CERAMICS

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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

Curriculum
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    • Ceramics
      Glazing & Glaze Theory
      Wheel throwing
      Ceramic Mold Making Techniques
      Basic & Intermediate Ceramics
      Art History
      Color Theory
      3D Design
      Foundation of Painting & Drawing
      Introduction to Art
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      

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


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

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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. This course offers a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to ceramics.
 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 your career as a young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Italian Art Lessons (Art History, Painting, Color Theory, 3D Drawing)

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.
 

Master Course

Curriculum
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    • Ceramics
      Advanced Ceramics Techniques
      Major Studio I
      Major Studio II: Terracotta
      Developing a Successful Portfolio
      Diploma Project

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. September 2, 2019 - April 24, 2020
    (Christmas break: Dec. 13, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020)
    II. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    III. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)


    Semester program
      I. September 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      II. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      III. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      IV. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020

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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 an 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.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Sep 2, Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 3, Mar 9, Apr 6
    12 - 16 weeks:
    Sep 2, 2019 / Jan 13, 2020
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In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
2. Potter’s wheel
3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
6. Kiln
7. Majolica
8. Sculpture

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.
 

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

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

    12 weeks :
    May 5 (Sun) – July 27 (Sat)
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In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
2. Potter’s wheel
3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
6. Kiln
7. Majolica
8. Sculpture

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.

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Instructors

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 in 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 colours.

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