RESTORATION OF PAINTINGS

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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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    • Restoration of Paintings
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Museology
      Biology
      Chemical and Physical Techniques used in Examination of Art Materials
      Paintings Techniques
      Color Mixing and Matching
      Technology and Conservation
      Techniques of Examinations & Documentation
      Developing 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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The program of restoration of paintings is designed to provide students with the education and training required to prepare them for career as conservators of those material artifacts that are of artistic, historic, or other cultural significance.
The instructional program at Accademia Riaci prepares students for continued professional growth and development throughout their careers and gives them an appreciation of the possibility to contribute to continuing evolution of restoration profession.
The program emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the aesthetic and cultural significance of artifacts requiring restoration, the scientific and technical means of identifying the materials employed in the fabrication and restoration of artifacts, and the understanding of their properties, the modes and mechanisms of the deterioration of art and restoration materials, the procedures and techniques employed in restoration documentation, the importance of interdisciplinary study that fosters the student’s creative learning in different restoration specialties and allied fields.
Students undertake research projects, laboratory work, and seminars in special areas of restoration such as climatology or the problems ethnographic and archaeological artifacts and gain intensive restoration experience through advanced fieldwork.

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 your career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Course contents:
  • ・Lessons of specialization
  • ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons
  • ・Independent Studies
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Italian Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)
 

Master Course

Curriculum
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    • Restoration of Paintings
      Advanced Technology and Conservation
      Advanced Chemical and Physical Techniques used in Examination of Art Materials
      Advanced Techniques of Examinations & Documentation
      Independent study in Restoration of Paintings
      Developing 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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Through lecture, studio, and laboratory classes, the students in Master Program at Accademia Riaci concentrate on: The identification of traditional and modern materials and fabrication techniques, the assessment and documentation of the physical condition and the nature and extent of deterioration of the artifact, the measures, which can be taken to prevent damage to the artifact during storage, display, and shipping, the wide variety of techniques and materials employed in the conservation of artifacts, the physical, aesthetic, and pragmatic factors that govern the selection of conservation treatment, the application of physical and chemical principles, as well as scientific methodology to conservation and preservation problems. The course structure of the curriculum provides students with simultaneous instruction in the department’s paintings, paper, and objects specialties as well as in their various subspecialties including ethnographic and archaeological materials. This program structure encourages students to integrate techniques and materials of all restoration specialties in developing solution to restoration problems. The department believes that the greatest educational benefit results when the students is exposed to the full range of problems involved in restoration work and is given experience in selecting and using the appropriate materials and methods. It requires, therefore, that each treatment undertaken by a students be carried through to completion by that student, including consideration of proper housing, display, and, where appropriate, packing and shipping. The department faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized conservator and other conservation specialists with extensive experience in conservation education.
 

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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You will learn various techniques in preserving and restoring historical inheritances through both traditional and the most current techniques. You will restore real the 15th century painting.
 

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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The Summer Intensive Course has the same contents of the Art Short Course, but with double number of lessons.

You will learn various techniques in preserving and restoring historical inheritances through both traditional and the most current techniques. You will restore real the 15th century painting.

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Instructors

Prof. MARIOTTI & Prof. MATERASSI

Our instructors are professional restorers who have been active in the field for decades. They are meticulous, detail-oriented and patient teachers, who follow students step by step. Prof. MARIOTTI has specialized in restoration of paintings and polychrome works since 1987 and has taught at the Institute for Art and Restoration in Florence dealing with the ongoing restoration of pictorial and Master in Conservation and Restoration. In addition to Italy, she taught in 2003 in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, and in 2011 in Valencia. Prof. MATERASSI is specialized in Photographic survey of Restoration; diagnostics for the preservation of artworks.
(Painting Restoration classes take place in the professors’ ateliers, located in Florence. While carrying on their art laboratory projects, they also engage in the teaching activity at Accademia Riaci. )

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