Courses offered by the Art Studio

Artist Francesca is an expert and successful teacher of various decoration and fine art techniques, highly regarded by students from all over the world.

In the wake of the tradition of Florentine art workshops inspired by those of the Renaissance from the workshop of Cimabue and Giotto to Verrocchio and Ghirlandaio or Leonardo and Michelangelo, the Art Studio of Francesca is attended throughout the year by students of all ages, of all backgrounds and from different countries.

*** We also organize short 1 day workshops of the courses, lasting a few hours. Contact me to request further details. ***

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Courses offered in the Decorative Arts

TROMPE L'OEIL

Introduction of the technique of the prospective and special effect to make the effects of far objects
Exercises of drawing and painting of real objects and real effects like soft or hard, wet or rough sensation.
Project of a trompe l'oeil reproduction and enlarging the subject


DRAWING

Different effects like dark and light effects to make the object's volume of and the real misure of things
Using of differnt pencils as coal and different papers


WATERCOLOR PAINTING

How to choose the paper for this technique
Drawing the subject
Painting the subject by watercolors


EGG TEMPERA PAINTING

Preparation of the table by using chalk of Bologna and rabbit glue
Choice of the subject technique of pouncing
Painting of the subject by using egg and pigments
Using paper gold in some parts of the painting


OIL PAINTING

Drawing the subject by the tehcnique of squared paper or by looking at a true subject
Realization of the subject by oil painting
Finishing the painting with special vernissages


ACRYLIC PAINTING

Drawing the subject by the tehcnique of squared paper or by looking at a real subject
Realization of the subject by acrylic painting
Explenation of gradient effects to make the volume effects
Finishing the painting with special vernissages


FRESCO PAINTING

Historic notes and ancient recipes
Preparation of "arriccio"
Preparation of plaster
Preparation of pouncing
Painting with pigments on fresh plaster


CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF YOUR PAINTINGS AND OTHER OLD ITEMS


DECORATION ON WOOD

Preparation of woodby using chalk and rabbit glue
Explanation and practical demonstration of eiproduction of different effects as marble, wood, texture..by acrylic and oil colors.
Technique of one color only for the low-relief
Technique of "shabby", "craquelé", "poor art", "venice style"
Technique of finishing


GLASS ENGRAVING

Exercises by using the engraving drill and the different abrasive sticks to obtain different effects
Project and realization of the decorative drawing


STAINED GLASS

exercises by using of the instruments for the decoration of glass
Using o special materials as adesive cooper, water firm, special colors for glass
Project and realzzation of glass objects as little lamps or little stained glass windows
Using diamond cutter and abrasive machine, and welding
The corse provides all the materials and the instruments


PYROGRAPHY ON WOOD

Choice of wood
Drawing
Engraving by pyrografy


MARBLED PAPER

Notes about the preparation of glue and colors
Building special combs for the realization of this kind of paper
Marbled decoration of paper
Using of this papers to cover different kind of cardboard objects


MOSAICS

Notes on these techniques
Explanation of direct and indirect metod
Explanation of the finishing by filling the escapes


MINIATURA


ENGRAVING ON ZINC


For Prices and Booking Information:
Please call the artist Francesca Vannini at +39 338 8586705 or email her at info@decorazioniepitture.it

Francesca also teaches group courses in drawing and oil painting for adults and children in Sieci (Florence).