Studio Sapiti

Dedicated to Fine Art for Contemporary Times
Llewellyn Matthews
Llewellyn Matthews is a 2014 graduate of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy and currently teaches artistic anatomy at both Angel Academy of Art and Sarum Studios in Salisbury England.
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Rory Haran
After completing a Foundation Course at Heatherley School of Fine Art and Design in 1991, Rory enrolled at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, where the professed methodology is rigorous study from nature in the light of the Old Masters. He studied here from 1991- 1992 and 1994-6.
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Cheng Jie
Cheng Jie currently holds the position of Deputy Dean of School of Arts and Professor of Master Students at the Polytechnic University of Anhui Province, P.R.China. He is one of the top ranked artists in the P.R. of China. He has won many awards at the national and provincial level.
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Copy Maestro
Fall in love with a painting? Need a family heirloom copied? Seeking a painting of religious inspiration? Our team of artists is skilled in the methods of the old masters and apply these methods to master copies.
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What we offer

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Commission a Painting

Commission a portrait, landscape, still life or any subject of your choosing.

Commission a Mastercopy

Commission a copy of a painting that inspires you.

Private Lessons

Available on topics that supplement your existing art knowledge.

Gallery Rental

Studio Sapiti and Gallery can be rented on a short-term basis to host your exhibition.


Offered on various topics and listed under upcoming events.

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Instructors: Llewellyn Matthews and Marusia Nita.
A two week intensive workshop designed to provide a complete anatomical foundation for successful portraiture. We will focus on both the 2 and 3 dimensional aspects of the head and upper torso.
Mornings will start with a lectures on anatomy theory and practical examples from great artists.
There is a special focus on the important muscles of expression. Mornings will finish with drawing exercises exploring the topic of the day.
Afternoons will be devoted entirely to creating a life-sized ecorche of the head and bust. Participants will solidify their understanding of the anatomy and take home a beautiful finished artwork.

Cost is 950 euro for the two weeks. (60 hours for two weeks)
Monday to Friday
Mornings: 9:30 – 12:30
Aftenoons: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Please contact us for further information.

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+39 339 354 0736
Via Sapiti 12/14,
Florence Italy 50125
Weekdays by Appointment