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Discover the secrets behind painting or sculpting with a small-group art lesson in a Florence art studio. Learn from an artist in an inspiring, sun-filled private studio. Work on your own creation, painting with oils or sculpting with clay, in a class suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Tuscany has been known for its pottery since ancient times, and with this hands-on class you’ll enjoy an introduction to traditional Tuscan “majolica” in just a few hours. Join a local artisan in his family-run workshop outside the town of Montelupo to learn how to work raw clay, fire, and glaze your own work. Once cooled from the kiln, your piece will be shipped directly to your home.
Spend a day exploring the Tuscan hills, marveling at art masterpieces, and tucking into Italian cuisine on this full-day tour of Florence. Look out over the city from hilltop Fiesole, admire the architecture of Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy a delicious lunch (included) of typical Tuscan specialties. Then, discover why Florence is nicknamed the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ with skip-the-line tours of the city’s two leading art galleries—the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery.
The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part.
Topics include the history of Perfumery, the choice of materials and their origin, the production techniques, the process of creating a bespoke perfume, the dilution and the bottling. Focus on the creation of a unique and personal scent, blending together aromatic notes of several raw materials.
Come and discover one of the most important museums of Florence, starting from our office you will walk along with your guide the route that will take you to the entrance of the gallery, entering from the priority entrance without waiting in the long queues and starting a chronological journey that will will allow you to admire the DAVID, a sculpture made exclusively of marble (height 520 cm) by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1501 and the beginning of 1504, considered a masterpiece of world sculpture, it is one of the emblems of the Renaissance and symbol of Florence and the Italy abroad. This work has always been considered the ideal of male beauty in art. The gallery is one of the places with the highest number of sculptures made by Michelangelo, inside you can also visit the museum of musical instruments, the largest collection of paintings with a golden background and the Sala dei Prigioni with sculptures designed for the Pope Julius II.
Hi, my name is Matteo and thank you for being here!
In my family business we make Tuscan pottery since generations and after achieving the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor we decided to share our knowledge to who wants to discover that very ancient tradition.
In a full immersive two/three hours class we will experience together all the process in ceramic making.
After the class I will bring you to the Osteria di Fuori, the oldest restaurant in Montelupo (it was built on the Renaissance!) to enjoy a lunch made with typical Tuscan food and Chianti wine.
Then I won't say more, it's a full-immersive experience that you have to feel with all your senses.
We will immerse ourselves in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more.
We discover this old craft and its charm from the first to the last step. We melt, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and pulp until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. In just a few hours, you can make your own piece of jewelry that will give you or those who wear it much pleasure.The workshop takes place in my studio in the countryside in Montespertoli (Fi).
In between, there is a snack
In summer you can cool off in the private swimming pool.
You can bring material that has emotive value, but you do not carry, bring it to melt and rework.
You do not need any previous knowledge.
It is a wonderful experience to create a piece of jewelry
The art class is an amazing opportunity to experience Florence through the eyes of a painter and to immerse yourself in the colours and lights of the Renaissance. The class is a Plein Air in a piazza next to the hotel, or on the river side. I'm a painter and art teacher and also a tourist guide. We will use acrylic colours technique, because we can paint with acrylic as oil, or water color and most important of all it gives us enormous possibilities to spread our fantasy. We will use examples from art history to choose everybody's personal style. You will have the best souvenir from Florence, a small masterpiece painted by you. I'll teach you how to lay a colour base and how to shape the painting. Our aim is to understand how a painting was created in history and to try to quickly complete an art work.
The painting experience will take place on Pontevecchio OR Giardino delle Rose OR Piazza di Santo Spirito depending on weather conditions.
Do you want to learn the Italian language in a stimulating way? Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Italy like Florence? Are you looking for a quality course and are you between 16 and 99?
You have found the right one for you! The best way to learn Italian is to immerse yourself completely in the language and culture of the country. It will be a natural and very rapid learning.
You will be immersed in the culture and will listen, read and speak only Italian throughout the day. In this way you will make rapid progress, both in the classroom and out.
Amateur historians and jewelry fans alike will enjoy a 25-minute tour around a jewelers workshop set in the same quarter inhabited by goldsmiths during the Medici Era. Learn all about the jewelry making process in the language of your choosing. Then, see the tradition, art, and patience that goes into making a piece during a live demonstration. Afterwards, feel free to peruse the laboratory shop before continuing on with your day.
Florence - Family Ceramics Class
This course begins with an art history lesson explaining the origins and techniques of typical Tuscan ceramic arts, followed by a step-by-step workshop on painting plates with typical Renaissance designs along with a snack and tea or wine in the artist's studio. Your hand-crafted Florentine-style plates will need firing – extra charge for express firing, but for families with a few days in Florence can pick up their finished works at this incredible artisan workshop 240 euro.
Become a craftsman for a day and learn the ancient decoration techniques used by the artisans of the 1600s in one of the most prestigious and ancient laboratories in Florence. A short and practical course suitable for everyone.
With the help of our teachers, each participant can decorate a wooden object that will remain as a reminder of this magical experience.
Our experience allows you not only to admire art, but to be able to create it with your own hands. You will learn the history and secrets of a majestic work together with the expert guidance of the sculptor Octavio Palomino.
Our experience allows you not only to admire art, but above all to be able to create it with your own hands. You will learn about animals in Renaissance art and you will be able to model the clay by observing a live animal model.
Take a day off from visiting and studying the great works of Florentine sculptors like Michelangelo, Cellini and Donatello to create a great work of your own. Rather than joining a one-size-fits-all public class, though, this private half-day clay sculpting workshop is tailored to you and your group. Learn the ins and outs of clay sculpture from a private tutor and develop your skills with all the basic materials provided.
This incredible workshop explores the wonderful medium of charcoal and focuses on additive and subtractive methods of building an image. We will explore different tools, paper and materials and gain a greater understanding of charcoal.
On the tour, you will roam through streets and squares, surrounded by the tales and secrets of Florence. Your guide will recount important historical people and places, connecting their stories to the importance and love of food.
You will explore the details of monuments such as Orsanmichele and the Duomo, as well as the unique personalities of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Leonardo Da Vinci and Caterina de'Medici’s impact on the culinary world (just to name a few)! Our city has always mixed craftsmanship, culinary expertise and love for beautiful things; literally, our art is on the table.
To understand an Italian city means to savor its delicious tradition. After your tour, we will explore the traditional Florentine cuisine featured in your tour with a chic picnic in a beautiful garden, Horticultural Garden! We will prepare a multi-course meal for you with locally sourced ingredients!
We look forward to this culinary adventure with us!
With this amazing workshop you will learn end explore the technique of free hand drawing. The location will be the amazing Museo del Bargello or the enchanting Bardini’s Garden, both in Florence, where you will be able to choose your preferred subject to draw, overlooking at it in a 360 degrees.
Florence has inspired countless artists over the ages, and there is no better place to tap into your creative vein than this Renaissance capital. With this workshop, both beginners and experienced painters can try their hand at creating original works of art with watercolors in the heart of Florence, following the drawing, composition, and technical tips of an art instructor and using the art supplies provided.
The activity will allow you to experience the traditional process of sculpture, understanding its realization with the original materials that gave rise to the most famous works of art in the field of sculpture. Being part of Italian history, this experience is one of the most recommended for art lovers.
Florence looks magical during the night, and this tour is a great way to discover the city’s most beautiful sites, get top photography tips, and see secret parts of Florence that you wouldn’t discover alone. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as a photographer will accompany and give you top tips on how to take great photos during the evening.
This tour is ideal for night owls or those who have jet lag.
- No heat and no crowd: a rare opportunity to capture the city's beauty without the crowd and the heat during the day
- Learn photography tips and tricks that you can use after your vacation
- All experience levels and types of camera equipment welcome
- Capture the city's Renaissance charm using your digital camera or cellphone - Get tips on lighting, composition, and other techniques to create high-quality images
- Choose from different tour lengths at checkout based on your preferences
- A hands-on workshop to improve night photography techniques
Florence - Art School for Kids or Family
Parents can get some grown-up time to explore Florence while we work with the kids on a chosen project ranging from drawing & painting (the basis of art) to fresco / graffito, mosaic, mixed media, or sculpture under the guidance of our studio artist and arts educator, Marco or one of his Fine Arts docents at his exclusive art academy right in the heart of Florence. Kids only or family art projects taking inspiration from the beauty of Florence. Kids only private lesson 100 euro/child 2.5 hr. lesson.
Fresco, meaning fresh in Italian, is the revered art of painting on fast-drying damp plaster with water based pigments. During the Renaissance, fresco painting was considered the true test of an artist's skill, since one had to finish before the plaster dried in order to ensure the adhesion of the image to the wall. During this 3-hour hands-on Florence Fresco Workshop, we'll learn basic fresco technique from a local Florentine artist who is a master of fresco painting.