Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Bag Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep. 2, 2019 - Apr. 24, 2020
Week 3 : Bag design course
Today I have proceeded my bag sketches. I tried to develop my bag shapes to asymmetric style which I had never done before. Prof. Veronica also encouraged me with some new ideas. After finishing morning class. Me and 2 classmates went to see a fabric store in San Lorenzo area but most fabrics theirs are suitable for clothing not bags. I love that Italy produces such nice and good quality wool and silk. Later I had early dinner with Tarn, one of my classmates, she just finished her 2 weeks intensive class at Accademia Riaci and going back to Thailand on Wednesday. We had some pasta in a restaurant near Piazza Della Signoria.
In the morning design class. While sketching we discussed about Italian fashion industry. Milan fashion week for S/S 2020 starting this week. I have learnt many things from Prof. Veronica. About buying good quality products that last longer over cheap and fast fashion items. In the sense of environment and ethnic.
Basic lesson class: Storia dell’arte del Rinascimento
We continued with the story of the Medici family, The patron of renaissance Art in Florence 15th century. Prof. Barbara also talked about Mannerism, the art movement that was influenced by Michelangelo. I was really interested in the lesson and was going to find more information. Next Wednesday we’re going to have a test.
Today Prof. Veronica advised me to proceed sketching with colors so I can see the variation of designs. I wasn’t confident with using color in sketching so it was good to start practicing.
Even though in my free time, I like to draw and paint for my personal project like fashion illustration.
Art visit: Badia Fiorentina
This morning the weather in Florence was really nice and chilly. I went to see Badia Fiorentina with Prof. Barbara and other students. This Badia or abbey was founded in 978.
Inside the church was so serene and quiet. There was a masterpiece painting by Filippo Lippi, The famous renaissance artist.
After tour, I went to a café at Murate for reading a book because the weather was nice to stay outside and went to Sant’Ambrogio market to buy some bread and fruits.
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