Expressive Portrait Drawing

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

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Dates: 1-5 November 2021


Price: €970 (includes 22% VAT, 5 days tuition (6 hours per day), easels, models, welcome aperitivo) 

Location: Florence, Italy

Eurocentres Firenze

Piazza Santo Spirito, 9
50125, Florence, Tuscany

Medium: Charcoal on Paper

Class size: 12-16


Painting Experience:


All levels welcome




This workshop is open to all levels of artists, who would like to learn a unique approach to portrait drawing. Participants will draw the portrait for various pose-lengths, from quick sketches to 4-hour long poses. ‘Portrait Drawing Express’ is the name of a charcoal drawing class designed by artist Zin Lim. The particular direction ‘express’ focuses on creating and delivering the portrait through a personal viewpoint. The workshop will cover different approaches to portrait drawing, design and composition.


Demonstrations and discussions on establishing interesting line quality, values, edges, and depth will accompany individual critiques throughout the week. The workshop is structured so that you will work for 3 hours with the model each morning, followed by lunch, then another 3 hours with the model in the afternoon. Participants can expect to leave with a strong understanding of the portrait, with focus on expression in figurative drawing. The goal of this workshop is to teach you the loose approach to expressive drawing, which you will be able to practice and build on after the teaching is complete.

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

Zin Lim

Zin Lim is a South Korean born artist/instructor who resides in San Francisco, California. As an artist, he has been developing his own way of expression in figurative drawing and painting,

and has received several top awards from US and worldwide competitions.


Zin has featured in numerous shows and exhibitions and is excited to share his knowledge and experiences with his students. He has been teaching art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA for 12 years and also travels around the world to teach workshops.

You can see more of Zin's work here:

Website: www.zinlim.com

 Instagram: @zinlimart


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To book a place on this workshop click 'Book Now' below. To confirm your place you will need to pay the full workshop fee or 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!


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