CERAMICS

Courses

  • One-Year Course | Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

We emphasize conceptual exploration and the acquisition of historical, critical and theoretical knowledge. Additionally, we feel the production of works of art (learning through the experience of making) and technical development are essential ingredients for a successful studio artist. We are interested in students that understand tradition and embrace the making of useful objects, as well as students who feel there may be new traditions to develop and new boundaries to expand. Consequently, the range of students' work, is very broad, from sculpture and installation to utilitarian objects. This course offers a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to ceramics.
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 a young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 15,000.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 13,000.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 8,700.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 7,800.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
      II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
      III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
      IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023

      SEMESTER program
        I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The studio-based Master program at Accademia Riaci is intended to broaden and advance the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a contemporary studio. The program has been designed to meet the needs of artists holding BFA or BA degrees or comparable professional practice who are pursuing a Master in Ceramics within a time frame that accommodates their employment or academic year schedule. To exploration, the major, students pursue an interdisciplinary investigation in-studio topics common to each discipline and address contemporary critical issues and methodology in seminars. During the program, students complete independent studios, projects, and independent thesis. Students maintain contact with studio faculty and present studio work at specific intervals throughout the off-campus semester and at final critiques held at the end of the program.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 16,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,600.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 9,900.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 8,900.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
    II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
    III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
    IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023

    Semester program
      I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
      III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
      IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

  • 1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
  • 2. Potter’s wheel
  • 3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
  • 4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
  • 5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
  • 6. Kiln
  • 7. Majolica
  • 8. Sculpture.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.

Start Dates
・Sep 6, 2021
・Sep 20, 2021
・Oct 4, 2021
・Nov 8, 2021
・Nov 22, 2021
・Dec 6, 2021
・Jan 10, 2022
・Jan 31, 2022
・Feb 14, 2022
・Feb 28, 2022
・Mar 7, 2022
・Mar 21, 2022
・Apr 4, 2022

For other dates, please inquire

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 800.00
2-week course: € 1,200.00
4-week course: € 1,980.00
6-week course: € 2,820.00
8-week course: € 3,660.00
10-week course: € 4,500.00
12-week course: € 5,340.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

In our Ceramics course, students have the chance to learn and practice among the following:

  • 1. Different techniques of decoration: "sgraffio" technique, slip (“Ingobbio”), etc.
  • 2. Potter’s wheel
  • 3. Forming Techniques (“pizzico”, mold, coiling, slab, all-round, etc.)
  • 4. Ceramics’ painting decoration
  • 5. Cold/Hot Finishing Techniques (Etruscan Bucchero, “Terra Sigillata”, “Encausto” technique)
  • 6. Kiln
  • 7. Majolica
  • 8. Sculpture.

Please note that our Ceramics classes take place in a professional laboratory, located outside the school in Florence.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 1, 2022
・May 15, 2022
・May 29, 2022
・Jun 12, 2022
・Jun 26, 2022
・Jul 10, 2022
・Jul 24, 2022
・Aug 21, 2022
・Sep 4, 2022
・Sep 18, 2022

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,600.00 (€ 1,400.00 without housing)
2-week course: € 2,600.00 (€ 2,320.00 without housing)
4-week course: € 4,600.00 (€ 4,200.00 without housing)
6-week course: € 6,400.00 (€ 5,800.00 without housing)
8-week course: € 8,200.00 (€ 7,400.00 without housing)
12-week course: € 11,000.00 (€ 9,800.00 without housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder)
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utilities expense
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural activities: every two weeks
    (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)

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Teachers

Our ceramics teachers, Prof. Tricca, Prof. Bittoni e Prof Murro, 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 in 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 a solid sense of colors.

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