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The Florence Studio

Borgo SS. Apostoli, 18, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 389 157 0276
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Still Life Oil Painting Experience

I LOVE this studio!!! Always remember that this studio is run by two fantastic artists and one... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
itolibia
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Miami Beach, Florida
Learning to sculpt

I visited three times to complete my first portrait sculpture and learn to cast it under Frank's... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Kempawera
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Visit an art studio in a beautiful palazzo in the centre of Florence for a short introductory 3 hour class in traditional painting or sculpting or book a longer period of study of 3, 5 or 10 mornings or afternoons for a more intensive holiday workshop. We offer flexible scheduling for beginners to advanced artists... all are welcome, ages 12-100. Your instructors, Frank Rekrut and Laura Thompson, are classically trained artists.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Borgo SS. Apostoli, 18, 50123, Florence, Italy
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+39 389 157 0276
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

I LOVE this studio!!! Always remember that this studio is run by two fantastic artists and one curious and adorable bunny named Leo!! I had the honor to take a workshop in Still Life Oil Painting with painter Laura Thompson and it was an awesome...More

1  Thank itolibia
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Thank you! We had such a great time with you and you produced fantastic work! We're looking forward to seeing your future projects and really hope we will see you again soon : Hugs from us both ...and of course also from Leo :)

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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

I visited three times to complete my first portrait sculpture and learn to cast it under Frank's tutelage. It has been a wonderful discovery and made for a very meaningful time for my first time in Florence. The studio is now a home from home...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

LOVED this place! Cannot recommend enough. Partner and I visited and each chose a different taster class; sculpture and painting. Laura and Frank, the two owners who looked after us, were truly fantastic. They were kind, loving and made us so welcomed that we didn't...More

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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

We so enjoyed having you both!!!! It was a wonderful afternoon of fun art and great conversation with new friends. We hope you'll visit us again on your next Florence adventure.

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

I had 2 days in Florence and wanted to learn the basics of oil painting, the Sight-Size method, use of color, and sculpture. I thought this was a lot to ask for, and was very pleasantly surprised when Laura and Frank designed the perfect projects...More

1  Thank Julia N
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2017

Thank you Julia! We loved having you with us. You were such a brave and enthusiastic student to try so much in such a short time. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Attending Laura's painting courses and Frank's sculpting classes was a refreshing experience that made me think of new ways of using artistic material and got me out seeing and exploring the beautiful city of Florence.

3  Thank Keith C
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Thanks Keith! You're work was incredible. We were so pleased to have had you with us! Laura and Frank

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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I went with my best friend on this amazing painting holiday to The Florence Studio. I can honestly say that I loved every single minute. It wasn't just because I got to spend a week in Florence. My group were the nicest people and we...More

2  Thank HelenHumphrey742
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2016

Thank you Helen! It was a pleasure to have you at the studio and we agree that week's group became such good friends. Hope to see you back again, Laura and Frank

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had a fantastic time here last year doing a still life art course. The teaching was superb, the atmosphere relaxed - we learnt so much. Laura could not have been more generous with her teaching and her patience. Her able assistant, Frank (talented sculptor and...More

1  Thank Jo G
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Thank you Jo! We enjoyed having you here! We've recently expanded our studio by taking over 2000 sq.ft just one floor down from our current studio and the space is beautiful... you must come again soon!

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I was privileged to be one of the first students to study painting at the newly expanded Florence Studio in Florence, Italy. The studio was inviting with high ceilings and two large windows that opened onto the street below providing natural lighting and fresh air....More

1  Thank Carol D
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Thanks Carol! We had such fun with the group and Leo certainly misses you! You'll have to come back for another workshop soon. We'd love to have you again. Happy painting! Laura and Frank (and the studio bunny Leo).

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Laura is an incredible artist. She teaches oil painting in an inspiring and structured way, whilst you are surrounded in the studio by her beautiful paintings. She provides all the materials you need, so no worries about what to bring, and everything is ready for...More

1  Thank CarolDanbury_Uk
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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Thank you Carol. We enjoyed having you for the group workshop and can't wait to see your future works! It was such fun to have you with us. Laura and Frank

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Florence studio is run by two artists Laura Thompson and her husband Frank Rekrut, Laura is a painter and Frank a sculptor, I have been on one course already and will be back in October for another. They have just expanded their studio, Both...More

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Laura T, Owner at The Florence Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2016

Thank you Bob for your kind words. We really enjoyed having you at the still life workshop and are looking forward to seeing you again for the next class in October!

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