On site courses
If you want to participate in an in person lesson with Alessandra you can join the weekly group courses or book an individual session. The individual session can be shared with a person of your choice and combined with a stay in beautiful Versilia.
What this course offers
Alessandra specialises in realistic and hyper-realistic painting and drawing and this is what she focuses on during her classes. If you wish to learn how to draw something specific such as inanimate objects, still life, human or animal portraits, you can discuss it beforehand and she will be happy to help.
What you'll learn
How to make the preparatory drawing
How to use different materials
Different techniques on how to work with shadows, lights and chiaroscuro
How to create soft and uniform shades
How to realise a hyper-realistic drawing from start to finish
Pencil and charcoal hyper-realistic drawing from a reference photo
Soft pastels hyper-realistic drawing from a reference photo
OIL ON CANVAS
Figurative oil painting (portraits and animals) and still life
Weekly group classes
The group lessons are held on a weekly basis and therefore recommended for students who live in the area and can attend a long-term course.
The course takes place once a week at Alessandra's studio in Camaiore (Tuscany) and lasts two hours.
Wednesday - from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday - from 11am to 1pm
Max 8 people
If you come from afar, prefer a tailored lesson or are not able to follow the weekly course, you can arrange a private session or hourly packages with the teacher.
You can book the private session as an individual or as a couple.
The lessons are held in Alessandra Pagliuca's studio, in the centre of Camaiore. The studio is fully equipped for students and training courses and gives you the possibility to fully immerse yourself in art admiring Alessandra's works.
You can choose your preferred technique for the course (a choice between pencil, charcoal and pastel hyper-realistic drawing or oil painting) and the subject to create.
Each lesson is tailored to the student, based on their level of experience and personal preferences.
STAY IN CAMAIORE
Thanks to a collaboration between the hotel and the artist, it's possible to book courses with a stay at a discounted price.
Located on the Via Francigena in the historic center of Camaiore just 6 km away from the sea, the Locanda has 12 rooms. Each room has different furnishings, with pieces from the early 20th century, Liberty and modern pieces.
Locanda Le Monache takes its name from a monastery of Carmelite nuns built at the end of the 16th century located in the historic centre right next to the Locanda.
It has recently been renovated with a special attention to detail and its history. Today the Locanda offers a unique and welcoming environment where you can still taste the flavor of the past in a combination of hospitality and love for good food.
Find out more at www.lemonache.com
The materials for on-site courses are usually excluded but for logistical and transport reasons the teacher can arrange a ready-to-use material kit.
Individual or couple courses are suitable for all ages, starting from 13 years old.
You can choose to deepen or learn different techniques, choosing from those listed below:
Hyper-realistic drawing: pencil, charcoal or pastel
Together with the Alessandra students can decide the subject they would like to create during the course. Students will be advised based on their level of experience.
Some of the possible subjects are still life, flowers, animals and portraits.
"First experience of oil painting with Alessandra, demanding and precise but an extremely patient, friendly and helpful teacher. In three days I learned many tricks of oil painting and I started to understand this wonderful technique. I will definitely do it again."