Welcome to the art studio

The Studio d' Arte Toscanella is located in the heart of the historic center of beautiful Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, more precisely in the area of Oltrarno, a few steps away from the Ponte Vecchio.

We provide courses in drawing and painting through an academic teaching leading the student to discover traditional techniques, with an eye toward modern and contemporary aesthetics.

The studio

The studio is a fine arts atelier, and provides for the deepening and development of realistic traditional art techniques. It has the set up and equipment suitable for the practice of drawing and painting from life.

In addition to classic academic exercises and the representation of still lifes, we practice the art of portraiture and the nude with live models, and also execute various works on commission.

the instructor

Lukas Braendli, born in Switzerland in 1979, bachelor of arts in Lugano, moved to Florence in 2003 to seek a classical artistic education. He graduated in 2007 at the Florence Academy of Art, and in 2011 began teaching at the FDA (Florence Design Academy). He paints and exhibits in Switzerland, France and Italy. In 2014 he opened Studio d'Arte Toscanella where he works and conducts sessions of artistic techniques.

the neighborhood

The neighborhood of Oltrarno, is an artistic district where one can find local artisans, art galleries, museum collections and antique shops of sculptors and restorers, making this learning experience unique and enriching.

The picturesque alleys of the old center and the proximity of piazze and the Boboli Gardens inspire and invite you to study painting in plein air as well as in urban landscape.


We rent out work spaces to artists for short or long periods and also to teachers in order to hold seminars, courses and workshops of various kind.