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Christine Lesperance
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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.

Jul. 04, 2016 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Christine Lesperance | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Shoe Making 12-Atelier One-Year Course 2016

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The design students learned to color with markers (above is an example introduced to students.) Using color pencils, water color, or markers depends on the student’s personal preference. Some use all three.

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There are specific markers and techniques to use when coloring with markers. The colors are vibrant and can bring life to one’s design.

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A few students gathered together for a day trip to Cinque Terre, Italy. This breathtaking Mediterranean locale (Manarola, one of the villages of Cinque Terre) is just a 2-hour train ride outside of Florence. It’s worth the visit!


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