The painting course aims to teach technique in order to encourage individual expression and to explore the usage of various materials in an open-ended way. No drawing skills or previous oil painting experience is required. You will gain practical technical knowledge and hands on experience in a fun and friendly environment. We are rather flexible and shape as much as possible the program for the needs, interests and skills of students.

Particular emphasis will be on the creative interpretation of the figure, object composition, nature and open air painting. Form, value, line, proportions and colours will be studied as means of determining space, shape, volume and composition.

Fine Art Course

Timetable: 170 hours, 12 weeks long.
10 weeks: 3 hours a day per 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
2 weeks: 5 hours a day per 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Levels: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. Tutors: Marco Paoletti and Isabel Mendes.

Main topics are as follow: basic drawing techniques, setting and sketching, observation skills, creative perception strategies. Interpreting images through drawing: light, volume and chiaroscuro. Introduction to various techniques: study of watercolours, tempera-gouache, acrylics, pastels, oil and mixed media

Dates for 2012:
24 October to 13 Dicember

Intensive Courses

Timetable: 25 hours, 5 hours per lesson (2,30 – 7,30 pm) from Monday to Friday.
Levels: Beginner, intermediate and advanced. Tutors: Marco Paoletti and Isabel Mendes.
Next dates:
1 to 5 Ottobre  – 26 to 30 Novembre


Fees includes:

– Usage of all supplies.
– Free Housing service and touristic information
– Coffee breaks with snacks during every class.
– Attendance Certificate at the end of the course.
– Possibility of free publishing of the students artwork in “Visual Arts Illustrated” online magazine.
-Post-course assistance (by phone or e-mail) for instruments and materials, and for future artworks, including evaluation, corrections and advice.
– Possibility of buying airbrush supply during the course.

Fine Art Course: 1.700,00 Euro
Intensive Course: 480,00 Euro