ARTISTS ARE MADE, NOT BORN.
The mission of the Studio is to evolve the academic training of artists in the humanist tradition
for the continuous renewal of representational art based on aesthetic refinement and beauty.
SEQUENTIALLY PROGRESSIVE MODULES
The Florence Art Studio is a private working studio offering a program of academic training which is unique in that it is divided into discrete and sequentially progressive intensive modules that can last anywhere from one week to a month or longer. This intensive program provides students with a disciplined study of the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life. Students work within a structured environment under the guidance of an instructor who personally monitors their progress and development.
The student learns how to learn, be patient, disciplined, and objectively self-critical to transform every small obstacle or challenge into a rewarding lesson. As students engage in the program their skills develop, and talent emerges along with personal content and expression.
“Dear Gary, I want to thank you for all that you have taught me and for the many artistic virtues you have instilled in me through the past several weeks. I know now how to look but more importantly see what my eye previously was not able to readily perceive. I have learned patience, persistence and preciseness. You were a wonderful teacher and mentor and I’ll forever value the guidance and wisdom you have shared. I do hope that life will bring me back to Florence and your Studio once more. With gratitude.”
“As a cautious lawyer trying to improve my painting skills I thoroughly researched short courses at Florence Art Studio. The testimonials were very impressive and my expectations extremely high. But could the studio be such a wonderful place to learn? Could Gary Adcock really be such a remarkable teacher? Well I’m back now and yes, yes, emphatically yes, it was all I had hoped for and more. If you have the opportunity take it and go, you will not regret it ! “
“I just spent a month at the Florence Art Studio. It was my first serious drawing course, and really challenging. It was intense, and I learned a lot. I’m very happy that I now have the means to work and to progress in realistic drawing. Gary is an amazing instructor; very patient, encouraging, and able to explain in different ways to help you understand. I now feel confident to practice and practice. Thanks Gary! I will definitely be back for the next step: Portrait and Live Model drawing.”
“I have done several drawing courses previously, but this was the best I have ever been to. Gary is a wise teacher that knows just when to help you overcome problems, and when to let you solve the problems on your own.
My week in Florence was therefore very effective, and comparable to many weeks of larger classroom drawing courses. It helped me to think in a different and more precise way when I am drawing and painting. I hope to be able to continue my art education at the Florence Art Studio.”