Côte d’Azur, France – Landscape Painting with Toby Wright
Students will meet at the Monaco studio of acclaimed local artist, Toby Wright, for instruction and discussion of the classical method prior to going out daily to the nearby hill towns of La Turbie and Roquebrune Village to paint on location. Wright will explain the Florence Academy method and its application in painting plein aire. Instruction is by individual critique, so, you will be guided at your own level of expertise. All levels are welcome.
Transportation from the studio to and from the villages, as well as lunch in selected cafes on location, will be provided daily.
Students will return to the studio each day where they can store wet canvasses and gear.
There are a number of nearby accommodations within walking distance of the studio, as well as a full range of hotels and vacations apartments in the region.
Thumbnail image: Toby Wright, “Untitled”
Images La Turbie and Roquebrune Village:
Instruction by individual critique. Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced levels welcome
30 hours including lunch break and technical demonstrations on mixing colors, organizing the palette, and preparing mediums
Ground transportation from the studio to La Turbie and Roquebrune Village
Lunch on location
Landscape painting chairs
Maximum enrollment 10 students
Graduate of The Florence Academy of Art, Toby Wright was invited to assist teaching while continuing his studies. His positions included director of the drawing program for the sculpture department, and principal instructor in the advanced painting program. Inspired by various masters of painting and sculpture from the 17th and 19th century, Toby Wright believes in the method of working from life to capture the full depth of his subjects.
In parallel to a career in portrait painting, he has also applied his classical training to his love of nature and wildlife. To observe his subject directly from life, he has pursued his subject to various locations across the globe: The Arctic, South Africa, Mexico. Swimming with Orca and Whales in the Arctic, or the Sea Lions of the sea of Cortez, he has even pushed his boundaries and adapted to draw underwater.
His work can be found in public and private collections in Europe and America. He currently paints in his studio, in Monaco.
“Art is the expression of the invisible by visible means.” – Fromentin
See more of Toby’s work in the Alumni Gallery or at www.tobywrightfineart.com
Images of Toby while teaching and a selection of his plein aire paintings:
ADDRESS: 7 RUE DES GERANIUMS, 98000, MONACO
Minimum enrollment requirement for all studio workshops is 5. Students will be notified if this number is not reached 60 days before the first day of class. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another workshop, availability permitting, or having their payment refunded. Students may continue to apply to workshops even after the deadline and through the first day of the course.
The Florence Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any course at the last minute or during the session. Once you apply and are accepted, you will receive an acceptance packet via email with information on housing, materials and payment of the non-refundable deposit due immediately to hold your place. The balance must be received two months before the first day of class. No refunds will be given for cancellation after payment of the balance.
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