Our first short course in oil painting is being launched thanks to the recent collaboration between the Institute for Art and Restoration and the Fondazione per il Centro Studi in Orvieto, a beautiful city with very important art heritage. 

The Oil Painting course aims to provide participants with knowledge of techniques to use oil paints on canvas. 

Times and Location

From Monday to Friday every morning from 09:00 to 13:00 for a total of 40 hours.
A second edition of the course will he held from 7 to 18 October 2019 in the afternoons.
The course will be held at Palazzo Simoncelli in Piazza del Popolo, 18, Orvieto.


The course is open to all participants, both Italian and international. No previous experience is necessary.
International students should have basic knowledge of Italian.


At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.
  • Preparing the painting surface
  • Colour theory
  • How to make oil paints
  • Preparatory drawings
  • Oil pigment tests on a prepared surface, making the first sketch according to the preparatory drawing
  • Transferring the design to canvas (or panel)
  • First layer on canvas
  • Painting


To register for the course, applicants must send the following documents to the Institute for Art and Restoration: 

1. Registration form 
2. Administrative Regulations 
3. Copy of the payment receipt for the entire fee for the course 
4. A photocopy of an identity document 

Applicants can send the registration form via mail to, by fax (+39 055 217963) or by post to Via Maggio, 13 50125 Florence. 

Applicants are invited to enrol no later than two weeks before the course starts. Applications will be accepted until all available places are filled. 
Fee payments can be made directly to the Administrative Office or by sending a check or money order to: 

Institute for Art and Restoration 
Via Maggio, 13 
50125 Florence 

Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer, payable to the Institute for Art and Restoration, UNICREDIT SPA, agenzia di Firenze, Via de’ Vecchietti

Iban: IT 33 E 02008 02837 000000880880 (SWIFT: UNCRITM1F86) 


Oil Painting

Orvieto 1st edition

Istituto per l'Arte e il Restauro

40 hours
from 18/11/2019 to 30/11/2019


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