Furniture Making and Restoration ・ Wood Carving

Courses

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

Overview

Florence has more than 500-year tradition in Furniture Making and Restoration. Artisans have worked to keep their skills and knowledge and pass on them from the master to the followers. Our classes are held in a professional laboratory in the center of Florence, where class sizes are limited to 3~4 students. This program opens for no prior knowledge and experience. Students may combine labor and academic studies to achieve their individual educational and career objectives.


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 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
      III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The Furniture Master Course provides students with a year working in a professional atelier in Florence, Italy. For a long time, artists, craftsmen, and artisans have lived in Florence, Italy and have made their original work in specific and traditional Italian organizations. They have worked to keep their skills and knowledge and pass on them from the master to the followers. Apprentices work in small groups with other participants and teams of professionals to gain hands-on experience in real-world environments. Students may combine labor and academic studies to achieve their individual educational and career objectives. The program has as its mission the education of student apprentices in the practice of studio production.


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 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
    IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

    Semester program
      I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
      III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

- First, students will learn how to utilize professional tools
- Then you will project and create an inlaid table
- Next, you will make a chessboard table
- The course focuses also on the study of materials (I.e. the characteristics of every type of wood, etc.)
- Part of the program is dedicated to learning how to recognize and refinish antiques
It is possible to perform some furniture restoration, learning the fundamentals of this technique, such as the Coating, in Italian "Patinatura" (optional).

Start Dates
・October 19, 2020
・November 2, 2020
・November 16, 2020
・November 30, 2020
・January 11, 2021
・February 1, 2021
・February 15, 2021
・March 1, 2021
・March 15, 2021
・April 12, 2021
・May 3, 2021
・May 17, 2021
・May 31, 2021

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

- First, students will learn how to utilize professional tools
- Then you will project and create an inlaid table
- Next, you will make a chessboard table
- The course focuses also on the study of materials (I.e. the characteristics of every type of wood, etc.)
- Part of the program is dedicated to learning how to recognize and refinish antiques
It is possible to perform some furniture restoration, learning the fundamentals of this technique, such as the Coating, in Italian "Patinatura" (optional).

Start Dates
・May 2, 2021
・May 16, 2021
・May 30, 2021
・June 13, 2021
・June 27, 2021
・July 11, 2021
・July 25, 2021
・August 22, 2021
・September 5, 2021
・September 19, 2021

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
2-week course: € 2,600.00
4-week course: € 4,600.00
6-week course: € 6,400.00
8-week course: € 8,200.00
12-week course: € 11,000.00

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

Language
With English interpreter

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