Your Florence Watercolor Workshop

 In this workshop, artist Betty Ritschel will help you learn how to     mix colors, create light and shadow,   show perspective, and composition. Get a brief introduction to the Duomo’s history   and architecture as you   capture the roof structure,     windows, and color of the most   iconic landmark of  Florence. Watercolor is very easy to get started with, and very forgiving if you make a mistake. Even if you have no  experience drawing or painting, you’ll be able to create something unique and beautiful.

SAVE THE DATE! Join the live Zoom Cooking Class with Betty

  • October 4, 2020—10:00AM PST
  • October 11, 2020—10:00AM PST

Betty is a textile designer and contemporary painter, who originally hails from Denmark but has called Florence home for over 20 years.  Using her everyday life as inspiration, she uses oil bars to draw on the canvas, and then brings in a light wash of color in a similar way as watercolor to add layers and bring important elements to the foreground. Betty started teaching in xx in Denmark, and then, taught for x years at the Florence Institute of Design International. Outside of universities, she started teaching silk screening, drawing, and watercolor for the past year and a half, and found that people really gravitated to watercolor. Her most popular class is a walking tour where they typically paint il Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.


  • 12-color painting set with mixing palette and water brush (this set is perfect for traveling)
  • Extra water brush in case you’re painting with a buddy
  • Watercolor postcard pad
  • Photo of il Duomo - download here


  • Pencil
  • Glass of water for rinsing your brush
  • Piece of cardboard to put behind your paper while you’re painting
  • Piece of scrap white paper to help you test your colors
  • Paper towel to dry your brush


We can’t wait to see how your painting turns out and how you continue to use your watercolor set. Snap a photo of your process and final creations, and tag us @hellotrove and #hellotrove.  Join the TROVE community to interact with fellow Florence travelers, see what others have made, and to interact with Betty – link to FB group?