The Painting Analysis Workshops are designed to teach basics of painting analysis to art enthusiasts. The Workshops target absolute beginners to art who have no background knowledge in art history but just pure interest in learning.

The below are the current workshops offered by Start Art! in Gothenburg.


The Renaissance Workshop is composed of 5 lectures of 2 hours each and is conducted in English. The Workshop covers the Renaissance period and will teach the participants how to analyse Renaissance paintings and compare different Renaissance styles with each other. The works of famous painters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano, Van Eyck, Botticelli and many more will be analysed throughout the Workshop.

The first lecture of the Workshop “Introduction Lecture” is a free 1-hour sample for beginners to join and experience the Workshop. The Introduction Lecture will be repeated on the below given dates and it will be for FREE.

Workshop Programme:
Introduction Lecture (Alternative No.1)- 14 September 2022, Wed 18:00-19:00
Introduction Lecture (Alternative No.2)- 15 September 2022, Thu 18:00-19:00 *
Lecture No.1 – 28 September 2022, Wed 18:00-20:00
Lecture No.2 – 5 October 2022, Wed 18:00-20:00
Lecture No.3 – 12 October 2022, Wed 18:00-20:00
Lecture No.4 – 19 October 2022, Wed 18:00-20:00
Lecture No.5 – 26 October 2022, Wed 18:00-20:00

* The repetition of the first Introduction Lecture on 14 September.

To Participate one of the Free Introduction Lectures:
– Choose one of the dates below and register by filling out your name and e-mail address
– You will get a confirmation e-mail upon registration.
Introduction Lectures are events with limited seats. If you cannot make it to the Intro Lecture you registered for, please send an email to in good time.

Intro Lecture (Alternative No.1) 14 Sep 2022, Wed 18:00-19:00

Intro Lecture (Alternative No.2) 15 Sep 2022, Thu 18:00-19:00

The participants interested in attending the rest of the Workshop (Lectures No.1-5) can register for the Workshop (SEK 800 total for the whole Workshop) after the Introduction Lecture.

Allégården – Södra Allégatan 4, 413 01 Göteborg

Workshop Content:
– Introduction to art history and art periods
– Historical background and characteristics of Renaissance
– Understanding and differentiating Renaissance styles (Early, Italian, Northern, Venetian, Mannerism)
– Analysing famous Renaissance paintings
– Learning to read the iconography (symbols)
– Fun Quizzes and Surprise Awards
Subjects: Creation, Life of Christ from New Testament, Greek-Roman Mythology, Northern Renaissance and Genre Painting
Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Botticelli, Masaccio, Giotto, Van Eyck, Dürer, Brueghel, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bellini and many more

For your questions, you may send an e-mail to


The Start Art! Workshops have been held in Gothenburg since 2018. The past participants have expressed their satisfaction with the content of the course and provided positive feedback on the development of their skills in understanding art they encounter in museums and churches. The Workshop Series will continue with other workshops from the series during the year: “Baroque-Rococo Workshop”, “18th-19th Century Art Movement Workshop”, “Visual Analysis”, “Modern Art I & II”.

Hoping to meet you in the Workshop

Özgün Yilmazok

You may find detailed information on all painting analysis workshops offered by Start Art! below:

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