"THE IMPRESSIONISTIC FIGURE"
Pastel or Oil
Florence & Fiesole
MAY 25-31, 2019
The Impressionistic Figure with Margaret Dyer
May 25-31, 2019 / Sat-Fri
PAINTING FROM LIVE MODELS and PHOTOS
Edgar Degas painted from his photo references.
Why can't we?
The trick is knowing how to make it look like you didn't. In addition to working from life, we will conduct several photo sessions, discussing lighting, posing models and environments. And we'll work from our photo references to produce life-like paintings in the thrilling settings of Florence and Fiesole, Italy.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to study figurative painting with an accomplished artist and instructor while experiencing the rich atmosphere of this lively Renaissance city that holds nearly a third of the world's art treasures. Stroll the same cobblestone streets as did Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli.
Your accommodation is in the Oltrarno section of Florence just minutes away from the major landmarks, but removed from the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist section. You'll experience authentic Florence like a local by living in an area known for its artisan shops and boutiques. Comfortable, welcoming, and typically Italian, it will be your home in Florence for most of your stay and a great base from which to start your Italian experience each morning. On Day 5, you will retreat to the hill town of Fiesole to relax and enjoy the fresh breezes for which it is known. There you will visit the Etruscan/Roman ruins and enjoy the panaramic view of Florence from the San Francesco monastery. Margaret will also guide you in working from the figure outside .
In this intensive studio workshop with Margaret Dyer you will work from a live model and photo references. You will also have opportunity for photo shoots of the model under Margaret's expert eye for composition and color. References that will keep you painting for years to come. You don't have to be an accomplished painter or pastelist as Margaret will help you with the basics if you need that. We'll get plenty of time for painting, exploring, tasting and sipping. We'll work inside and out and have a heavenly Italian experience!
Join Margaret to advance your figurative skills, enjoy La Dolce Vita that is so much a part of the Italian lifestyle and let your beautiful surroundings feed your artistic inspiration!
We are excited to welcome back Atlanta artist and instructor, Margaret Dyer, for a third time. Margaret is a master pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and award-winning member of the American Impressionist Society. Her paintings are fresh and vivid and her approach is simple and direct. She will be part of your Florence experience during the entire 7 days. Margaret will open new doors to your understanding of the figure and color.
Space is limited to 10 students
The Impressionistic Figure
May 25-31, 2019 in Florence and Fiesole
TUITION: $3150 ($500 deposit required to hold your space) Does NOT include airfare
6 night total accommodation based on double occupancy (air-conditioned, WiFi) 4 nights in downtown Florence and 2 nights in the hilltown of Fiesole
All evening meals (wine and gratuities included)
City walking tour with professional guide
Admission to the Accademia to see the "real" David
Visit to an Artisan Studio
All instruction from Margaret who will be with the group the entire workshop
Model fees included
All ground transportation related to scheduled events and transfer to Fiesole
Native speaker and experienced workshop host with group and available onsite
JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF ART & BEAUTY
- Each day will be filled with painting time, good food, free time and lots of inspiration -