Woodworking・Furniture Restoration

Courses

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

Overview

Florence has more than 500-year traditions 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 or 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: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
      II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
      III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
      IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
        Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
        Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
        Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
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: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
    II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
    III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
    IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

    Semester program
      Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
      Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
      Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
      Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
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
First Semester
・Jan 9, 2023
・Jan 16, 2023
・Jan 23, 2023
・Jan 30, 2023
・Feb 6, 2023
・Feb 13, 2023
・Feb 20, 2023
・Feb 27, 2023
・Mar 6, 2023
・Mar 13, 2023
・Mar 20, 2023
・Mar 27, 2023
・Apr 17, 2023
・May 2, 2023
・May 8, 2023
・May 15, 2023
・May 22, 2023
・May 29, 2023
・Jun 5, 2023
・Jun 12, 2023
・Jun 19, 2023
・Jun 26, 2023

Second Semester
・Jul 3, 2023
・Jul 10, 2023
・Jul 17, 2023
・Jul 24, 2023
・Sep 4, 2023
・Sep 11, 2023
・Sep 18, 2023
・Sep 25, 2023
・Oct 2, 2023
・Oct 9, 2023
・Oct 16, 2023
・Oct 23, 2023
・Nov 6, 2023
・Nov 13, 2023
・Nov 20, 2023
・Nov 27, 2023

For other dates, please inquire

Fees (prices in euros '€') - Standard program
1-week course: € 850.00
2-week course: € 1,300.00
3-week course: € 1,750.00
4-week course: € 2,180.00
5-week course: € 2,650.00
6-week course: € 3,120.00
8-week course: € 4,060.00
10-week course: € 5,000.00
12-week course: € 5,940.00

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 7, 2023
・May 21, 2023
・Jun 4, 2023
・Jun 18, 2023
・Jul 2, 2023
・Jul 16, 2023
・Jul 30, 2023
・Aug 27, 2023
・Sep 10, 2023

Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,800.00 (€ 1,650.00 without housing)
2-week course: € 2,800.00 (€ 2,520.00 without housing)
4-week course: € 4,900.00 (€ 4,500.00 without housing)
6-week course: € 6,900.00 (€ 6,300.00 without housing)
8-week course: € 9,200.00 (€ 8,400.00 without housing)
12-week course: € 12,900.00 (€ 11,700.00 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, a Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)

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