Leather Art – Bag Making & Bag Design

Courses

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

Master Course (One-year / Semester)

Curriculum
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    • Bag Making
      Advanced Bag Making
      Advanced Bag Drawing
      Advanced Bag Construction and Pattern Making
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      Independent Study
      Diploma Project
      
      Bag Design
      Advanced Bag Design
      Advanced Bag Drawing
      Advanced Computer Aied Bag Design
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      Independent Study in Bag Design
      Diploma Project
      

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
    January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
    September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

    Semester program
      September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
      January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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Bag Making

Master Course students will, after acquiring techniques of all types of bags, pursue more advanced techniques of bag making 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 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. Students will have chance to learn first-hand how bag production is realized through concept work-production-sales, by visiting bag factories, bag companies, designers’ office and showrooms. 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.

Bag Design

Master Course students will pursue more advanced techniques of bag making 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 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. Students will have chance to learn first-hand how bag production is realized through concept work – production - sales, by visiting bag factories, bag companies, designers’ office and showrooms. 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.

 

One-Year / Semester Course

Curriculum
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    • Bag Desig
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Bag Design
      Bag Drawing
      Computer Aided Bag Design
      Independent Study in Bag design
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      
      
      Bag Making
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Bag Making
      Bag Drawing
      Bag Construction and Pattern Making
      Introduction to Line Building
      Independent Study in Bag Making
      Developing a Successful Portfolio

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    One-Year program
      September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
      January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

      Semester program
        September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
        January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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Remarks column

Bag Making

One-Year Course / Semester Course

The curriculum includes all the necessary techniques of bag making, from the basic to high-level; rough sketch, pattern making and cutting patterns, skiving, edge maneuvering, decoration techniques using holes and accessories, combination of different materials, composing, sewing by machines, as well as purchasing materials at wholesale shops, in order to become a bag maker who can produce various types of bags.

Students will also acquire general inter-discipline knowledge on art through basic art lessons (3D Drawing, Color Theory, Art History, Basic Painting) and Art-Visits outside of the classroom.

Semester Course

The curriculum includes all the steps of bag making, including material design, studying accessories, and bag making techniques for different scenes, with a focus on solid basic techniques.

Students will complete a portfolio, at the same time of also acquiring general inter-discipline knowledge on art through basic art lessons (3D Drawing, Color Theory, Art History, Basic Painting) and Art-Visits outside of the classroom.

 

Bag Design

One-Year Course / Semester Course

The program gives thorough and wholesome training to students so that they can become an independent bag designer. Through practical training and research on trend, forms, materials, functions, accessories, as well as designing textiles used for bags and composing them into the final design, students will build up solid knowledge and design techniques indispensable for a skilled designer who can turn any idea into sophisticated designs.
The curriculum includes illustration, sketch, rendering, design development on computer, and pattern designer, and brand design.

Students will also acquire general inter-discipline knowledge on art through basic art lessons (3D Drawing, Color Theory, Art History, Basic Painting) and Art-Visits outside of the classroom.

Semester Course

The course focuses on acquiring a solid basis of bag design from multiple perspective, in order to answer various requests and different scenes. Students are encouraged to express their free inspirations into designs, taking into account market research and design tendencies.

Students will also acquire general inter-discipline knowledge on art through basic art lessons (3D Drawing, Color Theory, Art History, Basic Painting) and Art-Visits outside of the classroom.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 week ~ 4 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Jul.3, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    8 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    12 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Sep.4
    16 weeks
    [2017] Sep.4

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Remarks column

Bag Making

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.

Bag Design

Students will learn bag design, color and decoration combinations, materials, patterns, functions and trend research and expression of originality characteristic to Italian bag design, as well as geometric design, realistic design, project design practice, and design development on computer, with ultimate focus on encouraging each student's uniqueness and expression of originality and free inspirations.

Beginners will start from basic bag design, rough sketch, and acquire indispensable bag design techniques and learn expression of their uniqueness through colorful and free inspirations. According to the duration and experience, students will finish various bag designs on their free inspirations, performing design development on computer, researching materials and technical functions, color and material variation, for different scenes.

 

Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
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Bag Making

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.

Bag Design

Students will learn bag design, color and decoration combinations, materials, patterns, functions and trend research and expression of originality characteristic to Italian bag design, as well as geometric design, realistic design, project design practice, and design development on computer, with ultimate focus on encouraging each student's uniqueness and expression of originality and free inspirations.

Beginners will start from basic bag design, rough sketch, and acquire indispensable bag design techniques and learn expression of their uniqueness through colorful and free inspirations. According to the duration and experience, students will finish various bag designs on their free inspirations, performing design development on computer, researching materials and technical functions, color and material variation, for different scenes.

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  • Master Course
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  • Summer Course
  • Inquiry

Overview

Italian leather handbags are known for sophisticated designs and top-level quality, represented by numerous top brands such as GUCCI or PRADA, to name a few. The streets of Florence are filled with leather shops, and headquarters of many world-class brands including GUCCI and Salvatore Ferragamo are based here.
Such fame of Italian bags with the highest quality is maintained by the Florence craftsmen’s insistence on using the traditional techniques and the best materials.

In our Bag Making course, students will learn from skilled Florentine artisans how to produce leather bags following the traditional rules of the “Made in Italy”.

In our Bag Design course, students will study how to design handbags and purses following the Italian style, expressed by colors (new combinations, new decorations), materials (avant-garde application, new materials), patterns, functions, as well as researching the trends. Students will also study geometric design, realistic design, project design, and design using the computer. The program puts emphasis on encouraging each student’s uniqueness and to convey it in designs with original, creative, free and rich expression.

Master of Bagmaking Interview

Instructors

Prof. FORTINI (Bag Making)

Prof. BICCI (Bag Design)

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.
Design instructors will train aspiring designers and equips them with the technical skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic design industry.

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