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Zin Lim


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

Zin Lim Artwork


Dates: 1-5 November 2021

Times: 9-12 / 1-4 each day


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

Language: English

Italian translation available, email us for details.




This 5-day intensive charcoal workshop is open to all levels of artists, who would like to learn a unique approach and take an in-depth look into portrait & figurative drawing. Participants will practice drawing the portrait & figure from the life model for various pose-lengths, from quick sketches to 4-hour long poses. ‘Charcoal Drawing Express’ is the name of a drawing class designed by artist Zin Lim, the particular direction ‘express’ focuses on creating and delivering the portrait through a personal viewpoint, accurately but with expression. The workshop will cover different approaches to portrait & figure 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 life 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 & figure, with focus on expression in figurative drawing. 

This workshop will be made up of 5 days of drawing, the evening before the workshop starts we invite participants to join us and Zin for an aperitivo up on the terrace above the studio, this will give you the chance to familiarise yourself with the location and get to know eachother. During the week you can join us after class as we explore Florence, visit Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy after-class aperitivi and dinners around the city!


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 is a South Korean born artist/instructor. 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.

You can see more of Zin's work here:


 Instagram: @zinlimart


Questions? See our FAQ's page here


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!


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.

If this workshop is cancelled or you can not attend due to Covid related reasons you will be refunded in full (including the deposit).

Review our terms and conditions of booking here