Portrait Painting in Oil

Price: €970 (includes 22% VAT, 5 days tuition, welcome aperitivo, models, easels & solvents)

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Dates: 3-7 May 2021

Times: 9-12 / 1-4 each day


Price: €970 (includes 22% VAT, 5 days tuition (6 hours per day), easels, solvents & brush cleaner, 2 museum tours & tickets, welcome aperitivo) 

Location: Florence, Italy

Eurocentres Firenze

Piazza Santo Spirito, 9
50125, Florence, Tuscany

Medium: Oil painting

Class size: 12-16


Painting Experience:


All levels welcome




This oil painting workshop focuses on creating realistic portrait paintings, using modern techniques, principles, and aesthetics. The group will learn fundamental concepts and techniques that push the boundaries of realism and range from the importance of manipulating the viewer's perception to using reference material, style, and technique in such a way that the final Painting is more than the sum of its parts.

The group will also explore the relationship between realism and abstraction, and learn about the importance of both in creating interesting and engaging paintings. During this workshop, Alpay Efe will paint with the group, demonstrate and help in creating finished pieces of art. Participants are also encouraged to come with questions and to bring sketches, sketchbooks and finished works of art for individual critique.

This workshop will be made up of 5 days of painting, during the week we will also organise a couple of tours of some of Florence's most famous sites. The evening before the workshop starts we also invite participants to join us and Alpay for an aperitivo on a terrace above the studio, this will give you the chance to familiarise yourself with the location and get to know each other.

The Studio

This workshop will take place in a large light-filled studio space in the center of Florence. The studio is located in our favorite Florentine Piazza; Santo Spirito, one of the city's loveliest and most lively neighborhoods. Santo Spirito is the artisan center of Florence, located south of the river Arno in the Oltrarno district, it is full of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Just a 5 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, all of Florence's main attractions are easily accessible.


See photos of the studio here

Alpay Efe

Alpay Efe was born in Oberhausen, Germany in 1987. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Dusseldorf from 2006-2012 and currently lives and works in Germany.


Over the years Alpay has exhibited his work in multiple group and solo exhibitions.

You can see more of Alpay's work here:



Instagram: @alpay_efe

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To book a place on this workshop click 'Book Now' below. To confirm your place you will need to pay a €500 non-refundable deposit. You can choose to pay via credit card or bank transfer.

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Email us and we'll send you an information pack with the full materials list and more details about the workshop. Also included in the info pack is our list of recommended accommodation near the studio, our Florence food guide and other information to help you plan and enjoy your trip!