The course centres on the painting of the Macchiaioli, who were active in Tuscany during the Italian Risorgimento. These include, among others, Tommaso Fattori , Telemaco Signorini and Vincenzo Cabianca , whose works will be examined in class.

study painting in florenceStudents will acquire techniques for creating various effects, painting from life in the same pictorial chiaroscuro used by the Macchiaioli, based on Renaissance techniques.

The Macchiaioli were able represent reality in the time it took to make a drawing, in full colour and without foregoing accurate depiction. 

The course is offered for both small groups (maximum 6 students) and individuals.
1. “Group Course” Option

This formula allows you to recreate the atmosphere of a Florentine workshop, and to share ideas and techniques during the creation of the paintings.

Code Lessons Weeks Price

1 lesson: 2 hours and 15 minutes


Month Starting Date 2016 Ending Date 2016
01 04 January 29 January
02 01 February 26 February
03 29 February 25 March
04 04 April 29 April
05 02 May 27 May
06 30 May 23 June
07 27 June 22 July
08 25 July 19 August
09 22 August 16 September
10 19 September 14 October
11 24 October 18 November
12 21 November 16 December


Day Event
28 March - 1 April Spring Break
17 - 21 October Fall Break
19 - 31 December Christmas Break
6 January Epiphany
25 April Festa della Liberazione
02 June Festa della Repubblica
24 June Saint John Babtist (Patron Saint of Florence)
15 August Assumption
01 November All Saints' Day
08 December Immaculate Conception

2. “Individual Course” Option
This formula allows the student to construct the program directly with the teacher and adapt it to his/her individual training needs. The dates of the lectures will be coordinated with the academic secretary office:

Code Lessons Price

All prices are in Euros.
Registration fee of 70,00 Euro (valid for 12 months).
1 lesson: 45 minutes.

Teacher: Carlo Tarani


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