BAG MAKING & LEATHER ARTS

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  • One-Year Course / Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Florence is known for the best leather art, with high-quality brands of bags and shoes, like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, etc.

In our Bag Making course, you can learn every aspect of hand-made production of bags, directly from highly skilled Florentine artists.

In the school laboratory, our teachers will instill in you their passion and high-level technical skills, through an easy and comprehensive teaching approach. We believe our courses will be a valuable asset for your professional future, giving you the unique chance to develop your inner expressive world and refine your aesthetic sense.

The academic year course is held throughout 28 weeks of actual classes. During this time, each student has the opportunity to fully develop his/her creativity, while mastering every leather-related technique, exploring all fields of employment and manufacturing methods (both hand sewing and machine sewing). Students will produce a wide range of different works, from small objects to handbags, until interior components and pieces of furniture.

 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

    Semester program
      I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Accademia Riaci Master Course students will, after acquiring techniques of all types of bags, pursue more advanced techniques of bag design according to their research topic. During the course, students will explore various aspects of bag industry, including expression of creativity and techniques in bag making process as well as the practical process of sales and business side, with emphasis on practical application of their study to the bag industry.

Accademia Riaci offers unique opportunities for students, thanks to its close relationship with leather industry. During the second semester of the course, students will work on “Corporate Study”, in which students can work on projects together with local companies/designers under supervision of the professor, to learn the actual production process in Italy, which is known for producing bags of the highest quality in the world.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Students will learn all the steps of bag making one by one from Florentine bag artisans; rough sketch and design, cutting patterns, cutting leather, skiving, composing, sewing, and edge maneuvering, as well as accessories. Beginners will start from simple objects such as small cases and book covers, and those with experience can make original bags, realizing various bags such as party bags, decoration bags, business bags, travel bags, pocket, pouch, backpack, body bag, etc. according to their period of study and interest.

 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

The Summer Intensive Course has the same contents of the Art Short Course, but with a double number of lessons.

Overview

Students will learn all the steps of bag making one by one from Florentine bag artisans; rough sketch and design, cutting patterns, cutting leather, skiving, composing, sewing, and edge maneuvering, as well as accessories. Beginners will start from simple objects such as small cases and book covers, and those with experience can make original bags, realizing various bags such as party bags, decoration bags, business bags, travel bags, pocket, pouch, backpack, body bag, etc. according to their period of study and interest.

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Florentine Master of Bag Making Interview

Teachers

Prof. FORTINI

Leather art instructors are from families, who has been making leather goods for generations. The atelier where classes are held is located in the area where aristocratic buildings are lined up. The instructor will show students every step of leather crafts in easy comprehensive manner.

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