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Juan ZHI YANG

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I recently graduated Diploma in Interior Design from The One Academy Sunway. For the past three years, I’ve sparked my design interest to next level. I’ve involved in planning and designing interior setting for residential, office, retail, restaurant and exhibition. I’ve been also adept at multiple design software such as Autodesk AutoCAD, 3D-modeling, Visualization, Animation, Adobe Photoshop, Power Point, and hand-sketches. I am a member of Malaysia Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). Besides that, I’ve done the freelance about the 3d-modeling, residential design and construction drawing during my life in college. I also completed my internship during May to August 2017. This experience made me learn the communication skill and understand what the design industry needs. I hope I can get some useful knowledge and experience in Accademia Riaci.

The One Academy Sunwayでインテリアデザイン専攻を卒業しました。この3年間でデザインへの興味は次のレベルに達しました。住居、オフィス、店、レストラン、展示会の内部設計のプランニングやデザインに関わりました。さらに、Autodesk AutoCAD、3D-modeling、 Visualization、Animation、Adobe Photoshop、Power Point、hand-sketchesといった多くのデザインソフトウェアを使いこなせるようになりました。Malaysia Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)の会員です。それとは別に在学中、3D造形、住宅デザイン、構造設計図のフリーランスとして活動しました。さらに、2017年の5月から8月まではインターンを行いました。この経験によって、デザイン産業が何を求めているのかを理解し、コミュニケーション能力を向上する事ができました。アカデミアリアチで有益な知識と経験を得る事ができればと思います。
Olha VASKO
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Olha VASKO

Nationality: Ukraine
Course: Bag Making
Program: Art Short Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Sep. 15, 2017


Hello! My name is Olha Vasko. I'm 28 years old. From Ukraine, live in Poland. I've been in your academy last year, and took three-day classes of bag making, and this year I came back to continue studying. And have two-weeks studying this time.

こんにちは!私はOlha Vasko、28歳です。ウクライナ出身でポーランドに住んでいます。去年アカデミアリアチでバッグ制作の3日間コースを受けて、今年も制作活動を続けるために戻って来ました。今回は2週間通います。
Yuri MIYAGI
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Yuri MIYAGI

Nationality: JAPAN
Course: Interior Design
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018


日本で空間デザインの仕事をしていましたが、海外プロジェクトに携わり思考を吸収したく、また海外へ出ることによって、より”日本ならでは”のメリット・デメリットを実感出来るのではと思いました。ミラノサローネ、ミラノコレクションなど数々のデザインイベントが多く開かれ、芸術、美術に触れられる機会の多いイタリアに留学を決めました。イタリアのデザインや生活に関してお伝えできればと思っています。
David DOMINGUEZ
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David DOMINGUEZ

Nationality: Colombia
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018


I´m artist David Dominguez, I have a bachelor degree in Arts but most of my formation has been developed by myself doing mostly painting in acrylic and oil. I´m studying now the Painting and Drawing master course at Riaci and I´m experimenting a lot with different materials to mix contemporary techniques and traditional Italian methods and themes.

僕の名前はDavid Dominguez、アーティストです。美術の学士号を持っていますが、多くはアクリル画や油絵を描いて行く中、独学で学びました。今はアカデミアリアチで絵画のマスターコースで学んでいます。現代の技術と伝統的なイタリアの方式と主題をミックスしたり、様々な素材を使い実験しています。
Fan Lip Hoong
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Fan Lip Hoong

Nationality: Malaysia
Course: Interior Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018


I would like to briefly introduce myself first – my name is Fan Lip Hoong, I am 21 years old and I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I recently graduated my diploma at Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. and I always had a dream that went to further studies in oversea. I have always had a great passion for interior designing which developed form a love of designing catalogues. So, I have the chance to come to Accademia Riaci, Florence, Italy to master my designing skills. I want to develop my knowledge of interior designing in Italy. In future, I intend to help people with my creative ideas in decorating and designing to help them make their space look attractive also give them what they are looking for.
Chong WEI CHEN
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Chong WEI CHEN

Nationality: Malaysia
Course: Interior Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018


I am Chong Wei Chen and nickname is Kenny, from Malaysian. Currently, I am in my 3rd year studying Diploma of Interior Design at The One Academy. The One Academy of Communication Design was established as a private art college and The One Academy of Communication Design was location at Bandar Sunway city, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am enjoy studying things that were related to interior construction and also interested in creative design.

I had two years of teaching experience in arts and have performed in a range of freelance design project such as 3D rando and cafes. Besides, I have been taking part in several arts competitions that were held in Malaysia. The most impressive outcome was I have placed in the 2nd in the International Art & Design Competition 2017 and so why I am here to study.

Although I have a good base in the study field and I am hardworking, active, very reliable and take direction easily. At last, I hope I am studying for here got learn something different or new design and I am also come to know about the culture at here. I hope everything will turn out to is all right. Thanks.
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Danielle LEGER

Nationality: Canada
Course: Bag Making
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2018


A small town girl from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Danielle Leger has always had big dreams. After graduating in Montreal at LaSalle College in Fashion Marketing, Danielle was ready for the next step to pursue her career dreams as a businesswoman and designer. With the intention of one day starting her own bag and accessories company, Danielle’s next step was to come to a place that is World renowned for its high quality craftsmanship and fashion sense. She found everything she was looking for at Accademia Riaci in Florence, Italy, enrolling in a one year program in Bag Making & Design. Danielle loves challenging herself in the creative arts and bag making, and is tremendously happy to be at this school to do so.

カナダのニューブランズウィック州フレデリクトン出身の小さな街の女の子、Danielle Legerには大きな夢がありました。モントリオールにあるラサール・カレッジでファッション・マーケティングを学んだ後、Danielleは彼女のビジネスウーマンとデザイナーとしてのキャリアと夢に向かって次のステップに進みます。いつの日か自分のバッグ・アクセサリー会社をスタートさせるため、Danielleの次のステップはその質の高い職人魂とファッションセンスで世界的に有名な場所に来る事でした。彼女はイタリア、フィレンツェのアカデミアリアチのカバン制作・デザインワンイヤーコースに求めていたもの全てを見つけました。Danielleは制作活動やバッグ制作で自身を試すことが好きなので、この学校でそれができる事が本当にハッピーです。
Teh Kuan Yon
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Teh Kuan Yon

Nationality: Malaysian
Course: Fashion Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 - May 4, 2018


Accepting the first prize from Accademia Riaci began one of my excited journal in my life. Grewing up as a child I was so passionate with design and I decided to study Interior Design in The One Academy, Malaysia. After all, I found myself have another passionate into Fashion Design. I love to read the strory and concept behind of each single collection from my favorite fashion designer such as Irsis Van Herpen & Emilio Pucci. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. I am studying in Accademia Riaci in Florence Italy to began my journal for Fashion Design.

アカデミアリアチから最優秀賞をもらった事が、私の人生で一番エキサイティングな旅のひとつの始まりでした。子供の頃からデザインが好きだったので、マレーシアのThe One Academyでインテリアデザインを専攻しました。そしてその後、ファッションデザインへの情熱が生まれます。アイリス・バン・ハーパンやエミリオ・プッチといった、私の好きなデザイナーが創るコレクションの背景にあるストーリーやコンセプトを読む事が好きです。ファッションデザインは文化や社会状況に影響されますし、時や場所によって多様です。
ファションデザインはつまり、デザイン、美的センス、そして自然の美しさを衣服やアクセサリーに適用するアートです。
私はファッションデザインへの旅を始めるため、イタリアフィレンツェのアカデミアリアチで学んでいます。
Mihaela ZANEVA
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Mihaela ZANEVA

Nationality: Bulgaria
Course: Fashion Design
Program: Art Short Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Sep. 15, 2017


After studying in Bulgaria Scenography and Costume design, she wants very much to develop her knows and to create something fashionable. She wins the competition 2017 and start studying a short course in Florence, her dream – Fashion Design.
“The theater is one big, magic and artistic world, but the fashion is the real life.” So she wants to understand the real life here in Florence. She will create a collection with motives from her nationality and will develop in her country, Bulgaria.

ブルガリアで背景画法と衣装デザインを学んだ後、知識を深め、ファッショナブルなものを作りたいと強く思いました。2017年コンペティションで入賞し、夢であったファッションデザインをフィレンツェのショートコースで学び始めます。「演劇は大きなマジックであり芸術的な世界だが、ファッションはリアルな生活である。」ここフィレンツェでリアルな生活を学びたいです。自身のナショナリティーをモチーフにしたコレクションを創り、母国ブルガリアでそれを発展させていきたいです。
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Sharon Palihawadana

Nationality: Sri Lankan
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Master Coures
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018


She went through with a working experience as a foot ware and fashion designer in capacity of holding a special (B.A) degree of Art & Design with academic learning in one of the best university in Sri Lanka. During last four years she has exposed and inspired with several global trends, techniques, methods which related to shoe industry.
Since her childhood it is one for her dreams to be pursuing her masters in art and design. She applied to the international art and design competition 2017 and obtained second place in category of professional in art painting and drawing section.

スリランカでも最高の大学のうちのひとつで学び、アートとデザインの学位を得た能力を使い、靴とファッションデザインの仕事を経験しました。ここ4年間、靴産業に関わるグローバルなトレンドや、技術の中におり、それらにインスパイアされてきました。子供の頃からアートとデザインを職人から学ぶ事が夢でした。国際アート&デザインコンペティション2017に応募し、絵画とドローイング部門で第2位に入賞をしました。
Celine Goh Sining
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Celine Goh Sining

Nationality: Singaporean
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – May. 4, 2018


Celine studied Fashion in Singapore and took a module in Jewellery Making and Design. She then found her passion in it and entered the Accademia Riaci Art Competition and was lucky enough to be selected.
She now studies Jewellery Making in the One Year Course and hopes to pursue her career in this field as a Jewellery Designer and Maker.

シンガポールでファッションを学び、ジュエリー制作とデザインの短期課程を受けました。そこでジュエリー作りに魅了され、アカデミアリアチのコンペティションに応募し、受賞しました。
今はジュエリーメイキングのワンイヤーコースで学んでいて、将来はジュエリー職人、デザイナーとしてのキャリアを積みたいと思っています。
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Moe Watanabe

Nationality: JAPAN
Course: English Language
Program: Summer Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2017 - Sep. 30, 2017


初めまして。私の名前は渡部萌です。サマーコースを使って1ヶ月間イタリアに滞在します。残り少ない大学生活の貴重な時間を使って勉強しに来ているので、一生懸命頑張りたいです!食べることが大好きなので色々な食べ物にチャレンジしようと思います。
Caterina Melidoni
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Caterina Melidoni

Nationality: Italy
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Avanzata Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018


After a BA degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, she decided to move to Florence to learn the ancient and valuable art of shoe making. She always has been interested in design and making shoes . So she found out that Florence and Accademia Riaci would have been the perfect place for learning about.
She wants to gain knowledge about one of the most Italian famous and worldwide appreciated handcraft art. The craft of shoe making deserves to be handed down from one generation to another, to survive as a prestigious art.

国立デザイン大学ローマ校で工業デザインの文学士号を取得後、昔ながらの貴重な技術である靴制作を学ぶためにフィレンツェ行きを決意。ずっと靴デザインと靴制作に興味があったので、フィレンツェにあるアカデミアリアチへの入学を決めました。
イタリアで最も有名で、世界中から愛されている手作りの靴に関する知識を学びたいと思っています。イタリアの靴制作は後世に引き継がれていくべき技術であり、一流の芸術として残すべき大事な文化です。
Misa YOSHIDA
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Misa YOSHIDA

Nationality: Japan
Course: Graphic Design
Program: OneYear Course
Period: Oct. 31,2016-July 28,2017


高校を卒業後、語学と美術を学ぶ為にイタリアへ来ました。初めの半年間はシエナの語学専門学校に通いながらグラフィックデザインを学べる学校を探し、一度帰国をした後にアカデミアリアチへの入学を決めました。今までは絵画を中心に制作活動をしていたので、ルネッサンス期の芸術作品が溢れるフィレンツェでの生活はとても勉強になります。これまで培ってきた経験を生かし、今回は新たにグラフィックデザインについて学びを深めていきたいです。

I came to Italy right after I graduated from high school to study Italian language and art. I spent my first 6 months in Siena to study at an Italian language school. While I was there, I looked for a good school for graphic design. I went back to Japan once and decided to enroll Accademia Riaci. Because my main art field had always been painting & drawing, I have been learning a lot from the life in Florence surrounded by full of artworks from the Renaissance era. I look forward to learn further more about graphic design based on my past experience.
Lara BLEVI
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Lara Blevi

Nationality: South-African
Course: Shoe Making
Program: One-Year Atelier Course
Period: Sept 5, 2016-April 25, 2017


After Studying a BA degree in Fashion Design in South Africa, Lara decided that she would love to study further and focus on a specific direction in the fashion industry. During her studies, she followed an internship at a company where she was taught how to make and design handbags out of leather and exotic leather skins.

She knew instantly that she would love to study further and learn more about shoes and decided to come to Firenze, Italy, the most famous city to learn more of leather art and shoes! She found Accademia Riaci and knew that the shoe making course that they had to offer was exactly was she was looking for.

Here she wishes to learn the highest level of shoe making techniques and to be able to follow her dream to become a designer with the knowledge of not only fashion, but also the art of shoe and handbag design.

南アフリカでファッションデザインの文学士号を取得後、ファッション業界で目指す方向を定めるためにもっと学びを深めたいと思いました。企業インターンを経験した際には、外国製の皮革を使用したカバン制作とデザインを学びました。

すぐに靴制作を学びたいと思うようになり、靴制作や革工芸を学べる世界で最も有名な都市・フィレンツェ行きを決意。検討の結果、自分が探し求めていた内容の靴制作コースを提供するアカデミアリアチへの入学を決めました。

ここで最高レベルの靴制作技術を身につけ、ファッションのみならず靴やカバンの知識も兼ね備えたデザイナーになることが夢です。
Elda ARCETTI
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Elda Arcetti

Nationality: Italy
Course: Jewelry Design
Program: Art Short Course
Period: Sept. 5, 2016- Sept. 16, 2016


Il mio nome è Elda Arcetti, sono Ingegnere Civile, sempre mi sono dedicata a diversi Hobbies artigianali. Qualche anno fa ho cominciato ad studiare Oreficeria e da questo momento ho scoperto la mia vera passione.
Ho realizzato diversi corsi di Oreficeria a Caracas, Venezuela, ma Io cercavo un’Accademia per poter sviluppare studi più avanzati su Disegno di Gioielli e Incisione.
Ho cominciato a studiare un Programma di Gioielleria, de Disegno di Gioielli e Incisione all'Accademia Riaci a Firenze, Italia. Sto ricevendo lezioni di diversi professori che sono artigiani altamente qualificati, i quali manifestano una grande passione per l’arte della Oreficeria. La esperienza che sto vivendo, mi aiuterà a migliorare le mie tecniche e poter applicarle nel mio studio.

My name is Elda Arcetti, I am civil engineer and alway I had many and differets craft hobbies. Some years I started to studie Jewelry Making and form this moment, I discovered my real passion.
I have done many different courses of Jewelry Making in Caracas, Venezuela. I was looking for an academy to develop more advanced studies of Design and Etching.
I already started a Jewelry Making program, design of jewelry and etching at the Accademia di Riaci in Florece, Italy. I am taking classes with different teachers who are highly skilled craftsmen. They have shown to me a great passion for the art of the goldsmith. The experience I am living will help me improve techniques and apply them in my own workshop.


土木技師をしており、手作り工芸が趣味です。数年前にジュエリー制作に出会って以来、その魅力に取り付かれました。
これまでにカラカスとベネズエラでジュエリー制作を学んできました。今回、ジュエリーデザインとエッチングの学びを深める学校を探してここに辿り着きました。 アカデミアリアチでジュエリー制作とジュエリーデザイン、そしてエッチングのレッスンを、それぞれ高い技術をお持ちの先生方から教わっています。みなさん、金細工技術への熱い情熱をお持ちです。ここでの経験を通して技術を高め、自分の教室で活かしたいと思います。
Li SHIAU-TING
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Li SHIAU-TING

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018


Shiau-Ting, Li. Shoes designer from Taiwan.
After working in Taiwanese footwear industry for three and a half years, she came to Firenze to study shoes making course, the city which is famous for leather art and shoes.
Although she already has basic aesthetics and sketching technique background from university (B.A.), yet she hopes to extend her shoe-making skills here in Riaci. She believes designer can deliver their thoughts through their works, hoping to keep motivate people with her designs.

李曉婷,來自台灣的鞋類設計師。
在台灣鞋產業工作三年半之後,她決定到皮革之都-佛羅倫斯,學習製鞋技術。
大學主修產品工藝,擁有美學背景、好的品味及繪畫基礎。即便如此,仍期望到莉雅琪延伸自己在實作上的經驗。她相信,設計師能夠透過設計表達想法,希望能持續用創作感動身邊的人。

台湾の靴業界で靴デザイナーとして3年半経験を積んだ後、さらに学びを深めようと革工芸と靴で有名なここフィレンツェへやって来ました。
基本的な審美眼とスケッチ技術は大学(文学士号取得)で学んでいましたが、さらに靴制作の技術を磨くためにリアチ入学を決めました。「デザイナーの想いは、デザインを通して人々に届く」ことを信じ、自分のデザインで人々の心を動かしたいと願っています。
Masami ISHIZUKA
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Masami ISHIZUKA

Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sept. 5,2016-Apr. 28,2017


日本では10年間ほど靴づくりとは関係のないお仕事をしていましたが、趣味としてずっと好きで続けていたのが革細工でした。休日には財布など小物をコツコツ作る毎日でした。そしてそこから派生して、この2年間は神戸にある靴学校に毎週通いました。自分が考えたものが形になっていくことが面白くて、休日は疲れていても靴作りが楽しくて仕方がありませんでした。とても時間がかかる作業ですが、出来上がりだけでなく、出来上がっていく様子がなんとも言えません。
一年ほど前から、思い切ってお仕事を辞め、本場イタリア・フィレンツェに革靴づくりを学びに行くことを決めました。今年の5月より4ヶ月間、語学学校でお世話になりイタリア語で何とか授業を受け始めました。まだまだ分からない事だらけですが、楽しみながら頑張りたいと思っています。

I worked in Japan for about 10 years but my former job had nothing to do with shoe making. I simply liked leather working as a hobby. I used to make small items such as leather wallets on my days off. For this past 2 years, I studied every week at a shoe making school in Kobe, Japan. I totally enjoyed the process of how my idea became actual shoes, so I kept making shoes on weekends even though I was tired from my weekday’s work. It takes a long time to make 1 pair of shoes, but I just love the shoe making process itself.
I quit my job 1 year ago and decided to come to Florence to study shoe making. I took Italian lessons for 4 months from this May, and I am now taking shoe making lessons in Italian. There is so much I need to learn now, but I hope to enjoy this learning experience.
 Hitomi MINE
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Hitomi MINE

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Apr. 10,2016- Sept. 30, 2016


I used to work as a wedding planner in Japan. I decided to study abroad so I can learn oversea wedding planning. Besides studying hard, I’m currently enjoying the life in Italy very much.

日本でウェディングプランナーとして働いていました。日本だけではなく海外の結婚式も学びたいと思い留学を決意しました。今は勉強もしながらイタリア生活を堪能中です。
Yumi HAYASHI
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Yumi HAYASHI

Nationality: Japan
Course: Jewerly Making
Program: Summer Course
Period: July. 30,2016- Sept. 3, 2016


I am a student of Kansai university which is located in Osaka and I’m majoring commerce there.Graduating from my high school,I really wanted to enter a professional school to be a jewelrer though,instead, I chose the way to go to a university.But I had never give up my dream.
I have came to like jewerly since I was very young.Since my father bought a little piece of crystal for me,I started to collect jem stones.Now I really want to make my stones into jewelries because they will look more precious than being just by themselves.I believe that all beautiful things would make people happy.Also,I’m super delighted if I could succeded in making someone’s smile by my handmade.

私は大阪にある関西大学の学生で、専攻は商学です。高校を卒業した後の進路としてジュエリー製作の専門学校に行きたかったのですが、結局大学に進学することにしましたが、それでもなお、ジュエラー(ジュエリー職人)になることをあきらめませんでした。
私がジュエリーを好きになったのは本当に幼いころです。小さな水晶のカケラを父が私に買ってくれたときから、私の宝石集めは始まりました。今では、集めたコレクションをジュエリーにしたいと思っています。宝石そのものを持つよりもジュエリーにしたほうが、さらに美しいと思うからです。綺麗なものは、なんでも、人を幸せにすると信じています。私が作ったジュエリーで誰かを笑顔にできたら本当に嬉しいです。
Shuri Matsunaka
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Shuri Matsunaka

Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Art Short Course
Period: (Sept. 01,2015-) Mar. 21,2016- July 15, 2016


大学時代にファッションデザインを勉強し、その後5年間社会人を経験したのち、靴作りを勉教する為にアカデミアリアチへ。
日本での靴作りの経験は無く、去年の9月から7ヶ月間のショートコースをスタート。
基礎からオリジナルデザインのシューズ制作まで学んだのち、さらに技術を学ぶ為延長。
Natsuko Yamauchi
Reporter
Natsuko Yamauchi

Nationality: Japan
Course: Art History
Program: Summer Course
Period : Jun.6,2016-Jul 2,2016


西洋美術史の中でも特にイタリア・ルネサンスに興味があり、芸術の都フィレンツェで実物の絵画に触れながらルネサンス期の美術史を勉強しています。
教会や美術館に飾られている絵画を中心に、その絵画の意味や面白さを伝えていきたいと思います。
よろしくお願いいたします。
I have a strong interest in the art history of Italian Renaissance. I came to Florence to appreciate historical artworks in person to learn more about the Italian Renaissance.
I will focus mostly on the paintings and drawings displayed in churches and museums, and report their meanings and interesting points.
Christine Lesperance
Reporter
Christine Lesperance

Nationality: American
Course: shoe design and making
Program: One year
Period : Apr.25,2016-July 29,2016


After briefly studying Fashion Design at the Arts Institute in Miami, Christine came to Florence to study shoe design/making which was her real passion. At Accademia Riaci, she began her Shoe Design course with Professor Andrea Roth, a one-time designer for the Ferragamo shoe brand. In the design course, Christine was taught all of the design elements for creating beautiful footwear. She also learned how to balance creativity with technical skills. Upon completion of the design course, she was excited to move on to Shoe Making which is taught by Mr. Angelo.
John SHEPHERD
Reporter
John Shepherd

Nationality: Canadian
Course: shoe design and making
Program: Summer Course
Period : May 9,2016-Jun. 3,2016, Jun. 6, 2016-Jun.17,2016


I was born in Vancouver, Canada. Leatherwork and shoemaking has been an interest of mine for a long time. Although I have been making shoes for a number of years, I came to Accademia Riaci to improve my skills in both shoemaking and design. My plan is to learn as much as I can here in Europe before returning to Vancouver to create a label, and start a business making shoes.
Amira Essa
Reporter
Amira Essa

Nationality: Egypt
Course: Shoe design and making
Program: Atelier
Period: Jan.11,2016- July,2016


After graduation from business administration i have decided to combine my studies with my all time passion “shoes”, so i joined accademia Riaci to learn all the techniques about shoes design and making to follow my dream of having my own shoe line.
Hyoungki LEE
Reporter
Hyoungki LEE

Nationality: Korea
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier One-Year
Period: Sept 07,2015-Apr.22,2016


Ho studiato le belle arti in corea.
Mi piacciono le scarpe tradizionali da molto tempo.
Penso che le scarpe su misura tradizionale e' un lavoro di valore artistico,
Voglio diventare artigiano artista delle scarpe su misura che posso soddisfare proprio io e tutti gli uomini.
Studiero' a fare le scarpe divertente alla bella citta firenze.
Rion SASA
Reporter
Rion SASA

Nationality: Japan
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: One-Year
Period: Sept 07,2015-Apr.22,2016


イタリアのルネサンス美術に関心があり、留学しに来ました。フィレンツェは町中が美術に溢れているので、直に触れて少しでも多くのことを吸収したいです。また、イタリアならではの生活も楽しんでいこうと思います。
 Marian De la Madrid Fernandez
Reporter
Marian De la Madrid Fernandez

Nationality: Mexican
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Master
Period: Sept 07,2015-Apr.22,2016


I’m Marian and I studied Business Administration. Since I was a child I liked to paint and draw, and during my degree I realized my dream. I decided to come to Italy because it is known as the cradle of art. For me it ‘s a big opportunity to be in Italy and to study painting and Drawing.
Mi nombre es Marian y yo estudié Administración de empresas. Durante mi carrera me di cuenta que me gustaba mucho la pintura y el dibujo, gracias a las clases extracurriculares que llevé y decidí ser artista. Desde que soy niña me gusta mucho pintar y dibujar y solía hacerlo con mayor frecuencia. Para mi estar estudiando ahora en Italia es una gran oportunidad pues es mejor estudiar en el país donde es considerado la cuna del arte.
 Kit Leng VONG
Reporter
JACQUELINE VONG

Nationality: Portugal
Course: Art Management
Program: Master Course
Period : Sep.7,2015-Apr.22,2016


I got a Bachelor Degree in English Communications in University of Macau. I’m a free-lance dancer and choreographer. I was facing a turning point in my artistic development, I would like to take a step forwards towards my career ambition, and furthermore I’ve been impressed and inspired by western influences while expanding my individual artistic practices. As a result I’ve decided to come to Italy to undertake the Art Management Master Course.
 Yueh-Ping Chen
Reporter
Yueh-Ping Chen (Bonnie)

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Interior Design
Program: Atelier 1year Course
Period: Sept 07,2015-Apr.22,2016


After received a business degree in Supply Chain Management in US, I went back to Taiwan working as a buyer for 5 years. But then realized that my true passion lay with Interior Design. Therefore, I chose Accademia Riaci to be the school, which I believed it would help me to establish the fundamental design concept and aesthetic views in Interior Design.
我在美國拿到供應鏈管理的學士學位後回台灣擔任採購的職位五年. 但是在後面的兩年我深刻地感受到採購不是我想要的職業而是室內設計. 所以我選擇了Accademia Riaci來學習設計的理念和美感的培養,我相信在就學的這段時間,我可以從這間學校學到很多的東西.
Eri Hosokawa
Reporter
Eri Hosokawa

Nationality: Japan
Course: Painting Restoration
Program: Internship Course
Period : Jun.12,2017-Jun.8,2018


より実践的な経験を積むために、修復の都フィレンツェで学ぶことにしました。多くの事例に触れ技術の向上を目指し、最新の処置法や素材などもしっか り勉強していきたいと思います。こちらでの生活の様子やイベント、週末に訪れる教会や美術館などもお伝えしていきたいと思います。宜しくお願いします。

In order to add more practical experience in my career, I decided to study in Florence, the home of restoration work. I wish to improve my painting restoration techniques through experiencing various types of restoration works as well as learning the latest restoration techniques. I am looking forward to letting you know about my daily life in Florence and my weekend visits to churches, museums and so on.
 Yihan ZHANG
Reporter
Yihan ZHANG

Nationality: China
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Art Short COURSE
Period: Mar. 2,2015-June 26,2015


Sofia Pollano
Reporter
Sofia Pollano

Nationality: Mexican
Course: Interior Design
Program: Short course
Period: Feb. 9,2015-May 9


Después de estudiar Diseño Industrial en Guadalajara, Mexico, vine a Italia a tomar un curso corto de Diseño de Interiores. Anteriormente tomé un curso de Diseño de Joyería ya que me gusta mucho pero también me interesa el diseño de interiores. Es por eso que vine a Accademia Riaci a especializarme un poco más en interiorismo.
After studying Industrial Design in Guadalajara, Mexico , I came to Italy to take a short course of Interior Design . Previously I took a course in Jewellery Design and I like it a lot but I’m also interested in interior design. That's why I came to Accademia Riaci to specialize a little bit more.
emilia-asanza
Reporter
Emilia Asanza

Nationality: Ecuador
Course: Jewelry Design and Jewelry Making
Program: Jewelry Design Semester+Jewelry Making Semester
Period: Sept.8,2014-Apr.24,2015


She studied jewelry making in Ecuador for 3 years, and came to Italy to study new techniques of Jewelry. She chose Italy because Italy is the cradel of arts and place with great artists. She’d also like to learn more about culture, gastronomy and Italian people.
Avika Kateprajak
Reporter
Avika Kateprajak

Nationality: Thai
Course: Bag Making
Program: 1year Course
Period: 2014/9/7 - 2015/4/22


I have my own little brand in Thailand, I have seriously realized that I have to improve the quality of my products and the professional skills. Italy immediately came into my head as It is well known for leather product.Where can I learn from the best.
 HsiuYaChang
Reporter
Hsiu Ya Chang

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Bag Making
Program: Master 1year Course
Period: Sept.8,2014 - Apr. 24,2015


昨年、カバン制作一年コースを勉強して、 さらにカバンの技術を身につけたくなり、二年目はマスターコースを選びました。 将来もカバン作りの仕事がしたいので、ファッションとしてのカバンだけではなく、フィレンツェでしか学べないいろんな特別な革技術も学びたいです。
從去年開始學習了一年的皮包製作課程後,由於想要再更磨練技術,於是報名了第二年的碩士課程,將來也想要從事皮包製作的相關工作,不僅是流行性的皮包,也想要多學習更多只有在佛羅倫斯才能學習到的特別技術
i-ChenChou
Reporter
Yi-Chen Chou

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master 1year Course
Period: Sept.8,2014-Apr. 24,2015


With medical background specializing in biomechanics of lower extremity, Yi-Chen Chou is interested in producing bespoke shoes for both general population and people with special needs. By taking the entry level of shoe making course last year at Florence, she has now equipped with the fundamental skills of shoemaking, and would like to learn more advanced shoemaking techniques as well as to integrate the gained knowledge onto prospective orthopedic shoes using customized lasts through her second year.
Yukari Nakai
Reporter
Yukari Nakai

Nationality: Japan
Course: Bag Making
Program: Atelier 1year Course
Period : Sept.8,2014 - Apr.24,2015


2014年9月から2015年4月まで、バッグメイキングについて学びます。 カバンの基礎やフィレンツェの様子など、写真を通して皆さんに伝えていきたいと思います。よろしくお願いします。
 Natasha Cigarroa
Reporter
Natasha Cigarroa

Nationality: USA
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: Summer Course
Period: July 7,2014 - July 31,2014


She has taken a 1 year of art classes in USA and came to Italy to brush up her skills utilizing her summer holidasy!
Thacha
Reporter
Thacha R.

Nationality: Thai
Course: Bag Making
Program: Master course in Bag Making
Period: Feb.24,2014 - Dec.12,2014


Miss Thacha, after studying various techniques and a unique style in her country from a trainer who graduated at Accademia Riaci, she decided to go to our school to attend our Master course in Bag Making. “I consider Florence as the heart of leather art where not only big industry and traditional artisanship is flourished, but also a place where I can learn and absorb everything around me, keeping my motivation and creativity high all the time”.
She also attended a semester course in Italian Language at ABC de’ Conti.
worapan
Reporter
Worapan Punnachaiya

Nationality: Thai
Course: Bag Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Oct.14,2013 - Sept.26,2014


He got BA degree in Industrial Design in Thailand, and after doing internship in leather laboratory in Bangkok, he decided to come to Italy in order to specialize in bag making, especially on leather curving and decoration holes.
JudeZaccheus
Reporter
Jude Zaccheus

Nationality: Singapore
Course: Leather Art
Program: One-year Course
Period: Jan.13,2014 – July 31,2014


Jude, studeid got a degree in Business, but he always had passion for leather crafts and has been practicing leather art locally, but then he decided to come to Italy to learn from the best, to follow his dream to start his own leather product brand of unique style of design, and in future to run a small school.
HYUNJIN KIM
Reporter
Hyunjin KIM

Nationality: Korea
Course: Shoe Making
Program: 1year COURSE
Period: Oct.14,2013 - June 6,2014


After studying Oriental painting in South Korea, she came to Italy to study shoes in which she was interested in since her childhood.
Sh first studied shoe design at Polimoda, and then decided to join Accademia Riaci to focus on the techniques of shoe making.
She is now studying under skilled artisan in Florence, and she decided to extend her shoe making corse for another year to deepen the knowledge and achieve higher level of shoe making techniques, to follow her future dream of opening her own atelier.
S.K.
Reporter
S.K.

Nationality: Finland
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: 1year ATELIER COURSE
Period: Oct.14,2013 - June 6,2014


She completed her BA degree in Fine Arts in 2011. Having studied sculpture, photographing, stone cutting, lost wax casting,electroforming and contemporary jewellery, she decided to follow her interest and focus on more traditional goldsmithing techniques. She came to Florence, the most famous city of art and craftmanship in Italy, to study jewelry making and also attended to courses specialized in hand engraving and Florentine fret saw piercing with highly skilled rofessors.

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Constance Schürch
Reporter
Constance Schürch

Nationality: Chile
Course: Jewelry Making
Assistant
Period: Sep. 2017- Aug. 2018


Después de recibir mi titulo universitario en Diseño de Ambientes y Objetos y un post-diploma en iluminación, trabajé para el Gobierno de Chile diseñando y coordinando las ferias internacionales y posteriormente como Project manager para la Cámara chileno- alemana de Comercio e Industria. Descubrí el mundo de la joyería a través de una búsqueda personal, la cual me llenó de satisfacciones al poder expresarme a través del metal.
Participé en el Concurso Internacional de Arte y Diseño de la Accademia Riaci, al cual postulé con un collar de cobre obteniendo el segundo lugar, motivo por el cual decidí seguir mi pasión en Italia.

After receiving my degree in Spaces and Objects Design and a post-diploma in Lighting Design, I worked as for 4 years as International fairs designer for the Chilean Goverment and as Project Manager for the Chilean- German chamber of commerce and Industry. I arrived into the jewelry field for personal research , which brought me complete satisfaction expressing myself through the metal.
I applied into the Accademia Riaci International Art & Design competition with a copper necklace to represent my country, obtaining a second place. That was the principal reason that helped me follow my true passion.


空間物体デザインの学位と照明デザインのポストグラデュエート・ディプロマを取得した後、4年間に渡ってチリ政府で国際博覧会のデザイナーと商工会議所のプロジェクトマネジャーを担当。個人的なリサーチをきっかけに興味を持ったジュエリー分野では、特に金属で作品表現することに満足感を覚えます。
アカデミアリアチ主催の国際アート&デザインコンペティションで銅を用いて作ったネックレスが2位に入賞したことで、自身の情熱が赴く道を進んでいます。
Emi Ota
Reporter
Emi Ota

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Sept 1,2016- Sept 30,2017


アカデミアリアチでカメラマン兼アシスタントをしています。
日本で写真の仕事を辞めて、イタリアのレストランで働いてみたい夫についてきてジェラテリアのインターシップをしていました。
が、その後イタリアで写真の仕事の可能性を感じ、改めて色々と挑戦してみているところです。
カッフェが好きなのでバール巡りをよくしています。
役立つようなイタリア生活情報、学校情報をお伝えしていきます。

I am an intern photographer and assistant at Accademia Riaci.
I quit my job as a photographer in Japan and came here with my husband who wanted to work at a restaurant in Italy. I took a Gelato Internship Course at Accademia Riaci meanwhile.
After my new challenge, however, I began to think that there was more possibility in the photography field in Italy so I decided to go back to my area of expertise and restart.
I love coffee, so I enjoy visiting coffee bars in and around town.
I hope I can let you know useful and helpful Italian daily-life and school information in my reports.
Momoko MIYAZAWA
Reporter
Momoko MIYAZAWA

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Jul. 2,2015- Jun. 3,2016


アカデミアリアチのアシスタントをしています。
日本人の旦那さん共々インターン中で、フィレンツェから電車で1時間30分ほど離れたアレッツォのそのまた田舎に住んでいます。都会では味わえないイベントや食べ物、友達の事、家に入り浸っている野良猫「黒さん」の事、そして学校での事を発信していこうと思います。
 Mio MIYAZAKI
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Mio MIYAZAKI

Nationality: Japan
Course: Internship
Program: Internship
Period: Jul. 1,2015- Jun. 30,2016


アカデミアリアチのアシスタントをしています。
学校内の授業風景や、学生さんの日常生活、フィレンツェで起こるいろんな出来事をお伝えしていきたいと思います!
Francis
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Francis Waplinger

Nationality: USA
Course: Shoe Making
Assistant


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Morita

Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making
Assistant


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Zarina Kurashova

Course: Graphic design and Illustration
Period:Sept 10,2015-Oct.24,2015


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