Portrait Painting with Per Olav Olsen
Through intense observation, students in Portrait Painting, under the guidance of an FAA instructor, will develop their ability to reproduce an accurate visual impression of the model. Toby will guide students through step by step program, focusing on drawing and techniques to reproduce shadow and light in oil painting, while also studying the anatomy and construction of the skull.
The Summer Sessions at The Florence Academy of Art / Sweden are designed for students with a strong desire to develop their artistic skills. The courses are led by professional artists with years of experience in teaching classical methods, are intended for those with a passion for creating realistic art.
Most of the instruction is on an individual basis and our instructors adapt the exercises to your level of experience, which means that the courses are suitable for both beginners and professional artists. In addition to the individual feedback, group lessons will be held. The instructors will also give lectures and lead museum visits. The skills you acquire during your course can be applied directly to your continued artistic endeavours.
Whichever course you prefer, you will take advantage of the expertise of all of the instructors. Demonstrations and lectures including students from all courses are an inspiring way to get new perspectives on the knowledge that your selected course will provide. It is also a great opportunity to gain insight into other disciplines.
Maximum number of participants: 15 per week.
Students work from the live model six hours per day.
Daily instruction in English.
All materials necessary to complete the course.
6 hours per day with the model (with the exception of landscape painting and Ecorché sculpture).
Assistance with housing and accomodations: The Florence Academy of Art will provide a list of available housing in the vicinity to accepted students. Students are responsible for booking their own housing. The cost of housing is not included in the tuition fee.
Assistance with shipping work completed during the course. An additional fee will be charged for this optional service.
The administrative staff is available before the course, as well as during the course, to assist students and answer questions.
Per Olav Olsen
Born in 1980, Trondheim Norway, Per Olav Olsen works as a painter in his own studio In Verdal, Norway, and teaches regularly workshops in painting and drawing. Olsen works mainly on portrait commissions, along with his personal work. Searching for the story in each subject, he uses intuition and a natural ability to sense his subject’s character to represent it. For Olsen, interacting with and getting to know his subject is integral to portraying the individual. Each subject will “tell” how it wants to be painted. Composition, design and techniques are his tools that allow him to capture a solid representation. Olsen has participated in group exhibitions in Florence, Gothenburg and Los Angeles. His work is represented by Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills, CA.
See more of Per Olav’s work in the Alumni Gallery and at: www.instagram.com/perolavolsenartist
Götaforsliden 17, 431 34 Mölndal, Sweden
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.