Ceramics

Courses

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

One-Year / Semester Course

Curriculum
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    • Ceramics
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Graze Theory
      Wheelthrowing
      Ceramic Moldmaking
      Intermediate Ceramics
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Independent study in Ceramics

      *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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The faculty in the ceramics area is interested in and encourages the development of each student’s personal point of view. We emphasize conceptual exploration and the acquisition of historical, critical and theoretical knowledge. Additionally, we feel the production of works of art (learning through the experience of making) and technical development are essential ingredients for the successful studio artist.
We are interested in students that understand tradition and embrace the making of useful objects as well as students who feel there may be new traditions to develop and new boundaries to expand.
Consequently, the range of students work is very broad, from sculpture and installation to utilitarian objects.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

One-year course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)
Atelier course

The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons.

  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant Interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Study
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
 

Master Course

Curriculum
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    • Ceramics
      Advanced Ceramics: Handbuilding
      Major Studio I
      Major Studio II:Terracotta
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Independent study in Drawing
      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
Language
Remarks column
The studio-based Master program at Accademia Riaci is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio. The program has been designed to meet the needs of artists holding BFA or BA degrees or comparable professional practice who are pursuing a Master in Ceramics within a time frame that accommodates their employment or academic year schedule. To exploration in the major, students pursue interdisciplinary investigation in studio topics common to each discipline and address contemporary critical issues and methodology in seminars. During the program, students complete independent studios, projects, and independent thesis. Students maintain contact with studio faculty and present studio work at specific intervals throughout the off-campus semester and at final critiques held at the end of the program.
 

Basic Course (2 years)

Curriculum
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    • Ceramics
      Art History I Art History II Color Theory I Foundation Drawing and Painting I Introduction to Art I Art History III-Color Theory II Foundation Drawing and Painting II Introduction to Art II Beginning Ceramics Graze Theory Interdisciplinary Critique I Wheelthrowing Ceramic Structures Ceramics Moldmaking Ceramics Material Porcelain Two Dimensional Ceramics Interdisciplinary Critique II Intermediate Ceramics Independent Study in Ceramics Developing Succesful Portfolio Diploma project

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    Basic Course (2 years) September 4, 2017 - April 26, 2019
    January 15, 2018 - July 26, 2019
    September 3, 2018 - April 24, 2020
Language
Italian only
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The ceramics facilities at the academy and the city of Florence are excellent resources for your artistic and technical development. The academy has equipment available for wheel work, mold making, and slip casting projects, as well as large kilns for hand building and sculpture. A separate studio space is available for Basic course students. Due to the complex nature of materials and processes involved in this course, the curriculum incorporates aspects of chemistry, state-of-the art technology, and kiln and furnace design / construction. Students are encouraged to use a wide range of materials and methods that have been applied in both traditional and contemporary contexts. The curriculum is extensively enhanced by exposure to visiting artists, workshops, and guest lectures.

Active artist visit program provides basic course students with numerous opportunities to experience the work of a wide variety of professional artists. The academy has always encouraged conceptual and formal diversity in the ceramic area. As a faculty, their work, experience, and varying interests reflect this diversity. The ceramic faculty believes that communication and critical dialog between disciplines is essential to a broader understanding of the arts.
 

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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You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay.
 

Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
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You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay.

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  • Inquiry

Instructors

Prof. TRICCA, Prof. BITTONI, Prof. MURRO

Prof. TRICCA, Prof. BITTONI and Prof. MURRO have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Along with their decades of experience as pottery professionals, they also teach with enthusiasm to students. They have participated to various international exhibitions, with buyers from Italy and abroad.
In their atelier they produce objects of high artistic value and full of poetic sensibility, taking inspirations from natural elements, fantastic landscapes, imaginary animals, with simple lines and solid sense of colors.

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