The Classical Approach: Landscape Painting
Landscape Painting en Plein Air, a Study of Architecture/Buildings in the Landscape
In the idyllic grounds of Stowe, students will be guided through the practical concepts and artistic process of landscape art. They will be taught to observe and record directly from nature confront the perspective of monuments and reproduce the landscape’s structural rhythms and design, as well as basic values, organising the palette and applying paint.
The course runs for 6 hours daily.
Instruction is by individual critique, so students will receive guidance at their individual level of expertise.
Instruction in English and French by individual critique. Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced welcome
Maximum enrollment 14 students
Discounted art supplies can be provided at a cost of £250
Lunch and refreshments provided each day
“Nature is above all, creative. I have a love for the natural world and I am a keen anthropologist, bird watcher and naturalist. The beauty of the world around me is my inspiration and I want to capture and describe it to others through my painting. I hope that this fascination is something that will be conveyed through my paintings. My intention is to show this to others in a hope that they will stop and look around them, and see beyond themselves, towards something that is not only mesmeric and contemplative, but also profoundly beautiful.”
Amy Florence, born in London in 1989, works predominantly in the medium of oil painting. Florence trained at the Chelsea College of Arts, London, in 2007 before moving to Florence in 2008 to train at a private Atelier, that teaches a technique which stems from the early Renaissance. She began teaching at the Atelier in her second year, remaining there until 2013.
In April 2014 Florence exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Portrait Society in London and was invited to exhibit a solo show at the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence in November 2014, and a solo show at The Modern Pantry, London in November 2015.
She now has a private studio in the historic centre of Florence, where she works exclusively from life under natural light.
ADDRESS: Stowe School, Buckingham, England
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 on June 1. No refunds will be given for cancellation after payment of the balance.
The Florence Academy of Art endeavors to provide an educational environment conducive to encouraging the artistic talents of each student. This requires that all students respect the policies of the Academy, its instructors, and the other students in the program. By enrolling in the Academy, students agree to subscribe to these policies as contained in the Student Handbook available on this website.
The Florence Academy of Art is a United States non-profit 501 c (3) educational entity, and admits students of any race, age, color and national or ethnic origin