Christmas Course 2017
Christmas is the most important event for an Italian family.
During this time, people spend valued time with their families above all, rather than spending time with friends or boyfriends or girlfriends. When there is family reunion, there is always mamma’s home made meals. The illumination in Florence is not extravagant, but it creates romantic and warm atmosphere to surround residents and visitors.
During the period before Christmas, the whole city is buzzing with festive mood, preparing for the Christmas day. The city of Florence becomes full of people running around for Christmas shopping, preparing gifts and seasonal cards for family and friends, as well as people coming back from work or school outside of the city.
On the day of Christmas, the entire city will be silent as if time has stopped, with occasional interruption by distant laughter or music. After spending Christmas with family, comes the end of the year and Happy New Year with friends and lovers. The city does not sleep all night. Together with countdown, cheerful fireworks and firecrackers, the streets are filled with smoke.
Why don’t you spend marvelous winter in Florence? With Accademia Riaci’s Christmas program, you can enjoy Italian Christmas as you study art and culture. This year, you can choose the subject you are interested in from the following options: Painting, Jewelry Making, Enjoy Christmas, Italian Language, English Language and Italian Home Cooking. All the lessons are available with English interpreter, no worry for language. In case you want to stay in Italy after the course ends, we will be happy to extend your accommodation period upon your request.
10 reasons why you should choose the Accademia Riaci Christmas Course 2017!
Learning Art in the cradle of the Renaissance
Christmas is the best season to study Painting and Drawing in the city of Florence. You can see and feel the joyous yet solemn atmosphere of Christmas in Florence, which for certain will add new inspirations to your artworks.
Depending on each student’s level, experiences and the length of the course taken, our instructors (professional artists) will give hands-on lessons from the basics to the advanced drawing techniques. Also, take advantage of studying with students in different art majors, which is another way of getting fresh inspirations.
Why not learn to make a romantic and seasonal jewelry of your own in Florence during beautiful Christmas season? You start out with making a simple ring, and then move on to elegant rings, earrings/pierces or pendant heads, depending on the length of your course. You can go home with your own beautiful jewelry piece at the end of the course.
Enjoy Christmas course allows students to study in Italy but out of classroom on foot, and use 5 senses (watch, listen, feel, smell and taste) fully to experience Italian life.
Students will enjoy:
– Experiencing Italian culture by attending daily unique visits (such as eating tour in town, pizza making lesson, etc.)
Florence, without a saying, is known with its artistic and historical spots and monuments. This course will let you explore Italy deeper than usual travel tours; definitely for students wanting to enjoy the Christmas time in Italy in full blast!
Italian Home Cooking
Special Dishes for Special Day – Enjoy a wonderful Italian Christmas time while learning how to prepare some of Italy’s most delicious traditional dishes.
Christmas Course 2017 Schedules & Tuition Fees
For further information, please contact us.
Check the course code on the left side of the course schedule you are interested in.
|Day||1 week course||2-week course|
|Sun.||Arrival in Florence||Arrival in Florence|
|Mon.||Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson||Orientation, City tour & Lunch, Lesson|
|Fri.||(AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
|(AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
|Sat.||Check out, Return Home||Free time|
|Fri.||(AM) Art visit|
|Sat.||Check out, Return Home|
|*You can stay up to 5 weeks.
Please refer to the right for additional charge →
*The course schedule may change without prior notice due to the school or the professor. For further details, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- City Tour
- Welcome Lunch
- Welcome Kit (City map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or tickets for lessons)
- Enrollment Fee
- Tuition: Intensive lessons (22 lessons/week with professor + Independent Study* without instructor). Each lesson=45 minutes)
- Facilities Fee
- English-Italian interpretation service for the half of each lesson with professor
- One meal or one drink voucher a day (may be replaced by a lunch gathering, cooking lesson or lunch box. No meal and drink voucher provided for housing-only period after the completion of your courses).
- Weekly guided Art Visits
- Cultural Experience (such as making pizza, gelato, and many more. 1 experience per week).
- Housing in shared apartment (single room available)
- Housing utilities expense
- Meal vouchers for housing extra stay
- Flight tickets
- Transportation costs not related to the lessons
- Personal expenses
- Cost of materials