The Florence Academy comes to Stowe, offering a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of nature under the tutelage of the Academy Ambassador Toby Wright. The classes at Stowe are designed for artist who are unable to enrol on a full time course but are serous about improving their skills and want to obtain a high level of training in a short period of time. Instruction is in the form of individual critiques so each student receives guidance at his or her level of expertise. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are therefore welcome, as well as professional painters who are seeking to improve upon an already substantial skill base. This year we are offering an intensive five or ten day course using the Atelier method, an in depth course studying the portrait in oil paint. We are also offering a five or ten day course in Landscape Painting en plein air, where students will be guided through the practical concepts and artistic process of landscape art. We also have accommodation within the beautiful grounds of Stowe making it a wonderful retreat for artists.