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Drawing Florence Pencil and Watercolours

Florence, Italy

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Experience hosted by Betty

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in Danish, English, Italian

What you'll do

This experience is for people who want to discover Florence with a brush in hand. To see the city through new eyes sketching, painting and discover what Florence looks like through an artists lens.
I will assist you during the whole session with useful tips on composition, perspective, light and shade, color mixing and working step by step to create your own masterpieces.
In the three hours we will try out different techniques and materials while walking from one sight to another to find different motifs in the center.

The course is for all levels, both beginners and more experienced. My way of teaching is very individual and we'll start from your level and step by step progress from there.

Another experience that I’m running through Airbnb:
https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/1439650
Where we discover the splendid world of watercolours.

Check out the experience on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myflorenceexperience/

During summer I try to start early but if afternoon fits you better no problem.
Anyway don't hesitate to contact me if you don't find the date or time you are looking for in the calendar.
This experience is for people who want to discover Florence with a brush in hand. To see the city through new eyes sketching, painting and discover what Florence looks like through an artists lens.
I will assist you during the whole session with useful tips on composition, perspective, light and shade, color mixing and working step by step to create your own masterpieces.
In the three hours we will try out different techniques and mat…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will bring all materials that you need during the course pencils, brushes...
From $51
/ person
Sun, Dec 6
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person
Mon, Dec 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person
Tue, Dec 8
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person

Meet your host, Betty

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 43 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Danish full-time artist living in Florence since 1998.
I have a master degree in textile design and work wise I am moving between fashion and fine art. Colours and sketching that's what my life is all about so I would be happy to show you some of my favorite spots in Florence for sketching/painting.

My Instagram profil: https://www.instagram.com/bettyritschel
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Where you'll be

We will mostly be outside all the time starting next to the Dome, from there we will go towards the river and continue on the other side of the river. The class includes a walk and on one of the drawing spots involves standing for about an hour but can easily be changed with another location where you can sit down just let me know in advance.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Mary And John
October 2020
We bought this class as a gift for our son’s birthday. The review is based on his feedback which was very positive. He highly recommends the experience
Anna
October 2020
This has been one of my favourite experiences here in Florence. The location and views were magical, and Betty’s guidance was incredibly helpful. I definitely feel like I made huge strides in my sketching and watercolour ability in the 3h (which went by far too quickly!). She was kind, patient, and obviously really passionate and knowledgable - a wonderful teacher! I had a great time, and have come away feeling really inspired to keep practising! Thanks Betty 😁
This has been one of my favourite experiences here in Florence. The location and views were magical, and Betty’s guidance was incredibly helpful. I definitely feel like I made huge…
Veronica
July 2020
Acquerellare Firenze é stata un'esperienza unica, Betty é un'ottima insegnante e conosce scorci particolari per fare esperienza. Era la prima volta che utilizzavo gli acquerelli, e mi ha spiegato tutto quello che c'era da sapere per fare un buon lavoro anche alle prime armi.vorrei pubbvlicare le foto dei miei lavori, ma non riesco ad allegarle qui!
Acquerellare Firenze é stata un'esperienza unica, Betty é un'ottima insegnante e conosce scorci particolari per fare esperienza. Era la prima volta che utilizzavo gli acquerelli, e…
Maïté
July 2020
Betty was an excellent instructor. Not only did she teach me new techniques and styles, she also introduced me to the local culture and art scene. It was a lot of fun to paint three or four pieces in different locations, and moreover it was a challenge that grew my artistic abilities. I highly recommend booking time with Betty on your next trip to Florence!
Betty was an excellent instructor. Not only did she teach me new techniques and styles, she also introduced me to the local culture and art scene. It was a lot of fun to paint thre…
Emma
June 2020
Me and my boyfriend had a really nice experience with Betty! We were in Florence during the COVID-19 time, but Betty arranged all very well. We went sketching first and then started to use watercolours. She gave us individual feedback and was very positive and patient with us. Communication with Betty was very easy. She is really friendly and welcoming and knows what she is talking about. It was such a nice experience; so we decided to buy watercolours ourselves to use back home. Betty also gave us recommendations for nice restaurants and told us where she buys her painting utensils :)
Me and my boyfriend had a really nice experience with Betty! We were in Florence during the COVID-19 time, but Betty arranged all very well. We went sketching first and then start…
Ulrike
February 2020
Betty was very patient with me.. for I am something of a starter or not thet trained. She showed me different techniques and tricks zu practicea my drawing and watercolouring. We were talking about everything and I really enjoyed spending my time with her. She was also very helpful in finding art supplies shops or tips for good food. I highly reccomend this expierence!
Betty was very patient with me.. for I am something of a starter or not thet trained. She showed me different techniques and tricks zu practicea my drawing and watercolouring. We w…

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  • Sun, Dec 6
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Thu, Dec 10
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Fri, Dec 11
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Sat, Dec 12
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person
  • Sun, Dec 13
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $51 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

We will mostly be outside all the time so get dressed according to the weather. Warm clothes during winter - sunscreen, water and a hat during summer.