting at Casa Buonarroti to see Michelangelo's earliest works, to Bargello Museum to see works by Michelangelo ("Bacchus" and "Brutus") and then via the Duomo ending in Accademia to see Michelangelo's "David". 
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