Summer Intensive Course 2017

Overview

Learn and enjoy the Italian summer in beautiful Florence!

Durations:
2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks

Start Dates:
May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30 and August 20.

ACCADEMIA RIACI Summer Intensive program is the perfect opportunity to experience Italian culture in a concentrated period of time, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Please check our Summer Course 2017 website:
summercourseitaly.com


Summer Course 2017 package includes the following:

  • 1. You can earn credits!
    You can earn credits by taking a 2-week or longer program.

  • 2. A Variety of Subjects
    Select your favorite subject from 24 available.You can combine different subjects.

  • 3. Intensive Program
    Lessons and individual practice in the morning and in the afternoon.

  • 4. English Interpreter
    Lessons are taught with free English interpretation service.

  • 5. Weekly Guided Art Visits
    Discover the great masterpieces of Italian Renaissance through guided art visits.

  • 6. Cultural Activities
    Great experience to live and study at Florence, surrounded by the treasure of history and art.

  • 7. Bus Tickets
    Reach the school from your accommodation by riding the convenient city buses.

  • 8. Meal Vouchers
    One meal voucher is provided every day to taste the genuine Italian cuisine.

  • 9. Welcome Kit & Lunch
    City map,pen,notebook and a welcome lunch are provided at your arrival.

  • 10. Housing
    Housing in shared apartments (twin or single room). Enjoy your school life with new friends!




FEESplease visit our Summer Course website : www.summercourseitaly.com
INQUIRY

  • Arts, Crafts and Design courses
  • Art History, Italian & English Language courses

Arts, Crafts and Design Intensive classes

Subjects
Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Painting and Drawing, Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Glass Art, Ceramics, Restoration of Paintings, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Furniture Making and Restoration,Photography.

▼In detail:

Jewelry Making
Accademia Riaci Jewelry Making 0045
The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since the Renaissance. Beginners can start carving and finally complete a bangle in just 2 weeks. For those who have previous experience in jewelry making, it's possible to complete beautifully glistening crystal and two rings utilizing stone setting on colorful semiprecious stone, others include pendant head, pierce, bracelet and other original work. Even beginners with 2 months course, you can learn from very basics and eventually will be able to make pendant head and broach. Instructors:
Daniele Baltesi and others
Our jewelry making instructor was a main designer at the world-wide famous firm "Buccellati" and he is an original designer of millennium anniversary bill for the "50,000 Lira" banknote and he is currently one of the most repected Florentine artists.
Interior Design

You will learn not only design conception but also completing final work based on your instructor’s theme such as residential, retail and public facility. The purpose of the lessons is to nurture conception of creativity unique to Italian sensibility. Instructors will give individually tailored advises to each student, therefore we are sure that students with a wide range of backgrounds, whether be beginners or professionals, will be satisfied with instructions. You will learn Italian interior design, which has reputation for having the world’s best sensibility in color, mode and functions. Study individual style in interior decoration lessons after utilizing staircase model. Function project that put emphasis on function and to be compatible with standard for usage, selective solution, various work, show room, offices, residential, etc. The method is for creating forms and its application to designs. Instructor:
Prof. David Bicci
The instructor was in charge with interior design and architectural design as a chief designer for Salvatore Ferragamo main store in Florence. He taught at the National Art Academy for 30 years and gained a high remark on his teaching methodology and many excellent designers have grown under his instruction.
Leather Art (Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Bag Making, Bag Design)
Accademia Riaci Shoe Making 0007
Accademia Riaci Bag Design 0005
As you know shoes and bags made by Florentine firms as Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci are world-wide famous for their high quality. Students will learn every aspect of designing shoes and bags from Florence’s craftsmen with the top skills. Students with no previous experiences can start from easy pocketbook and if you already have experiences, you will make your own original work. Shoe Making is the most popular course that we offer in our school. Instructors:
Angelo Imperatrice,Livio Battista,David Bicci
Studio instructors are from a line of family, who has been making leather goods in generations. The studio is located in the area where aristocratic buildings are lined up. The instructor will show students every step of leather crafts in easy comprehensive manner. Design instructors will take you out to out-of-school lessons at Ferragamo Shoes Museum if you prefer. He will help you to draw your best sensibility and design expressions for the latest design work of the world.
Painting / Drawing
Accademia Riaci Painting and Drawing 0001
Just for a month, you will start learning from basics of oil painting, water –color, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understanding s of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and out door drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques. For those who will take two months course, you will learn techniques that can be only mastered in Italy in more thorough fashion. You will feel only Florence will make your environment possible for you to come up with such an inspiration. Instructors:
Our instructors are active in modern art and have very strong insights into traditional painting and have very strong background not only on basic techniques, but also on Fresco and traditional techniques. Their artistic talent is no need to mention, but also they excel in instructing students in exciting manner and are brimmed with artistic power of Italy. We believe these classes can imbue professional artists with strong sense of artistic power.
Glass Art
Accademia Riaci Ceramics 0009 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. Instructors:
Our stained glass instructors are reputable artist themselves and their various types of work represent their sensibility with feelings. They are displayed in important churches and residential homes in Florence and are excel in exercise their instructions.
Fashion
Practical study on leading Italian fashion 1 or 2 months short-term intensive course. You will learn from design to actual making. Instructors:
After having completed her degree in Industrial & Communication Design, she has worked as art director and design coordinator for many Italian companies, along with her passion for teaching as specialized instructor of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
In our Fashion Design department, Prof. Veronica instills in students the Italian style and fashion sense, addressing the following topics: Development of models for fashion collections, Research and development of new products in relation to specific target.
In these courses participant can learn all aspects of the Fashion Design Industry, including mood-boards, drawing and coloring of the fashion-plate, color palette, textures developments, product profile sheets, etc.
Ceramics
Accademia Riaci Ceramics 0013 You will learn simple hand twisting technique to creating ceramics using terra cotta. Please experience the feel of Italian clay. Instructors:
Professors Tiziana, Nicoletta and Maria 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 to 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 colors.
Graphic Design
Accademia Riaci Graphic Design 0008 You will posh your artistic sensibility in color, advertisement, illustration space conception unique to Italian life. You will nurture your individual creativity using vivid colors. Instructors:
After having completed her degree in Industrial & Communication Design, she has worked as art director and design coordinator for many Italian companies, along with her passion for teaching as specialized instructor of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
Under the competent supervision of Prof. Veronica, students will address in a comprehensive way both the theoretical and operational topics that typically characterize the professional activity of a graphic designer.
Restoration of Paintings
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. Instructors:
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. Paola has specialized in restoration of paintings and polychrome works since 1987 and has taught in 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. NATALIA is specialized in Photographic survey of Restoration; diagnostics for the preservation of art works.
(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. )
A: Our classes are structured in two parts: the first is the normal class with the instructor.  The second part, called "Independent Study", is the class where students work independently to develop their own works followed by the teacher's instruction.
B: Instructors may change without prior notice. 

 

Art History, Italian Language, English Language

Art History

In this course, many art works in the history of Italy and Europe will be studied; including those that can be visited actually in Florence.

Italian Language

Do you want to study Italian Language this summer but do not want to give up experiencing the rich culture and food of Italy? Come to Florence to have the cake and eat it, too!!

English Language

If you want to study English abroad, the best way is to enjoy learning it at the place you love and always wanted to visit!
Located in the center of Florence, Italy, our English language courses will let you learn English from native English-speaking instructors.


  • Arts, Crafts and Design courses
  • Art History, Italian & English Language courses

Sample Course Schedule

Date 2017 2-week program 4-week program
AM PM AM PM
May 7 Sun. Housing Check-in Housing Check-in
May 8 Mon. Orientation, Lesson City tour & Welcome Lunch Orientation, Lesson City tour & Welcome Lunch
May 9 Tue. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 10 Wed. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 11 Thu. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 12 Fri. Lessons, Art visit Free time Lessons, Art visit Free time
May 13 Sat. Cultural Excursion(1 time/2 weeks) Cultural Excursion(1 time/2 weeks)
May 14 Sun. Free time Free time
May 15 Mon. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 16 Tue. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 17 Wed. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 18 Thu. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 19 Fri. Lessons, Art visit Free time Lessons, Art visit Free time
May 20 Sat. Housing Check-out Free time
May 21 Sun. Housing Check-in Free time
May 22 Mon. Orientation, Lesson City tour & Welcome Lunch Lessons Free time
May 23 Tue. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 24 Wed. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 25 Thu. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 26 Fri. Lessons, Art visit Free time Lessons, Art visit Free time
May 27 Sat. Cultural Excursion(1 time/2 weeks) Cultural Excursion(1 time/2 weeks)
May 28 Sun. Free time Free time
May 29 Mon. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 30 Tue. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
May 31 Wed. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
Jun. 1 Thu. Lessons Free time Lessons Free time
Jun. 2 Fri. Lessons, Art visit Free time Lessons, Art visit Free time
Jun. 3 Sat. Housing Check-out Housing Check-out

Calendar

PROGRAMS Check-in (on Sunday) – Check-out (on Saturday)
2-week May 7, 2017 – May 20, 2017
May 21, 2017 – June 3, 2017
June 4, 2017 – June 17, 2017
June 18, 2017 – July 1, 2017
July 2, 2017 – July 15, 2017
July 16, 2017 – July 29, 2017
July 30, 2017 – August 12, 2017
August 20, 2017 – September 2, 2017
4-week May 7, 2017 – June 3, 2017
June 4, 2017 – July 1, 2017
July 2, 2017 – July 29, 2017
July 30, 2017 – September 2, 2017
6-week May 7, 2017 – June 17, 2017
June 18, 2017 – July 29, 2017
July 16, 2017 – September 2, 2017
8-week May 7, 2017 – July 1, 2017
June 4, 2017 – July 29, 2017
July 2, 2017 – September 2, 2017
12-week May 7, 2017 – July 29, 2017

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Housing

Accademia Riaci provides housing for its international students in fully furnished and equipped shared apartments located in the city of Florence.
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