GLASS ART

Courses

  • 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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    • Glass Art
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Stained Glass
      Glass Fusing
      Mosaics
      Bussiness Practices in Stained Glass
      Portfolio Preparation
      Independent study in Stained Glass

      *Curriculum may change without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

The Glass Art Department at Accademia Riaci in Florence, Italy considers glass to be an artist's material having remarkable and complex expressive range, as well as a studio discipline with limitless potential and a unique history that incorporates sculpture, architecture, design, craft and decorative art.
The department is a specific Tiffany Style stained glass, mosaic and fusion program that combines this rich and diverse heritage with an unending material and process investigation of glass, and a corresponding commitment to conceptual development and artistic criticality.
Glass majors are asked to value and nurture their native curiosity as the basis for a personal aesthetic that engages a wide world through continual experimentation and artistic striving.
The glass department provides its students with a thorough technical foundation and broad resources for specialized material exploration.
An extensive curriculum offers a full range of glass working processes.

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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    • Glass Art
      Art History
      Advanced Stained Glass
      Advanced Fusing
      Advanced Mosaic
      Independent study in Stained Glass
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Diploma Project

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

    Semester program
      I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

The graduate program in Glass at Accademia Riaci seeks students with a strong undergraduate background within the traditions of discipline. Students are expected to demonstrate both conceptual and technical excellence in a Glass area, as well as a profound interest in search and experimentation. The program’s philosophy emphasizes the investigation and articulation of concepts leading to a high level of personal inquiry and resulting in work that challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the media and their accepted definitions. As such, the curriculum is enhanced by artist seminar, an outstanding resource that brings nationally renowned artists and critics working in a variety of media and venues to the campus for lectures, workshops, and student tutorials. This course provides access to the work and ideas of professional artists, demonstrating firsthand the interconnected network of education galleries and public art. The artists invited to the campus, the surrounding community itself is rich with opportunities in the visual and performing arts.
 

Basic Course (2 years)

Curriculum
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    • Glass Art
      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 Glass History Introduction to Stained Glass Stained Glass I Glass Construction/Cold Glass Introductory Glass Fusing Mosaics I Business Practices in Stained Glass I Independent study in Stained Glass I Stained Glass II Mosaics II Glass Fusing Business Practices in Stained Glass II Independent study in Stained Glass II Developing Successful Portfolio Diploma project

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    Basic Course (2 years)
Language
Italian only
Remarks column
Glass is an exciting medium that uses a balance of light source and color. Dramatic results can be achieved regardless of artistic capability or experience. Italian Glass Art has held a great reputation in the world. In this course, basic history, design and techniques will be addressed, with an emphasis on skills and technique. The copper foil method by making a sun catcher is studied to later become familiar with leading by constructing a small leaded panel. You can expect to complete a third project of your choice: a small lamp, jewelry box, panel, clock, accessories and many more.

The course provides instruction in unique techniques such as Tiffany Style stained glass, mosaics, fusing design and techniques, along with business theories in the glass industry. During the final semester, students are encouraged to challenge themselves with a more complex project, in the use of glass, design and techniques. Unlimited opportunities are provided to explore original design, three-dimensional projects, and incorporating various levels into the Diploma Project.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Stained-glass work seen in many churches in Italy continued to enchant people. You will make this stained glass art directly from local artists. It is possible to make all forms of stained glass work, such as wall decoration, lamp, stand-cover, jewelry box, mirror decorated with stained glass, depending on the length of your participation in these classes. we will instruct you from the beginning, especially for those who never had a previous experiences.
 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

Stained-glass work seen in many churches in Italy continued to enchant people. You will make this stained glass art directly from local artists. It is possible to make all forms of stained glass work, such as wall decoration, lamp, stand-cover, jewelry box, mirror decorated with stained glass, depending on the length of your participation in these classes. we will instruct you from the beginning, especially for those who never had a previous experiences.

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Instructor

Prof. Baratti

Our art glass instructor is a reputable artist who has been working in the field since he was young, driven by a strong passion and artistic sense. Prof. Baratti’s passion for Glass Art comes from his junior high school teacher, and he himself has the mission to transmit his knowledge to the new generations.
His various types of work represent his fine sensibility. They are displayed in important churches and residential homes in Florence area.
He is specialized in: stained glass with lead and brass techniques, Tiffany glass, fused glass, glass decoration, sandblasting, mosaic techniques, non-fired painting, etc.

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