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Autumn Sight-Size Portrait Painting Workshop

September 08, 2019

Dates – 9th – 20th September


Times - Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm.


Fee – 1500 euro *includes all model fees


Location – Studio Donatello, Piazzale Donatello 25, Florence




Week 1

The foundation of this workshop is drawing. Painting and drawing is split 50/50 during the two weeks, to encourage students to put more drawing into their painting and more painting into their drawing. Students will start with an AM portrait drawing, and a PM portrait painting, using the sight-size technique and working to the scale of life. Both will continue throughout the week. During the workshop we will discuss the technical challenges of charcoal and oil, and how to create the visual impression through the use of sight-size. Amy will demonstrate and critique throughout the workshop.


Week 2

Students will begin two new portraits, one drawing and one painting, building on the foundation of the week prior. Amy will again offer regular critiques and demonstrate throughout. On the last day there will be a final critique and the opportunity to see the work from the two weeks together.

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