Florence is the best destination for Art Holidays in Italy. Why? Because:
- It is known as the cradle of the Renaissance, the important cultural movement that transformed the whole of Europe, influencing art, literature, science and politics;
- Many of the artists, architects and thinkers who led the Renaissance were born in and around Florence, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghirlandaio, Machiavelli, Lorenzo de’ Medici…
• Still today it is a wonderfully preserved city full of Renaissance art and architecture; it’s a living museum;
- Florence had a wealth of natural resources that made it the perfect place where to study art in the past; for example many buildings and sculptures were made with marble from nearby quarries, while pigments for painting were easy to find in the city’s popular trade markets;
- Still today it’s a great place where to study for professional purposes or just for art holidays, in fact Florence has excellent schools and skilled professors that can meet the needs of any student.
What are the Top 3 Art Holiday Experiences in Florence?
While there are a variety of amazing art courses in Italy, we have selected three that are particularly interesting and popular for art holidays in Florence:
Terracotta or wood? Choose your favourite material and join the hands-on course with a local maestro concerned with maintaining Italy’s artistic traditions alive! You will learn about the different types of clay or wood, the utensils and how to use them, and modelling techniques – among other things. You can book a 24, 48, 72 or 96-hour course over one, two or more weeks. The school is located in the historic centre. Read more about the Sculpture Courses in Florence.
The programme of the painting course includes the use of normal and oily temperas, the use of coloured pencils and pastels technique, practicing on copies of Old Masters and painting real-life landscapes. You can book a 24, 48, 72 or 96-hour course over one, two or more weeks. The school is located in the historic centre. Read more about the individual Painting Course in Florence. A painting workshop for groups is also available for 2 or more weeks.
This course takes place in a medieval village near Florence, providing you with the opportunity to explore the Tuscan countryside during your art holidays. Your artisan teacher will explain a variety of aspects, such as the different types of stones, how to use the utensils and machines of the trade, design and composition aspects – among others. You can book a 24, 48, 72 or 96-hour course over one, two or more weeks. Read more about the Florentine Mosaic Course.
Why book Art Holidays in Florence with Studianitalia?
With more than 10 years of experience in the field of Creative Tourism and Educational Travel, Studiainitalia has carefully and personally hand-picked the best courses. You can experience an Art Holiday in Florence in a creative and interactive way, learning century-old techniques directly in art workshops run by professional artists and maestros. Since most courses are individual, their programme can be adapted to your own needs. Studiainitalia can also provide you with different accommodation options, such as hotels, private rooms, and shared or individual apartments near the school.
Curious to know what courses you can sign up for? Have a look at Studiainitalia’s Art Courses in Italy.