GLASS ART

Courses

  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

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 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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 15,000.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 13,000.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 8,700.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 7,800.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
      (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

      SEMESTER program
        I. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        II. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        III. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        IV. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
        V. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The Master Course in Glass Art 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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 16,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,600.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 9,900.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 8,900.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Winter break: Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 8, 2021)
    II. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    III. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    (Summer break: July 26 - Sept. 3)
    IV. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
    (Winter break: Dec. 20, 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021)

    Semester program
      I. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      II. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      III. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      IV. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      V. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

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 previous experiences.

Start Dates
・October 19, 2020
・November 2, 2020
・November 16, 2020
・November 30, 2020
・January 11, 2021
・February 1, 2021
・February 15, 2021
・March 1, 2021
・March 15, 2021
・April 12, 2021
・May 3, 2021
・May 17, 2021
・May 31, 2021

For other dates, please inquire

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 800.00
2-week course: € 1,200.00
4-week course: € 1,980.00
6-week course: € 2,820.00
8-week course: € 3,660.00
10-week course: € 4,500.00
12-week course: € 5,340.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

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 previous experiences.

Start Dates
・May 2, 2021
・May 16, 2021
・May 30, 2021
・June 13, 2021
・June 27, 2021
・July 11, 2021
・July 25, 2021
・August 22, 2021
・September 5, 2021
・September 19, 2021

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
2-week course: € 2,600.00
4-week course: € 4,600.00
6-week course: € 6,400.00
8-week course: € 8,200.00
12-week course: € 11,000.00

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

Language
With English interpreter

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Teacher

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.

Gallery

Glass Art