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 may change without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
      II. April 29, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      (Summer break: July 27 - Sept. 1)
      III. September 2, 2019 - April 24, 2020
      (Christmas break: Dec. 13, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020)
      IV. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      V. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)


      SEMESTER program
        I. January 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019
        II. April 29, 2019 - July 26, 2019
        III. September 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
        IV. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        V. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        VI. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
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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

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      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
    I. January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    II. April 29, 2019 - December 13, 2019
    (Summer break: July 27 - Sept. 1)
    III. September 2, 2019 - April 24, 2020
    (Christmas break: Dec. 13, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020)
    IV. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    V. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)


    Semester program
      I. January 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019
      II. April 29, 2019 - July 26, 2019
      III. September 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      IV. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      V. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      VI. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Language
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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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      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) January 14, 2019 - April 24, 2020
    September 2, 2019 - December 18, 2020
    January 13, 2020 - April 23, 2021
Language
Italian only
Remarks column
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: every week
    8 weeks:
    2018: October 14
    2019: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5, June 2, June 30, September 1, September 29
    12 weeks:
    2019: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5, June 2, June 30, September 1
Language
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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
    [ 2019 Schedule ]

    2 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – May 18 (Sat)
    May 19 (Sun) – June 1 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – June 15 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – July 13 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    July 28 (Sun) – August 10 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    September 1 (Sun) – September 14 (Sat)
    September 15 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    4 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 1 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    July 28 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – September 14 (Sat)
    September 1 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    6 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 15 (Sat)
    June 16 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    July 14 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
    August 18 (Sun) – September 28 (Sat)

    8 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – June 29 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    June 30 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)

    12 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
    June 2 (Sun) – August 31 (Sat)
Language
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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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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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