Drawing & Painting workshop in Florence w/Dominique Medici

Led by Painting and Drawing Instructor Dominique Medici and Art History Instructor Carol Hendricks
June 27 – July 13, 2019

Join Dominique Medici and Carol Hendricks for this unparalleled opportunity to study the masterpieces of the Renaissance while refining your drawing and painting skills.

Workshop and Tour Price Includes:

  • 16 nights’ accommodation in a shared centrally located apartment
  • All Entrance Fees to Museums and Historic Sites
  • Workshop Instruction and Figure Model
  • Art History Lectures and Tours
  • Group welcome dinner and end of workshop happy hour

Workshop pricing: $4,300*/per person double occupancy room in a shared apartment (+$700 for single occupancy room in a shared apartment).

How to reserve a spot:

  • First, pay a $500 per person non-refundable deposit online.
  • Then choose your accommodation preference and pay online:
  • Please complete one form per tour participant then sign and return to Gage Academy of Art. All spaces are processed on a first-come basis upon receipt of your signed Tour Contract and deposit or payment in full. Please keep a copy of this form for your files.

Reserve your place with a $500 per person non-refundable deposit online.

*Airfare is not included!

Time during the workshop will be divided between using the classrooms at our partner school SACI (Studio Arts College International), drawing, and painting on site. Outside of the classroom, students will have many opportunities to draw and sketch; copying sculptures in places like the Bargello, making studies of famous paintings in the churches and museums and drawing both small architectural details and larger panoramic vistas. Dominique Medici stresses the importance of drawing and painting from life and it shows in both her work and in the work of her students.

During the day our workshop will include visits to several churches, museums and other sites as a group including:

Uffizi Gallery:
This museum has one of the largest collection of Italian Renaissance artwork anywhere including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and many Botticelli work.

World famous art museum containing Michelangelo’s David, his four unfinished sculptures and many Italian Renaissance paintings.

Museo di San Marco:
A restored former monastery with frescos by Fra Angelico in each cell and a library by Michelozzo. Fra Savonarola lived there as did Cosimo di Medici.

Santa Croce:
A huge Franciscan church containing work by Giotto, Taddeo and Agnolo Gaddi, Donatello and the famous Pazzi Chapel designed by Brunelleschi. It also holds the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo.

Santa Maria Novella:
Contains large frescos by Masaccio, Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi.

The Brancacci Chapel:
Famous fresco cycle by Masaccio and Masolino in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine.

Basilica di Santo Spirito
Beautiful Renaissance church on Piazza Santo Spirito designed by Brunelleschi and filled with artwork.

Bargello Museum
The sculpture museum of Florence with dozens of works by Donatello, including his famous David and also sculptures by Michelangelo.

The Pitti Palace
Enormous former villa of the Medici family which contains several museums and the famed Boboli Gardens. The painting gallery holds many important works including Raphaels, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi and Botticelli.

Duomo Museum
Museum filled with artwork formerly in the Duomo including work by Donatello (St. Mary Magdalene), Michelangelo (late Pieta), and Ghiberti’s original Gates of Paradise.

For questions or for more information please email Carol Hendricks, carol@gageacademy.org

About tour leaders:

Dominique Medici is a figurative painter specializing in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. She studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. She was a semifinalist in both the BP Portrait Prize and Outwin Boochevor Portrait Completion and has received awards from The Portrait Society of America members, Oil Painters of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and others. Dominique has undertaken numerous portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout the US and internationally. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.

Carol Hendricks earned an MA in Art History and Fine Arts Administration from Temple University, where she spent a semester in Rome. She has worked at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle as the Adult Program Director since 2005 and has lectured in art history at both Gage and the Frye Art Museum. She has presented at conferences for the Renaissance Society of America, Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society and Northwest World History Association as well as contributed research to the books “Classical Drawing Atelier” and “Classical Painting Atelier” by Juliette Aristides. Through Gage Carol has co-taught several workshops in Florence, Italy and writes both an art history blog (Art History Blogger) and a travel blog (Traveling with Carol).