Woodworking・Furniture Restoration

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 Woodworking 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 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

Woodworking 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 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

- First, students will learn how to utilize professional tools
- 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
・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

- First, students will learn how to utilize professional tools
- The course focuses also on the study of materials (I.e. the characteristics of every type of wood, etc.)
It is possible to perform some furniture restoration, learning the fundamentals of this technique, such as the Coating, in Italian "Patinatura" (optional).

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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