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Overview

Discover and enjoy Italian summer!
Durations: 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks
Starting Dates: May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug 20, Sept 3 and Sept 17

To study on Accademia Riaci Summer Program in Florence is to inhabit history, to step into a living text, it is to directly encounter some of the world’s greatest art and gain the critical tools to confront it fully; to take in a city of subtle moods from literary, historical and archaeological vantage points; to create one’s own art under the guidance of practicing artists. It is a plunge into journey of extraordinary breadth and depth.

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What’s so different about Accademia Riaci’s summer course?
Your satisfaction assured with studying and enjoying at the same time!
  • 1. You can earn credit!
    You can earn credit by taking 2 weeks or a longer course.
  • 2. Variety of courses
    Select your subject from 18 courses. You can combine different courses. Please ask for details.
  • 3. Double lesson hours
    Art & Design course: Intensive course with double lesson hours. Take advantage of thorough leaning experience.
  • 4. English Language: Learn from native English-speaking instructors
    Located in the center of Florence, Italy, our English language courses will let you learn English from native English-speaking instructors.
  • 5. With our special welcome kit
    With our special welcome kit (guide map of Florence, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or ticket), you can enjoy siteseeing the city of Florence from the very first day.
  • 6. Art Visit
    Discover the great masterpieces of Italian Renaissance through Weekly Art Visit. Great experience to live and study at Florence, surrounded by the treasure of history and art.
  • 7. Cultural Excursions
    Share the unique Italian experience with other participants through our Cultural Excursions organized every two weeks: You can enjoy making pizza, visiting the beautiful Tuscan city registered as the World Heritage or tasting the famous Canti red wine at a winery.
  • 8. Meal voucher
    One meal voucher is proveded per day. Taste the genuine Italian cuisine.
  • 9. Airport pick up service
    First time to come to Italy? With our Airport pick up service a driver will escourt you to the accommodation from the airport (one-way only).
  • 10. Variety of course duration
    Choose your course duratoin from 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks with a starting date you like: May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30 and Aug 20.
  • 11. Accomodation
    Accomodation (twin or triple room) included for your convenience and security. Enjoy your school life with new friends!


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Major


  • Art and Design
  • Art History, Italian Language, English Language

Art and Deign - Intensive Course

Working directly with distinguished Florentine artists in studio, students studying the arts expand their knowledge and expertise through a combination of research, technical training and creative projects. Exposure to libraries, museums and private collections enhance this work.

Course Introduction

You can choose the courses below.
Jewellery Making, Jewelry Design, Painting, Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Design, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Drawing, Glass Art, Ceramics, Restoration of Paintings, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Fashion Business, Interior Coordinate, Leather Accessory, Shoe Making, Illustration, Editorial Design, Prodict Design, Art History, Sewing, Graphic Design, Costume Making, Costume Making of classic ballet, Book Binding, Leather Book Binding, Photography, Furniture Making, Furniture Restoration, Furniture decoration, and so on.
*The professors may be changed without prior notice.

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Jewelry Making
Accademia Riaci Jewelry Making 0045
The jewelry making technique called open work has been widely used in Florence since time of Renaissances, beginners and it’s one of these techniques that can be only taught here. Main motif is flowers and leaves. With one-month course, beginners can start carving and will be able to complete “bangle” in a month. For those who have previous jewelry making experiences, they eventually 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
Each instructor prides themselves with the top techniques. especially, jewelry making manager instructor is a main designer at Bucheratti and he is an original designer of millennium anniversary bill for 50,0000 Lira and he is the top artist, who would be represented as a top artist.
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. Benchmark for Italian design, drafting a pro presentation to Clients. The method is for creating forms and its application to designs. One of our Instructors:
Prof. David Bicci
The instructor was in charge with interior design and architectural design as a chief designer for Feragamo 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. He is a active leader in Italian design world.
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 Feragamo and Gucci are famous for their high quality. You 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. You can take from 4 weeks course for bag making and shoes/bag design, however, if you are interested in shoe MAKING, you need to take 2 months course in order to complete a whole process in which you will learn every step of techniques prized as the world’s best leather art of Italy. Instructors:
Angero Imperatole,Libio Battista,Davide 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 Feragamo 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.
(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. )
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.
This Course is different fees and schedle.

This course is different fees and schedle from these art courses.
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Curriculum

Summer Course Art Curriculum(PDF)

*Courses are NOT elective
*Our course basically has two parts: One is the normal class with instructor.  Another, called 'Independent Study', is the class without instructor after the normal class but the students work independently to develop their own works followed by the teacher's instruction.  The normal class is that students learn to understand technique, skills and art with instructors, and Independent study is the class to create students' own work by themselves, which are effective in achieving great educative results.
*Accademia Riaci reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.
*The professors may be changed without prior notice. 

Art and Design Majors:

Jewellery Making, Jewelry Design, Painting, Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Design, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Drawing, Glass Art, Ceramics, Restoration of Paintings, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Fashion Business, Interior Coordinate, Leather Accessory, Shoe Making, Illustration, Editorial Design, Prodict Design, Art History, Sewing, Graphic Design, Costume Making, Costume Making of classic ballet, Book Binding, Leather Book Binding, Photography, Furniture Making, Furniture Restoration, Furniture decoration, and so on.
*The professors may be changed without prior notice.

 

Art History, Language(Italian/English)

You can choose the courses below.

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 Laguage

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 Laguage

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.


  • Art and Design
  • Art History, Italian Language, English Language

Example Student Schedule

Date 2017 2-week course 4-week course
Beforenoon Afternoon Beforenoon Afternoon
May 7 Sun. [SC-2]: Check-in Accommodation [SC-4]: Check-in Accommodation
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 Excursions(1 time/2 weeks) Cultural Excursions(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. [SC-2]: Check-out, Return Home Free time
May 21 Sun. [SD-2]: Check-in Accommodation 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 Excursions(1 time/2 weeks) Cultural Excursions(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. [SD-2]: Check-out, Return Home [SC-4]: Check-out, Return Home

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Lodging in Florence

It is the most desirable to be able to stay in a living environment of the city where life is lived. You can stay in these apartments. These apts are to be shared with other students. These apts have kitchens where you can actually practice your own home cooking with freshly shopped foods from the market.
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Local staff’s support

Our local staffs will welcome you, they are there to consult with you on various issues on living abroad. They will handle insurance issues, medical arrangements in case of emergencies and will attend as interpreters. It’s comforting to know that you are in good hands of local staffs.

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