IL BISONTE STUDIO
Our class is held in the famous Il Bisonte studio where luminaries such as Henry Moore worked. This is one of Moore's beautifully drawn lithographic stones on display in the courtyard where we take a break and enjoy a coffee.
Over ten days of face to face lessons you can expect to master the Waterless Lithogaphy technique in this beautiful old studio which was once the stables for the Palazzo Serristori where Napoleons brother lived.
Elisabetta Cappugi, the Art Historian and Author is our guide as we discover hidden gems and fragments of Florence's bounteous history in a city that dates back to Etruscan and Roman times & more recently was the birthplace of the Renaissance.
The lessons offer you a thorough knowledge and grounding in the Waterless Lithography technique. Robin & Annie’s combined expertise as printmaking teachers and their tried and tested methods in all the fundamentals of Waterless Lithography over many years is the key to your success.
We provide most materials including beautiful Italian paper. Australian and Dutch inks, notes, an Il Bisonte apron. We also create a little handmade book with a print from everyone in the class as a memento. Plus a lovely little pouch to keep all your small bits and pieces safe.
Looking for an apartment in Florence:
We have a golden rule, always ask 'what floor' because the old medieval stairs are just a little higher than those at home and even the fittest among us may find it difficult at the end of a busy day. We opt for an apartment with an elevator if it's over one floor up.
The area you choose is very important as the studio is in San Niccolo in the Oltrarno - the other side of the river. It's good to be able to walk to the studio.
Best areas are Piazza della Signoria - near Uffizzi - Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce.
Find the area on this map and avoid the very steep hill near the Boboli gardens.
Please check with us first to be sure.
Apartments in Florence, www.apartmentsinflorence.net
Sharing an apartment can be very economical and a great way to experience living in Florence. We love shopping in the stunning markets for beautiful fresh food to prepare in our apartment.