Florenceart.net is an art studio in Tuscany teaching traditional Italian decorative arts and producing the finest gilded, hand painted artisan pieces. We are passionate about using traditional historically correct techniques and materials to give our production quality and authenticity. Please enjoy exploring our work and courses which have taken place over the last 20 years.
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OUR ART COURSES
We offer a range of art and painting courses from our studio near Anghiari. Each are designed to effectively teach the skills of decorative painting, decoration of furniture and interiors, gilding, wall finishes and plaster applications, trompe l’oeil painting and the restoration of historical decoration. All levels of experience are catered for through our introductory and advanced art classes.
Handcrafted and Unique
In our Shop you can explore a collection of unique works by Alison Woolley, created in the FlorenceArt studio. Alison has also made a series of hand painted scarves, each inspired by the love and joy that art and music evoke in her life. She named the collection Allegra Cremisi, which means Happy Crimson.
OUR PAST STUDENTS
“I couldn’t recommend Alison Woolley enough. She not only generously shares her knowledge with clarity and care but does so with great patience too. I have learnt and assimilated so much thanks to her wonderful teaching style. In just a very few days she not only gave me, a complete novice, the skills to create pieces of art using traditional techniques but she also made them easy to comprehend and assimilate whilst also imparting a deep sense of the whole creative process. The two courses which I attended were in themselves wonderful, but the added bonus is that I can now see that the skills she taught us can be used in many other ways too - for all of this I am so grateful.”
Kim Pearce - Tuscany Italy - Artist - Gilding Course, Volognano Castle Retreat 2021
The Florence Art.Net studio specialises in the decoration of harpsichords. We have worked on harpsichord commissions for various institutions and individuals, ranging from the study and reproduction of antique instruments to the invention of new decorative schemes.
The harpsichord pictured was for the Opera of Versailles. The decoration is an original composition in the French style and incorporates site specific references to the historical surroundings. Visit our Harpsichords section to see this project and more.
The studio designs and produces site specific artwork and decoration for harpsichords, furniture, fabric, stencils and original interior decoration. We can reproduce or paint in the style of various periods of historical decoration from classical, to renaissance, baroque and rococo painting techniques. We can also bring originality and inventiveness to contemporary creations. We can create bespoke reproductions of furniture and frames by working with woodworkers and master wood carvers. Our mastery of antique artisan techniques and skills give an authentic beauty to your decoration project. View our Gallery or Contact Us for more information.