One of the unique characteristics of Accademia Riaci courses is that students can learn how to realize their preferred works, directly from our instructors.
In Bag Making course, as you can see, stud… [Read more]
In today’s lesson, students will learn leather carving. There are tools with various forms and students try them using leather samples to see what kind of patterns and effects they are able to create.… [Read more]
Today, students are working on the shoe sole.
In this lesson we introduce the preparation for the Goodyear outsole stitching.
With a bifurcated punch (i.e. leatherworking tool), they punch the holes… [Read more]
Starting from January, Bag Making class is held to a new classroom, more spacious than the previous one, and students seem to like the new disposition.
New students got explanation about necessary to… [Read more]
In this lesson, students will learn the process of attaching paper tapes over the wooden last (in Italian it is called “Forma”) and to draw design on it. The tape is elastic, specifically made for sho… [Read more]
Today’s class is about the backing of the bag and preparation for adding pockets. Each student brings the cloth of his or her choice.
The choice of cloth for backing is also important. For beginner… [Read more]
Leather Craft: Shoes November 6, 2013
Today’s lesson is about process of sole and heel of the third kind of DECOLLETE, the Chanel (Open-back) type.
While fixing the upper leather and the insole… [Read more]
Ciao a tutti!!!
Speaking about the Fall.. Accademia Riaci academic courses start in September/October and finish in May/June.
One of the most important criteria to choose the right school for your s… [Read more]
Buongiorno a tutti! The summer hot days are over and the autumn vibe is in the air already.
When I think about autumn in Florence… I remember the taste of “Schiacciata con uva” (Florentine grape brea… [Read more]
From 19 April 2013 to 31 May 2014, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
in Florence is hosting a new and important exhibition, “The Amazing
Shoemaker – Fairy Tales and Legends about Shoes and Shoemakers”.
The … [Read more]